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poly verses steel

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by chesterlawn, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn Member
    Messages: 87

    I used to plow with a steel blade but got out of plowing for a couple of years.
    I decided to plow again and ordered a poly plow can anybody tell me the pros and cons of plot?
  2. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    poly weighs more but the snow doesn't stick to it.
  3. CTerrySGD

    CTerrySGD Member
    Messages: 64

    my poly weighs less.... I have a steel and a poly snoway... i like them both, but next time i won't spend the extra money on the poly.... I don't see any benefit in the few pounds you save with the poly unless you have a half ton truck.

  4. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Poly plows don't rust!! Some fade but the have fix that problem as well.
  5. CTerrySGD

    CTerrySGD Member
    Messages: 64

    The Poly part of the blade doesn't rust, but the frame of the blade still rusts, so IMHO it's a waste money....

  6. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    I've gon plastic and will never go back. Looks like the same for the sander. New Ploy Hawk and I am happy so far
  7. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350


    Same here. Had steel for years and switched to POLY. I like keeping my equipment in excellent condition all the way around.

    Yes the back (frame) portion of the POLY is still steel, but with a little care and some WD40 every so often, my POLY plow still looks like the day I bought it.

    And as far as the color goes, I use some RED color wax and it keeps the color looking new as well.
  8. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    If it weighs less, does that affect its downforce on the ground?
  9. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    at least for boss plows a poly weighs more. a 9'2" steel is 928 lbs, and a 9'2" poly is 956 lbs.
    a poly plow will still have snow stick to it but no where near as much as a steel will. if i had to buy my plow again i would go with a poly.
  10. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Hey Superduty. I thought you would grab those hotels I put up in the employment section.
  11. Raydon

    Raydon Member
    Messages: 49

    Poly on an Arctic is also heavier. I like my "Poly". Can easily remove poly moldboard and sandblast and repaint frame.
  12. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    right now i am not sure if i will be plowing this winter. i might have a new job lined up but am not sure yet. if it doesnt work out i will be a sub for my work and right now they have to much lined up and are looking for 1-2 subs as is.
  13. CTerrySGD

    CTerrySGD Member
    Messages: 64

    My poly is fifty pounds lighter or so, but it doesn't affect the downpressure, b/c I have the downpressure option from Snoway.... Works awesome!
  14. ultimate snow

    ultimate snow Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    whats the fix on the poly fading ?:waving: