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looking to buy a plow..questions..

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kranker022, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. kranker022

    kranker022 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    hello and thanks for looking! i have always appreciated this site for questions and answers. I am in my early 20's and have always been looking for advice and ideas on this site.

    I have had a medium lawn care company for about 5 years.. still maintain a fulltime job so i have not really got much into the plowing scene. i mainly do a lot of my clients driveways.. and a few small parking lots. I have always used one of the rinky dink snowbear snowplows.. and believe it or not.. those have always got the job done for me. HOWEVER.. I have had some money saved up.. and have convinced myself to pick up a heavy duty plow. I have been looking at some used western/meyer plows online.. and just have a few questions (Please excuse me if my questions sounds dumb and amateur)

    If I am looking at the older style.. cable hydraulic.. not the electric over hydraulic... is there a way to see if the pump motor works.. or to test the plows functionality before I buy?

    also.. I am aware that these cable styles are ran by the trucks engine motor.. while the electric over hydraulic run on the battery system. My question ( a stupid one) is simply.. how do these plows hook up to your motor? do they run off a belt? if someone could just explain that a little to me I would really appreciate it.

    once again.. i want to thank anyone in advance who takes some time out of their day to respond.
  2. hightop

    hightop Member
    Messages: 47

    I just posted to your duplicate thread in the new to industry forum. I don't think you need to double post, you'll get the info you need in either, but I think it belongs in the newbie forum.