Depending on your
application, a straight blade snow plow may
work very well for you. If you are
clearing driveways for yourself, friends,
family or even as a small business a 6 to 7
foot straight blade snow plow will certainly
do the job.
Take for example the
SnowDogg™ EX75 which has a a 6 ½ foot
(78” angled width) straight blade plow or
Sno-Way 22 Series Snow Plow that comes
in two widths 5 ¾ & 6 ½ foot (69” & 78”
All three are great straight blade plows for
driveway plowing or cleanup work around
larger snow removal equipment such as a box
or pusher plow.
Sno-Way 22 Series can even be mounted on
Of course if you are looking to service more
customers or do larger jobs using a straight
blade snow plow, a wider plow is preferred.
more jobs on wider, longer driveways,
parking lots or large parking areas, a snow
plow of 8 feet in width is a very popular
for snow removal contractors.
Take for example the
SnowDogg™ HD80 II or the
Sno-Way 29THD Series Snow Plows. Both
plows are 96” wide and are made for years of
service in commercial applications and
typically are mounted on 3/4 ton trucks and
A great number of contractors looking to
purchase a snow plow have invested in
straight blade snow plows simply because
they get the job done and have been around
for a very long time.
In fact, the first snow plow was patented
back in the 1840’s and according to the
National Snow and Ice Data Center, the first
snow plow was
mounted on a cart and pulled through
Milwaukee by a team of horses in 1862. So in
the United States, snow plows have been
well over 150 years.
Pound for pound straight blade plows are
probably the most cost effective snow plow
you can buy, which is probably why so many
own one or more of these plows.
A straight blade plow mounted on a pickup
truck is a workhorse in snow removal. The
straight blade works well for residential
and is also good when supporting a large
pusher or box plow.
Straight blade plows do not contain much
snow at all. When plowing larger areas with
a straight blade set at an angle, a ridge of
is typically left on one side of the plow
edge. Known as a “windrow” this ridge grows
with each subsequent pass.
And, plowing wide areas with the blade set
straight will leave windrows on both sides.
Either way, for larger areas the straight
blade plow is
not an efficient snow handler as other
configurations of plow.
In Buffalo and Western NY Bison Snow Plows
offers a wide variety of snow plow and snow
removal equipment including several sizes
brands of the straight blade snow
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Bison Snow Plows is located in the Bison
Fleet Complex at:
1615 William St
Buffalo, NY 14206