The folks at SnowEx Snow and Ice Control Equipment must be living right: Just after the company’s introduction of its SnowEx “HDV” heavy-duty V-plows, a broad area of light to moderate snow fell from the upper Midwest to the Northeast.
The new line of V-plows are available in either powder-coated mild steel or stainless steel, with blade widths of 8 feet, 6 inches to 9 feet, 6 inches. SnowEx says the HDV plows boast aggressively flared moldboards that are reinforced by two angled power ribs.
The tall flared wings throw snow at a high and wide angle, according to the manufacturer, while an integrated snow catcher keeps snow from spilling over the top.
SnowEx says the plows have double-acting angle cylinders that push and pull the wings forward and back even under heavy loads, and hold the wings firmly in place for optimal back dragging. A 1.25-inch center pin is positioned to make the plow completely flat when in straight blade mode, enhancing snow-rolling capability.
A direct lift system enables the operator to quickly reposition the plow, SnowEx says. Whether the plow is in scoop, angle or straight-blade position, an independent trip edge protects the plow, truck and operator when encountering obstacles. Because only the edge trips, users can keep moving without losing a load of snow.
In addition, SnowEx says its “Automatixx” power-assisted attachment system provides quick and easy plow hook-up. The system’s self-aligning, removable receiver brackets provide additional ground clearance when setting up. Further simplifying the process, Automatixx allows everything to be hooked up from one side of the truck.
The manufacturer offers a choice between its “Power Grip” handheld control with backlit buttons or a compact joystick control. Both are compatible with SnowEx “Fleet Flex” technology, an electrical system that provides interchangeability with other SnowEx plows.
SnowEx says a standard poly cover protects hydraulic components while allowing easy access. To match specific applications, the company offers accessories such as wings, shoes, back drag edges, thicker cutting edges and deflectors.
SnowEx Snow and Ice Control Equipment is part of Douglas Dynamics. For more information on the new HDV line, visit the company’s website here.