Truck Snowplow Sales & Service
Here are the different types of plows available at Fort Collins 4×4:
- Straight blade plows are the simplest and most affordable type of snowplow. They have a single blade that pushes snow straight ahead. Straight blade plows are best suited for light-duty snow removal, such as clearing driveways and walkways. However, they can be difficult to use in deep snow or on uneven surfaces.
- V-plows have two blades that angle outward, forming a V-shape. This design allows V-plows to move more snow more quickly and efficiently than straight blade plows. V-plows are also better at breaking through deep snow and pushing it off to the sides. V-plows are a good option for both light-duty and commercial snow removal.
- Winged plows are a type of V-plow that has additional blades that can be extended outward. This allows winged plows to clear wider areas of snow more quickly. Winged plows are ideal for commercial snow removal operations, such as clearing parking lots and roads. However, they can be more expensive than other types of snowplows and can be difficult to maneuver in tight spaces.
- Hinged plows have a blade that is hinged at the center. This allows the blade to float over uneven surfaces, such as potholes and speed bumps. Hinged plows are also good at rolling over snow without getting stuck. Hinged plows are a good option for both light-duty and commercial snow removal.
When choosing a truck snowplow, it is also important to consider the following factors:
- Material: Snowplows are typically made of steel, aluminum, or polyurethane. Steel snowplows are the most durable, but they are also the heaviest. Aluminum snowplows are lighter, but they are not as durable as steel snowplows. Polyurethane snowplows are the lightest and most durable, but they can be more expensive than other types of snowplows.
- Features: Some snowplows come with additional features, such as hydraulic down pressure, wear bars, and snow deflectors. Hydraulic down pressure allows the plow to be pressed more firmly into the ground for better snow removal. Wear bars protect the blade from wear and tear. Snow deflectors prevent snow from flying over the top of the plow.
Once you have chosen a snowplow, it is important to have it professionally installed and serviced yearly. This will ensure that the plow is properly mounted on your truck and that it will operate safely and efficiently.