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driving with plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cfdeng7, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    How do you guys drive with ur plows? it seems like every one has a diffferent way to do it?straight? angled?
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    I take it off and throw it in the box between jobsites.

    Seriously, sometimes straight, sometimes angled. Sometimes high, sometimes low. Not gonna find a "right" answer to this. Just do whatever works.
  3. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    pretty much where ever i decide to put it at the time
    mainly fully raised and straight but sometimes just tap it off the ground angled or straight or whatever and go
  4. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I don't have a plow but if you think about it there is no easy way to drive with a plow, just remember you can't get as close as normal to parked cars :)
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Up and in the V position.
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Thats what she said....:nod:
  7. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    :D LMAO....thats too funny
  8. jaymorgan2

    jaymorgan2 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    With our F250s and Western pro 7'8", we drive with the plow straight on and low to avoid overheating issues that have occurred when the plow is any other position. Don't know if the F350 has better airflow, but hopefully that helps.
  9. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Same here. I've got an 8' Western Pro on my Ram, I get it about half way up so I can just barely see the top edge infront of the hood. It seems to keep the engine running cooler.
  10. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    slightly raised and angled to the left. this allows for better (not good!) fuel mileage, will help if any one else crosses the yellow line, and is easier to turn corners at an intersection.

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    up and too the right...

    no real reason, other then it is not as wide that way.
  12. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I like mine straight...in case I do rear end someone it might cause less damage.
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

  14. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    To the right and 1/2 way up.
  15. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I actually like to drive with it down. It keeps other drivers away as the sparks fly, Not to mention the sparks are festive around the 4th of July. :D
  16. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    I drive with my v-plow in the scoop position so I can move the idiots out of the way...
  17. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    All the way up and to the right. Helps shoot you back in the road if you slide into the bank. Plus if someone hits you oncoming the by pass valve will trip, but still lessen the impact.
  18. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    deckscapes you need it in the v so you can split the vehical in half if there going to slow
  19. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    The couple times I was able to drive my K20 before the carb puked, I put the plow most of the way up and angled it to the left.
  20. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    put it down and move the snow, you'll make more money with it.

    Oh, on the road?


    Just off the ground and angled about 1/2 way to the left. Driving on the highway at night, I see more of the road this way and it helps with the cooling.