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Snow coming over plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ATT Tech, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. ATT Tech

    ATT Tech Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Ok... So I have the 8'2" VXT with the snow deflector installed, but I still get a ton of spray over the plow when plowing in any angled direction.... Any advice to minimize this?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Slow down? Try and put it in a dog leg. If it's a dry snow ,not a lot you can do.
  3. ATT Tech

    ATT Tech Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    It's always that fine granular snow... Worse when it's only 2-3" deep.... Traveling under 15MPH.... I've tried different angles but never dog legged.... Just sucks when you have a 5 mile access road and you have to stop every 1000 ft to clean off your wipers.....
  4. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Get a XV2...LOL
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Plow with the wind

    You need a wider deflector
  6. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    Did you ever plow without one? I added one this year. Still get some but comparatively, it makes a huge difference
  7. ATT Tech

    ATT Tech Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm thinking that when the weather breaks I'm going to make a bigger deflector... Right now it is a 10" deflector but I have plenty of mining belt so I think a 14" might be in order....... I've been plowing snow since 96 but this is my first v-plow and it seems worse than any of my straight blades I've had in the past.
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    My old boss had a 16'' deflector was made from a belt

    I have 3 MVP Plus I run no deflector Only notice blow over when I drive in a high wind with a big load in scoop mode Light snow 2-3'' never notice much coming over
  9. HPSInc

    HPSInc Member
    Messages: 34

    I have the boss kit on my power vxt. I have some really long pushes to make on the roadways I clear and my shield gets hammered with snow no matter what way I got the blade. It's really no better than when I didn't have the deflector kit installed. I literally have to plow at what feels like a crawl to avoid it coming up and over. Some other local guys I know make their own for their plows, they hang about half way down their plows. According to them, theirs work.
  10. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    Fisher Plows the snow never comes over the top.....Must be a Boss thing...:whistling:
  11. HPSInc

    HPSInc Member
    Messages: 34

    I'm out now, 15 mph...can't see sh*t. Thanks Obama
  12. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    I must be a slow poke....

    I've NEVER plowed anything at 15mph.....

    (including any ex girlfriends)
  13. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    We plow miles and miles of roads - the deflector is a waste of money IMO to help with plowing roads, parking lots yes but roads no.

    It's not uncommon to plow at 20mph - defroster on hi, wipers on high and lean forward and whichever way gets you the view out of a clear spot on the windshield.
  14. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    Or get the windshild up a lot higher :D. Couldn't resist, but I really can't say squat, I haven't moved any snow with this one yet.........soon:nod:

  15. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    I would hope you are doing AT LEAST 20mph if you are doing roads. :sleeping: I do 20+ routinely in some of my LOTS. I think MoDOT runs about 40-45 when on the highways, or at least that is what I have to slow down to until I get around them between lots. :waving:
  16. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    I plow roads . Fisher plow with metal deflector then a ten inch belt hanging from that. Can go as fast as the truck can push it. Before I put the belt on I would get buried at any speed over 15 mph
  17. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    These are private roads - you go as fast as you can see. I don't want to say 30mph, I dunno, never look at the speedo. DOT front plows are designed waayy different than our plows, not to mention belly blades.
  18. pinepointe

    pinepointe Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    The bigger the plow flap the more roll you get on the snow I run a 18" mining belt with a 3" piece of aluminum on top of the mining belt works great.
  19. heman

    heman Member
    Messages: 52

    make a metal deflector, follow the curve of the blade then make a sharp curve downward. i have found out that the factory deflectors act like dam and won't let the snow roll off the blade, since i switched to making my own 20 mph no problem, plus i use heated wiper and heat strip below were the wipers park. i can plow 30+ hour with out smacking wipers off (unless its colder the 10 out).

    make the curve with a piece of wire, then bend the steel to that shape.
  20. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    How about a photo of that steel foil you made?Thumbs Up