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Angleing the blade ?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Clint, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Clint

    Clint Member
    Messages: 49

    1st plow I've owned, and I have a quick question?
    What is the proper technique when angleing the blade....>>>
    do you do it before droppping the blade to the ground or
    can you also angle the blade with the plow dropped?

    7.4 Western Suburbanite
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Although most plows do have the power to angle on the ground, it puts extra and unnecessary strain on everything from the pump, to the motor, the battery and the alternator since it takes more hydraulic force to turn it on the ground as to angling it in the air..

    Your better off to angle it in the air as often as you possibly can..
  3. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    You can do both. But to start runs...usually angle in the air first, then drop when the truck starts to go. If I'm doing a lot...I'll angle while backing up so when I start to go forward again, all I have to do is drop. Then when I get to the end, I will angle on the ground to line up with the curb or pile for a clean finish. On curvy driveways...you might have to angle back and forth depending on where the snow needs to go...You can angle at any time you need to. However, if you got a load of snow on the blade at full angle...It might not go back the other way with the weight on it.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Nice description wicked500r, could have not said it better myself! A beer for you!:drinkup:
  5. Clint

    Clint Member
    Messages: 49

    I figured angleling on the ground would put lots of stress on the equipment.
    Thanks guys for all your comments, and help. 1st snow of the season today here in
    SW NH, but it's only suppose to amount to 2 inches, so probably not worth digging up
    the driveway for this.

    Western Suburbanite 7.4
  6. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Its usually quicker if you angle the plow while you back up...Rob