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Thoughts in the hiniker c reversable plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MI Green, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    I am interested in getting the hiniker, but can't find much information on them. Nothing bad or good. My one dealer will sell me one, but they don't like them.... Well he don't like kubota either so thats not saying much haha. Do we have some long time users that can give me the good and bad? This will be going a 92 chevy 3500 with 1.5 yard salt spreader. So there will be some weight behind it. My current meyer gets tore up but I think it is a residential plow.
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,298

    A buddy runs one for resi's and it scrapes better that back blading but not as clean as a back blade/pull plow. Does have some spill off problems with larger accumulations that the option box ends would help with. A little more maintenance but nothing to bad. Only real disadvantage is not being able to buy wings to carry more snow if used for commercial lots, the only option is custom built. If you were to get on go with a 9ft.
     
  3. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 901


    No 9' for most resis in southern mi, drives are just too small around here. Though he doesn't specify, there are a few rural areas that might work.
     
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,298

    Wow, drives are that narrow...:dizzy::dizzy:
     
  5. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    My dealer suggested me running a back blade, but it would not work with my spreader. It would be nice to pull up to a garage, reverse and pretty much be done. I do smaller lots where 5 swipes and you just push it to the side. Otherwise i would buy a wideout. My bred and butter are drives though. If i can get $30 for 5 min of work instead of 15-20 dealing with a straight blade in heavy so, that would be a real money maker.
     
  6. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    I have a 8ft now and its to narrow for my duals. I make it work. I dont do many city drives. If 9ft was problem i would just angle it. The only time 8ft is tight is bank windows. Even then my duals dont fit.
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    A few guys here have a spreader and a back blade.
     
  8. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    V box in a normal bed? My spinner on my tornado is as low as the bottom of the bumper
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    Yes, I believe so. Instead of a single cylinder in the middle they use a double cylinder flanking the spinner. I suggest asking in the Canadian weather thread, they seem to most users of this setup
     
  10. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    Ya i still need a bigger plow regardless.... a western wideout and a rear blade would be pretty darn priecy......
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    Speed and efficiency only saves you money

    More done in less time allows you to do more, that makes you more.... WO, spreader, backblade••••••priceless
     
  12. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    Ya im not convinced a back blade is faster than a c plow for drives because you have to turn around each time to cleanup.
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,887

    I highly doubt drives are exactly 8' wide. More like 9' at minimum and more likely 10'.

    Then you don't understand the concept of a back plow.
     
  14. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    Wgat do you do? Pull out of the drive, plop it in the road, back up and push it to the side?
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,887

    Most of the time, yes.
     
  16. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    Those 16ft eblings can plow in reverse. I didnt know that. That might be the cats meow for what i am looking for
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,887

    They can..........I wouldn't recommend it. And be ready for a repair bill eventually. Or a new plow.
     
  18. MI Green

    MI Green Member
    Messages: 87

    When you hit something? Lol
     
  19. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    We have run a C-plow for 15yrs. Same plow. Its great for driveways. My other driveway truck has a fisher v. we installed a back blade on it. It does better with the back blade but it also had to be replaced within a few years. The top cutting edge on the C-plow just now needs to be replaced for the first time. The box ends are nice for spillage. Its mounted on an '00 Chevy "2500". Its low to the ground but works. Overall, its a good plow.
     
  20. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,053

    They seem like a nice "in-between" plow if you don't want to get a pull plow for your truck, and better than a straight blade back-dragging, but I still wouldn't have another straight blade unless it had wings or box ends on it.