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V plows worth it?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by spencer087, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. spencer087

    spencer087 Member
    Messages: 42

    Iv'e been looking at getting a 8.5 Western Pro Plus and putting wings on for large areas and off for drive thrus OR

    A Western MVP plus.

    Is the V plow really better than a straight plow with wings???

    Keep in mind im mostly drive ways (2 car by 2 car) but i have some drive thrus that are very skinny as well.

    Snow here never gets very deep and is often wet not powdery

    Southwest Missouri is where i am.
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I have a 8.5' MVP Plus with wings and it's been a great tool for me. Just like you, I clear many businesses that have a drive-thru and I have to take the wings off or I'm not making it through.

    Straight blades are fine but V plows and containment plows (Blizzard, Wideout, XLS...) are the way to go.
  3. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    Short of busting through a snow bank I don't see an advantage in a V plow. Why not go for a wideout or one of it's twins(fisher, blizzard)?
  4. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    If you're doing primarily driveways, I still think a straightblade backdrags better than a V.

    For anything else though, I'd miss having a V. You really can cleanup so much quicker.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    get a V and you wont ever "wish you did"
  6. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    theres a different technique to using a V blade on driveways that makes it more efficient and less snow at the ends of the apron.

    deep snows kill straight blades in driveways.
  7. bskiball

    bskiball Member
    Messages: 64

    Long, driffted country driveways. V is the only way to go. I get plenty of calls after the straight blade guys can't clear them.
  8. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I think the ammount of snows, depth of snows, and type of snows you get do not warrant the purchase of a V plow. A straight with wings is all you'll likely need/want. I plow my V like a straight 90 percent of the time anyway. It's more efficient that way. As long as you get a straight that will fit in the "tight" spots with the wings off. My V wont fit in the Bank Drive thru's I have to plow. Which frustrates me when I have to get out and push the shovel....
  9. spencer087

    spencer087 Member
    Messages: 42

    so what snow depth would warrant the need of a v plow? Im plowing with a very large heavy truck as well...
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    V plows work better with larger accumulations. They are awesome period in comparison, but really start to shine at 3-4" or more.
  11. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    V plows have their purpose. Stacking, Busting through tough set up snow, breaking trail into deep 12 inch plus snow falls. etc.