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Snowblinded Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Big Ram Man, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. Big Ram Man

    Big Ram Man Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I do a lot of long stretch plowing with my Dodge Ram and Boss plow. As soon as I get some speed up the snow blows up over my windshield and I'm blinded. Can anyone tell me if "The Boss" snow deflectors are worth investing in. Or is there a better product out there that will help me see again:help: .
     
  2. bultemaj

    bultemaj Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    yes there are worth the money. if you want to save a few bucks make your own out of a conveyor belt.
     
  3. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I bought a set and installed them myself when I bought the 9'2" Boss V. They are worth every penny. When you start really pushing, you'll still get some snow on the windshield, but nothing compared to without them. We have a large gravel lot that we clean for the school. Every time my wife comes back from that account she has gravel up to marble size on the hood of the pickup. I think that I had better slow her down. I think of how much snow, dirt, gravel, etc. that my chevy would be taking without the deflector and shudder.
     
  4. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Use baler belting on mine, Did not put the deflector on one of the plows this year (take them off in the summer to stand plow on face for storage in shop). Boy did I miss it on the first powdery snow...Chuck
     
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Another problem with no deflector is that snow builds up in your grill. Which causes your airflow to the cooling system to suffer.
    I caught on real quick when I did a condo street with the temp near 0 degrees. It was too cool a big rooster tail of snow till the temp gage spiked. Got out and looked, the grill was 4 inches thick in compacted snow! Put a bug deflector and a snow deflector on and never had it happen again!
     
  6. Big Ram Man

    Big Ram Man Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Thanks for the good advice guys.

    There are two different types of deflectors I have seen the rubber as mentioned and the curled poly type. Which is better?

    Also, will the deflector help prevent salt from spaying up onto the windshield? I must go through a gallon of windshield washer fluid when the highway is wet. The blade angle does not make much difference. Whats your experience with this problem?
     
  7. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    The only solution is keeping an extra gallon or two in the bed or behind the seat if you have an xcab
     
  8. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    rubber deflectors are better then poly if you stack snow often, the taller the deflector is = more snow that can be rolled before it pushes up
     
  9. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Here is a picture of mine, it works great, worth the $ 99.00 installed :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  10. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I do a couple of long private drives and it comes in handy. Snow still blow up when you get up to speed but i cant imagine what it would be like without the deflector. Works awesome for stacking also.
     
  11. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    Sometimes even with the rubber deflector I just have to go slower :realmad:

    Home made here, I went with 12" but shoulda went bigger in hindsight:rolleyes: