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Take the plow to work?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by hero419, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. hero419

    hero419 Member
    from nepa
    Messages: 68

    Going to get a lot of snow while I am at work, it is a 30 min. drive. I don't think I will be able to make it up the drive when I get home. Do I put the plow on tonight and drive back and forth to work with it?

    Wait never mind, its a snow bear without lights. guess that answers my question
     
  2. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    if it a snowbear just put in the bed of the truck
     
  3. hero419

    hero419 Member
    from nepa
    Messages: 68

    good point.

    I'm a big guy, but not that big.

    It must be around 300#
     
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Mines going on tonight and coming to work with me tomorrow.

    Bruce
     
  5. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I just did that last week - we got about 16" overnight and was predicted to continue all day. Started at 5 and made my last pass on the way out to work. Of course, got there to find bright sunshine all day. Whatever - didn't hurt anything, except for getting home at 9pm that night and being so tired I forgot to drop the plow.
     
  6. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    The SB covers my truck lights, so I got the lite kit and replaced the lights with real plow lights (seach the forum for my posts on it).

    I take it to work now. I tilt it down a bit to get air to the radiator on the highway, otherwise it blocks it pretty good and can overheat it the truck.
     
  7. hero419

    hero419 Member
    from nepa
    Messages: 68

    I thought you had to use the bar that holds it in the up position. The only thing holding it up without the bar is the magnets in the winch
     
  8. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    I do use it, but it doesn't hold it up tight (at least on mine, they might have re engineered the part).

    I lower it a hair so it flops around a bit, then bungee cord it so it doesn't...and the safety C bar between the plow and the frame is still there to do it's work. It is being held up by the winch, but it doesn't fall even an inch. If the plow fell, it would be caught by the safety bar.

    No way would I NOT use it. I don't want to get stranded somewhere.. or worse...have it come down on the highway! That would totally suck!

    10 years on the same winch..pushing my luck I know.. but still seems OK.
     
  9. hero419

    hero419 Member
    from nepa
    Messages: 68

    I will try it when I get home. I want to see if I will have enough clearance for my headlights.
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Put the plow so it's only 1'' or 2'' off the ground.
     
  11. hero419

    hero419 Member
    from nepa
    Messages: 68

    that should make it easy to get home in 10 inches of snow. :rolleyes: