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Sno Way ST plow Height

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by VTdakota, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. VTdakota

    VTdakota Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 6

    Hi, I am new too plowing, but I am pretty up to date with plow technology and most plow models. I have a 1997 Dakota V6. I am only 18, so I cant afford a new full size truck. But I was wondering if anybody could tell me the plow height for a Sno Way Predator ST. They look to be pretty low and was wondering the height so that I can compare to other brands. Thanks.
  2. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    hey my buddy has that exact truck with a 7ft western styanderd on it go western thoose sno-way nblades suck standard is i think 27 inches on a western
  3. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    The mold board on the ST is about 26". Comes in three flavors: Lexan (lightest) steel, and stainless steel.

    The plow itself has some very slick features including downpressure and optional remote control. The entire apparatus lives on the A-frame, so nothing haniging around on the truck when the plow is off - an issue in some parts of the northeast.

    The other site has a section for each of the manufacturers. Take some time, read the threads, surf the websites. Good luck.
  4. penberth

    penberth Member
    Messages: 72

    Hey PBeering, are you sure about the 24"? I think the ST series Snoway plows are 18" tall. If you want the 24" tall one, you need to move up to the MT series.

    DERBYDON Member
    Messages: 39

    Hey VTDakota,

    Snoways don't suck. I run a Snoway and love the Downpressure.

    If you have to backblade any heavy ice or snow, the Downpressure is a real timesaver.

    Easy install, easy mounting, works well. No problems with mine.

    Western plows are good too, plus they also mount the hydraulics on the A-frame. The frame looks a little beefier than the Snow Way.

    Go with what works for you, but check your local dealers and see who can give you the best service and parts support in your area.

    All plows go up and down, and side to side, WHEN THEY ARE NEW!...

    All plows will eventually breakdown and need service.

    And to anyone who feels like flaming a particular brand, try being a little more definitive than "they suck" in the future.
  6. I'd have to agree with DERBYDON.

    I am a repeat buyer of Snoway and have had no issues. Like everything else, everyone is going to have a favorite. That doesn't mean others "suck"

    My Predator 29 cleans alot better than any Western, with the Down Pressure activated, oh thats right, not an option for Western. And its lighter on the front end of my truck, so less wear and tear on axle. Did I mention Snoway's 5 year warranty... with a Western money starts coming out of your pocket the 3rd, 4th and 5th season.

    I not trying to start a war, just proving a point.

    Now, the topic of this tread. Snoway ST is very short. Go with the MT even on a Dakota. Alot of guys have them on Dakotas, S10, Blazers, and so on. Its a good plow in my opinion, but make your own decision based on other input and research.

    Good luck and happy plowing :dizzy:
  7. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have an ST on my 96 4Runner......just plowed a 16" event with the 18" ST blade with very little trouble. Yes it would have been better with a taller blade, but that was the largest single storm snowfall in 25 years in the Dayton area. It also would have been better with a new 2500 Duramax. So the 18" plow is plenty for me.

    I just hate it when people say things suck because they don't use them... I will buy another Snoway when I upgrade my vehicle.

  8. Rhinohd

    Rhinohd Member
    Messages: 71

    I am a snoway user too. I run a 8' x 29" on my truck and it works greart! The down preasure feature makes back dragging a breeze. I also went with the wireless controler which I love. Easy on and easy off. What more can you ask for!
  9. I have a Predator on my Ranger and I have never had a problem with the height of the moldboard. I like the Sno Way because it is light and it has down pressure which makes it act more like a heavier plow. From what I've seen, the snow easily rolls off the blade and I haven't had any trouble with deep snow.
  10. Rhinohd

    Rhinohd Member
    Messages: 71

  11. z_plow_master

    z_plow_master Member
    Messages: 49

    snoway are good plows, i got my right front wheel once stuck and the under parts hit the ground, i couldn't back up, all tires were slipping becuase of the snow,i lowerd the plow and still no luck, but when i applied the downpressure ,it was as if i jacked the front end, and it saved my time...
    i think downpressure on ST models are optional, i am not sure.but if it happened and you got snoway, make sure to have the downpressure with.
    as far as St blade's height it is like 6 inches shorter than standard plows, somewhere between 16 and 18 inches
  12. Boutallnite

    Boutallnite Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Its 18", that is what I have, but I added an extension for an additional 6". Its a snoway deflector ($130), I just attached it up instead of hanging it over the plow. Here is what it looks like.
    <img src="http://www.makeup911.com/images/jeep_plowup.jpg">
  13. Ahhh, I like that idea!! :cool:
  14. iam410us

    iam410us Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    deflecter trick

    what a great idea. I just bought my st-80 and was concerned about the blade height. now I know what to do.
  15. larryjlk

    larryjlk Member
    Messages: 66

    If you hit the sno-way link at the top of the page they will tell you what plows fit your truck. It also gives the specs for all their plows. There are many advantages to sno-way the least of which is it's light weight and easy on the front end, which was the primary consideration for putting it on my truck since it's no where near the strength of a 2500. Plow does an excellant job and with down pressure you'll out backdrag anyone. Remote control is very cool when hitching up the plow too. Good Luck
  16. Flatulentvandal

    Flatulentvandal Member
    Messages: 50


    Whats the deepest snow you've pushed in a lot with your ST?