i haven't sean a picture of this plow, so this statement has no realy fact behind it.
I just think that when you design a plow, to do do different jobs, there may be too many moving parts, and too many weak links in the design. Thus resulting in more breakdowns. This is pure opinion, not a fact by any mean.
Arctic (based in Ontario) makes a pull plow we're going to check out tomorrow or friday. Since we're emphasizing full-service to our residentials next season, we expect to have more driveways to plow. Other than seeing it on their website I know nothing about Arctic pull plows...we are curious though. Daniels doesn't have a website I guess, and I haven't heard of them up here in Canada.
I saw a brochure on the Hiniker C plow. Looks to me like you could tear hell out of it if you snagged something while backing up. Also there not a lot of room under the wishbone and the part of the plow that doesn't flip-flo to carry much snow. That and the foine endorsement from John Parker makes it real easy for me to stay away from Hiniker.
from what i hear, the forks bend easily, the mounting of them isn't too great and the c-plow looks like it wouldn't see one season on use.
<b>Ed Altheide</b>- welcome to the forum. it's nice to finally have someone involved with making snowplows. one of my friends is a distributor for them. just wondering why in your ads you show them pulling gravel?
I have seen the pictures of the New hiniker plow, although not seeing it in person, i am curious of its strength and reliability. I did have a route of many driveways and used a western 7.5 pro uni-mount and used it as a backdrag. It stunk like we all know. We now have in development a bolt on system to the uni-mount which turns it into a DOWN-PRESSURE system. I have used it personally for one season with satisfying results and doing further R&D.Good luck to Hiniker. #1 PT.
Also if you look at the pictures. It looks like someone has shoveled the snow where the trucks tire sits. This allows the unit to back drag better. I wonder how effective it would be with out shoveling the place for the tires.
hiniker plows look very poorly constructed, i would expect theat the first big storm would mess something up in the birdsnest of parts they have to move the sucker.....myself i wouldnt touch one with a 10 foot pole!