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Plow with window up or down?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dirtboy953B, Dec 27, 2008.

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Plow with window up or down?

  1. up

    18 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. down

    127 vote(s)
    83.6%
  3. In such a hurry that I don't know wich way is up or down!

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  1. Dirtboy953B

    Dirtboy953B Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Just wondering how many of you out there plow with your drivers side window up or down?About the only time I have mine up is when it's snowing like crazy.
     
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    me 2 heat on high
     
  3. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I like them both down to see my mirrors better, and to listen to what I'm doing. And fresh air doesn't hurt either.
     
  4. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    just dont stick your head out. seen guys do that to see the side of their blade only to catch a curb and eat the door frame.
     
  5. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    I like to listen also...and it helps when I have my defroster blasting away.
     
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I got the window down, heat on medium. and the tunes on. Unless its snowing like crazy and I don't want it snowing in my truck.
     
  7. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    mostly with it down, just depends on how cold it is and wether its snowing.
     
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    window down
    head out, watching the curb line (if it's close to a curb) and then out at the very end to get it up and over the curb at the end.

    I notice from watching others around here, that most of them plow window up, I find that very interesting.

    Tractors, windows up, there are no options, but you can see a lot more in a tractor.
     
  9. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I agree. Heat on high and a little music.
     
  10. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Heater on high windows down.
     
  11. slave2lawns

    slave2lawns Member
    Messages: 46

    I go back & forth because once that wind hits, it gets way too cold for me. The only time that I definately have them down is when Im getting close to the curbs.
     
  12. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Always down, I just hate the sideways snow.
     
  13. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    cracked when its snowing heavy
    otherwise down almost all the way like the fresh air, keeps it a bit cooler in the truck with the heat blasting and you can hear whats going on
     
  14. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Windows only cracked open to bottom of splash shield.To many times getting back splash from sloppy snow.That's a PITA ...
     
  15. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Unless it's raining or snowing, window down.
     
  16. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    down unless it;s snowing sideway
     
  17. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    window down untill I get out to shovel then I put them both up and crank the heat to defrost everything and warm me up when I get back in.

    then back to windows down and plowing like a madman!!

    and I do stick my head out the window when trimming up next to curbs or metal sign posts in a parking lot (handicapped signs) but I am usually going pretty slow so I dont beat the hell out of my eqpt.
    slugger
     
  18. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    I have a.d.d so its up and down all the time! I like plowing with it down, you can hear better!
     
  19. scooled101

    scooled101 Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 112

    I too have ADD so i am always up and down with the window and the music i am just in a hurry all the time
     
  20. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    My window is up 99% of the time. I hate water/snow coming in and getting my door panel wet and soaking the switches in water. Only its down is if I forget to put it up when its not snowing. Only reason I put it down is to talk to someone or when going through the bank drive throughs