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Who makes the best plow??????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by AB Lawn Care, Jan 27, 2000.

  1. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care Member
    Messages: 93

    We currently use our lawn equipment to do snow removal and we are soon looking to buy a plow truck.We have decided we want a rear plow on it but we have not decided what type of plow to put on the front.We are looking for just a normal straight plow.I'm shure that every one has a plow they like.Please tell me the brand you like and why.Also if possible please tell me about any brands you dislike and why.<p>Thanks!<br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    Boss 10' V-Blade for a 3/4 ton or larger truck.<br>
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    OK this post is going to cause a big fight.<p>I like diamond, it has a trip edge, large curve in the blade, has a stong frame, is easy to put on the truck.<p>Dino is going to say meyer or western, with the full blade trip.<p>Someone else is going to say fisher because they like them.<p>So i don't know what to tell you, other than Diamond. I think you are going to have to make your own choice, like i told little Bryan.<p>Geoff
     
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Actually I will say this, buy a v plow. I dont care what brand, just buy one. You will be amazed at how much time it will save you. Install a urethane blade. <br>Or at the very least, find a good dealer and buy from him. That in my opinion is more important then brand. Oh and move to the south for that is where all the snow is.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  5. sunrise

    sunrise Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    agree with Lazer I have 20 BOSS plows for my trucks and 3 for loaders there great
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    Sunrise,<br>Do you have the big, fixed Boss snowplows on those loaders?<p>
     
  7. jmyles

    jmyles Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Look at a hiniker V-Plow if you want a v blade. they are similar to boss, but have more bracing in the moldboard, also seem to backdrag better. They are also relativly easy to install yourself.<p>Happy pushing,.
     
  8. sunrise

    sunrise Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Lazer,<br> Sorry for being so long in response I been plowing snow or now sunday and monday ice about 1-2 inches.<br>no it is a skid steer power &quot;v&quot; and it works great the driver sometimes get snow fliped back on him<br>have you heard of a Snow-Way plow?<br>They have down pressure seen one monday but no one was around to ask about them. Do you know?<br>
     
  9. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    I'f you're into serious plowing. Long driveways, or commerical lots get a good V plow, I think Fisher has the best because of the trip, also because they Fisher are 100% behind their product, and so is my dealer. A V will open driveways and lots when those 100 year storms show up and the most important is to use the scoop position. I contraced a lot this year i was told couldn't be done my K2500, and yet i'm doing quicker then the previous contractor and his 4X4 cat backhoe, because of the v plow, and stacking it almost as high, and we've had some of the biggest snows in the last few years ( 16&quot; monday and 20&quot; friday and 60 mph winds a week ago!) I know geoffdiamond will disagree, but get a fisher V, ryhmes eh!<br>Bill
     
  10. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I use a 8'2&quot; Boss V-plow on my 90 K3500 (single rear wheel) Very happy, however this brand of V-plow does NOT trip! I used to have several builders development roads to plow and the raised manholes and storm drains bent the plow up pretty good (winter of 96). Since then, I dropped all future road contracts in favor of parking lots of which all obstructions are now known. I wouldn't go any wider than 8'2&quot; with a 3/4 or 1 ton SRW A 10' is disigned for the Ford 550 and 650 series only. <p>----------<br>Thomas J. McCauley Jr.<br>Tommy's Lawn Service
     
  11. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    You're right, the 10' is designed for the bigger Fords. I do know a guy who has a 10' on a F250 and loves it. He added a leaf to the front and it really works well.<p>They also make a 9'2&quot; for 1 ton trucks as well.
     
  12. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    to nsmilligan<p>I have two fisher v-plows, and i also have a fisher 10' and one old style 8'. The v-plows are great, and i bought the 10' because i wanted a 10' blade with a trip edge. The only thing i hate about fisher is their mounting systems. I like diamond for a streight blade, but thats another story.<p>Geoff
     
  13. jayman

    jayman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    once again, AB, happy to share my opinion. We plow in London here, and we have 7 Arctic 8' blades. Pretty good, but repeated pump problems with 2 new units last season--absolute nightmare!! Warranty was good, if you could wait 3 days. So this year we bought 3 Diamonds; 20% more money, and about 50% more weight, with trip-edge vs. whole blade-trip. Much prefer the whole-blade trip and lighter, faster Arctic, but what about reliability? So far, so good with Daimond, so a little less user-friendliness is ok if plow works when you need it. A good local dealer is very important, and in London, that's the manufacturer--he is swamped when snow is heavy, so he was not much good to us. Answer, if you have a good Arctic dealer in town, get one; if not go to a dealer with a decent problem who will take care of you fast when in a pinch.
     
  14. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    jayman where are you from?<p>Geoff