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Snowex power plow review

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JKuch, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. JKuch

    JKuch Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Anyone running one?
     
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,506

    Damn it! I thought you were going to review it. I'd like to know as well.
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Not really, just the moldboard. And it is bent quite a bit already. The cutting edge is folding under, just like the the first DD Blizzards.

    Good ole DD, making crappier plows so they can fit on more trucks. Just noticed it today, can't wait to look at the other one we have.
     
  4. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I want one but would never buy first year it came out I like to wait 3 years
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Double post.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,975

    Mark you gunna put up pics?
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I'll try tomorrow, not sure if it will really show up that well.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,975

    You just have a straight blade or the 810?
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    8611LP

    2 of mine were very old, took a couple hard hits and folded bad due to rust and age. As rusty as they were, I didn't think it was worth trying to rebuild. Maybe I was wrong.

    The only thing I could get was a SnowEx moldboard, wings, cylinders.
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    One from the backside of the moldboard showing the edge tipped forward.

    The others are from the front showing the gap between the main moldboard and the wings.

    The bend is uniform across the width of the moldboard, not as a result from a hit on one side or another.

    I would hope that for $3k they could make something that lasts longer than a below average season, but I know, profits above satisfaction of the customer is what really matters.

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  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,975

    Have you been in contact with DD Mark?
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Just noticed it yesterday, stopped by the dealer today. They want it back Monday for the area rep to look at.

    I'm going to get the other one back this weekend and take a look at it.

    It wouldn't show up on a picture, but basically the bolts are being pulled through the moldboard.
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    Mark whats with the big dent on the edge/corner right by your arrow?
    and what is up just above that, flaking paint? It looks all bent up from what ever was hit with that corner.

    backing up, turning and clipped something?

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    That's what happens when you catch a curb or manhole\grate\pothole\whatever with the wing extended. Both wing edges are bent like that, so is my 8611 LP that had a new moldboard last year. But, my main edge is not folding under.

    That is the reason I prefer urethane edges on the wings vs steel. But, being a good Hollander, I like to wear down the edges that come on the plow before switching over.
     
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    Thoes must be some tall grates and manhole covers you have in your are
    And to bend that tab....

    but if you say so.......

    It's not dammage form hitting somthing with the edge.


    If you say so.
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Oh grasshopper who has never used an expandable plow..........

    The cutting edge is worn because if you angle it forward and run curblines or sidewalks it will wear on the back adege.

    And yes, that tab will bend back if you hit something hard enough with steel edges. :nod::waving:
     
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    Me's thinks he was on the Facebook, the Myspace, the Google or the Yelp and took oot a fire hydrant......
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    You still can't snatch the pebbels from my hand ole wooden foot.


    I'm not talking aboot the edge.
    Now, go back and read and look look at the pic I posted , this time put on your reading glasses .

    You could have run in to a 12" curb, stop dead and not do the dammage I circled.


    Ps your littel wing plow running down a curb is no diffrent than any other plow.
    They all can rub on the back side.
    But that corner still doesn't add up. Nor Does the bent tab.



    Could you go place it by a curb so we could visualize it....
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Guess we'll agree to disagree. The plow isn't here to measure, but you can most certainly do the circled damage by hitting a curb.
     
  20. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,271

    Wow. How many hrs on it? I hope they will do something for you!!!