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Pick Up Plow opperators question on Plows?
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Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:56:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thinking of getting or building a Plow for the M37 to use. It will only be used on back country dirt/gravel roads. There are several types to chose from out there. Is the V-Plow that can also be made into a Angle Plow that good for plowing for the extra money? It seems it would be nice to go into a area not plowed befor with the V but you need to make the path wider also. So would a regular Angled Blade be just as good for pushing snow? Is the V-Plow realy worth the extra money and do you use it that much?? What do you use or like? What are the draw backs with both types? Thanks, Mark H.


Oslo in nc    Posted 01-07-2005 at 13:57:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark; Be sure you can plow outside your tracks. With an angle plow at an angle going in and same angle going out. With a V you may not be plowing outside your tracks. This can cause a problem with snow packing between blade and wheels and you don't want that. With the kinds of wind that you have, I would recommend a strip of conveyer belt attached to the top of your plow and running from end to end. This will keep the plowed snow from blowing over top the plow and hitting your windshield. It's called a white out and I know you are familiar with that.

As far as beating up your truck, it's the same with your tractor, abuse it and you will loose it. Beat up snow plows get that way by using it as a battering ram.


Fawteen    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:27:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a Boss PowerVee on our truck at work, and I LOVE IT! Both sides are independently adjustable, so you can angle left, angle right, vee, or swing both sides forward to scoop and cleanup with no snow falling off the sides of the blade.

If I ever get a new truck and plow, it'll be a Power Vee.


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:32:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that sounds nice! I will look into there prices. Probley will have to get it in the summer when the prices are down on used ones around here. Winter is the wrong time to buy one!! Mark H.


mark    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:49:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
There's a few V plows around here, mainly to
bust through the long heavy drifts that tend to
pile up on the roads and long drives. BOSS
seems to be the prefered plow.

Keep in mind that plows are hard on trucks,
just a couple of years and they turn into rattle
traps


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:04:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am only thinking of using it around here on some of the neibors roads for some extra cash during the winter. This old truck is built a lot stronger being a over rated tactical truck then the newer ones are now. I have seen a lot of new trucks ruined quick with plows! Mark H.


Al /Mi    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:46:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I see a few of those V plows around but they are usually a heavier duty set up for a 3/4 or 1 ton outfit .
I have an old 79 blazer with a 7 and 1/2 foot western and it has served me well . Hyd lift and turn (A must )
When I lived on the lake, it was on a private road and another guy and I kept it open but it was through the woods, very little drifting .
About 3/4 mile long

I have welded on the plow part but it's still a good plow .
I think those V plows angle the other way too don't know but that would be nice for clean up .
Does the M 37 go into 4wd and high range or just low range ? Never drove one . Those old
willysonly went in 4wd in low range if I remember right .
I just got done plowing out my place we only got like 6 -8"the other day of fluffy stuff .
I think if you had a chance to pick up a V
for the M37 you would like it seeing how it's a bigger outfit .
Al


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:00:40       [Reply]  [No Email]

I have Low and High Range in 4X4 and my GVW True rating is 8,900 lbs and I weigh 4,900 lbs empty. They rate it as a 3/4 ton off road and 1 ton on road but I can carry allmost 2 tons befor meeting the GVW Rating on the truck. A ton in the back end only drops it about 2-3 inches. The frame is real heavy on these trucks. The front bumper & winch assembley uses 48- 1/2 inch bolts to hold it onto the truck frame or 28 grade #8- 1/2 inch bolts for the bumper & angle brace mounts alone! Mark H.


bob ny    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:43:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
a couple of friends got the plow your talking about. one complained when in heavy snow and you use the V when you back out both sets of tires are in snow you lose 4-6 inches on each side when you v the plow. so they feel the extra money could have been soent more wisely
not experience just talking with them


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:47:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did not think about backing up the blade might pull extra snow behind it and it being more narrow when in the V Shape. Mark H.


Les    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:09:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, is it possible to angle both halves of the plow forward? Maybe that would help when you have to back out of a tight spot?


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:39:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Boss Plows will angle forward that is a good point. Mark H.


Red Dave    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:33:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
The maintenence guys here at work that plow our snow have had one of those bend in the middle plows for about 15 years. They liked it well enough to buy a second one.


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:42:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe I should talk to the Guys at the County Shop that do our snow plowing, good idea. Mark H.


Clipper    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:00:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our State D.O.T. got rid of all their V plows and use regular angled plows here.....more versatility with the angled plows I'm told.


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:05:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
The V-Plow I was talking about has a hinge in the middle so it can be used both ways but it is a Big Buck Blade to buy. A regular blade is a lot cheaper and easier to build. I have never used one befor only rear blades to move snow on a tractor. Mark H.


Willy-N This type    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a V Plow like I am talking about. Mark H.


Les    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I ain't much of an expert so don't take what I say to the bank because I have no first-hand knowledge. Let me just tell you that I don't see many of those V plows here. And this is a place where practically every 4WD pickup and a bunch of 1-tons have plows on them. I'm guessing the advantage, if there is one, isn't worth the expense.


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:20:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was thinking the Plain Angle Blade could move the snow just as good since it was pushing the same amount but making it all go the same way which would be a little harder to do. Seems the V would only be good for real heavy busting in stuff on the first shot going in. The type you slam into, back up and do it again which is hard on a truck I would think. Mark H.


Bob Mi    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:34:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have just an angle my next one will be a v !! you push a long run with the angle it has a tenicy to push twards the the angle getting you sidways


Willy-N    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:40:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is the same thing my tractor does when it gets deep it will slide it to the side. Another good point to think on. Mark H.


Clipper    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:26:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
That type of plow would do well if there is a heavy ice crust over the snow I suppose. Who's gonna let that particular situation occur with their driveway tho? Most fellars I know jump at the chance to go plowing as soon as there is just a few inches down on the ground! LOL! (Yeah,myself included.....tractor time is quality time! :^)


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