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Snow Sticking to plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rrs26ja, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. rrs26ja

    rrs26ja Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am new to plowing. I have a 1997 Chevy K1500 with a 7 1/2 ft Fisher minute mount installed. Christmas day I plowed, and could not keep the snow from sticking to the plow. Any ideas?
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Your not alone, this storm was nasty,and its is not normal.If this was your first time plowing and you did OK,then you are going to be fine. I usually never have problems with snow sticking-it usually isnt a problem.
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Ditto. This snow was crazy. I carried around a moldboard full all day. Couldn't seem to get it to knock off. Really unusual as I keep mine waxed to keep the snow sliding off. Also, kept getting stuck - something else that the Dodge just doesn't do. I keep reading about all the plow guys who got stuck this one. Picture in the paper about a municipal plower with ten years experience who dropped one wheel off the road and landed on its side.
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    You'll find that happens with the wet snow we had on Christmas. Sometimes so much accumulates that the pump doesn't want to pick the plow up. I carry a shovel to scrape when this happens. I haven't had a chance to ask my driver, but I think the poly moldboard plows are less apt to do this.

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    This is what most people on the coast have to deal with every storm :eek: .
  6. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481


    Glad to hear that I was not the only one with sticking snow problems. I have a Meyer 8' Poly. My up control was not making contact all the time. I also had to use a shovel to remove the sticking snow from the blade. Went to my dealer today,got a new switch, and complained about the lifting power. He checked the opperating pressure on my hoist and it was 500 lbs lower then recomended. A new switch, couple of minior adjustments and it seems to be OK. Let it snow, I want to try it out.

  7. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    I was carrying around some extra weight for the last 3 days from all the snow that was sticking to the plow. Very bad.

  8. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    I buy a couple of Cans of PAM cooking spray and just before a storm I spray the moldboard.

    It usually helps out.
  9. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    One of my accounts is a car wash,i get free washes during the storm,we alwasy coat the plow blade with liquid wax,this time it didnt even help at all,it still stuck like crazy.