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Old 11-26-2013, 08:41 PM
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Snow plow recommendations.

Not sure if I am in the right posting area for this, but can't find one that fits it.

Have a 2004 F350. Looking at a new plow this year for it. Considering the blizzard power plow. Looked at western, boss etc. but not sure who is making the best one these days.

Mostly plowing out long stretches, and large areas. Not too many tight areas.

Let me know what you think.

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I'm not an expert at snow plowing, but I can say I did my research before I bought my plow. When I was looking around for a large area plow, the Fisher XLS really caught my eye, simply because I'm a Fisher guy but to each his own. In my opinion, if you plow mostly large lots, I would go for an expandable length snow plow, such as the XLS, the Western Wide-Out, or the Western Prodigy, but finding these plows used is very rare, and them new is very pricey. I was never a fan of boss, for their ram lift system, but that is just my opinion. If I were you, I would look for a used plow with wings, at least to get started with. Hope I could help, any more questions you can pm me or just reply.

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I've installed and serviced 5-6 of them and if I where going to put one on my personal truck it'd be a western with the unimount (SUPER ez to hook up) system...dad's got a 8.5 with pro wings so it measures 10.5 feet wide and is amaxingly smooth ez and fast. While my work truck had a myer and I have nothing but problems with it
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Ive had two meyer 'commercial' plows, one for my current 03 and one on a 98 1500 dodge... They are simple and easy to work on and readily available in my area. Both had no problems. However, Im in no way saying they are the best plows.
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I've been plowing for a while now. 8ft boss, 8ft Western and a 9ft Western.

They are all built very well. The Boss has been beat up pretty good, was involved in an accident with a telephone pole and the thing has never let me down. Its a very tough plow. Its motion control is faster than the Westerns. The lights could use an upgrade. A new Boss will have nice lights.

The Westerns are built well too. They mount to the truck easier than the Boss. Boss has an electric system that lifts the lightbar onto your truck, Western you manually pull up the two shoes. Very easy! My new Western on the 550 has awesome lights!

My f.550 came with a 9ft meyer. Sorry to bash but meyer plows are junk. Compare any meyer to a boss, western, blizzard or fisher. First thing I did was take that thing off. People I know with Meyers are constantly fixing things. Since I've bought my plows all I have ever done is change fluid.

My personal opinion- Are you doing your own lots or working for someone else? You'll be fine hourly with straight blade and even doing a few of your own sites. I have no exp with the wide out plows. But if you have your own contracts get a v-plow. Can't stress that enough. Time is important. When your trying to get you sites done and you have long pushes straight blades leave to many windrows when v-plow will scoop them right up and your off to the next site. This will even cut down liability with sites that have traffic. Less windrows, less backing up. Hourly pay, who cares your boss is probably making money off you per hour.
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:34 AM
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It is also important to buy a plow whose brand can be serviced close to your area incase something breaks.
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I'd deff recommend "pro-wings" to anyone with a straight blade deff worth evry penny!


I dont have a pict with the wings but they're sweet, at least here where I have to move snow from one side to another and cant "store" it whereever
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I'd deff recommend "pro-wings" to anyone with a straight blade deff worth evry penny!





I dont have a pict with the wings but they're sweet, at least here where I have to move snow from one side to another and cant "store" it whereever

Do you have issues with the poly board on the pro wings?.. Trying to see if the difference in money is worth it for the meyer wings


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