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New to plowing need tips

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dgfbmx22, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. dgfbmx22

    dgfbmx22 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    i just got a new 7.5 foot plow for my ram 1500. i need some plowing tips. i havent done it before. most of my driveways are small. i would be grateful for anything. plowing uphill..should i reverse up and go down or just go straight up??? blade angling? garage doors at end of driveway??
     
  2. CaptainSmokey

    CaptainSmokey Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    dont slip off the drive way . know the boundries of drive way and grass.
     
  3. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I'm sure more veteran guy's will chime in but the best thing I can tell you is take it slow and easy until you get a feel for it,although this may never come,some people just don't have it in them. You will learn when you are pushing the equipment to hard,what the truck and plow should sound like etc. Make sure you know where the edges,drop offs are. As far as uphill/down hill driveway-all depends on where the snow can be put.Try to plan where the snow can be piled and plan ahead for future storms. As far as garage doors go search back dragging-once again go slow and don't get to close until you know the truck/plow. Experience/seat time is the best teacher. 2nd best is if your fortunate enough to ride with an experienced operator.
    Best of luck.
     
  4. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

  5. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I forgot to mention the most important part. Plow With The Storm. Don't wait until the storm is over or you may not be able to move it. If you are only going to get a few inches then it could be alright. Either way, you need to worry about the drifting that can really add up. Good Luck
     
  6. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Low and slow!!!
     
  7. lowazztruck

    lowazztruck Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    some good info here