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The snow plow shovel

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JimMarshall, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    Hey all, what size or sizes of snow plow shovel is everyone using? Looking at maybe the 30 inch?
  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    We run the 28in because it is $5 per shovel cheaper than the 30s. We will be trying a few of the wheeled ones this year as welll
  3. AGMI

    AGMI Member
    from NE Mass
    Messages: 36

    We have used these for years. My first order, I got 24", 30", 36". They guys only like using the 36", so we got a bunch more. I ordered 2 48" a few years later to try them out and the Spanish guys love them and the White guys hate them.

    Long story short, 36" seems to be the magic number. With my 2 48"s though, I am going to cut 3" off of both sides and see if anyone likes them this year.
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Just got 2 36" ones on everyone's recommendation. Very easy to put together and seem very solid. I got mine on Amazon for 59.95 and free shipping.
  5. watatrp

    watatrp Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I use the 30" most of the time. Use the 36" for light snows.
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    48" one pass tell the white guys to stop bitching or they are being replaced by Mexicans it makes more sense to run the Mexicans with the 48"
  7. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 851


    36" works best for us, tried the 48" but found they were just a little too much for our average storm.
  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Only thing about the 36's I have found is that if they slightly warp they are sometimes tricky on uneven walks and curbs
  9. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    It bums me out to hear that the snow plow shovels warp too. I have some poly yo-ho polartuff 36" that warped pretty good and they haven't even seen snow yet! I guess just hanging there through the hot summer warped them. That's part of why I was looking at the snow plow brand.
  10. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    I have heard a few guys say they didn't like the wheeled ones. Something about the angle making it hard to keep pressure down on the wheels which I can see being an issue. and they were just too big and clumsy.
  11. Ajlawn1

    Ajlawn1 Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    28/30" is perfect... The bigger ones do get a bit heavier.
  12. snowdom

    snowdom Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 6

  13. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

  14. snowdom

    snowdom Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 6

  15. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

  16. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    ^ that was weird....meant to quote snowdom above me...
  17. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    open an account with them and there is usually a better deal
  18. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    We have several 24-36in sizes...the 30's seem to be the best size all around for us, although I've got a few guys over the yrs that don't want anything but the 36's. We also have the yo ho brand...decent, but not as well built as TheSnowPlow. We also have the dominator shovels, which are very nice as well.
  19. MR. Elite

    MR. Elite Senior Member
    from E Town
    Messages: 557

    My team loves the 24 and 36's... I personally LOVE the 24" when messing around the house
  20. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    How do you guys find them for pushing snow 10feet? we have some bigger open areas that we don't always get enough snow to use blowers for that we need to clean up and was thinking of a 28-30" or possibly the grader.