How to Select a Snow Plow for Snow Removal Services
Snow plows are essential for snow removal service companies to quickly and efficiently restore driveways, roads, and parking lots to their original condition after a snowstorm. Investing in snow removal equipment for your company will increase productivity when it comes to clearing snow. Plus, with the proper care, they will last your company through many seasons of plowing snow. Here at Horizon, we have a vast selection of Boss Snow Plows and Meyer Snow Plows for sale.
When selecting a snow plow, consider what type of vehicle will be used to push the plow. Some plow designs are for SUVs, light-duty trucks, or medium-duty trucks, while other designs are for skid steers, wheel loaders, or other heavy equipment. The blade (also known as the moldboard) of a snow plow can vary from straight to V to a box plow. If your snow removal services are limited, a 7' to 7'6" straight plow would be ideal for your operation to clear driveways; however, if you need to perform snow removal on a commercial scale, an 8' V-blade plow would be more suitable.
While straight plows are less costly than a V-blade and will still remove snow from driveways, they lack versatility. V-plows are ideal for quick and efficient snow removal because of their multi-functional design, allowing you to slice through snow and control where and how the snow is stacked. Since the V-plow is positionable, it can take on a scoop, straight, or V shape depending on your snow moving needs. Rather than cutting through snow and leaving snow windrows, box plow blades are designed to push snow straight ahead.
Commercial snow plows also come in a variety of materials such as polyethylene, stainless steel, and mild steel. Of the three, polyethylene is the slickest, meaning snow will slide off of the blade easier than its steel counterparts, and least prone to corrosion, dents, and scratches. Poly moldboards are reinforced by a stainless steel framework, making them heavier than other snow plows. Stainless steel moldboards resist corrosion but can dent more easily than poly, which can lead to corrosion and inhibit the performance of the plow. Mild steel is the standard material used in snow plow moldboard production; however, despite being durable and reliable, it is prone to corrosion over time and dents from rocks and other debris.
When it comes to investing in a snow plow, be sure to research your options. As a dealer for Boss and Meyer snow plows, we are here to help answer any questions you may have about snow removal equipment. Browse our selection of snow plows for all of your snow removal services at Horizon.