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vee question

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by mt8, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. mt8

    mt8 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    a guy was telling me the other day that if ur plowing alot of snow &
    don't wing it out far enuff when using a V plow, it can fall back
    behind the blade & u can get stuck. anybody ever experienced/heard
    of this?
    mark
     
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I cannot see a Vee plow being any more prone to this problem than a striaght blade. If plow is proper width for vehical, you will have no problems.
     
  3. Bldrs83

    Bldrs83 Member
    Messages: 96

    I have never heard of this nor experienced it.
     
  4. andersonbldrs

    andersonbldrs Member
    Messages: 34

    Maybe if you drive head on into a 6' drift at 3 mph. Other than that no.
     
  5. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    No more then any other plow if it falls back. The only thing is in the scoop your carrying alot of snow and if it fell back (can't see how it would) you would be big time stuck. V position well if you bury the thing in a bank which would be a little easier to do if you rammed a pile then you would have a problem. Really the guy is wrong, it would not be an issue.
     
  6. mt8

    mt8 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    that's good to know
     
  7. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    As Tarkus said, it can happen on any plow, straight or vee. But only when the snow is real deep. I buried our old 1 ton dump plowing a full 18" at the airport one year. The snow rolled over the top and around the sides of the 9' Fisher straight blade. Within 200' the truck was completey supported by snow packed underneath. I was the only guy out at the time so I had to walk to our shop and get the loader to pull the truck out. Had to plow the majority of the ramp with the loader after that.