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Best plow for res. driveways

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by dyinc, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. dyinc

    dyinc Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2

    I am looking at putting a new plow on my 2012 F250 for residential driveways and wanted recommendations on brands and styles.
    I was looking at a Hiniker and someone mentioned the C plow - but someone mentioned that snow flows over when you are dragging it back.
    I already have a straight which I like and just got a v plow for a commercial lot for one of my guys... but this plow is for my truck and i am just going to be doing driveways.
  2. mark268

    mark268 Member
    Messages: 81

    If you have both a straight and V, shouldn't you already know which will work better for you in the drives you clear? I'm a little confused as to why you even posted this question.
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    a rear pull plow is the best hands down
  4. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    x2 xysport
  5. dyinc

    dyinc Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2

    I just bought a v plow this yr for one of the trucks have not used yet... I was asking bc the dealer thought the c plow would be best and I have no experience with it
  6. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 756

    we got a 8" straight blade on a 98 chevy 2500 this year strictly for residential work and a backup. The 8.6Vee was just a pinch big with the F350. This "new" truck should be much more maneuverable, most likely we will get a hinged backdrag
  7. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Yup Thumbs Up
  8. SD40T2

    SD40T2 Member
    Messages: 47

    hope so I just bought 1
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I back drag with my V plow it does ok.
    That C plow is design for back dragging.
    If you was comparing a Vplow and a C plow and contest was on a driveway. The C plow would win.

    I don't own a C plow but watching youtube, I can see that its better at back dragging.
  10. mark268

    mark268 Member
    Messages: 81

    I have never used a C. I have a back blade, absolutely love it for my resi's. Cut time down 50%.
  11. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    C plows take too long to fold down, you will probably never use it. Get a straight blade with a hinge style back drag.
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,069


    Because he doesn't sell back blades.


    In the budget for next year, what did you get?
  13. SD40T2

    SD40T2 Member
    Messages: 47

    bought a slightly used Snowman model 70 VERY cheap for my Dakota, 7' Curtis on front best resi rig I have ever owned now just waiting for this storm to try it out the pull plow
  14. sthoms3355

    sthoms3355 Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 87

    Go with the "C" Plow. We have three. They do take a little longer to fold over but much worth what they can do. You can pull a lot more snow back (with box ends) than a straight blade with backblade edge, you can reach over high drifts near garage doors (where a straight blade will push the snow 12" or so higher against the door), and it scrapes really clean. Even with packed down snow, you back drag the drive a few times and reach pavement.
  15. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    Snoway with down pressure for sure! Set up correctly they backdrag great.
    Then again I'm not sure the size or shape of the driveways you are doing but a full size pickup is tough for drives around here. IMHO
  16. plowman1984

    plowman1984 Member
    Messages: 63

    I would say get a SnoWay 29R, The down pressure is a must have