So, I was reading a post on the site not to be mentioned here , that puzzled me. A poster states he is a manager of small city in the NJ county of Hunterdon with plenty of experience with purchasing plows and trucks... but, oddly wants talk to professionals on the internet? Shouldnít he just talk to his highway superintendent? The odds are that the city has a few smaller trucks in the 3/4 to 1 ton range with 8.6 to 10 ft plow for doing municipal building parking lots or even public parking lots. Needless to say this poster could just ask this individual for a recommendation on plows?
Seems a bit odd to me. Not to mention why does he want a home owners plow for a full sized pickup? Thatís like putting a pick up rated plow on my Walter trucks. Just doesnít make sense to me. But, I want to see how this plays out.
ok comment on old post - might a solved it by now -
I was a city worker here and know it takes awhile. . . for governments to make a decision. . .
a suggestion from a retired city operator.
we got a fair amount of snow in our town and had big plows 10' to 11' for the
roads - a grader with extra options for plowing - the back hoes were also used.
for lots and fields we use the 950 CAT front end loader. it also had an optional Bailderson power blade that had to be used carefully as it would peel up a curb or remove anything in its path [some other guy learned that]
I loved running that more than the other plow options.
yeah we had heavy equipment for summer use and in the winter we used what we had.
yes we had a few pick ups a tractor too. but those had different uses than plowing.
yup they had a budget for plowing and sometimes we went over when there was a big storm.
we had the equipment for the highways and by ways. then used the front end loader and back hoes for parking lots and clean up after the storms.
maybe our city foreman knew what he was doing.