Bouncing plow

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by jhawker2378, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 22,117

    Being a rural Mtn dirt drive and road there not a “perfect” grade and the plow news to float over the irregularity’s of the drive/roads surface. Using down pressure on irregular surfaces will have the plow dig in on high spots and slip over low spots much like he’s currently seeing with his Curtis.
     
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  2. OP
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    jhawker2378

    jhawker2378 Junior Member
    from NW CO
    Messages: 25

    I’m near Clark, 15 mi N of Steamboat.
     
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,593

    I think the attack angle is off, mount might be too high but I’m just looking at pictures...
    I’ve never used a curtis
     
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 22,117

    Nice, I know the area pretty well. I've spent a lot of time riding Buffalo Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass along camping.
     
  5. Kvston

    Kvston Member
    Messages: 36

    To each his own. My experience with sno-way crap and Boss is they can either keep the road scraped cleaner or bounce if the road is rough. Since he said his Curtis was bouncing but the other was not its either an angle of attack issue [different brands], shoe kits, or down pressure. If one runs smooth and one rough I'd lean to down pressure.