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What do you do

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mcwlandscaping, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    When plowing ive heard to drop the blade after moving forward a little bit and not dropping it at a standstill and going from there. What is the correct or ok thing to do?
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I don't know if I've ever thought about it. When I stop backing up, I shift and drop the blade as I turn back around, all in one fluid motion. I dont sit around waiting to do things in a certain order, just what I've observed to be most efficient through the years.
  3. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    you put less stress on the transmission if you drop the plow while moving. still i don't think it makes to much of a difference.
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The Ole-go-an-drop:nod:
    Well:D most of the time..
  5. polplow

    polplow Member
    Messages: 45

    tried the go and drop----rather drop blade first seemed like a lot of weight from the plow to got then drop
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    Drop then go....

    I usually don't have enough room to "get a running start" and drop as I'm moving.
  7. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    It depends on the lot. If its a nice open lot, go then drop. But if its a drive way, its stop drop roll.
  8. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    i agree, if possible i try to drop after i start moving, if the room doesnt permit it then i drop first.
  9. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    It depends on how heavy the snow is, you dont want to get too much of a "running start" then you are ramming which is not good. But for a moderate snowfall, i find initial traction to be better if the plow is dropped first and has some momentum. I have gotton into the habit of dropping the plow just as I start turning into a driveway so I usually "go then drop" if room permits.
  10. I drop mine first, its just the laws of physics.