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Plow with window up or down?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dirtboy953B, Dec 27, 2008.


Plow with window up or down?

  1. up

    18 vote(s)
  2. down

    127 vote(s)
  3. In such a hurry that I don't know wich way is up or down!

    7 vote(s)
  1. Dirtboy953B

    Dirtboy953B Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Just wondering how many of you out there plow with your drivers side window up or down?About the only time I have mine up is when it's snowing like crazy.
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    me 2 heat on high
  3. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I like them both down to see my mirrors better, and to listen to what I'm doing. And fresh air doesn't hurt either.
  4. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    just dont stick your head out. seen guys do that to see the side of their blade only to catch a curb and eat the door frame.
  5. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    I like to listen also...and it helps when I have my defroster blasting away.
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I got the window down, heat on medium. and the tunes on. Unless its snowing like crazy and I don't want it snowing in my truck.
  7. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    mostly with it down, just depends on how cold it is and wether its snowing.
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    window down
    head out, watching the curb line (if it's close to a curb) and then out at the very end to get it up and over the curb at the end.

    I notice from watching others around here, that most of them plow window up, I find that very interesting.

    Tractors, windows up, there are no options, but you can see a lot more in a tractor.
  9. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I agree. Heat on high and a little music.
  10. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Heater on high windows down.
  11. slave2lawns

    slave2lawns Member
    Messages: 46

    I go back & forth because once that wind hits, it gets way too cold for me. The only time that I definately have them down is when Im getting close to the curbs.
  12. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    Always down, I just hate the sideways snow.
  13. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    cracked when its snowing heavy
    otherwise down almost all the way like the fresh air, keeps it a bit cooler in the truck with the heat blasting and you can hear whats going on
  14. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    Windows only cracked open to bottom of splash shield.To many times getting back splash from sloppy snow.That's a PITA ...
  15. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Unless it's raining or snowing, window down.
  16. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    down unless it;s snowing sideway
  17. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    window down untill I get out to shovel then I put them both up and crank the heat to defrost everything and warm me up when I get back in.

    then back to windows down and plowing like a madman!!

    and I do stick my head out the window when trimming up next to curbs or metal sign posts in a parking lot (handicapped signs) but I am usually going pretty slow so I dont beat the hell out of my eqpt.
  18. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    I have a.d.d so its up and down all the time! I like plowing with it down, you can hear better!
  19. scooled101

    scooled101 Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 112

    I too have ADD so i am always up and down with the window and the music i am just in a hurry all the time
  20. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    My window is up 99% of the time. I hate water/snow coming in and getting my door panel wet and soaking the switches in water. Only its down is if I forget to put it up when its not snowing. Only reason I put it down is to talk to someone or when going through the bank drive throughs