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straight blade vs. box blade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Acorn, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Acorn

    Acorn Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    which is better for a larger (3 acre) parking lot ... straight blade or a box

  2. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    IMO - box
  3. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    How about a blizzard 810? Its an 8', a 10' or a winged 8', i think that would be the best all around plow, JMO
  4. Acorn

    Acorn Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Can't afford the Blizzard right now but I think I'll turm my straight blade into a box
  5. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Hard choice.
    A box is good for pushing snow, a straight is good for rolling snow. All depends on the set-up of your lot & what your are installing it on.
    I'd go with a V plow, or even a Blizzard 810 (the new talk of the board), that way you can have the best of both worlds.

    With a Box your plow wont trip as easy, unless you get something like the turky wings.
  6. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Are you pushing with a truck or loader? If a truck do not permanatley change the plow to a box pusher. Just add the turkey wings.
  7. Acorn

    Acorn Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I have a 3/4 ton with 7.5' blade for that site. There are some big open spaces to the parking lot and 3 or 4 long laneways about 50' wide by at least 500' long with a requirement that does not allow me to leave a ridge of snow along the sides of the lanes.

    I haven't heard the term turkey wings before. I was thinking of making my blade into a box with some 12-16" side walls with brackets all attached with pins for easy removal.
  8. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Don't put a box on a truck.
  9. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    If you are looking for turkey wings look to the banner at the top of the page. they are a sponsor of this site. (or look at the sponsors tab at the top)