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New to hiniker

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by nathan11507, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. nathan11507

    nathan11507 Member
    Messages: 68

    Just wanted to say hi......long time member but have had a meyers and now have switched to ninker due to what is coming on the truck i am getting....used to have 2002 avalanche 2500 with 8.1 and myers c-8 plow and now getting another 2002 avy with 8.1 with a 7.6 hiniker.....just was curious what the glitches are that can happen with these plows.....and what is a good brand of red paint to use to redo the plow....the new avy has 79000 and i got 5 grand for my old avy with 181,000 on it and got thise one for 7 grand ....not to shabby.....well thanks for looking and cant wait use this plow and see how good it is
     
  2. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Plows themselves are great. The only issue if you had to have one would be the old style mounts. Some have a tendency to break and there is no fix for it.
     
  3. nathan11507

    nathan11507 Member
    Messages: 68

    what is the old style mount? i think i haver the new one where u just align it up drive into lock it in and plug it in and go
     
  4. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    The quick hitch and quick hitch2 look very much alike. The only differance is where/how the locking pins engage. The quick hitch2 came out last yr, so unless the Avy has a new plow on it, its the older version.

    As far as the forks snapping off, that has happened mainly to the larger V's. I had no issues with my 8' straight the 4 yrs I had it.
     
  5. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Straight 8' here too no issues with the older forks. Heavy Vs do seem to have more issues. I'm not gonna worry about it too much.
     
  6. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    another straight 8' user here, plow and the set of forks i have are 6 years old no problems with frame. only complaint i have is it trips a little easy, but i guess thats better than breaking something.
     
  7. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    My 8' is 13yrs old and is in better shape than most 3yr old plows I have seen. I have never had a problem with the mount. Only problems in 13 yrs have been 2 solenoids and one controller joy stick.
     
  8. nathan11507

    nathan11507 Member
    Messages: 68

    okay another question i have my blade seems to come up slower then it should but maybe thats the way hinikers are? but yet drops like a bomb and was wonerif there is a fix for anyone of these issues?
     
  9. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    The 8.5' and 9'ers come with inner springs as well as the standard outer spring. You can add them to the 7.5' and 8'. I noticed my 8' tripped easy as well, never put the inners on it though.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HINIKER-SNOW-PLOW-PARTS-COMPRESSION-INNER-TRIP-SPRING-STEEL-STRAIGHT-/280823586803?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416263dff3&vxp=mtr
     
  10. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Ya I checked that out a long time ago but the plow I have already has inner and outer springs. I also checked the measurements of the springs and they are also factory specs. I don't dare tighten them anymore though, I just deal with it.
     
  11. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    My plow does the same thing I just passed it off to being an older plow maybe there is a fix for it not sure though other than buying brand new