When it comes to buying a snow blade attachment part, many are unaware about the unusual terms used in the trucking industry. Whether you’re ready to buy or are looking for the right snow blade attachment part for your truck or van, it’s important to know a little in detail about the various terminologies, such as blade lift, base angle, blade shock absorber, etc.
Blade Lift: The act of raising the blade off the ground is referred to as blade lift. The maximum blade lift height will depend on the model and size of plow, and the lifting mechanism, either chain lift or direct hydraulic lift.
Blade Shock Absorber: The blade shock absorber is designed to absorb shocks on the back of straight blade plows that slows the return speed of the moldboard trip.
Base Angle: This kind of assembly provides the tripping action on trip-edge style plows. Base angles can be used as a cutting edge to a certain point before needing to have a cutting edge installed on top of the base angle.
If you have an SUV, ATV, UTV or a pickup truck, snow plows or snow blades can be incredibly useful. It’s time you say goodbye to backbreaking labor and the shovel because there are many snow blade attachment parts available with us, which help you clear snow easily and quickly.
Here are some key features and benefits of installing a snow plow to your skid steer, truck, van or tractor:
Most manual snow plows offer a slide design to ensure once you’ve pushed the snow forward and try to reverse, the blade will float, leaving the snow on the ground in front of you. If you’re leaning towards the electric or hydraulic style, the same applies. Simply hit the lever and your blade will move up or down, clearing the snow efficiently and leaving it where you put it. These plows can be easily managed by your truck or SUV. They’re designed to be extremely light in weight giving you the ability to not only sustain the snow, but also push massive amounts of snow.
We have plenty of top brand options in our inventory that you can choose from. Each snow blade or plow has its own set of features and they come in different sizes and prices.
Installation of these big and intimidating accessories is generally easy. Some can be installed without the help of a mechanic, whereas others may require professional assistance. The more expensive a plow, the more complex an installation process you can expect, this goes as a general rule. However, we recommend that you must contact a professional before you finalize your attachment part considering the specific product you’re looking for.
There are no magical benefits to using a snow blade. Its task is as simple as clearing snow from pathways and landscapes. However, there are various angle snow blade attachment parts which help you push the snow forward adjusting the angle of the blade, so that the snow can be left in different directions and not only in the forward direction.
For those who are purchasing heavier front-mount snow plows, you may need to consider putting some weight on the back to balance it out. In order to ballast your truck you simply need to add sand or some other heavy material (enclosed in a sack) to the back end. You can use sand bags as they won’t roll around after being placed. Some people store salt in their truck beds, however we only recommend doing this if it is tightly sealed to prevent it from getting moist, and thus leaking and causing corrosion. If you’re wanting to buy a snow blade / snow plow of the best quality, get in touch with our professionals at Heavy Duty Direct, they will help and guide you in your entire snow blade buying process.