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V-Plow vs Straight for parking lots

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jeco, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. jeco

    jeco Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    What is the advantages of a V-plow over the straight ones we use now for small to medium commercial parking lots? The lots we do range from 40' x 80' to 200' x 300'. We need to add a new plow or 2 this year, and would like to know if the V- plows are worth the money. How much time can you save per lot vs straight plow? ussmileyflag
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    A lot of time saved. It works best during the day if you have rows of cars and you can only plow the lanes.
     
  3. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    It sure beats drilling holes in your moldboard for a waanabee
     
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I'd never rely on a straight blade these days. Yeah, maybe 1 or 2 in a fleet to do odds and ends, but those trucks have their place amongst the rest of us. I'd be screwed without the ability to scoop, or at least I'd be about 30% less efficiant.
     
  5. MidcoastMainiac

    MidcoastMainiac Member
    Messages: 95

    I agree. I will never plow for a living without a V. My V plow broke down on me last year, so I put my straight blade on and it took me ALOT more time. V's you can put the snow where you want to.

    The added feature of V's is you bust open drives and roads that haven't been plowed in awhile.

    Mainiac in Maine
     
  6. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Speaking from experience from using both. If you're getting pain by the hour, the straight is the way to go. If you're paid a flat rate, then V-plow is the way to go. It is considerably faster and you can obviously do more with it. Even with the extra cost it is worth it.
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The Vee is really tough to beat. I would never be without at least one.
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    A Vee with removable wings, at least 30% more effecent for around 20% more cost.
     
  9. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Sounds like a V plow would be perfect for those lots.
     
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Once you plow with a V...you will never go back to a straight blade.
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Time to pull out some past glory pictures!

    10-12-06 snow pixs 035 (Small) (Small) (Small) (2).jpg

    10-12-06 snow pixs 038 (Small) (Small).jpg
     
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,491

    One of those: "Why is it snowing when it's 35 degrees??" snows.
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Oct. and it was 60 outside when i plowed it
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I just thought you were very mulch generous with the presalting. Like the Boss?
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You taught the wife well. Almost looks like a professional job. :jester:
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Girlfriend was in charge of that lot!:D
     
  17. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Knew it was somebody...we know you don't leave the house unless it's above 70* and Timmy's has a fresh one brewing. :D
     
  18. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I guess I'll add a couple of pics to show the V's stacking capabilities! This pile you see is 100% mine, done by the plow and truck shown. wesport

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  19. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    and I some times wonder why people don't trust contractors!
    you should always do whats most efficient for your customer, If your paid hourly just charge more an hour
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  20. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Sad, but true.