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Plow Wings

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Joe Snow, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Anyone here running a straight plow with the attachable plow wings? Just wondering what your impressions of plowing with the wings is. Also, how does this affect bagdragging if at all?

    Thanks:waving:
     
  2. porter lawncare

    porter lawncare Member
    Messages: 35

    does any one have pics


    thanks
     
  3. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Does not affect backdragging at all. I took one of my trucks tonight to do a small lot, the truck I took didn't have wings on it and I could not wait to get out of that lot. Once you put them on you'll wonder how you plowed w/ out them.
     
  4. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
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  5. porter lawncare

    porter lawncare Member
    Messages: 35

    i ment pics of factory wings
     
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,541

    what factory?
     
  7. porter lawncare

    porter lawncare Member
    Messages: 35

    hiniker ...
     
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Hiniker doesnt offer wings... just box ends.
     
  9. alaska blue ox

    alaska blue ox Junior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 23

    I don't have factory wings but my home built ones work great!! I regularly build snowpiles exceeding 12 feet high, oh yeah! heavy chevy and a hiniker! I can't picture trying to plow a large lot with a foot or more of snow without them. back blading isn't changed at all but is not an efficient method for more than a very small area. the biggest change is in trying to plow a long road as my wings catch a lot of snow and don't allow for much to roll off the side. I have to push the majority to the end or turn to dump my load to the side.
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I hate plowing without wings.

    Haven't plowed with the Hiniker yet.

    With pro wings, the only thing that is affected with backdragging the fact that you can't get as close to wall/garage/dock. You will lose about four inches due to the scooping angle of the plow.

    Definitely worth it.

    Here are some pics of my install.

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  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

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  12. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I have a set of box ends for my cplow. I used them the first several years and they were great for containing the snow, even in backdrag mode. I hated having to take them off for the commercial lots. They did get bent a little and now leave snow trails so I haven't used them in the past few years. Now that this truck is strictly on a residential run, I may put them back on.
    They are simple on and off, but not a lot of support, easy to bend if snagged on a curb.
     
  13. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,308

    BladeScape do you have trouble getting your plow ON you didn't collapse the lift cylinder before you backed out . The last pic
     
  14. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    My plow is stored on an angle...It sits at the front of a garage in front of a trailer...my driveway is kinda steep...

    So I have found this way to be a little easier for mounting...All I have to do is just push up on my light rack and it will stay where I need it to to pull my mounting forks into it.

    Im so used to manhandling my meyer around to get it on the truck that this seems like heaven.

    Good Eye buddy :drinkup: