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Power On/Off While Driving..

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ny518, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. ny518

    ny518 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Sorry for the new plow owner question, but I just had a new Xtreme V installed today and I was driving home wondering if I should turn the plow off on the fishstick while I am driving. I guess my concern is if I accidentally put something on the controller while driving.
  2. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I never turn mine off when i am plowing however if i am just transporting the plow(like you were today) i normally do turn it off. If your afraid of putting something on it then turn it off. I don't think it will effect anything either way
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Mine is always on when traveling to the location of plowing. It has saved me a couple of times where I had to drop the blade like and anchor on pure ice. I was going less than 10mph and the truck was sliding down a hill (sharp corner at bottom of hill) heading for a ditch. I dropped the blade and it help me slow down and stopped as the plow hit the shoulder of the road. I have been plowing for 15 years and there have been other times I had to drop the blade as well. This was the most memorable.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    turn it off if you feel safer
  5. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168


    if the blades hooked up its on, you never know.

    be mindful of where it is....ive never hit it by accident
  6. snowman6

    snowman6 Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Funny story I kept mine off last year when it was not snowing but I was going to get lunch and pulled into a taco bell drive thru and they had concrete poles that are just a little wider than an average car length from the curb and WHEW came really close to having a bad day and owing taco bell money lol so yeah now it stays on just hooked to the mounting bracket on the dash.:salute:
  7. tac48

    tac48 Member
    Messages: 41

    I have hand held controllers. I turn mine off unless I am hanging on to it or it is in a holder. I have had a few close calls by bumping a button with it left on laying on my lap or seat or cup holder.. I think it just comes down to what is the safest for you.
  8. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    They turn themselves off after.....10 or 15 minutes anyway. I do turn mine off if I'm going on the highway however.
  9. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    That's a very good idea, couple times I about used that technique....!
  10. snowtech

    snowtech Member
    Messages: 66

    i leave mine on too, its always on my lap and i have had to use it as an extra brake. its like anything else you will find what you are comfortable with over time