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5 Things To Know Before Buying a Snowplow

WRITTEN BY Mary Clare

There are many aspects to factor in when you are in the market for a snowplow.  Whether you are new to plowing snowing or a seasoned pro, the same questions will arise. You will realize quickly that there are many types of plow styles and brands.  It’s a big decision and a snowplow is a major investment that can last you many seasons if taken care of properly.  The best plow for you is out there and we want you to be prepared when starting the search!

1. Vehicle Used to Plow

The type of vehicle you are going to use for snow plowing is very important. You will be spending a great deal of time working in this car. And not just any car can withstand the power needed to plow snow.  The most popular vehicles used for plowing are trucks and SUVs.  If you are using a pickup truck or SUV, the type of plow may differ.  The size of the plow will also be dependent on the vechile you will be using for plowing.

Snow plowing truck in a community

2. Shape of Plow

The style of the plow is another major decision when it comes to snow plowing. From straight plows to v plows, you will have to decide what style will be best for you when you begin plowing. Straight plows offer a single blade and work best for basic snow plowing.  If you are new to snow plowing, straight plows are simple to operate as a beginner.

V-plows are the more common style of plow that has a split blade to help you direct snow easily in a certain direction. The v-plow is good at breaking through heavy snow piles created by other plows.

3. Type of Plow

The most common types of snowplows include steel, stainless steel, and polyethylene or poly.  Snowplowing is a heavy-duty winter service and a plow should be able to withstand the cold, snow, and ice each season. Also, a plow should be able to handle any wear and tear throughout the winter like scratches or dents.  Both straight and v-plows are manufactured in all types of plows.

4. Buying a New or Used Snowplow

The next major decision you will face is purchasing a new or used snowplow.  Buying used will most likely be cheaper but will also have more wear and tear. Buying new will cost you a bit more money but you know the quality will be good.  You also need to take into account buying new and the warranty that is included. Buying used, you will forgo any warranty aspect.  Both options have their pros and cons, you have to decide what is best for you and your current financial situation.

5. Popular Snowplow Brands

Snow plow machinery ready for winter cleaning

  1. -Boss
  2. -Western
  3. -Fisher
  4. -Meyer
  5. -Hiniker
  6. -Leo
  7. -DK2
  8. -SnowBear
  9. -Snowsport

The opportunities and choices are endless when it comes to buying a snowplow!

Posted on September 20, 2021

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