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Steep Driveway Question.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Duplantisjj, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Duplantisjj

    Duplantisjj Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    OK. I bought my plow for my business parking lot but I do plan to do my driveway too :waving:

    My driveway has a pretty steep slope. The plow has to be raised almost all the way just to enter from the street so it doesn't scrape pavement. My question is when I lower to backdrag, Will the plow automatically rise with the angle as I back out onto the street?? Or will it push my front wheels in the air?? Is this a dumb a question? :eek: My dealer said the plow had a "float" position but that I would only use that when hitching/unhitching....the manual says you can use float to help follow the terrain. Would I (can I) use float when backdragging?

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I have never used a BOSS plow. But all the other plows that I know of float. When you lower your plow and it hits the pavement it is automaticly in the float position. Wheather you are going forward or backwards your plow is moving up and down with the contour of the pavement, this is floating. If you back out of your driveway with the plow down it will raise up as you back out onto the street and as you start to level out the plow will just follow. The only time the plow will take your wheels off the ground is if the plow has raised to the max and it has bottomed out against your truck and you are still going lower with the front end. For this to happen you would not have been able to get in the driveway.
     
  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Yes, the Boss plow does float. :nod:
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Yes and Yes.
     
  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    Do BOSS plows have down pressure????
     
  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    No. I've had no problems backdragging with mine. Of course I use the old trick of pushing the snow first and then backdragging.
     
  7. Duplantisjj

    Duplantisjj Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Thanks for the responses....I kind of thought that's how it works but since the Boss doesn't have lift chains I wasn't totally sure. :waving:

    As far as I know, my Boss does not have down pressure.