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New C plow

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by mikelawtown, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    Any one here of the new C plow . i guess u can backblade and push with the same plow..payup
  2. 2004 f250 psd

    2004 f250 psd Member
    Messages: 57

    yes i have one on my 04 f250 psd it's great haf the time now :)
  3. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Not really that new for Hiniker.. I have one on my 2002 Chevy 2500HD.

    I'm a sold user of both the plow and Hiniker. Hiniker stands behind their product.

    Hiniker's web site has a graphic of the plow working - it has 2 cutting edges, one on top and one on the bottom.

    Originally a steel trip plow, it's now a poly blade with a trip edge.

    It's hinged in the center - you push a button, it bends in half with DOWN pressure and you have a back blade. Only draw back is it needs to be a straight pull back to get the most effectiveness.

    This plow is a great time saver. I do my own driveway (1000 foot long) and a nearby church lot (90+ spaces, carport, curbed handicap section and island turn-around).

    The church used to take over 2 hours every time, mainly due to back dragging. The C plow cuts it down to under 60 minutes, efficiently and safely.

    It is wonderful on straight standard residential driveways. 3 swipes backdrag and 1 forward, and you are done.

    I tend to baby my plow since I'm not rushed for time and I've had some terrible experiences with Meyers breaking (literally) down. I wouldn't be afraid to take this plow out into any commerical condition and work it hard.

    If you are doing any job that requires a lot of backdragging, this is the right design for it.

    Before anyone assumes I'm a newbe, I've been plowing since I was 16 and did commercial plowing full time for 30 years - in upstate NY and NE PA. If your truck will handle it, the C plow will pull/push it for you.
  4. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    what sizes do they come in and what are their prices?
  5. 2004 f250 psd

    2004 f250 psd Member
    Messages: 57

    8ft $4000.00+tax+install & 9ft $4500.00+tax+install
    But I paid 3200.00 for a one year old one
    it's good good plow
  6. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 979

    Do you guys have any pics of it in action. I have seen it on the Hiniker web site but I have never seen one in use.

  7. 2004 f250 psd

    2004 f250 psd Member
    Messages: 57

    yea but i can't get them to post:angry: :angry:
  8. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Check with your local dealers on the prices.. in the past there's been pre-season rebates, but I'm not sure if they have one this year or not.
  9. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    I have heard that the plow markers can leave marks on garage doord when in the backdrag position... Is this true?? I tlook like a great plow to have if you backdrag alot and do not want to have a front and back plow...
  10. 2004 f250 psd

    2004 f250 psd Member
    Messages: 57

    I backdrag off 10 garage doors and not had a mark
  11. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I've never had a problem with that. If you start to wear the tips down you may need to replace them - but mine are original and 3 years old and not showing any wear yet.

    My guess is whoever left marks may have gotten too close to the door and left marks with the blades. When you tilt forward/down, you need to remember clearance from the blade to the door.

    What's really cool is having other operators stop and watch you work. This thing is amazing.

    I'm going back into commercial work this year (hard to keep an old plow jockey down!) and look forward to showing off this remarkable blade!.
  12. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I dig that curved plow they have. Cant recall the name, but looks great for commercial work where no backdragging is needed, but how practical is that.

    Or can you backdrag at all with it. I dunno, but I dig it.
  13. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Fallsway Equipment (Akron area) told me they still have serveral of the old metal "C" plows. Hiniker switched to poly a couple of years ago. The sm told me they are making deals on them if anyone is looking for a new 8' plow.
  14. 04chevyHD4me

    04chevyHD4me Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Getting a new C plow

    As I write this, my HD is getting fitted with a new C plow.
    Based on what I read here, I can't wait to get it and put it to use.
    It looks to be a great time saver.
  15. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    If you can get some pictures we would love to see it. I thought about getting this plow because back dragging loading docks with fishers is very time consuming.
  16. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    JT, wish I had some good pix to send you. This plow is at home whenever there is a lot of back dragging to do. Everyone I have spoken to that has one says the same.. Cuts plow time in half. Worth the investment.

    I do my church lot that has an island and a curved sidewalk approach. It was a nightmare before. Now I backdrag the difficult area, and straight plow to finish. The handicap area used to have to be hand shoveled to clean.. now 2 swipes back and it's done. I don't think you'd be disappointed.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2005
  17. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    anyone ever get any pics?
  18. 04chevyHD4me

    04chevyHD4me Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Got the C installed.

    I picked up my truck on Friday and the plow looks good. Everything seems to work good and it looks like fun. I will have to get used to the distance from the garage before I lay it to back drag, but that is a minor detail. The corner guides will want to touch the door and I may take them off, don't know.

    If it stops raining before dark, I will get some pictures for you guys to see it.
  19. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I found the best way to approach a garage door is to lower the blade about 1/2 way so the markers are pointing straight forwarder. When they hit the door you know you have about 1 foot. I lower the blade into the backdrag position, and then move up another 6 inches.

    You'll want to play with yours to make sure the clearance is the same.
  20. 04chevyHD4me

    04chevyHD4me Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Some pics

    Here you go guys, pics of the C-plow.