Product Spotlight: Front Mounted Adjustable-wing Truck Snowplows
Transform your truck or SUV into your very own snowplow this winter season with an adjustable-wing snowplow. Adjustable-wing snowplows can be used in the most efficient positions to handle driveways, parking lots, and roads. Adjustable-wing snowplows come in several verities like simple straight blades, to multi-position v-blades.
In narrow areas, like drive-throughs or parking lots full with cars, an adjustable-wing snowplow can be used as a compact straight blade. In large, wide-open areas, the wings can be expanded to provide a larger plowing path. When plowing with the blade angled, the leading wing can be angled inward to direct snow right to the heart of the blade, eliminating "spill off" that can occur with a normal straight blade or V-plow. Adjustable-wing snowplows can also be put into "scoop" position, with both wings angled inward, to give the operator the ability to effectively contain snow. Adjustable-wing snowplows in scoop mode can also fully angle right and left, to help control spill-off and reduce clean-up time.
With the breadth of available plowing positions, snow plowers report up to 50% more efficiency when compared to straight blades and up to 30% more efficiency when compared to V-plows. Kale Christman, of The Ground Specialists in Valparaiso, Ind., says that his adjustable wing snowplow, a WESTERN(R) WIDE-OUT(TM), has greatly increased his efficiency. "Because of the type of properties that we plow, and because the WIDE-OUT is able to contain so much more snow, we're not going back and forth as much. I guarantee that I can plow twice as fast." He continues, "Where we used to send two trucks with a V-plow and a straight blade, now one truck with a WIDE-OUT can do it all."
Three of the leading snowplow manufacturers, WESTERN, FISHER(R) and BLIZZARD(R), carry lines of adjustable-wing snowplows. To learn more about adjustable-wing plowing technology, visit the WIDE-OUT(TM) page on westernplows.com, XLS(TM) page on fisherplows.com or the POWER PLOW(TM) page on blizzardplows.com.