Two of my friends are dealers for Curtis. I have never used one plowing, but have hooked them up a lot. Their mounting system is very easy, and i can hook a plow up to a truck in about 40 seconds. <a href="http://www.curtisplow.com">here's curtis plows site</a>. Curtis has no messy hydraulics under the hood, the power pack in on the a-frame. another nice feature about the curtis is a hydraulic mounting jacking, so you can set it just the right height for your vehicle. when you lift up the blade, the jack folds away. Curtis's v-box spreader is unique because its engine/hydraulic, while most spreaders have chains, the curtis uses hydraulic pumps. Hope this helps! If you want any more info, email me.