Wing Plow Compairison.



Front plow with Patrol Wing clears a 14′ swath @ a cost of $10,000. Wing plows can be used on any road; two lane or 4 lane. Location does not matter. Plus the wing plow equipped trucks can split up and go on different routes with each having 14’ plowing capability.  The TowPlow can only be used on multi-lane roadways. The other supporting trucks can only plow a 9’6” swath. 



Front Plow with TowPlow: 

Swath:  22’

Cost:  $100,000.00+


  • 5 plow trucks equipped with Patrol Wings: 
  • Swath:  70’ Wing Cost:  $50,000.00
  • 5 plow trucks: one equipped with Towplow:
  • Swath:  60’  Tow Plow Cost:  $100,000.00+

Contact the folks at Truck & trailer Specialties, Inc. 888-200-8146. Talk to them about what works for your operation and is most cost effective.


About Dave Budd

Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. Serving Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Retired Michigan DOT, October 2010 after 32 years experience in Maintenance/Operations. Specializing in winter operations and liquid de-icers and anti-icers.
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