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looking at upgrading plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cbr9joe, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. cbr9joe

    cbr9joe Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 16

    I am looking for some info on plows people are currently using. I have an 85 dodge with a 7.5 meyer driven off the engine. I now have a 05 dodge 2500 diesel that I am looking to put a plow on. My accounts are condo units that require back dragging and snow blowing in front of garages. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of the v plows, metal or poly versus sno way down pressure straight blade? Any info would be helpful since this is only my second season doing this.
  2. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    sno-way's are to light for back dragging. those old pump off the motor plows are very reliable, i had a 89 dodge with a cummins diesel and a fisher plow that the pump ran off the motor, those plows redefined the meaning of reliable.
  3. cbr9joe

    cbr9joe Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 16

    I agree other than a slow settling problem I have had no problems.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I disagree. The sno-way's have a down pressure option which will make your backdragging much better than normal. V-plows are versitile and can stack real well, and makes cleanup with the scoop position much faster. You could go with sno-way 28V with downpressure, and you would be set up.
  5. Jef Bearden

    Jef Bearden Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I agree with Cornbinder. This is my first season using the snowway 28V series. I use a snowman pull plow so i don't have to worry that the snowway Under-performs on back dragging. Plus unless you have dual batteries the wings move ridiculously slow. On long driveways slow moving wings are not much of a concern. Condos though, You will lose so much time standing still waiting for your wing to get where you want it. The Snowway markets their "down-pressure" feature but i recall when i worked with a Boss V-plow, it also lifted the front of the F-350 i was working with. Plus the Snowway has a middle section that does not move so when you angle your blade right or left snow will collect in the center. In essence this cutting your blade length in half. I lose allot more snow off the leading edge than i prefer. I have to make more seemingly useless passes to clean up windrows than i ever did with the BOSS. Any V-Plow will be better than any straight blade.
  6. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    V-plow!! You just have to make sure that the v-plow you are looking at is compatible with your truck. My plow was compatible with my Ford but not for my buddy's '07 Dodge 2500,
    I'm not sure if that had to do with the mounting bracket or what?

    But the v-plow has been a beautiful thing on my accounts this year. Saves me tons of time!

    Good Luck with the plow shopping!