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When do you put your plow(s) on?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by The Boss, Oct 9, 2005.


When do you put your plow(s) on?

  1. When snow is in the forecast.

  2. When it's snowing.

  3. When your trigger has fallen.

  4. When there is a foot of snow on the ground.

  5. I leave mine on year round.

  1. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Just curious as to when you guys slap on the blades. :p
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Poll. When do you put your plow(s) on?

    Just curious fellas. :p
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,905

    :jester: The day before the storm or as it is needed.
    Some people just put them on and leave them on all winter, you know the COOL guys :cool:
    Or were you talking about skates, as soon as the ice freezes and the puck hits the ice ;)
  4. pasto_guy

    pasto_guy Member
    Messages: 48

    Ours go on in October to make sure all is well. Then the day before the storm.

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    befor the snow storm.
  6. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    The Ultra mount was so easy, it would go on the night of the anticipated storm. If we did not get a push in it came off before leaving for work (day job).
    We shall see how easy the Blizzard is, Right now it is not second hand I need a few more practice runs. The Power Hitch is by no means an ultra mount.
  7. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    mine have been on since last monday (oct. 3rd). just to make sure all is well and things work like they should. but i dont take em off till the spring. im one of those guys you see driving around with there plow when theres not even snow on the montains yet. just because it gets alota looks and i think its cool.
  8. PlowKid150

    PlowKid150 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    yo jason..... u know that the western ultramount is the best plow mount in the world so to answer your question i throw my plow on about 2 minutes before i head out.
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    pretty much all the time

    Mine stays on pretty much all the time in the winter. I have my phone number on it, its good for deflecting the deer, and damn sure keeps idiots out of my lane.
  10. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    How about perhaps a more important question.....When do you guys slap on the snow tires..... :)
  11. ChloMag

    ChloMag Member
    Messages: 35

    I need my truck for more than plowing. I attach the plow when a plowable snow is predicted. I love the 810, when the s**w hits the fan.

    I have my 810 ready now. I know I can roll in 30 minutes, including the Buyers low profile salt box. Even if the "WX" man is wrong, I can be plowing 30 minutes after the snow hits my trigger.

    If I had a truck dedicated to snow plowing - I would keep the plow on all year. I can't afford that convenience. I have become the one man show for now. It works.

  12. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I learned my lesson with waiting till the last min i did that last season before a 12in snow and my motor was blown ...thats also after i checked it in early novemebr

    ADLAWNCUTTERS Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    I aways put them on nov 1 and change the fluid and drive around a few days to make sure they are ready to go. then take them off.
  14. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Its on right now, cause its snowin :drinkup: But my plow trucks are my plow trucks and it stays on till April 15th...

    I did install my first 810 while it was snowing.... 8" had accumulated by the time the install was done :eek:
  15. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    This is important, just put mine on yesterday.
  16. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    On my one truck it goes on at the end of October, the other one (daily driver) I wait until its snowing being that weather suck at their jobs. :nod:
  17. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Once all lawn services are done for the year or when snow is in the forcast whichever comes first...
  18. bcf

    bcf Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    The morning or night before the snow is predicted to fall. The plow isn't the worst part, it's loading up all the salt by hand. But I've got a Bobcat this year.purplebou
  19. 2004 f250 psd

    2004 f250 psd Member
    Messages: 57

    5 minutes before i head out i have a hiniker c plow
  20. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I had mine on and off a few times in the last few weeks, So the places I put bids on can see what I am using.