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Down Pressure

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by eman5oh, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. eman5oh

    eman5oh Member
    Messages: 33

    For those that have plowed with a regular plow and a sno way with down pressure, does the sno way clean any better? I would seem to me that they would be about even. Sno way weighs 400 or so pounds and has 250 pounds down pressure = same as a 700lb plow?
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    My 7.5 MT scrapes far better than the Western 7'2" LSX plow I previously had on my Dakota as for back dragging the Snoway is hands down better.
  3. palmtree907

    palmtree907 Member
    Messages: 69

    My Snow way 26 (only 3 months old) is only 50# lighter than the Blizzard 760LT that I used to have. The Blizzard did a much better job back dragging. I miss my Blizzard.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    :confused:No Down Pressure?
  5. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    You will not find a better blade for backdragging (dp).
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    DP is the greatest invention ever for backdragging.
  7. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I have not used a dp system. I am a Western man. From what I unerstand about the system it takes the weight and redistributes on the blad rather than all on the axles, thus the weight of the blade should not make that much of a difference.
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    DP forces the blade to maintain consistent pressure relieving front suspension load and inhibiting the ski effect common with other brands of snowplows in particular the chain hoist systems.

    He's been to Erie:cool:
  9. palmtree907

    palmtree907 Member
    Messages: 69

    Yes I have DP. The mass of the Blizzard seemed to do better. My opinion/experience.
  10. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    The DP works great, even on my little plows. My MT scrapes as well as the full size Boss blade that my neigbor uses and is 200lbs less, and has a poly blade. With my 29HDW, one of the things that I have found it does better than others is that it tracks uneven paving better in the big lots. Where the weight of the cars has caused the pavement to sink in, making it like a washboard when you drive across it. My Snoway scrapes better at a little higher speed because the blade doesn't skip acrosst the tops of the washboard ridges, it gets pushed down into them.
  11. yamahartx

    yamahartx Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 24

    New to plows, but I do know I just bd some concrete without dp and didnt see pavement Second pass next too it with dp, almost 100 cleared. Went back over the first pass, took it right off.wesport

    I dont think its about the weight, with this plow the dp lifts the front of my truck slightly and puts it too the blade. So although it weights 700lbs total if its pushing down it will be superior over another 700lb blade.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  12. Maverick

    Maverick Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    When I had my 9' SnoWay.........I thought it scrapped better than anybody else's plow.
  13. BayStateGlenn

    BayStateGlenn Member
    Messages: 42

    My little 22 series Down Pressure Sno-Way scrapes better than my 8' MM1 Fisher ever did.
    Of couse the attack angle on the Fisher is stupidly mild... and the cutting edge on the 22 series is thin enough to shave with... so that helps.
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    that's because it helps keep the weights down for more possable vehicle fits. There is an 3/8 wearedge available as a replacement part.