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blade angle and height

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by White Oak, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. White Oak

    White Oak Member
    Messages: 41

    I am sure I will find some info on this when I do a search but I could use some help if possibel. I live in an area that does not get heavy snows and lots of freezing. I have always plowed with a meyers because they are light. I bought an 860 speedwing that is on my dodge 3500 and it is constantly digging in on the wings if I try to raise the blade to get up alittle on gravel when it is angled. Also when the blade is up and angled the corner is only about 3-6" off the ground and will hit the ground if the suspension travels over bumps. I am trying to get a u edge to help with the digging. In short is it possible to get the blade more level when angled??
    1989 Chevrolet with 7'6 Meyer E47 and pro wings
  2. mikefras

    mikefras Member
    Messages: 50

    Don't angle as much when traveling or shorten up on your lift chain may help
  3. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    no lift chain on that plow, its a direct ram. I have the same problem carrying my western so i just carry it straight, not too much you can do about it.
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I always carry my blades straight while traveling, unless I am on a narrow street, and another car is comming, then I angle it towards the drivers side, and straighten it out as soon as the car passes.
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I would check to make sure that the mount is at the correct height if its digging while plowing.