Over the last few years, Craig Manufacturing has been working on developing a new line of plows with multi-purpose and budget in mind – from which came a new plow push frame and hook-up design. The new push frame was designed around the idea of being lightweight, effective, and budget friendly. In this article we will look at the two hook-up frames offered by Craig Manufacturing and their differences.
The classic Craig push frame used most commonly on our 0600 Series of Reversible Plow is a proven winner in all winter conditions across North America. Known as our standard down pressure float frame, the rugged boxed construction ensures it is up to any plowing task. The down pressure arms coupled with the oscillation plate allow the plow to easily following the contours of the road and as well as flow over bumps and dips in the road surface. Featuring a slotted design, the down pressure arms allow the plow to be easily locked out by rolling the loader linkage forward to scraping hard packed snow from the road.
Featured on our Stryker Plow, our plow push frame (known as the vertical down pressure float frame) was designed for the budget-minded. Featuring a square tubing construction, gusseted in key corners for strength, the vertical down pressure float frame is simple yet durable. A single wear shoe on the frame helps protect the plow as well as keep it level. As the name would imply, this plow floats vertically in the slotted holes of the hook-up itself. Four pins attach the hook-up to the frame and can be easily locked out by moving the two lower pins. The same hook-up can also be found on our Folding Vee Plow, Extendable Reversible Plow, Extendable Snow Pusher, and Boxer Bucket. This modular design allows municipalities and contractors to have one hook-up capable of working on multiple attachments for different applications.
Interested in learning more about the different plow offerings from Craig Manufacturing as we prepare to head into the 2018/2019 winter season? Contact the Customer Support Center today at 1-800-565-5007. Our dedicated team of professionals can help guide you in selecting the correct plow for your snow clearing needs, whether for a contractor or municipality.