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Old 12-24-2009, 12:33 AM
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installing fisher plow/wiring and pushplates?

How hard is it to install a complete fisher plow set-up? I have done some wiring before for lits and stuff, but I was just wondering if I would be able to install a fisher plow on my own i'm semi mechanically inclined. I have a lift, and my friends dont want to pay someone to install them just wondering if you guys think I could do it. Any directions on how to install the plow, push plates, and wiring. One is going on an f350 and f250 and a chevy 2500hd. Let me know

I tried looking up on youtube, but I couldnt find any directions
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:19 AM
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Not much too it really. The biggest thing is taking your time and following the directions. Route all the wiring methodically and you'll do just fine.


My camera broke just as I was getting going doing my install, so all the pics on the thread below are pretty much before and after with a few shots in between. There is plenty of us on here that would help you if you get a question half way through.

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=87611
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:35 AM
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Fishers website has all the instructions you need, like repoman says take your time it's your first install, you'll have to drill some holes in your truck frames (4 on the ford and maybe 2 on the chevy) make sure you have the proper installation hardware for the push plates especially those bolts with handles, all hardware is listed on the parts list for the specific set of push plates.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:09 AM
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New or used unit? If it's already assembled, then you've got half the battle beat already. If brand new, then you've got some Xmas morning toy assembly production going on before touching the truck.
I installed mine on an 08 2500HD and it took the better part of a day. Most 'complicated' process was the removal of the front grille to facilitate wire routing. Installing the pushplates was child's play, just required some cutting of the hard plastic valance (if it's warm it cuts with an Olfa HD knife). Planning the wire routing and mounting of the solenoid, isolation box, etc should be done beforehand. For firewall penetration, I was able to share space with the main harness above the brake pedal.
A process that seems to help things along for me is to bring all the instructions, literature, etc, into the sh1tter a week before the install. Seeing as you are in there sitting, you have some free time to pour over the instructions and operator's manual to get yourself aquainted with the unit and the pending install. Backpages or warranty info can come in handy in this location too!
As pointed out....the Fisher website is loaded with helpful install docs.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:27 AM
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The Chevy will be easier than the Fords, I believe on the Ford you have to remove the front bumper to attach the upper support?? Wiring is very easy and straight foward.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:57 AM
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ok fair enough guys i will track down the directions i'm sure I can handle it i have 10 people want to get plows installed by me. I'm only charging $200, which i thought was the going rate lets see what happens.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:01 PM
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ok fair enough guys i will track down the directions i'm sure I can handle it i have 10 people want to get plows installed by me. I'm only charging $200, which i thought was the going rate lets see what happens.
Too cheap in my opinion. We do alot of installs... $400 - $500 labor depending on the truck.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:00 PM
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I would not open the doors for 200 either 400-500 is about right
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also have a 08 2500hd tring to put a mm2 v plow on, running into problems putting on push plates on they don't seem to line up. I have plates 7169 for truck the back spot "bolt" hole is way to far long. any help would be gerat
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also have a 08 2500hd tring to put a mm2 v plow on, running into problems putting on push plates on they don't seem to line up. I have plates 7169 for truck the back spot "bolt" hole is way to far long. any help would be gerat
Dude, rather then running around jacking threads, why don't you go start your own. I already gave you a solution in my thread as well as instructed you on how to start your own thread. Your going to get more responses and kinder words by doing it the right way.

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Dude, rather then running around jacking threads, why don't you go start your own. I already gave you a solution in my thread as well as instructed you on how to start your own thread. Your going to get more responses and kinder words by doing it the right way.

Great.....now I made it into the damn policing category!
LOL easy now killer..
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Prednisone hahaha
You ain't ah kidding. I feel like that Chev Chelios in that movie Crank.

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I did that when I worked at Nestle. They had touch screens with bar code zappers mounted to there forklifts.....Needless to say I got written up over it. I tried saying I slipped getting off from it. Opps.
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