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Using and Transportation Speeds

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by QKSnowRemoval, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    Im going to be new to the industries and im wondering cuz i was looking at a manual for a boss plow online and it was talking about when u plow only go 15mph and when transporting the plow only dive 40. So i wanted to know what you think about this and how fast you guys plow and transporting your equipment.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Once you know your lots you can plow a little faster but remember you have to stop at the end . Driving with the plow what ever,i've been on the thruway doing 70with mine.
     
  3. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    plow no faster then 35 with the blade down if u hit something at that speed ull feel it for a week maybe 2. When transporting a plow a safe speed depending on traffic and road conditions. you dont wanna be going slower then traffic then u cause a hazzard. If your on the freeway going home after the storm you can cruise. With proper ballast and decent brakes.
     
  4. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,544

    you gotta see how comfortable you are when driving....everyone has different comfort zones
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Grandwiew's answer is the best. I have driven on a clean interstate at 75 with my V blade. Just watch your water and oil temps.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


    Only if you drive a Chevy!
     
  7. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    So true!!!
     
  8. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    And remember have all your strobes and lights flashing, it makes you immune to accidents.:jester:
     
  9. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    does this info also apply for a 1500 truck?
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


    Running strobes or running hot?:D
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Applies to ANY truck. :waving:
     
  12. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    enless said truck cant go 25 on its own then i am not sure it should be pushing snow
     
  13. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    yeah, i guess what im getting at is will there be any damage to the truck? and yeah i like strobes so im going to get alot :D
     
  14. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737


    If you run say 65 with the plow blocking 85% of the airflow to your truck its not going to like you much. Your motor will run much hotter, your trans will run much hotter, fuel milage will decrease a lot, and you will be shortening the life of your truck.

    After driving with the blade on for a while you will get the feel of it and know what's safe and what's not.

    I'm currently running a half ton chevy (see below) and I can cruise 65 with no problems with my blade low and angled some.

    Btw, where in NW. IL are you??
     
  15. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    That's the nice thing about Diesels. They tolerate the "plow in front of the radiator" thing much better!:yow!:
     
  16. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    well im one hour west of Rockford,IL , and yeah i would love to have a cummins diesel but cant as of now. But i do know diesels are real work trucks.
     
  17. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Gas trucks can do just as much as diesels, just diesels usually do it better or easier.

    I'm in Woodstock, IL.