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Should I leave my canopy on for plowing?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 90pioneer, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. 90pioneer

    90pioneer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Will be my first year plowing, 97 F250HD extended cab long bed. Has a canopy on it right now with side windows.

    Should I leave it on or take it off? I like the idea of my equipment being kept dry but other people have told me it will block my vision too much.

  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    mine is off, might put it back on. I had it freeze shut once... just something to think about
  3. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    I had an old ford with an A.R.E. fiberglass cap on it. Plowed once with it on then never again after that. The visibility was a problem for me. Now I just let the snow pile up for extra weight. What kind of equipment are you hauling around that can't get wet? Carpentry tools and what not?
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I left my cab protector on our dump bed since new and more than a couple times I backed out into the street and never saw these cars, of course they were going like a bat outta hell but guess who's fault it would have been. But even at night I couldn't see their lights. I mostly use my mirrors and am very familiar with the properties we do but this year it's coming off. I would take it off if it were me.
  5. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i have one on my truck it dosent bother me any i just use the mirrors alot and ive never had a problem
  6. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Take it off. Just got in from plowing this early season storm it drove me crazy!
    Max visibility is always a plus.Just my 2 cents