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Box Plows

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by MGoBluePlow!, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. MGoBluePlow!

    MGoBluePlow! Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Okay, so this may sound like a noob question but I was really curious? What is a box plow used for? I mean, don't they do the same thing as a regular plow, or no? This may sound stupid, so sorry if it does, but I wanted an answer!
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    they are made wider, deeper and taller to carry more snow. They are designed to be used in large open spaces like parking lots...they leave less runoff on the side than a reg blade would
  3. MGoBluePlow!

    MGoBluePlow! Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Then why doesn't everyone use them if they carry/push more snow?
  4. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    They are primarily used with a Skid Loader, Backhoe or Loader; not usually on trucks. I have seen pics of truck mounted box plows, but I don't think they angle, which can be a problem. Since the sides are about 3' deep and 3' high, you are pushing some serious snow. I also think it would be very difficult to transport on the roadway; turning radius, etc.

    Here are two sites to see what they look like:

    Avalanche: http://www.snowplowsupply.com/plows_avalanche.asp

    Pro-Tech http://www.snopusher.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1309
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2006