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Plow advice please..

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by melver78, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. melver78

    melver78 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hi there l need an advice, l just bought a 1998 Chevrolet 2500 4x4 5,7 and l would like to know what kind of plow do l need to buy,, the most of clients are driveways, l have only one parking lot,, so does anybody can give me an advice for a good plow ??? Thanks in advance
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    10 foot Boss v plow!
     
  3. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,833

    What are you willing to spend
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,688

    What dealers are around you? At some point you will need parts and it is usually in the middle of a storm.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    Search function
     
  6. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 711

    If your handy and can service your own plow then you can get any brand name.
    If not then go with a dealer close to you.
    Try and get a commercial grade plow.
    If you can swing it get a V plow, poly for the lighter weight.
     
  7. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,688

    When did poly become lighter than steel?
     
  8. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 711

    Well looking at the new MVP3 western.

    8.5 steel weighs 940 pounds

    8.5 poly weighs 890 pounds.
     
  9. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    At least! :D
     
  10. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Chose dealer not brand.

    They are all good till some thing breaks, then it is a question of how you will get up and running and how fast. Dealer that understand this and work with you you want on your side.:nod:
     
  11. Rockyroad

    Rockyroad Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Slap a Poly Guard edge on it from rockyroadplastics.com

    Our poly edges are NOT urethane. They're harder than steel and available with embedded LEDs. They'll see ya comin' for sure!
     
  12. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    doing mostly driveways a straight blade with a back drag would probably suit you better.
     
  13. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    He's not running a Ford....

    Local dealer support is a plus, all the big four plows have there pros and cons (Western, Fisher, Boss, Meyer).
    For what you're doing get a 8 or 8.5 straight blade and put some wings on it.
     
  14. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    We actually just bought a 1998 k2500. Right now we have a 8' western pro on it. It handles it fine but to be honest I wouldn't feel confortable adding anymore weight. As far as brand I'd go which every is closest and has good hours
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    More weight as far as? Plow or ballast
     
  16. Rockyroad

    Rockyroad Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    True That

    Naturally you'd separate the two. But let me put it this way, for those new to pushing snow...your edge is what touches the ground. Whether it's a "V", back-blade, straight-blade, Hiniker, or pusher, you've got three choices: Steel, Polyurethane, or Polyethylene. Steel is great, but is unforgiving on landscaping AND leaves rust stains. Polyurethane is nice and soft but breaks and wears down quickly. Polyethylene is extremely hard, self-lubricating, and shock absorbent (easy on the machine and driver).

    At Rocky Road, we sell a patented hybrid form of Polyethylene that's harder than steel, yet gentle enough for asphalt or pavers. This stuff is the best of both worlds because it holds an edge for ice removal, but glides across the surface quietly while wearing slowly. So protect that new plow with a Rocky Road Poly Edge.

    BTW, we can also chemically adhere your logo AND embed LEDs for safety. They'll see you comin' for sure! Thumbs Up
     
  17. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 711

    How much would it cost to do the edge on the new MVP3?
     
  18. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    Yeah after seeing you have a parking lot, Id get a set of wings. We had some but took them off as this truck will be dedicated residential
     
  19. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    I run wings all the time, resi's or lots.
     
  20. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    If its harder than steel, then it gouges up driveways harder than steel too. Physics. So either you're lying, or you're lying.

    What it certainly must be, is NOT as hard as steel, but still pretty hard.