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New To a V Plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cdmckane, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. cdmckane

    cdmckane Member
    Messages: 39

    So, after years of plowing with a 7.5 ft Western on a 77 K5 Blazer, I'm getting an 8.5 ft Fisher XV hung on the front of my Hemi tomorrow. The Blazer puked a tranny and I'm not dumping that kind of money into an almost 40 year old rusted out plow truck.

    My question is this: How is the best way to transport a V plow? I've seen guys driving around in scoop, V, and angled in either direction. With the straight blade, I always angled towards the curb, but I'm just not sure if that's the best way to transport a V.

    Sorry if this isn't in the right section. Please feel free to move it to somewhere more appropriate. Thanks, Chris.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Leave it in the v position if the ends hit the street bump it out a little
  3. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I agree V is best
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,738

  5. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    V, best wind resistance.
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,704

    and helps squeezing through traffic......:rolleyes:
  7. Lcmains1

    Lcmains1 Member
    Messages: 31

    Are you getting the xv2? I have the xv2 and have to run angled. The xv2 is a big plow and I tend to overheat when running around in the v position, it blocks too much of the radiator
  8. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    If I saw someone driving around a V plow in scoop mode I'd wonder about that dude.
  9. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,704

    I'd make sure I was heading the other direction.Thumbs Up
  10. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    V when moving forward, scoop when in reverse...:laughing:
  11. procuts0103

    procuts0103 Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    If I seen someone or one of my guys driving or backing up with the plow in full scoop I'd slap them. That's way to much weight to leave hanging out front of the truck. I tell my guys to v it back some when in reverse. I could care less about wearing out the plow. But front end parts are to expensive.

    Leave it tucked back in v position. 70 mph no problem
  12. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    What do you have for a truck? I have an xv2 on an '01F250 and before that had a 9'straight blade..never have had an overheating problem.
  13. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I hear that most any GM will still have overheating issues with plows on....which I find absurd. This is the 21st century for crying out loud.
    FTR, my F250 can be driven in 80° temps with the plow on and not overheat.
  14. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Drove my boss home 65 miles per hour for 90 minutes on my F350, no problems overheating
  15. jerpa

    jerpa Member
    Messages: 92

    I transport in V. Never had a problem with overheating on my '13 GMC 2500 even when moving the plow in the middle of summer.
  16. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    My 89 chevy 2500 had a problem over heating that's it! My f350 PSD has no problems.
  17. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    My 2015 Silverado 2500 has an auxiliary cooling system as part of the snow plow prep package.
  18. bakerproperty

    bakerproperty Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Guy must have way to much money in his fuel budget..