When the snow starts to fall, Professional Snow Removal Contractors need the right equipment to get the job done. When you’re shopping for a snowplow, remember that there are a few major considerations that will help you find the best option for your needs. The snowplow material, snowplow shape, and truck size are factors that you should keep in mind with so many snowplow options available.
Choose the Plow Material
Snowplows come in different materials, and each type has its benefits. The material options are the following:
- Polyurethane – Polyurethane is appealing because snow slides off the blade instead of sticking, so there is no need to constantly get out of your truck to remove the snow stuck to the blades. These plows also hold strong against dents and scratches during use so even over time its color stays looking great.
- Mild steel – Steel plows are known to be even more durable; they can withstand more scraping against rocks and other obstacles in the road. There are two types of steel used in making snowplows. Mild steel is the classic snowplow material. It is heavy-duty and able to withstand lots of use without getting damaged.
- Stainless steel – Stainless steel is the smoother of the two, which helps snow slide off more easily. It has a sleek, appealing look. It’s resistant to corrosion, making it a durable choice.
Plow Shape Types
The two main snowplow blade shapes are straight blades and v-shaped blades. Straight blades look like a straight line and push all the snow in one direction. The angle can be adjusted so that they can push the snow to the left, to the right, or even directly forward. V-shaped blades are shaped like a “V,” extending forward from the truck. The shape allows you to push snow off to the side in two different directions, clearing a path ahead.
The Hiniker C-Plow is a straight blade with a definite C shape. Its shape gives it power as a standard forward plow, but it can be converted into a useful back drag plow just by pushing a button. Hiniker also has a Scoop Plow, named after its slight u-shape. It performs similarly to a v-shaped blade, but its unique concave shape captures snow, providing greater capacity, less spillage, and faster, more efficient clean-up.
Find a Plow That Fits Your Truck
Choosing a snowplow for pickup truck vehicles means you need to think about what size would fit your truck best. Your truck’s size, year, and make will affect the size you need to install. The bigger your truck, the larger the plow size you can attach.
Plows can weigh up to about 1,000 pounds, so it’s important to stay within your truck’s capabilities. Otherwise, you’ll be left with a plow that doesn’t work effectively. The front gross axle weight rating of your truck gives you a ballpark of how much weight it can support. You can also upgrade your suspension to increase the amount of weight your truck can take.
Hiniker Company has a wide range of snowplow attachments for your truck, of all sizes and materials. Use our Match My Truck guide to find the options that will best fit your truck, or contact your local Hiniker dealer today.
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