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Everyday Drivers

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by KINNCO, Jan 22, 2008.


Do you drive your plow truck for an everyday driver?

Poll closed Jan 16, 2009.
  1. YES

    60 vote(s)
  2. NO

    13 vote(s)

    18 vote(s)

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I was wondering how many guys go through mounting:eek: and unmounting:mad: for everyday driving:rolleyes:
  2. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    i do if snows however this winter has been so crappy here its been off since dec 31 so i too answer your question 1 vote from me . it is the pain but you get good after awhile of doing it hahaha
  3. rmorrison9773

    rmorrison9773 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    It only takes a couple of minutes.
  4. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    i dont think taking the plow on and off is that big of a deal. if someone really doesnt have the ambition to do it they must be pretty lazy.

    i dont have a plow truck. i have a truck i drive daily that has cement blocks and a snowblower in back and sometimes a snowplow on the front with amber light on the roof.
  5. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    4 trucks and 2 cars so i dont have2 drive the trucks
  6. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    We were talking about the weather a while back, how it was supposed to be a big storm the next day. My uncle says to my cousin and I "Well you guys should go get your plows on." I reminded him that they only take a few minutes and it's not the same ordeal he was used to. We all had a pretty good laugh. I don't do a lot of plowing, don't have customers. My truck is also my "daily driver" but I rarely drive it during the week as I have a company vehicle. I still put on nearly 30K miles in the last 10 months.

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Wow...my SnoWay is a dream to mount and dismount...literally one minute for the whole process (once it's lined up for mounting...sometimes takes a couple of approaches with the truck) but that's the nature of the beast with lining up by yourself. I park right in the mount position each time I pull into my parking spot so I check the alignment every time and I seem to be hitting the pins a bit better each time.

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Well I guess I was thinking about...I plowed all day, cooked dinner...my wife is going to school to get her masters degree so I don't have to work so hard:), I had the 3 boys and a truck full of groceries. My Western really isn't hard to put on or take off.
    I can mount the plow and my spreader in about 5 minute alone and 2-3 with a little help from my friends.
    I'm not *****'n just wondering:angel:

    heres one for the poll answers:drinkup:
  9. ctd992500

    ctd992500 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Personally I don't think it's that big of a deal to just keep it on. I leave it on till I know it' s not going to snow for more than one day. It really isn't that nuch of incovience to drive around town with it on.

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

  11. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    my plow stays on from late september to late april...my truck is not my daily driver but it does get driven enough downtown and in traffic..but i have no issues driving w/it on :)

    its such a ***** to put on/take off i like to only do it 2 times a year(dismount/mount)
  12. KINNCO

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    thanks MOWBIZZ...I'm workin on #3 right now :drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:
  13. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    hope your not working too hard....:D
  14. TL697

    TL697 Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Mine only takes about 3-5 minutes to remove or hook-up, so if I know I won't need it for more than 2 days, sometimes I remove it...

    Not a big deal either way...
  15. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    I take both plows off so it will snow. If it is forecast to snow and I leave them on then it doesn't snow.
  16. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    I drive my truck everyday. Its really not to much trouble to take the plow off when you have a BOSS:nod::D lol
  17. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    We wash all the trucks down and I remove plows from the 2 newer trucks right away, the old F-350 the plow only comes on to have the truck worked on otherwise it stays on all winter.
  18. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    dont you love it, takes like 30 seconds to do....:)
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883


    As soon as I'm done plowing.
    So what if you have to put it back on it only takes,
    well ,you know,
    you've seen the commercial.
  20. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    It really is great hah.