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Wish I Had Down Pressure

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Daner, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Last week ,We had freezing rain mixed In with snow...and Its stuck to alot of my long paved driveways. Sometimes the cutting edge will catch and brake through...Or It will ride on top. I know the skid steer will cut through...But It will be time consuming . I sure wish my Western V had down pressure like the snoways do.
    Any one else running into , Or have run Into this problem??
  2. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Solution: Snowman Snowplow Pull Plow. 1450 lbs of down pressure, easy on and off. Great for residential and great for picking up your trails.

    Just my opinion.
  3. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    One word. Salt!
  4. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Bob...I don't like laying down salt on residential drives...Plus I don't have a spreader
  5. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Nope I don't have that problem wesport sorry to rub it in.
    well on a residential if ya need to spread salt you can go to Lowes or whatever you have for home improvement store up there, and they should have in the lawn/garden section, a Scotts brand handheld spreader for around $10 USD. Can't really use rock salt in it, but you can use like a granular de-icer product and it works really well. I use mine on sidewalks... its meant for fertilizer but works well with de-icers too. Best part is its pretty much all plastic so it won't rust out right away...
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Oh My God the plow would be tripping ALL THE TIME with down pressure on ice. It will trip the plow violently or stop the truck like hitting a Wall. Been there, did that,was no fun.
    No plow's (except a Bulldoser) is going to be a magic wand to make ice disappear.
    Like he said SALT / De-icer's are the solution.
  7. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,317

    I don't think snoway's downpressure would have solved the problem completely. Sometimes that ice isn't coming up unless you chip at it or use a real machine (skidsteer, backhoe). Salting would help loosen it up.
  8. diehrd

    diehrd Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 199

    Whats up with that font size....
  9. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    salt, salt, salt
  10. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Salt...I'm sure would do the trick ...But I Don't want the salt on the lawns...Most of the country driveways I do are very long...and some have some high end landscaping near the driveways...But mayybe a little bit would be ok.

    Pull plows are ok ,ButI don't like the extra length added to the truck...Its hard enough to turn around on some propertys.

    I thought with having some down pressure It would be better backdraging as well.

    Glad to here you guys on the south side of the big ponds got some snow yesterday.:drinkup: Cheers