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rear plow suggestions

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by csnowmizer, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. csnowmizer

    csnowmizer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    first posting on this site and first year plowing so far so good. I am looking for any info on rear plows for a 1998 chevy 2500 any information would be greatly appreciated.. thanks in advance../
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    What in specific do you want to know. The two best are Snowman and Daniels. Both have websites. We have two Snowman 70+ series, great investment.
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176


    Do you reccomend rear plows?
  4. 4speed

    4speed Member
    Messages: 93

  5. peewee

    peewee Member
    Messages: 44

  6. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Bolts- If you are doing a lot of driveways or dead end applications, then yes I do recommend the back plow. Only if you already have a front plow! The Driftbuster looks ok, but the arctic looks jankey- I love the Snowman plows, trip action, down pressure, ease of maintenance and installation.
  7. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

  8. Allsnow

    Allsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have 3 Daniels rear plows and they are great.I have one with a Boss V,one with a Snowway V and one with a Blizzard 810.They are simple and they work.One thing you have to beef up will be your alternator/battery capacities
  9. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    all snow

  10. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    We have installed this plow made by a local manufactor for many years. Self contained and easy to hook up.
  11. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    jon geer

    Wheres the pump etc. and how does it work?
    What's the price?
  12. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176


    Why would I have to beef up alternator/battery?
  13. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    The pump is enclosed in the hitch box. See the small round Smart Hitch switch? The price is about $3200 installed plus tax.

    We sell about 20 a year. Any more questions email me. Let's not upset the others.

    Just here to help with those with questions.
  14. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Your right. Im just here to help too. got carried away. Sorry
  15. Allsnow

    Allsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15


    I've found that the original factory sized alternators and batteries sometimes could'nt keep up with the draw of using the front and back plows at the same time(as well as the heater fan,back up lights and other 12v add ons)After increasing the alternator amperage and doubling up on my batteries I've had no problems at all.
  16. YenkoCamaro

    YenkoCamaro Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    go with a driftbuster plow by D&G its the best way to go i have 2 of them and have never had a problem
  17. elite1

    elite1 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    I have alwaysed used Daniels rear plows. I agree they are simple, and smaller than most, thats why I like them over the snow man which is must bigger.

    They are also use full on a truck that has straight blade, because with the boxed ends, you can collect end trails, they work great on turns, and in parking spaces that have to be pulled out, rather than plowed forward.

    The plow that Jon geer has in the pic looks very nice, small, simple and I looks as if you can put the tail gate down- something you can't do with te daniels.

    Please post more pics and info on that unit, raised and lowered
    What brand is it.- I like the looks of it a lot
  18. Rymm420

    Rymm420 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Here in south western Michigan i would say 80% of plows have back blades. Most here if not all are all fabibracted by the local truck supplier or anyone that knows how to weld, its not that hard of a concept.

    On our trucks we run a clutch pump right off the fan belt, we have 9'2" bossV and 8' back blades.

    We order the plow without a hydro pump and run our hydro lines to the blade and lines under the truck to the back blade. I plowed with electric one year and don't know how i did it blades are easly 2 as fast if not 3 times.

    The new thing here is a back blade that expands to 16' it is fabed. but a local guy here and he patentened it already the back blade goes down the road about 8' wide and then expands to 16' with hydro cylinders.

    The guys that have them say they feel useless plowing with 8' back blade instead of 16' i am looking into retrofitting one truck next year to try this out.
  19. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    Down in kalamazoo, very few trucks have back blades compared to Grand Rapids.
  20. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Daniels seem to be the best as far as ive seen. The snowman seems to me made a little sloppy.