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Temporarily lower plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tawilson, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Did my search duties and couldn't find anything. I have an access road that drops off from the street enough that it leaves 6" of snow before I get straightened out with my Fisher 8.5 Extreme V. I'm gonna try putting the extra links back in and use a quick link to keep the plow up where it's supposed to be after I hit this spot. Anybody got any other trick? The edges of the plow are around 6" off the ground now when raised are folded back so I don't think i want it any lower all thetime, though I will try it. Thanks.
     
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,174

    What??!?

    I'm confused...can't you hit that spot from another direction.
     
  3. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb Senior Member
    Messages: 820

    Hit it from the downhill side.
     
  4. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Only going back up the hill, and it's the main drag through town and there's a building on the left so I need to slow down to look for traffic or maybe stop right there.
     
  5. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I don't need to do it every time I plow. I just want to occasionally clean it up.
     
  6. fhafer

    fhafer Member
    Messages: 66

    I'd push in a truck length and a half, back out, turn around, back in and back-drag half a truck length, drive out, turn around and go back in pushing. I hate getting out of the truck if I don't have to.
     
  7. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Me too. That's when the tigers get you. I'll give that a try. Its steep for a ways so I like to just push everything downhill if I can.
     
  8. Casper1

    Casper1 Member
    Messages: 42

    You must ride snowmobiles around Cherry Creek? There are real live caged tigers along one of the trails!
     
  9. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    No I was thinking of Apocalypse Now. Don't get off the boat. That's my plan for all the equipment I run.
     
  10. Casper1

    Casper1 Member
    Messages: 42

    Not to drift this thread too much, but check out the tigers I was referring to at the 1:50'sh mark on this video. IDK about you? That fence doesn't look nearly high enough.

    https://youtu.be/GwMucLeqw2E?t=1m35s
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016
  11. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Drift it all you want. I consider it bumping. And that is kind of cool.
    So I decided to try my idea. I had to use a quick link on both sides to make the chain even and I commenced to thinking what a pain it's going to be to mess with both of them each time. I think my old Cooper had a 1 chain set up that was easy to adjust height on. So I made mine into one. I shortened the original chain and ran one chain up from that. It worked. It came in handy in another spot behind my rental house that has a hump where the septic tank is that I can't access too well.