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How much time can a V-plow save.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Blink74, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Blink74

    Blink74 Member
    Messages: 30

    Hey guys. All of my accounts are per push so the faster we get done the better. The Boss website says a V plow can cut 30% of time. Is this accurate and is it worth the extra money. Also, is it easy to use. Any drawbacks to a V-plow.
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I plow diveways and went from a 7 1/2 fisher strait blade to a Boss 7 1/2 V It saves time NOT 30% maybe 10 to 15%. But it alows me to do a better job.
  3. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    It all depends on what kind of accounts you have.

    10-30 sounds about right....
  4. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

  5. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Why is a V plow faster on a driveway>? I'd buy a Jeep b4 anything else.
  6. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Ive plow an account for 3 yrs with a straight blade and it took 1hr and 20 min. I bought a V this year 1hr. I will have to say I dont know how I plowed with a straight blade. But then I only used it twice so far. Hope this helps
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    So did you plow it in a hour Earl?
  8. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    yes 1 hr jd sorry little tired this ampayup
  9. sealer700

    sealer700 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    V plows are the only way to go IMO The versatility of plowing in any combinaton is what does it for me. On only small drives their will not be much difference but when you do anything of any size, cleanup will be way faster unless you have wings or equilivent. Again just IMO
  10. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    From what i've seen, it save you time tracking down all the windrows and trails that a plow leaves. and the v-action of the blade allows you to send more snow down to the end, rather than having it pile up on the sides of the drive.
  11. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I have v's on every truck of mine. I'll never buy another straight blade again.
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Last yr.when my truck went down I used a truck with a straight blade and I couldn't even remember how to plow with it. I even picked up more accounts because I can get done faster with a v plow.
  13. mnconst

    mnconst Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 44

    I bought a wide-out last year and now I traded my v plows for wide-outs
  14. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    why is that?
  15. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    The power plows and the cousins will move alot more snow them the v in scoop. the only places I would want a V would be drifted drive/roads and maybe bank drive thrus
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    It is tough to explain but you spend less time chasing snow that spills out the side. If your running up the side of a drive put it in scoop and no snow spills out the side.

    It also leaves a cleaner edge on the driveway.

    when pushing back corners the plow is in the shape of the corner "V" instead of a strait line trying to push a corner.

    And it CAN STACK SNOW.
  17. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I went from a 7 1/2 ft straight blade with wings to a Fisher V, and it definetley saved me time. I think it all depends what property's you plow. Average driveways....maybe not so much, larger parking lots...not so much. But for the medium sized lots we do they are great! They work great in both of our condo complexes where there is several driveways and long pushes to where we pile all the snow. One big advantage I think isthe ability to punch through heavy piles of snow and ice the city plows leave in front of entrances. Ive had to do this several times where a straight blade would have some trouble getting through.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  18. F250 Boss v

    F250 Boss v Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I plow my own property, we have a VERY long driveway. At first the V really does not save me that much time vs. my old straight blade, but as the season goes on, and the windrows get higher you can sure bet it saves me alot of time. Also I have come home after some storms to a foot or more in the drive, what a pain to do that with a straight blade, the V, handles that so much better. For my needs (long driveway), I'll always have a V.
  19. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    The greatest advantage of the V over straight is the ability to move volumes of snow quicker. We've ended up with many alley-way projects where the snow has to be pumped to the far end of the alley. The V carries move snow per pass
  20. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Example.....I do a commercial lot and with a straight blade it took me 1.5 hours. With my V it takes 45 mins. Enough said.