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new Kiniker C Plow

cowboy

Member
Hey guys,

just got my CPW catalog in the mail, and on the back there is a new Hiniker C plow, info: http://www.hinikerco.com/qhitch.html

I have read on this forum that Hiniker plows might not be the best, but this new c-plow, essentialy rotates to become a backdrag plow.

this looks like a pretty awesome device, same price as V-Plow.

Just want your guys opinions on Hiniker plows/this new C-Plow if you have tried it?

Adam
 

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
Honestly... I don't see it doing much better than backdragging with a normal plow. If I were going to spend the money, I'd get a V-plow.

-Tim
 

Lazer

Senior Member
What you do is buy the plow of your choice (Right now that'd still be Boss for me) and you get the locking cylinders.

Then, you modify the RTIII Rapid Tach so you can activate the Quick-hook switch from INSIDE the cab as well as on the column. That'll give you DOWNPRESSURE which'll clean WAY better than that contraption Hiniker calls a plow.

PLUS: with a V-plow you can drag backwards in the V-position and it'll cradle snow (somewhat)
 
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cowboy

Member
so what your saying is that a v plow , backwards in the v position (hard to explain with words) is almost as good as a regular plow in regular forward plowing?

hope that makes sense

Adam
 

DaveO

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Ma.
OK Lazer,

You obviously have got wwaayyyy too much spare time, to keep comin up with these ideas!!! LOL

Like the downpressure one...

Dave
 

n y snow pros

Senior Member
If Heniker cant keep there straight blades together (and i know),i feel sorry for the guy that buys the Heniker c plow.There v plows bend at the site of snow.Oh and yes Heniker my telephone number again is 845-485-4200 please call me so we can fix my 3 Heniker plows which were under warranty when all there problems started.I will not go away until you call me and im sure this bad press dosnt look good so call me so we can put this to bed!
thankyou
PS if you dont call im taking the thankyou part back
John Parker
186 Cottage Street
Poughkeepsie,12601
 

DaveO

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Ma.
Henniker Problems

So John,

Are you saying that you had a PROBLEM with your Henniker Plows under warranty, and they WON'T resolve the problem??

Just wanted to make sure I understood correctly.

Too bad, Guess I won't consider them an option...LOL

Dave
 

BRL

PlowSite.com - Veteran
Location
Somerset, NJ
I was looking at buying one also. I guess I'll have to look at another brand that has a better warranty reputation after this review. I'll be sure to tell my 2 other landscaping buddies that were looking at them also. Thanks John.
 

John Allin

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Erie, PA
For what it's worth (and it is not an opinion), I've had numerous people tell me that the problems that John Parker has with Hiniker are not isolated, but rather widespread.

It's only what I've heard, not from personal experience as I don't own any Hiniker products.
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
Take a look at the "piano" type hinge on that C plow. It's got a 1/4" or 5/16" pin running the length of the blade. Looks a lot like the door hinges at the high school I worked at, and kids beat them to death.... needless to say, they didn't hold up well....

As far as not honoring warranties.... When guys like John Parker, John Allin, Geoff, and myself tell you Hiniker is not such a good choice, you might want to think twice, three times, four times.... awwww just forget Hiniker! I'll take my 20 year old Meyer ST 90 over a free Hiniker!

~Chuck
 

John DiMartino

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Walden,NY
I would listen to what John Parker said-stay away from Hiniker.I know of one guy with one,and its all bent up after 2 seasons,his 7 yr old Fisher is still in better shape,I like Boss,Fisher,Western,Diamond,and even Sno-way's arent that bad,but ive had bad luck with Meyer.
 

diggerman

Senior Member
Location
Ames
Lazer I have to admit your down pressure idea has me rubbing my beard,wandering around the house,saying something educated like "hmmmmmmm".I was thinking about a back blade which I sort of need but don't want,so your idea has really peeked my intrest.
 
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