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New SnowMan Pull Plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mkwl, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Hey Guys-

    Just wrapping up the installation of my new 7' SnowMan pull plow- can't wait to try this out! Should work great on my dead-end drives (of which I have a lot)!

    (hood is popped in one pic because we're temporarily using jumper cables to hook batteries together until my battery cables arrive tomorrow)- knew someone would notice that Thumbs Up
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    The pics might be nice...

    pull plow 1.jpg

    pull plow 2.jpg

    pull plow 3.jpg
  3. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    Nice looking set up! I bet a back blade is amazing for driveways.
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    And if you ever back into a ditch they have enough power to lift the whole back end of the truck off the ground....so IVE heard
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Looks just like my 04...only you have cab lights you lucky f**k! Great looking truck!
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Slick setup. Haven't seen you on here much lately?
  7. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Thanks guys! I'm anxious to put it through its' paces and see how much it saves me on time (hopefully a lot)!
  8. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    We also have the wiring and controller set up on my dmax pickup- so I can swap it onto either truck as needed.
  9. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,568

    looks good!
  10. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,895

    Nice set up. Can you see it in the mirrors at all?
  11. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Yup- the edges of the plow (sides) are in view of my side mirrors, with the tailgate off I can see the plow in my rear view mirror as well
  12. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,029

    Leaving the tailgate off is a must do with a pull plow.

    It's interesting to see how much further the snowman sticks out from the back of the truck compared to the Arctic & Daniels.

    I have an 8' Daniels, in the down position it is to close to the truck for my liking.
  13. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    I actually was leaning towards the daniels at first because of how close it stayed to the truck- but lack of dealer support and them being half out of business steered me away from them- plus the fact that there's no "trip" feature on the daniels scared me.
  14. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    That does stick out pretty far. Daniels pull plows do just fine without trip.

    Good luck with it, it'll make plowing easier for you.
  15. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,029

    I have poly edges on mine never causes any property damage, I had mine shipped from Daniels, dealer support wasn't a concern for me. Not to much to go wrong on these, after all I may modify mine to the way I want it.
  16. vlc

    vlc Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Very cool setup! Let us know how it works out!
  17. forkicks

    forkicks Member
    Messages: 39

    Nice set up. I'm running a similar set up and it does save you time. Just take it slow at first because there's a little bit of a learning curve for those not use to having all that equipment hanging off the front and back. You have to concentrate a little more and not forget about the what's in front of you while your concentrating on operating the pull plow and the same goes for the front plow. Also don't forget about weight in the bed you will still need some. Once you drop the plow and apply pressure the rear will become very lite and there goes your traction. Here's a shot of my set up. The weight in the bed vary's depending on where I'm going. The quad is a easy on and off and provides just enough weight.

    photo 057.jpg
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Say yours don't have down pressure Right?
  19. forkicks

    forkicks Member
    Messages: 39

    No there is no down pressure on this type but it digs in just enough. It also has a trip set up should you hit something. Not that something like that ever happens.:rolleyes: Also I like the pivoting part on this set up to. It will dump snow off to the left or right if you want. All you have to do is let one side pull heavier than the other. Also another nice feature if needed is that you can push the snow back into a spot if you want to. It acts just like if you were to back blade with the front plow.
  20. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    I'm sure the daniels "probably" would have done alright, but I have a LOT of very high end drives (pavers/belgian block)- a lot of edged to get caught in- the trip action adds a little peace of mind for me- don't want to rip up someone's block, or tear the hitch off the back of my truck :eek: