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Help me decide what plow is best for me...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by VnDrWLawnCare, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. VnDrWLawnCare

    VnDrWLawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    I have the following to do:

    40 driveways - 2 car wide, 2 deep
    2 small parking lots
    1-medium lot- maybe

    In years past i have had someone plow the lots for me and i have done the driveways with a snowblower or by shovels with lots of help. Small 2" snows are no problem, but anymore than that i am killing myself. I am looking for a plow that will scrap pretty clean like a snowblower if possible by backdragging, work well in lots, and if at all possible not have to cut a large section out of my front facia (2004 GMC 1500 ext. cab) to accomodate the plow.

    Is DP a necessity, or will a back drag blade do the same job?

    Thanks you for your help.. you guys are the pros
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Get a Sno-Way with Down Pressure. They are great for drives with the DP. JMO
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    100% agree. Great application for one and the DP feature will scrap better under more conditions than a BD edge. :nod:
  4. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I'm with these guys snoway blade w/dp
  5. VnDrWLawnCare

    VnDrWLawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    Thank you guys. I tend to feel the same way, but did not want to overlook something, because i really like the looks of the boss too.

    Is a 29 series too much for a 1500?
    I hope to upgrade to a 2500 in the future.

  6. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Take a look at the hinker c plow I think its called. It has a cutting edge on both sides.
  7. bakerc8

    bakerc8 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    look at fisher there hot
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Skip the Fisher, the older ones are one of the worst back dragging plows out there. I would have to agree with the Snoway with DP.
  9. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Your model year GMC will accept either the 26 or 29 series with up to an 8' blade. That being said since you are already thinking of upgrading to a 2500 down the road the 29 series would make more sense at this time IMO.

    Thanks for your interest in Sno-Way products.
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Get a 7.5' Fisher or Boss with a trip edge.
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yea most guys purchase a $5000 because its cool or looks hot. :rolleyes:

    Can't run anything Fisher or Boss LEGALLY on that truck except a 7.5 ft standard duty (ie light duty) or smaller. Which will be basically undersized at truck upgrade time. But with the Snoway you can LEGALLY run up to an 8 ft 29 series commercial blade WITH down pressure. Won't kill the current truck and will much more suite a future truck upgrade.

    Makes it a no brainer as long as you have the Snoway dealer support in your area. :salute:
  12. Michael M

    Michael M Member
    Messages: 80

    BOSS 7'6 trip edge is the best way to go. If there is no BOSS dealer close to you, take a look at the Henniker C-plow. My friend swears by the c-plow.