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Snow coming over top

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by heman, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. heman

    heman Member
    Messages: 52

    I'm sure everyone has it but how do you stop the snow fling over the top of snowplow and ending up on your windshield. I plow streets, I have blizzard plows, western plows i have all the deflectors but still tons of snow coming over the top. Anyone have a solid fix. Don't say slow down, I'm plowing at 15 - 20mph I need to keep snow flying but not on windshield.
     
  2. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Use a deflector that is wider then the 8" in that link. If you use a 12" wide belt it will hang a lot lower. If you double up the belting, and put a couple bolts between the 2, they will be really stiff and make it harder for them to be 'overrun' by the snow. Doubling up the belting, and putting a couple bolts between them also keeps it from flopping up when driving down the highway.
     
  4. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    I have to agree with Image. I plow roads too and had the same problem. I went to the gravel pit near me and they had miles of used conveyor belts.They gave them to me. It's like night and day. I can plow at 40 mph if I want.:nod: I just bought some steel at the local hardware store and bolted it to the deflector.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Many of the guys around here run SnoFoils (Fisher) and a rubber flap on the front edge of the foil.
     
  6. heman

    heman Member
    Messages: 52

    so adding to the original deflector will do the job?
     
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    if the deflector is mounted to point out to the front, it will only work 20%.
    if the deflector is mounted to point down, it will block 99% of the blown snow.
     
  8. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    I have a fisher with a fisher snow foil. and I still had snow blowing over it at 15 to 20 mph. I needed to add the rubber to it to stop it. With 12 inches of rubber I never get any snow blown over the top. I just added it last year and can"t believe the difference