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Plow Undercarriage Getting Hung Up

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MHCRRA16, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. MHCRRA16

    MHCRRA16 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi all,
    Been a fan of this site for a long time now....have a question/problem looking for some input on.
    Have a F350 diesel lifted with a Boss 9.2' Power V plow. Have plowed my whole life with many different trucks.....and no matter what size/type of truck I have, I always seem to have the same problem.....whenever I get stuck it's NOT because of the truck tires, truck height, etc. it's ALWAYS because the plow frame/undercarriage gets hung up on the banks etc. My newest truck is lifted 8" and can clear pretty much any snow bank, but the plow undercarriage is still the lowest point on the truck and is only about 12" off the ground. Has anyone ever come up with a way to raise the frame without messing up the plowing angle and so forth? There has to be someone out there who can come up with a neat idea for that???

    Or is this just one of the draw backs to plowing with a truck?
    Any thoughts/input would be interesting to hear.
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    I think you'll always risk getting hung up in snowbanks that you're driving into/over, no matter how high the truck is. When I'm stacking (2006 F350, Western MVP 8.5' with wings), I always stay aware of how far in I am with the front of the truck. I've been hung up only once luckily; once qas enough.
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Can't raise the mount without changing the plow mounts. Which might change the strength.
  4. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Stop driving so far up the banks and you'll stop getting hung up.

    1) It's a truck, not a loader or tractor.
    2) You don't get paid more based on pile height.
    3) You do get paid more to haul or stack snow with a tractor/loader.

    Use the right tool for the right job, your tool will last longer and you'll be way more productive.
  5. tbi

    tbi Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 91

    Stop cowboying and bucking the banks.
  6. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Maybe because I know the limits of my trucks, but I have never pulled so far into, or onto a pile that caused me to get stuck. I have loaders for that. However I still get my pile 7 feet high with the truck.
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    I say trade the redneck truck in and get a huge rubber tire loader. Or don't try to drive over piles of snow.

    Raising the frame without changing the plow angle is a physically impossible feat.
  8. watatrp

    watatrp Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I agree, don't drive so far into the pile that you get hung up. When I plow, I'm always thinking about the next snow and where I'm going to push it.