V-Snow Plows - Great Products For Contractors

20 years ago, it was hard to find a light duty truck with a V-Plow. Having been involved in the early development, I can attest that the early products were not too durable for heavy snows. But times have changed; the products have become very viable for commercial snow plowing applications.

There are many snow removal challenges that V-plows are made for and straight blades do not handle well or at all. Let me describe some:

• Breaking though deep heavy snow: V-Plows excel at this task. A straight blade will just stall the truck if it is used in the straight across position. It will push the truck to one side or the other if it is angled. The truck will end up in the ditch.

• When used in the scoop position, a V-Plow will move tons of snow straight ahead without losing it off the end of the blade.

• Stacking snow: At the end of the run, the V-blade /scoop can be lifted, helping stack a tall pile of snow.

• Carrying over the road: This surprises many people but straight blades are awkward when carrying around on the front of a truck. They extend way out and up in the air. They also bounce around a lot. A V-Plow on the other hand can be carried in the V-Position, tight to the front of the truck. It does not extend out as far and it doesn’t bounce. In short, it gives the driver more visibility and is less hazardous in the carrying position.

I have included two videos: Fisher Snowplows and Boss Snowplows; these are both great products and there are a few others available. See your local truck dealer or truck equipment distributor.



BOSS Power V:


Find all the great products at Fisher Plows: Find all the great products at Boss Plows:

http://www.fisherplows.com/fe/index.php                       http://www.bossplow.com/

Find a Fisher dealer at: Find a Boss dealer at:

http://www.fisherplows.com/fe/locate_dealer/          http://www.bossplow.com/dealerlocator

Guest post by Steve Taylor. Steve is a consultant in the Truck Equipment business with over 30 years in the snowplow and truck body manufacturing business. He specializes in the design and quality/reliability field and may be reached by email at steve@truckarchitect.com. You may visit his website at http://www.truckarchitect.com/.

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