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storing V blades

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by ultimateinc, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    hey guys i see alot of people store there v blades in the V position when they take them off there truck. is that better for them? i always put mine in the scoop position when i take it off just cause its easier to get in between the truck & plow.
  2. Mike NY

    Mike NY Senior Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 102

    I store mine in the "v" so as the hydrolic cylinders are retracted.
  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    I agree that for long term storage it is better to have the rams retracted into the cyliners. That way they won't be so likely to rust or be damaged by accidental impact. Other than that there is no best way. I personally like to set the blade straight across and square to the vehicle. That way the plow can pivot up and down a bit making it easier to install and remove. This also give you a bit of room to get behind to the release / lock device.