The mechanical chain lift system offers a variety of performance and reliability advantages over a hydraulic system.
The chain lift system creates instantaneous “float” when lowering the blade, enabling it to freely follow the contours of the plowing surface for a cleaner scrape.
With a chain lift you can stack snow higher because the plow's movement is not restricted by the length of the ram stroke like on cylinder lift systems.
With the simple mechanical chain lift design, there are fewer hydraulic and electrical components to worry about, so you can count on long life dependabililty.
In the rare event of a hydraulic failure, you can push the snow plow up into a snowbank and “short chain” it to the specially designed bracket for safe transport back to the shop.