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Stan Genadek: Just plowed a driveway out in under 20 seconds.

Stan Genadek: I thought I knew all about snowplowing 'cause I've done it for 30 years, until I went to Michigan into this one area where they get lake-effect snow, 100 plus inches per year. Now I've gone out snowplowing a total so far this year of nine times. These guys have gone out 48 times. This is like snowplowing 2.0.

Stan Genadek: Their equipment is next level. They've got the be able to move massive quantities of snow as fast as possible, and what I found when I went to Michigan was they're kind of on a different playing field than we are over in Minnesota.

Stan Genadek: I made it. This is the home of Short Iron Fabrication. I love shops like this. This is my kind of people right here.

Stan Genadek: There's the man. There's Jason. How you doing, Jay?

Jason: Good. How are you?

Stan Genadek: I'm good. I'm good. So, this is the little 12-footer you're working on.

Jason: Twelve footer. Kind of an entry-level blade.

Stan Genadek: So, do you do anything different for a 12-footer then you do for a 14 or 16?

Jason: Just the wing length.

Stan Genadek: Just the wing length?

Jason: Everything else is the same.

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Jason: The only things we change really on the big plows will be for the 18 footers, we make this a lot beefier.

Stan Genadek: So, you make an 18-footer?

Jason: Yeah. That one sitting over there. There's a black one over there.

Stan Genadek: What do put that on?

Jason: It's going a three-quarter ton Duramax.

Stan Genadek: A three-quarter ton?

Jason: Yup.

Stan Genadek: That is a beast. Look at that. Holy crap. Eighteen feet, Jason.

Jason: It's the biggest one, so far.

Stan Genadek: That is crazy.

Jason: Had somebody ask for a 24-footer, but I think that's pushing the limit.

Stan Genadek: So, you just beef up, when you make one this big ...

Jason: Yeah. This goes to a three inch tube, quarter wall thickness.

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Jason: And then all of these are an inch, or at least three-quarter actually. And then we beef this up with a much larger tube.

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Jason: Full-length form channel wing brace. Get you the thickest, toughest wings in the industry.

Stan Genadek: How do you know that?

Jason: Material thickness. At least twice as thick as the competition. A lot of guys make their blades out of sheet metal where it's eighth inch. Well, this is a three-eighths plate, and they'll put just this on here, while I add a quarter inch form channel to the inside to prevent anything from bending.

Stan Genadek: Okay. So you add ... Oh, right here?

Jason: Yup. To the inside.

Stan Genadek: Okay, so you add this.

Jason: 'Cause we have so much heavy snow here. Snow will bend three-eighths plate. It will make it go like that over time.

Stan Genadek: You could use in the home of the heavy wet snow, right?

Jason: You just missed. You just missed 10 inches of it.

Stan Genadek: Ah, man. It's clear I'm in plow country. This is awesome, dude. I love this. This is so cool. There's plows everywhere I look. Now, I am in the market for a new set of tires. I'll be honest with you, want to hear from you guys. What tires do you like? These guys up here in Michigan, they're telling me to run with this, right here. Would you run that? Fun Country.

Stan Genadek: I'm getting a 16, right?

Jason: Yup.

Stan Genadek: Sixteen? And you can put an 18 in a three-quarter ton.

Jason: There's only about a 200-pound difference.

Stan Genadek: Really? That is gorgeous. So, American made?

Jason: As much as possible. About 85% of it.

Stan Genadek: Really?

Jason: Yup. American steel. American cylinders. American cutting edge. Everything's sourced right here in West Michigan.

Stan Genadek: Wow. Okay.

Jason: We do all our powder coating and everything.

Stan Genadek: So, you make them-

Jason: Start to finish.

Stan Genadek: Start to finish, right here?

Jason: Yup. The only thing we don't do is the laser cutting, yet.

Stan Genadek: Yet?

Jason: That's on its way.

Stan Genadek: But you do a lot of stuff. I've been following your Instagram page-

Jason: I do a lot.

Stan Genadek: You guys follow him on Instagram. You do race car chassis?

Jason: Lot's. We did 14 in the last two weeks.

Stan Genadek: Holy crap.

Jason: Yup. Yeah. We do a lot of stuff like that.

Stan Genadek: Guys, what should guys look for when they're buying one of these things? Try to remove your bias, which is going to be hard to do, 'cause he makes one, right?

Jason: I built it as what I would like to have a snowplow, as I'm one of the few guys who actually uses what I make.

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Jason: And I don't like to be broke down. Neither do my customers. So, I just went with things like just thicker material, lower floating bars are inch and three-quarter solid stock, where a lot of guys will use something much thinner, so it's more likely to bend. I don't want to have that problem. I use two lift [inaudible 00:04:50]. It may be a little slower, but it's a lot more sturdy, a lot stronger, more reliable. And I don't really use shear pins. Basically, if something happens with my plow, you break a cylinder, but these are built strong enough that they don't really bend. I mean, if you hit something hard enough, the cylinder is its weak link. But going through talking with customers over the years, guys are just sick of getting out of their trucks and putting shear pins in all the time. So, I kind of eliminated that, just kind of what my customers were talking about.

Stan Genadek: Okay, pretend I've never snowplowed before and I don't know what a shear pin is.

Jason: A shear pin is going to be like a grade five or smaller bolt-

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Jason: ... that will break if you hit an obstruction. My stuff is one inch thick. It does not break.

Stan Genadek: All right, guys. I want to jump in and tell you to go check out Jason from Short Iron Fabrication. After using his blade, I can tell you that I love this thing. It's well built, solid, and what a great shop and a great company to work with. He's just one of those guys that you feel comfortable doing business with. I saw guys coming and going out of his shop and he was treating them like they were friends. I don't know if they were or not, but they seemed to be all buying pull blades from him, and they were buying one after another, after another, which tells me he must be doing something right in helping his customers out. So go check out Jason from Short Iron Fabrication, because it's just a great shop.

Stan Genadek: You got one? Have you ran one before?

Speaker 3: Yeah, I was the first one in town with one.

Stan Genadek: What do you think of them?

Speaker 3: Wouldn't plow without them.

Stan Genadek: Really? See I'm from Minnesota. I never saw one. My first time, I pulled into town, and I saw my first one here. I never even seen one before.

Speaker 3: Two to six inches, I'll outrun a loader.

Stan Genadek: What?

Speaker 3: You can outrun a loader. Two to six inches of snow.

Stan Genadek: So, two to six inches of, and you're getting an 18-footer.

Speaker 3: We've got two them from this year.

Stan Genadek: You bought two?

Speaker 3: Yeah.

Stan Genadek: Obviously he must be doing something right then?

Jason: As far as the hydraulic system goes, fully enclosed. I include a battery. Nobody else on the market does that. So, this will actually run from the battery to the motor with a lot less voltage drop than if you were running all the way from the front. Then we have a 200 hundred amp fuse here to protect that plow. We also have one on the truck to protect the truck if there's anywhere the [inaudible 00:07:14] might rub through something.

Stan Genadek: Okay, so these will ... This will hook up ... It has its own separate power source so the truck battery charges this up.

Jason: Yup. Yup.

Stan Genadek: So, you don't have to go ... It's not like a battery. You can get it charged it up. The truck is trying [crosstalk 00:07:27].

Jason: In the summertime, it wouldn't hurt to put it on a maintainer, or at least take it out and charge it periodically just to keep the battery, you know, you can't just let a battery sit for six months.

Stan Genadek: The controller. How'd you control it?

Jason: Well, I made it kind of simple so anybody can get repaired pieces if they need to. [inaudible 00:07:43] plug for a trailer.

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Jason: It's on your truck and then this is a semi-power plug and I'll go grab a controller and show you.

Jason: This is the controller that we make. So, you have on and off power when you're not in use. Then you have your in-out wings, and you can also run each, or both the wings in and out at the same time with this switch. A lot of guys will use one at a time. It's faster. Then it's just like similar to a Boss plug hookup. But we make all this too.

Stan Genadek: So, you manufacture the controller too?

Jason: We do all the wiring and everything, yup.

Stan Genadek: Okay. So, this is all in-house?

Jason: Yup. We do everything. The only thing I don't make is the pump. I source the pump, but otherwise, we make everything.

Stan Genadek: All right.

Jason: Next year I might be making my own cylinders.

Stan Genadek: What you're about to see is 16 feet of pure plowing pleasure.

Stan Genadek: So how long have you been running them?

Speaker 3: Since '05.

Stan Genadek: '05?

Speaker 3: Yup.

Stan Genadek: Really? Do you run front plows too?

Speaker 3: Yup.

Stan Genadek: Okay. So you have a plow on the front and then what do you use more?

Speaker 3: Back. We do the whole ... the whole lot with a back blade and then just push pile it with the front board.

Stan Genadek: So, the front board is just-

Speaker 3: Run as a vs-plow so it's always out of the way. You can make your tires [inaudible 00:09:44] and stuff.

Stan Genadek: So, you just keep it up?

Speaker 3: Yeah.

Stan Genadek: You don't even run with it down?

Stan Genadek: Oh, and now would be a good time to subscribe. Well, actually, more like in the beginning of the video. But, hey, now's still good.

Stan Genadek: So, to install the new back [inaudible 00:10:04] blade, the old hitch comes off. Once the old hitch is off, the new receiver hitch goes on, and it's just a heavier duty version of the old hitch, except that it’s got two extra receiver mounts so that the back [inaudible 00:10:31] blade can mount inside of it, and then when you're not using it, you can pull the back blade off.

Stan Genadek: It's actually called a pull plow. Not a back [inaudible 00:10:38] plow, not a back dragger. Pull plow. Pull plow.

Stan Genadek: So, that's the hitch.

Jason: This is the hitch that we also make.

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Jason: That's the center.

Speaker 4: Yeah, that's the center.

Stan Genadek: Okay, so you don't have to pull this whole rig off in the summer when you want to tow your trailers around?

Jason: No.

Stan Genadek: Or if still want to tow in the winter time you can drop your plow.

Jason: Yup, and you still the receiver in the center.

Stan Genadek: You still have the receiver in the center.

Stan Genadek: So does the power supply hook up on this?

Speaker 5: Well, you can look under there. Look at your main wiring harness.

Stan Genadek: Okay.

Speaker 5: You see all those little wires, look like they're just partial wires-

Stan Genadek: Yup.

Speaker 5: ... loose ends? Ford's got the nice auxiliary power hook up, so you get a run right into your main harness to control this thing. It's either on or off. So, we'll feed to power through the forward fuse box. You'll be able to chase fuse right here. Just like normal.

Stan Genadek: Okay. So, they actually have it set up, Ford has it set up for anybody to hook, basically, anything up to it-

Speaker 5: Correct.

Stan Genadek: ... without tapping into the existing line?

Speaker 5: Correct.

Stan Genadek: That's actually pretty nice.

Speaker 5: Yup, it is, and then your main power will go right to the battery. Pretty simple hook up.

Stan Genadek: Okay. So, we've got a 12-foot tow plow, and then we've got a 16-footer, and this one is going to be going on the back of my truck. And right over here we've got an 18-foot beast.

Stan Genadek: That's 16 feet wide.

Stan Genadek: All right guys, I came all the way from Minnesota over to Michigan because these guys really know snow. Holy crap.

Brian: This is crazy?

Stan Genadek: I know. You guys get lake effect snow. I mean it's like-

Brian: It's no joke.

Stan Genadek: Yeah. It's way more snow. I mean, it's eye-opening.

Brian: Yeah. They get a 100 inches per year over here sometimes and we get 40 or so by our side of town. But we were just saying that over by us, we've done 12, 15 pushes already. It's crazy. It just never ends.

Stan Genadek: And they've done 48 here.

Brian: On that west side of the state.

Stan Genadek: And they're all using those back-

Brian: Back blades.

Stan Genadek: They're called pull blades or back blades.

Brian: Is that right? There you go. Yeah.

Stan Genadek: Yeah. Yeah.

Brian: Crazy.

Stan Genadek: Cool.

Stan Genadek: Pull plow. Say it with me ... Pull plow.

Stan Genadek: But, thanks for coming out. You guys go check out Brian's channel.

Brian: Cool.

Stan Genadek: It was awesome it getting to hang out with you and the wife, and-

Brian: Absolutely.

Stan Genadek: Yeah.

Brian: We're going to do it again sometime.

Stan Genadek: Absolutely.

Brian: Thanks.

Stan Genadek: Makes sure you check out Brain's Lawn Maintenance. That's the channel to go look at.

Stan Genadek: All right, Brian, you're going run it.

Brian: Let's go do it. I brought my gloves.

Stan Genadek: Well, actually, the cab is heated.

Brian: You want the heated gloves?

Speaker 7: Baby.

Brian: Learning how to use the new plow, but we have a limited liability clause on our insurance, so this will be limiting my liability.

Stan Genadek: Oh, hey guys. You might have noticed, that's actually Brian's wife standing outside in the freezing cold while he drives around inside a heated truck. And on top of it, he handed the heated gloves to me, not to her. How's that one work, Brian?

Stan Genadek: What do think, Brian?

Brian: I think it's good. I think 16-foot passes are better than 8 and 9 feet passes. If you double up with both, I can see, you could knock a parking lot off like this out pretty quick.

Stan Genadek: Well, what I'm seeing already is that you don't need the front.

Brian: True. Well, you've got to stack it somewhere after, though.

Stan Genadek: You've got stack it, but for plowing.

Jason: A lot of guys, what they've been doing, they'll get rid of a v-blade and do to a straight blade, or if you're plowing a loader, you don't even need a front plow. Some guys don't even have them.

Stan Genadek: Right. Yeah, if you have a loader on your site ...

Jason: You're just pulling [inaudible 00:16:42].

Stan Genadek: 'Cause you're hitting ... I mean, when you're not ... I mean, the way you angle each wing ...

Jason: Forty-five.

Stan Genadek: Yeah.

Jason: That hauls the best amount of snow.

Stan Genadek: Yeah. It really does. And then you can-

Brian: This is really choppy stuff. I don't think people can really see, this is frozen for a couple days and this parking lot doesn't get smaller. But if you had some powdery snow, you get four or five inches of powdery snow, you can knock this out no problem.

Jason: I've done 14 inches of powder.

Brian: Fourteen inches of powder? I bet.

Jason: If you go on my website, there's video from there.

Brian: Really?

Jason: All right guys. I want to jump in here and give you my initial impression after being to finally use this thing on a few inches of snow. The blade is a lot more efficient than my front blade any day of the week. In fact, it's like night and day different, and by the end of the first snowfall, I stopped using my push blade entirely. It just seemed futile. Why would I want to use an eight foot six blade when I can get 16 feet of snow at a time? And it's not twice as efficient. It's actually more than that because the ability for the pull blade to angle those two wings in slightly and capture snow and then as I'm going around turns, what I'm doing is I'm starting to manipulate my wings, and opening one and closing another, so that I can actually contain all of the snow without leaving a ring road as I'm going around sharp turns. Night and day difference. I literally, guys, I love this thing. And that was just on my first go around.

Jason: All right guys, well, I hope liked this video. If you did, let me know in the comments down below or hit the thumbs up button, and tell me, what else would you guys like to see? I've got a lot of cool stuff coming down the pipeline for you, but if there's something in particular you want, just tell me down below and maybe I can work that into a future video. God bless you guys, and go get them.

 

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