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What plow? V vs straight plow.

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by CoonRiver, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. CoonRiver

    CoonRiver Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    We are looking into buying a used truck and plow,we live about a 1/2 mile from a paved road and get a lot of drifting {2'-3'}and was thinking that a V plow would be the best for busting threw the drifts but it seems like there are a lot more used straight blades out there then V blades and the straight blades seem to be cheaper.do you think a straight blade would work at getting threw the drifts? our driveway is a circle drive with two driveways going to the gravel road and a small parking are in front of the garage.Thanks! Mike
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    No doubt that used V-plows are tougher to find, and are much more expensive. You can make a straight blade work. Plowing will be easier with tire chains and plenty of weight. When you make that first pass, just keep the blade straight/square. The snow will roll off fine once the blade fills up. Plus, way you don't have to worry about getting pulled off to one side like you do with the blade angled. Depending on the amount of snow, lift the blade a bit when angle the snow off to the sides to open up the road. By lifting the blade, you keep extra weight on the front tires which gives you more traction and control. Then drop the blade and clean up.

    How are you keeping it clear now?