A Guide to HVAC Units for the Amateur

When our family first moved into our home five years ago, the central heating and air unit were brand new. We never considered that there would be a time when it would not be operating as we wanted it to. When the time to buy a new unit came, we found that the available options were more diverse than we thought. It was all too confusing. After researching the different options, I decided to create this blog. My hope is that others who are faced with this decision can find easy-to-understand information that can aid in quickly making an informed decision.

Tips For Choosing A Plow For Your New Snow Removal Business

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you live in an area that sees heavy snowfall every winter, breaking into the plowing business can be a lucrative investment. If you have a truck and you've been thinking about starting your own plowing business, there are a few things you'll want to consider first. Here are a few things you need to know before you rush out and buy a plow for that truck.

Consider Your Truck

You need to consider the type of truck you're driving in order to choose the proper plow for the rig. Here are a few key factors about the truck that matter.

  • Axle Weight - You'll have to know what your truck's gross axle weight is, because that is one of the things included in how the plows are rated.
  • Drive Train - You'll want to have the drive train evaluated by a mechanic before putting a plow on it. Pushing snow causes a lot of wear and tear on the truck, especially when you consider the added weight of the plow itself. Make sure the drive train is up to it.
  • Dimensions – The plow you choose needs to fit the dimensions of your truck. If you don't consider the truck's dimensions, you're likely to end up with a plow that's too long. This can lead to a lot of excess weight on either end of the plow, which can bend the truck's frame.

Evaluate the Shape

You may be surprised to discover how many different shapes there are in truck plows. A plow that's straight and wide is great for clearing snow from open spaces such as parking lots. These plows cut down on the number of repeated passes you have to make to clear an area, too, which is great if your region sees lots of snow. V-shaped plows, on the other hand, are targeted. You can direct the snow much easier with these, allowing you to force the snow banks into the areas where you want them, not just where the plow will fit.

Choose the Material

Plows are made from both steel and polyethylene. If you're thinking about opting for a steel plow, you'll need a truck that's heavy duty enough to support that weight. Steel plows are extremely heavy. Polyethylene plows are lighter weight, making them a better choice for trucks that don't have the heavy duty support packages.

With the tips presented here, you'll be able to evaluate your plow choices effectively to get the ones that work well for your needs. This gives you a greater chance of success with your new snow removal venture. To get more help, contact a company like Vintage Lawn.

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19 October 2015