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Weird lookin contraption

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by birddseedd, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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  2. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Only been around for 10ish years
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Looks expensive
     
  4. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
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  5. Digging It Inc

    Digging It Inc Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    i like the one ive got it does a good job and serves its purpose. the only downfall to the system is when its a straight blade you dont have a snow deflector at the top so you get alot of drifting coming up on the windshield as would be expected.
     
  6. TheLawnRanger2

    TheLawnRanger2 Member
    Messages: 47

    I've had mine for 2 yrs and absolutely love it.

    The only way it would be better is if it were a combination C / V plow. That would be the cats ass

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  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    looks complicated and expensive to fix. doesent seem to back drag any better than my straight western.

    from the video i seen
     
  8. TheLawnRanger2

    TheLawnRanger2 Member
    Messages: 47

    Not complicated at all. Just one more cylinder and a couple relays.

    And it back drags far better than a conventional plow.
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    i dono. the video i posted showed it leaving a thick layer of snow behind. while a conventional western (*with a back drag blade*) scraped the ground.

    i woudl imagine the C plow is better than a conventional withOUT a back drag blade.

    tho iv been wondering if its pointless to have one as you still have to drive forward then back, only difference is you dont plow forward lift then drop to go back.

    meh. still want a back drag. would like a hinge designed one.
     
  10. TheLawnRanger2

    TheLawnRanger2 Member
    Messages: 47

    If a back drag blade works as good as I think they do I would have to agree. I even thought about getting one before the C-plow, but I back drag the all the gravel drives and think it would dig in. That's what happens w/this thing if I use the C. So if I'm doing gravel I back drag w/it up like a conventional plow.
     
  11. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    ya thats true. any blade will dig gravel unless you lift the blade or use shoes.
     
  12. TheLawnRanger2

    TheLawnRanger2 Member
    Messages: 47

    I refuse to even use shoes. All they've ever done for me is dig in just like the blade. It never freezes long enough around hear for 'em to work. That's why I back drag all my gravel.
     
  13. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    ever try lifting the plow blade with controls a couple inches?
     
  14. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    Always wanted to see one of these in person. How many sets of plow markers do you go thru a year? ;)
     
  15. TheLawnRanger2

    TheLawnRanger2 Member
    Messages: 47

    Yeah, but after 18yrs of trying I've pretty muck given up.:laughing:
     
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    A lot less complicated hydraulics then a DA Vee blade. Unless you've added down pressure to your western it will blow a none DP equipped blade out of the water back dragging, particularly if there is any reasonable accumulation.
     
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    better than a stock western id have to agree.
     
  18. ChicagoPlower

    ChicagoPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    The C-plow back is a great plow for back dragging. I own a pull plow, and the c-plow cleans to pavement almost as well as the pull plow. In wet snow or snowfall amounts over 4" or so, it really shines compared to a strait blade. I'd have to say, it's one of the best pieces of equipment I've ever bought.
     
  19. chevboy167

    chevboy167 Member
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  20. TheLawnRanger2

    TheLawnRanger2 Member
    Messages: 47

    That's cool!