Superplow?

casey

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I am seriously considering purchasing one of these units to complement our snowblowers for use on small residential drives.
There seems to be many testimonials in the contractors section of the link attesting to the units productiveness. As I have made numerous poor equipment purchases in the past I am wondering if anyone has any feedback on the effectiveness of this product. We would only be using this on small drives with garages, not for open plowing.
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http://www.superplow.com/homeowners.html
 

75

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Based on your application (small drives with garages) IMHO your $$$ would serve you better if they went toward a Daniels or Snowman pull plow. They're proven units, and I believe a few of our fellow members have had good results using them in commercial service.
 
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casey

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Alan,
Since I value the advice of professionals I will post a pic when our small blower fleet is pulled out of storage to hopefully convince you I am serious about my profession.
I have found blowers to be effective in my situation but there is allways room for improvement. This unit seems to be a good complement for our present situation.
 
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casey

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I've never seen one being used. Do they work? Any drawbacks, limitations? They make alot of claims about the benefits but are they blowing smoke?
 
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Kent Lawns

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In some markets, you cannot even be competitive without a rear plow.

The SuperPlow is certainly not my first choice.

A Daniels or a Snowman are the better ones that are available nationally.
 
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casey

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Toronto Canada
The Superplow also claims to be com grade. What differentiates it from the true com units?
The threads indicate residential application yet no one seems to use them in our area.
 
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Alan

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Yes, a real back plow, not this gadget! But even then, why use a plow when your blowers are so efficient? A pull plow will compliment a front plow, but where can you not blow the snow out of a place that you would be able to pull it out of with a rear plow? Besides, with a rear plow on it's going to be a lot harder to get blowers on and off the truck.
 
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casey

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Was thinking of running a backplow & single stage set-up for some larger drives. Will keep a trailer set-up for our majority of small, side by each drives. Nice to have as a back-up as well.
 
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casey

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As I said before, there is allways room for improvement.
& why is Superplow a gadget compaired to a "real back plow". Is it an MTD-Exmark type difference?
 
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Alan

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Casey,

Just a few days ago you were telling us that you only target small residential driveways. Now you're talking about "bigger" things. PUHLEASE! Make up your mind.

And yes, it's sort of an MTD/Exmark comparison on the plow. This thing apears to be of relatively light material, no ribs, I don't remember seeing any trip provisions on it. And it is free to flop around in some sort of self angling "wobble mode".

Besides, it's some sort of convoluted logic that would want a pull plow for your primary plow anyhow. Since you already have (maybe) the single stage blower, why not use that to clear in front of the garage and use a normal plow to push the rest? I'm trying a rear plow this winter (SnowMan) but it is to compliment a front plow, not to replace it as the primary snow moving tool.
 
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casey

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Alan,
Just as we have corner lots in the city we also have larger drives which are part of year around contracts. There are not enough of these drives to justify a front mount plow on one of the vehicles. This unit looked like a good alternative to the expense & wear&tear a front mount plow would incur. Since I have never seen one being used or used one I have no idea if it would be a wise purchase. It would get limited work on larger drives and serve as a backup in case of a severe fall.
 

Kent Lawns

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Actually the self-angling feature works quite well.

What the plow lacks is downpressure and a real sturdy attachment structure.

(The moderators views lack experience, are narrow-minded, are argumentative and condecending.)
 

Kent Lawns

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I've seen about everything out there.
(Including all patent filings and many manufacturing facilities)
(We have our hands in the pie of 3 markets)

Most rear plow operate between 1200 & 2500 psi hydraulic pressure. The actual pressure on the cutting edge will vary due to hydraulic cylinder angle & size.
 

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