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Steel Verses Stainless Steel Plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 32vld, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 620

    I did some preliminary plow shopping before I started my Fall clean ups. Now that they are done I am going to pull the trigger this next week.

    Before I do so what are all the pros and cons of going for steel or a stainless steel plow?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Guys who plow with steel are there to work,ss just want to look cool;)
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    the jeep isn't cool til plowing time

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  4. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125


    Took the words right out of my mouth. Nothing different besides ones stainless and one isn't really.. Ones flashy and the other means they're there to do business and doesn't care how it looks.
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Our 2 xv's mold boards aren't rusty, that's about it.
     
  6. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    One guy won't be working in a few years because his plow will be torn apart getting sand blasted and repainted. The other guy will still be working. It's always the back side of the plows in the nooks and welds that rusts badly first. For the 100-150 dollars extra I think I would go stainless
     
  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Painted plows are fine if you are into taking care of your equipment.My 2005 fisher has no rust except a little behind ribs, my blizzard is looking ok after 9 years.The boss plows are just fine. Not a big deal between the 2.Now those galvanized plows look nice,cant beat them for rust prevention.
     
  8. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,034

    And sometimes you can take care of business and look good while doing it. And the stainless will still look good in five years. Don't hate, just because you bought paint!
     
  9. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Not hating at all, could have bought ss but didn't care since it's just plowing don't need it to look good
     
  10. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,034

    So, you don't comb your hair or shave either?
     
  11. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I've found that with the wet heavy lake effect we get the snow doesn't stick near as bad to my stainless blade
     
  12. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    I'm gonna hang around here for a bit. Subscribed.:popcorn:
     
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Ever hear of a hot mess?Thumbs Up
     
  15. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Only on Saturday night :waving:
     
  16. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 900


    Who sells this stuff?

    I prefer poly myself. But if I had to choose I'd go steel and apply the savings to wings.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015
  17. Ajlawn1

    Ajlawn1 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Is this what Clark W Griswold used as his cereal varnish....?
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

  19. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

  20. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535


    I miss slick Rick and doing 300 drives a night.

    SS, MS or Ploy, basically comes down to whatever floats your boat.

    I personally just like stainless steel in all forms.