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New Member with a New Hiniker V-Plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by espyj, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. espyj

    espyj Member
    Messages: 53

    I've been in real estate & rental property management (primarily single family home rentals) for about 6 years now, and I've decided to stop farming out the lawn & snow care work. So I took the plunge and made the investment. I've had the truck for 2 years as my daily driver. I bought a car to drive on a daily basis, so now this will just be a plowing, maintenance and towing vehicle.

  2. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Welcome to Plowsite!:waving: That is a beatiful GMC you have there. It would look a lot better with a Boss up front. Good luck!
  3. espyj

    espyj Member
    Messages: 53

    Boss was a close 2nd, but I preferred the controls on the Hiniker, and I also preferred the Poly surface on the blades. I've read that the Poly is nice with wet, heavy snow (doesn't stick to the blade) and it seems like thats a lot of the snow we have in this area.
  4. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Boss makes the poly V XT V plow
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Welcome to Plowsite. :waving:Nice rig,:nod: I'm sure you will be happy with your Hiniker. They are well manufactured and have a history of durability and the distinction of having the only direct lift trip edge Vee on the market.

    While most of the manufacturers have a poly Vee blade obviously the Boss dealer in your area didn't offer you that opinion, shows good market awareness on the part of your Hiniker dealer and a good dealer is the most important thing.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827


    Very nice.:drinkup:
  7. Brandon29

    Brandon29 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    This is the first Hiniker V I have seen on plowsite. I love these plows and want one so bad for my duramax I just havent pullled the trigger yet. You will love the plow. Everyone in my area run these plows. We only have a handful of the western and boss v plows everyone goes with the Hiniker. Good luck to ya and how about some more pics.

    Also might want to look into Timbrens for the front.
  8. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Veryyy nice! Your going to want to throw 600-800lbs of ballest in the back to off set the weight... Again veryyy nice.
  9. espyj

    espyj Member
    Messages: 53

    I've already got the Timbrens for the front! They just aren't on in that picture yet. And yeah, about 1000 pounds in the bed should take care of any traction issues!!
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Very nice truck.
  11. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    I guess your right on the ball, haha Veryy nice!
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Nice set-up. What's the backup plan?
  13. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Very nice set-up.
  14. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Beautiful Rig there....nothing wrong with Hiniker...we used to be a dealer ourselves...problem was dealer support wasnt there...but they make a great plow
  15. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    hope she treats you well over the years!
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Are you saying they don't support their dealers, or that they had to few local dealers to support the plows you sold?
  17. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    The problem was since they're main deal is farm equipment....the plow support was not around all year...that and they only have certain production periods during the year. There was times when we needed answers or parts....and no one was home for either
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Yes I've seen that in other companies that try to operate on single production runs from out-sourced suppliers and/or shared production facilities, but good dealer inventory can off-set that.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  19. niffen56

    niffen56 Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 23

    dang i really like that setup. it looks very good. and those hiniker vs are reaally good plows. great setup
  20. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Plow looks great, I wish I had one like that! What did it set you back?