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I got my "Plowing with the Storm" Fisher History book in the mail today; pretty neat! Thanks to the rep that sent it so fast!! :) Anyway, it was a pretty cool book to read.

Did you know they used to make truck bumpers??

I didn't!

Anyway Thanks to Fisher Engineering!
 

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i didn't really know that not all plows don't have down pressure (i don't plow with a truck; i'm 13) any how, 5thAve's message brought that to my attention, and i kinda thought, hey wait a second, down pressure wears the edge more, right? Our County DOT trucks' plows have gauge wheels on both sides to support the plow weight, but the edge still scrapes the ground, not just a wee bit above, so i guess they don't use down pressure, just the blade's weight is enought... What is down pressure good for and how useful is it really and how effective is it? does it wear the edge quicker? or can you get something like a sensor of some sort that lowers it to the ground and doesn't push down on it, but rather just keep it from flipping up? or do they already have something like that ? what's the deal with down pressure? thanks, and sory for asking so many questions, but that's how ya learn, right?
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bushhogboy I don't know of any plows that have down preasure on them the weight og the unit itself helps it stay down .And yes it would wear out a blade faster to keep constant preasure on it.You might see a belly blade on a truck and that would have down preasure on it as would a loader pushing down on its bucket.
 

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Hey,

My snoway has down-pressure, it helps with backdraging, but i dont use it all the time, I have gone thru 1 edge so far, my buddy has a 8' meyer and he is on his 3rd but he does alot more plowing then i do.

Where can i get a copy of the fisher book? it sounds interisting,
Nate
 
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