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"do not transport plow in speeds in excess of 40mph" - is this BS???

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 90pioneer, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. 90pioneer

    90pioneer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I really hope so because I just bought a Boss Power V for my 97 F250HD and drove it home on the highway doing about 65-70 for 15 miles.
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Lawyer speek
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    I've driven 100mph with mine on plenty of times...
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Safety precaution. I've ran down the expressway many times with plows on.
  5. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    I have heard this was to protect from overheating....? idk?
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    We've driven 8+ hours on an interstate while towing a skid steer with a V blade on twice (well 4 times) and no issues at all.
  7. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Doubt it!...
    In fact your full of it!
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    And I don't like thinking my wife or family is on the road while someone is carelessly driving 100mph with an extra 1,000lbs up front just waiting to do some catastrophic damage.
  9. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    ^^^^THIS x100
  10. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    There's probably some on here that have plowed at 40 mph:eek:
  11. D&JsLawn

    D&JsLawn Member
    Messages: 79

    I know in NYS there is a law saying you cant go over 45 with a plow attatached
  12. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Actually, I'm very careful while I'm doing it.

    BTW... Would that be any different than anyone else's wife and kids on the road while your diesels with plows that are too heavy for them, or your overloaded salters are on the road? Just checking...
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  13. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Ok... 98mph. That's as fast as the new diesel seems to go. But, trust me, it's been done...
  14. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    New one on me.
  15. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Me too... :confused:
  16. D&JsLawn

    D&JsLawn Member
    Messages: 79

    Has been as far back as my dad can remember and hes 54
  17. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    B/c we don't do much road driving while loaded for one, and 20-30mph is a lot different than 100. I shouldn't even have to explain the difference. And if you knew me on here or what I'm referring to, you'd know I'm being a wiseass with that statement. I'll spare the details due to your ignorance.

    You won't win this battle. Not a single person on this board will agree with you thinking its ok to drive 100mph down the road, let alone loaded. It's asanine. Either you're young enough to think its cool, you're lying, or you're just an idiot.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Charles should institute a "like this post button". Thumbs Up
    I thought about what to say on his comment of 98-100 MPH for a while and only came up with words that would get my post deleted.

    I also use to be young an dumb. Had many a car from the late 60's early 70's that went that speed. Have even had my 2whl dr 94 Dodge Ram past 100 when it was new. BUT, that was always on back roads I knew well, with not a soul in sight.

    I have never taken a 4x4 past 70 and certainly not with plow. In fact I try to avoid highways with the blade on because even the 55-65 MPH speed limits , I believe, are to fast for a truck set up to work snow.

    I guess we can only hope he either realizes how dumb that act is or when he does go off the road into a tree or concrete pillar he is alone and no other vehicle's are involved. :dizzy:
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  19. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,678

    I do the speed limit on the highways with plow on. Don't want to get run over by the big rigs going 70mph. :eek:
  20. Mabepossibly

    Mabepossibly Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Ive never heard of it but I dont doubt you. NYS loves to legislate every aspect of your life.