Snow Plow News sent out Will Fries, aka “Will the Welder” to talk with a Western Plow dealer at the 2020 Work Truck Show. We wanted to know what Western dealers like most about those plows. Will ran into Jeen Stork from Stork’s Plows in Pennsylvania and learned what he likes best. Jeen has a large online parts store for snow plow contractors and he has been a dealer for Western since 2006, so he knows his stuff!
Western Plow Advantages
Jeen shares three main reasons that he thinks Western Plows are the best. First, they have a pivot bar for super easy drive-in alignment and it lets the blade pivot when plowing on uneven surfaces. This gives contractors a cleaner scrape and less wear and tear on the cutting blade.
Next, Jeen likes the removable receivers on Western plows. No tools are required on these babies to quickly remove them in the offseason.
Lastly, Jeen likes the UltraMount 2 system for easy installation and removal of the plow on the front of a truck. This mounting system is entirely mechanical, fast and simple to use. It has extra-wide 3-1/2 inch receiver brackets guide the connection into place. Then the driver just has to lift the shoe handle to spring it up, then pull the lock pin and rotate the handle up to lock it in place. Once you plug in the electrical connection, that’s it and you’re ready to go!
The UltraMount 2 snowplow mounting system is a one-piece design durably constructed on a robust A-frame/T-frame with 3-inch square tubing for extra strength and durability.
Other highlights of Western plows include NIGHTHAWK headlamps available in both LED and Dual-Halogen models. The LED headlamps have EdgeView technology that directs light through the outside edge of the lamp to give drivers a full 180 degrees of visibility so they can see all the way across the entire plow edge. It is also heated with an automatic sensor that activates the heating elements when needed to keep snow and ice from building up on the lens.
The Dual-Halogen NIGHTHAWK headlamps generate heat during use that helps minimize snow and ice build-up. The dual cavity design has separate sections for low and high beam lamps. This gives drivers the option of two light patterns depending on their needs. They are also very resistant to shocks and vibrations.
Western plows like the Enforcer also come with the option of using a CabCommand hand-held controller with push buttons or a joystick-style controller. Both options include a power on/off and “float” LED lights, backlighting for easy night operation, and a plug-in connection for a fast and easy installation or removal.