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question about scoop plow

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by dyllan78, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. dyllan78

    dyllan78 Member
    Messages: 45

    I have an 8' straight blade poly right now and love it. Been about 6 years and i haven't even changed a hose on it. I was thinking about trying a scoop on a new truck that i just bought. My question is when I'm plowing a road with the scoop and its angled all the way to one side, will it act like a straight blade and poor out the side?
  2. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    You can windrow with a scoop plow but it is not ideal. The best performance is straight ahead plowing. Plowing mostly roads would still be best with a straight blade.
  3. dyllan78

    dyllan78 Member
    Messages: 45

    Got it, I'm better off just adding the box ends on my straight blade only when I need them.
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    If you're looking for the benefits of both scoop and straight go with an expandable plow like a power plow or wideout.
  5. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    What snowguy said. I run a 9' scoop with no issues windrowing over the last 7 years.
  6. dyllan78

    dyllan78 Member
    Messages: 45

    If I can windrow with a scoop i would feel better using the scoop than a wideout. I feel like more can go wrong with a wideout than a one piece plow. I've also been considering a c plow. I wish I could convert my old mount to the new one so I could switch them back and forth from truck to truck. Thanks for the feedback.
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,935

    Why would anybody ever consider a "C" plow??? I can backdrag as well as I'll ever need to with my regular v plow (and it doesn't have a back drag edge on it). That c plow seems like nothing but a useless gimmick to me. More moving parts to break etc...
  8. dyllan78

    dyllan78 Member
    Messages: 45

    I decided to go with a V plow
  9. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    You have obvously never used a C-plow then. I've had zero problems with mine (14 years) and I can backdrag better than any other plow on the market. If you can draqg enough with your V for what you need then stay with that but if you really have to backdrag a lot then the C just can't be beat. It's no gimmick.

    On the original question, I'm going to get a scoop plow myself to add along with my C.