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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BWhite, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    Would a V plow enhance efficiency with res driveways ......combined with my backplow ?
  2. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    i think so.
  3. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Most driveways around hear are usually 10-12 feet wide, leading up to the house where it widens, I couldn"t see it just for that, but some people are pretty picky about where you put snow, it would be good to gather it and put it all in one place. I say go for it:D
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    The V knocked about 1/2 hr off my residential run
  5. 99SDPSD

    99SDPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I can do 25 drive ways in 2 1/2 -3 hrs with my V. Also it is great for breaking open long driveways.
  6. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    You better believe it. I bought a Fisher V this season and will never buy another stright blade. I do a few commercial but mostly residential. After the first few storms it really shaved some time off the route.
  7. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I think a V plow would definitely enhance efficiency in a residential or commercial application.
  8. Plowski

    Plowski Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm using a Fisher 8.5 V this season after using a Fisher 8' straight blade for 20 years. For me, the jury's still out on time savings. I'm still doing my 40 driveway run in about four hours. I can see this improving though, as I get more comfortable using the scoop mode.

    For breaking through tall drifts at driveway ends and making the first pass down a drive, the V mode is great and seems to be much less stressful on the truck.

    I recommend the V.
  9. dillyolboy

    dillyolboy Member
    Messages: 97

    Probably not worth it.

    The main adavantage of a V IMO is the scoop position which you already have since you have a backblade. Plowers with just a front blade use this so they don't have trails like a straightblade does so it definitely saves them there. I think a V would do a better job but probably not much quicker. When you have a drive that goes from one pass to 4 in front of a three stall garage you pull all the snow to one spot and then you could drop your V and go cruising through it and it would spread the snow real well, the same in a deep drift. With a straight blade you angle it and it pushes the truck around a bit but it basically does the same thing just not as well. Most people I see plowing drives have their V blades angled one way or the other. On commercial I would say definitely get it but on residential Yes you will save time but it is probably not enough to justify the cost.