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Thought on V-plow for smaller residental driveways???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Kidder, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Kidder

    Kidder Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have approximately 40 residential properties that I maintain. I am considering putting a V-plow on my 3/4 ton chevy 2500 HD. My concern is that many of the driveays are smaller and don't know if it would be much of a benefit of me to purchase a plow. Most of the driveways are about 8-10 feet wide and are about 50-75 feet in depth. I would probably have to back blade most of the properties, then push the pile on to the yard. The biggest problem is that there isn't much room to maneuver and think that it might take the same time to use a snowblower. Thoughts?
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    V works good on driveways, down pressure would be nice for backdraging, Jeep would be nice for maneuvering.

    Lets see... Boss V blade with DP on a Jeep :) :)
  3. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    While I usually agree plowmiester, My thoughts are 1) do your customers have room for the snow in their yard? 2) Do they want big piles there? I have some resi's that this works fine. I call them "country drives" other resi's I call "in town" drives and they really frown on that approach and therefore I tend to blow those drives. use your own best judgement.
  4. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Although this won't help your situation, we put the baby V-Boss 7'6" on a short box 1500. It's not great for long heavy pushing, but for short maneuvering it's a dream
  5. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Baby V better than no V.
    Of course tractor blower would be perfect.
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A V is great for drives
  7. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I really want to see some pics of your rig. Got any links or post some up?
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  9. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121


    That is a badass little rig! I'd run that thing! Nice! Go send those pics off to Boss, I think they would be impressed.
  10. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I never put a plow on any of my driveways.. it sits on the truck in the street while I snow blow them. Much cleaner, and never damage anything.