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wing plows on p/u's ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by justa hick, Nov 7, 2000.

  1. justa hick

    justa hick Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    does anybody use wing plows on pick up's i saw a add for one and was wondering if anybody uses them and how they work
  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    They were used on 1 tons a lot more than they are today. However I have never sean a wing on a pick up. The wings are out there, only they won't perform like the ones the DOT has.

    To have a wing that works like the DOT's ya need a truck like the DOT's. Be ready to drop 9K for the plow and wing, with out a mounting frame.

    There only real use is in road plowing, they won't help plowing lots, only get in the way.

  3. justa hick

    justa hick Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    The wings i saw were for 1/2 3/4 and mini trucks. the wings were only 4' i think they were made out west somwhere . was thinkin the price wasnt too bad on them somewhere around 2500 or 3000. i'm still lookin for the flyer they sent me.
  4. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I could purchase a wing plow from Wayne Brown for arond $2,500 - $3,500 to fit a truck with a standard mount front plow frame, or $3,500 - $4,500 to fit a minute mount frame.

    These are rugged plows.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,816

    i wouldnt waste my money
  6. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I'm going to be plowing roads in the winter after this one and I'll need to purchase something :bluebounc
  7. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Bolensdriver - Take a look at the sidewing. Their website is www.sidewing.net. You can also do a search on here for sidewing. There are a couple of guys on here that run them and they swear bye it and some of them are inpretty serious snowfall areas. I saw on at the fair a couple of years ago and they are quite rugged in construction and ingenious in design.
  8. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I saw msmilligan I think his name is and it's pretty nice
  9. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Personally I was looking at them for these wide-open asphalt parking lots I've had (grocery stores etc.).... My 9'2" Boss V plow is good and all but another few feet would sure speed that job up...

    I was considering building one out of a scrap straight blade... Maybe a summer project for next year, along with rebuilding that rotten sander I got screwed on from eBay last year....
  10. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    How much did the sander cost?
  11. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Too Much!

    I paid around $4-500US I don't remember exactly Looked half-a$$ed in the pics, supposed to have some rust. Didn't mention that the 1/4" thick c-channel framework was completely rotted thru and buckling etc. Very little to work with. Needs a completely new frame and some major surgery to the hopper. Chain drive doesn't look so healthy either.

    I WILL fix it, mainly because I refuse to take a total beating on this, but would have happily paid twice as much for a good one...

    Thats the problem with buying sight-unseen.....