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My homemade V-Plow!

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Philbilly2, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    This is how we move snow in Northern IL. All of us are to cheap to buy a v-plow so we just use 2- 8'6" plows backed by the power of a couple DURAMAX'S!!!

    Only one thing dumb was stopping to take the picture. We couln't get the traction without the backs of our trucks wanting to have a little makeout session. Oh well, just single pushed it out and didn't stop for no more pictures!

    December 4/5 - Got 16 1/2 hours in but we were robbed of our snow last night. Went to bed right when I got home from work got a call at 10:00pm and told no go, snows over. :realmad: Oh well, I probley need the sleep anyway!

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  2. TimberCreek

    TimberCreek Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Been There Done That, And It Works
  3. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    we need a video for sure :D
  4. heather lawn spray

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


    2 1984 F-250's with 6.9's in 1992
  5. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Pretty pricy equipment to be taking that kind of risk. Either one loses a little traction in the push & slides into the other, it would make for an expensive night.
  6. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    does work nice when it works with out the trucks " making out "
  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    yep, you just gotta watch yourself. I will only do it with a couple of the guys I plow with. There is a huge level of trust and respect that you both have to have in each other to get within inches of a guys truck and know that you both have a lot to loose if you screw up.

    But when all goes well..... dang can you move some snow!

    I'll try to get a video in the next snow.
  8. ALarsh

    ALarsh Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Not worth the risk IMO. Does look cool though.
  9. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    Like Philbilly2 said, You don't just do that with anyone. You need someone who has been doing this for years and know what they are doing. I see what you are saying and it could happen if you are not careful, but you have all seen my videos and you know we do it all the time. We have been doing that for many years and never had a incident. Not to say it couldn't happen, but we feel pretty comfortable doing it.
  10. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    with the plows angles its pretty quick to pull out if ya get nervous... definately easier when doing it w/ someone thats got a little experience, both my guys this year are new and it makes me nervous being so close to them...
  11. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    I don't every really worry about doing the "Flying Vee" with the guy in the picture. We have been plowing toghter for years and I can trust him. We both know what we need to do to make it work every time. We have been doing this type of push for years.

    You have to have the type of person that you can be in the same small lot with them and you know that the two of you will not crash. If there is any question in you mind, that if you were backing up and they were somewhere behind you, that you would hit.... not your guy!
  12. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Thats very impressive, i need to try that! The trucks look awsome to!
  13. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    We do that quite often at the college I work at, only we use a Chevy 3500 dually with a Boss v plow and a Dresser loader with a 12' highway blade. It keeps this interesting, but it works good.
  14. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    we do it with our skids on all the big lots....i wont let the guys do it with the trucks though
  15. dirtmovr

    dirtmovr Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Makes for quick snow removal. We used to do that with 2 Cat 140G graders and a 950 Cat loader. Angle both blades toward each other and sideshift them all the way to the inside, then put the loader between them with the bucket hooked behind the moldboards of the graders. The graders could not slide sideways because the loader was behind each blade. Very effective in large open lots. Trust is the main issue, we were running about three inches apart.
  16. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    got to love the Duramax. Good Idea.
  17. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

  18. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

  19. santelikk

    santelikk Member
    Messages: 67

    Was that from this sat/sunday storm?
  20. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    yeah the video was Sunday at about 2:00pm.

    the pictures are from December 4th and 5th storm.