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plowing with a Lift gate

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snowaway, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anybody else had ever plowed snow with their tommy gate. I thought it would break but it didn't. I started out last year just doing a couple of freinds places with it, managed to pay for the truck, Of course I only payed 400 bucks for the truck. Seriosly though it did a darn good job, just slow. worked good for moving large burms also. Just drop it down and back it under the pile:)
  2. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Thats the first time ive heard of that before!

    And no, ive NEVER seen someone try to plow with thier tommy gate before

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    First i ever heard of doing it with a lift gate.I don't think its a good idea as 1 the gate isnt designed for that.2 you can easily damage the lift gate by hitting something now your stuck with a lift gate on the ground.
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    That's a terrible idea!
  5. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    This has to be a joke!
  6. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Sounds like a great idea to me. You can plow mailboxes, road signs, parked cars, and all the while no wear and tear on the front mounted plow.
  7. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    No joke realy did it, I thought it would break as well but it held up for the winter without a problem. I am not suggesting it for anybody, Just thought some of you would get a laugh out of it. Also remember I only had 400 dollers in the truck, sold the truck in the spring for a thousand. And yes the gate still worked perfectly. unfortunately It wouldn't fit on my new truck so I had to buy a plow. HA HA
  8. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Ok, I thought this was a joke. How did you "plow" with a lift gate? You lower the gate to the ground, backup pushing the gate under the snow and then what? Lift if up and dump it into the truck bed? Plus, aren't the controls for that thing mounted to the back of the body?
  9. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I left the gate in the vertical position and lowered it down to the ground, then get back in the truck and push, all in reverse of course. I found it faster just to drag it back through the section I just cleared than to bother lifting it up. Definatly not the most efficient tool but you got to start out somewhere.
  10. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    wow, I thought that this thread was about visibility with a lift gate or the extra weight, not actually plowing with it! I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.
  11. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

  12. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    that's what i thought!! really i was gonna reply as i plow with a truck with a lift gate not with the lift gate!! . unbelievable!! all i can do is laugh........now i can't stop laughing!!!!!!!!!!!ha-ha-hhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa
  13. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    I wish you had some video of your lift gate in action.
  14. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    i wanna go buy a lift gate just to try it out:jester:
  15. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    better yet why don't you mount the lift gate to the front of your truck!!LOL
  16. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    He must have some good SMOKE......
  17. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    back when i worked on semis some of the drivers would clear snow with the lift gate on the trailer. guess the plow guy did not realize that a big truck needs room to back up and make delieveries.
  18. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    what he said
  19. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    What THEY said:rolleyes: