DrivePro™ rear view. Note the 'mushrooms' and the wheels for easy installation and removal.
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Meyer DrivePro™ snow plough FAQs
How much snow will the DrivePro™ handle?The DrivePro™ is designed to handle up to 8" to 10" of snow, but keep in mind, even at the professional level, the vehicle you drive and condition of the snow will determine how much snow your plough can remove. Snow conditions often vary due to the weather conditions which can affect the density of snow. In addition, snow consistency can change over time. As with any snow clearing device, the quicker the snow is removed DURING the storm, the easier snow is to manage. It is important to remember, plough WITH the storm, not after it!
What if the plough hits something when ploughing?
The DrivePro™ is designed to "trip" when the plough comes into contact with an object or obstacle. The tripping action allows the plough to tilt/spring forward and glide over the obstacle. Once the plough is over the obstacle it automatically returns to the plough position. The "trip" action allows the plough to automatically detect the obstacle and pass over it without damaging the vehicle.
What is back-dragging?Back-dragging is a snowplough technique that allows the plough to operate when the vehicle is in reverse. This technique is often use to clear snow in front of a garage door or is frequently done on the second push or pass.
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Can you upgrade the Auto Angling Drive Pro to a Power Angling DrivePro?No, the Power Angling version requires a completely different operating system which will not work with the Auto Angling model.
What if I want to over-ride the Auto Angling Feature?Simple. The Auto Angling model comes with a standard locking pin that allows the operator to lock the unit in full right or left position when/if needed.
What are snow shoes and what do they do?Shoes are mounted on the back of the blade, (a.k.a., moldboard) and allow the operator to create a space/gap between the cutting edge and ground. The shoes actually engage the surface as opposed to the cutting edge. This space/gap is sometimes needed depending on the surface being ploughed. Gravel roads, pavers, and/or special decorative driveways are examples where shoes may be utilized.
What can I do if the unit stops lifting the plough up and down?The DrivePro is designed to allow the end-user to transport the vehicle in any emergency situation. The operator simply raises the moldboard creating slack in the chain. The chain is set in the lowest position thus securing the plough safely above the ground ready to transfer to the nearest service location.
Can I install the DrivePro™ myself?Yes. Installation is simple and the easy to read pictorial instructions are intuitive. Typically, the front mount hitch can be installed in under an hour depending on experience level. The actual plough attaches in minutes with NO drilling required.
How difficult is it to wire the product to my vehicle?Very easy. The DrivePro™ is powered by the battery. Simply hook the DrivePro™ wires to the positive and negative terminals and you're done, no splicing or cutting required.
How much maintenance is required?Very little maintenance. The operator needs to periodically check the hydraulic oil level, make sure there is adequate dielectric grease on the plug connectors. Annually, spring tension should be checked, make sure all connections are tight and cutting edge is within operational tolerance.
I already have a Front Receiver Hitch can I use it?The DrivePro™ is designed to work with a Category 3, 2" front receiver hitch. There are many manufacturers that make Category 3, 2" hitches. The DrivePro™ is designed to operate on OEM original equipment specifications. Vehicles that have been altered with aftermarket equipment may not meet these requirements.
I see DrivePro™ recommends Curt Hitches, is there a reason for this?The DrivePro™ is designed to work with any Cat 3, 2" hitch. However, there are certain applications that require various extensions either up/down or inboard/outboard due to the vehicle bumper design or vehicle height. In this case Curt includes the proper extension with the mounting. All Curt Hitches ordered from Meyer will include any required hitch extensions.