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Plow on or off?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lucfw, Feb 26, 2011.


Plow on or off?

  1. I leave it on all seson

    45 vote(s)
  2. I take it off when i am done

    82 vote(s)
  3. I put it on if a storm is coming

    81 vote(s)
  4. when ever i have the time i take it off

    38 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Lucfw

    Lucfw Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 307

    just wondering when people take the plows off for differnt resons.
  2. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Plow comes off as soon as I'm done plowing.
  3. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Plow comes off as soon as the storm is over.
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Plows stay on all year. However all of my trucks are dedicated plow trucks. I have other trucks that I drive for what they are for as well.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    plow hasnt been off since Nov
  6. blogsdon

    blogsdon Member
    Messages: 63

    Me too, I have heart problems so the less exertion the better. Although I did get my quick disconnect for my meyers ez-mount so I may be taking it off more next season.

  7. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 762

    As soon as im done... depending on storm but if i get all my plowing done at night i take it off for sanding in the morning.....
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    They stay on unless there's no snow in the forcast, then they come off. No use running around for weeks at a time with that weight up there.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The plow gos on rite before it starts snowing. Then it comes off rite after I'm done plowing unless the snow is drifting or there is another storm coming with in a couple days. I store my plow inside so it's no big deal putting it on and off.
  10. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Plow stays on the dedicated plow truck all winter unless I need the truck for something, but it comes off the backup truck (my daily driver) after every storm when I have plowed my own driveway
  11. Tosa93F250

    Tosa93F250 Member
    Messages: 91

    Mine stays on year round unless the truck needs needs to be used for something during the summer. If I do take it off during the summer then I will leave it off until the fall.
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I put it on the night of our first snow and hope it works. Then it says on all season.Still can;t figure out why some guys start driving around with it on in Aug. while cutting grass.
  13. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    plows are on the trucks all winter dump truck gets plow off 2 get salt only
  14. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Leave my plow on the excursion all season, but its my "dedicated" plow truck. I have my dodge for running around, and its just a backup plow truck.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I'm with GOT-H2O. fuels expensive, and whats the point in having them on if its not going to snow for a week or 2?
  16. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Depends it was such a snowy december it was on almost the entire month. I try to take it off when Im not plowing but if there is snow in the forecast I usually leave it on I dont drive the truck that much in the winter when Im not plowing and work is only a few miles away. Long trips or to work on it, it always comes off.
  17. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Mine use to come off every time i was done plowing but this yr I dont drive it every day so it just stays on unless I need the truck and its not snowing.
  18. the new boss 92

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

    i only take it off cause its my daily driver and to top it off its only a 1500!
  19. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 387

    Plows stay on unless we need to jack/hoist truck up due to new exhaust or something. They are dedicated to snow and we have others we can drive for other duties.
  20. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    My Cummins is a dedicated plow truck, so my Meyer (which is a pain to take on and off) stays on from about November 10 to April 1. I have another truck that is my daily driver. I used to take it off when we had a week or two without snow until one morning I woke up and we had 5" of snow and my plow wasn't hooked up and the pins were frozen, so it stays on now. My truck is always hooked up, loaded up, fueled up, and ready to roll.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011