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Snow Sticking to plow

rrs26ja

Junior Member
Location
Upstate NY
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?
 

John DiMartino

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Walden,NY
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.
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
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.
 

Pelican

2000 Club Member
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.
 

gene gls

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Granville, MA.
Pelican

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.

Gene
 

John DiMartino

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Walden,NY
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.
 
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