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Silly Question....How do you carry your Plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ramair2k, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. ramair2k

    ramair2k Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    When transporting between jobs, or just driving around do you lift the plow and keep it straight, or angled when driving? I guess this applies to straight blades only. I see almost a 50/50 around my neck of the woods. Does it matter?
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    V back On my V plow
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    Straight. Just below the lights. Yes it does matter. Airflow into rad and blocking the lights. And hitting curbs or the street if angled and raised to high
     
  4. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Straight and as low as possible without bouncing off the ground.
     
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,495

    Blocking the lights?? How are you gonna raise it high enough to block the lights?
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    Seriously? ......
     
  7. John T

    John T Member
    Messages: 43

    I always keep mine straight and as low as possible.

    But I was always told if you choose to angle it, the low side should be at the drivers side... as a precaution to oncoming traffic.
     
  8. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,495

    Yes, seriously.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    Having the chain adjusted to tight, and raising the plow all the way up. We have Westerns all chain lifts
     
  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,495

    Well...Ok, but I don't think that should ever be an issue. I mean who's gonna drive down the road with there plow set to raise so high the plow lights are blocked? I hope nobody's that stupid.
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    Ok. You need to meet the geniuses we have here. Your brain will hurt
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    Just thinking about it more,,,,,when you angle the plow all the way it'll block one of the lights anyway. Always cracks me up seeing a tk with one headlight coming at me.
     
  13. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,495

    :laughing: I know I've employed some over the years too!
     
  14. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Always straight on my excursion. the 3500 i had was a 9ft plow so i always left that one angled a little bit.
     
  15. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Couldn't have said it better. It amazes me reading some of the posts on here that some of these people can tie their shoes let alone run a business. That being said, for me it depends....if its "warm" out I'll angle the blade to help keep everything cool. If its downright cold out I keep it straight and below the lights.
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    I carry mine with a SUPER DUTY.....to answer the original question, Vee'd on the second one. Slightly bumped forward.
     
  17. Mitragorz

    Mitragorz Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    BOSS says:

    http://www.bossplow.com/plowing-tips
     
  18. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    ^ Thats what I do
     
  19. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,414

    on the front of the truck!
     
  20. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 291

    Hiniker says: