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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sgoalie23, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 Member
    Messages: 62

    What are some pros and cons of a V-Plow vs. a Straight plow.
  2. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Oh God, here we go.....
  3. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    That helps out a quite a bit.

    sgoalie, Do a search and you will find this topic has been discussed many times. You will find a quite a bit of reading on the topic..
  4. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    It cost me $600 more for a V over a straight. A v plow is a straight blade plus it can V and scoop. Your getting three plows in one.
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    If you have any large lots to do then a V is a great help. If you are only doing houses then get a straight blade. The scoop position will save you a lot of time on commercial lots. A straight blade with wings or sides is also a great option. I have all 3 of these and have used them all. If I could only have one I would take the straight blade and put sides on it.
  6. Pete7

    Pete7 Member
    Messages: 55

    I have never used a v but am considering one. What is the disadvantage to the v if you are only doing driveways? Is it just the extra $$? I am having trouble understanding why to not buy the v. I currently only do driveways but am planning on buying the v to leave my options open. I am just curious why alot of folks say to buy a straight blade if you only do drives, the extra expense seems to be the only downside.
    As a side note at this point I am leaning towards the v sno way, the dps feature seems really helpful. ANy thoughts?
  7. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I have a large driveway and the last storm we got I plowed 20" with 4' drifts. The V is good for breaking into driveways. I also use the scoop to scoop snow away from garage doors when I can. Its a couple bucks more and you get three plows in one!! payup