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1st year for MM1

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by FordFisherman, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Does anyone know the first year the MM1 was offered?
     
  2. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    possibly 1995 but dont hold me to it. I believe its between '95 and '97
     
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Anyway to tell on the plow itself what year it is?
     
  4. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Not sure about ways to find it on your plow, but I'm pretty confident that it was first out in about 95/96
     
  5. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    you could probably find out at the dealer if you have the serial number.
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,035

    No negative......1992 was the first year MM 1 made it's debut. :nod:
     
  7. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
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    If this is true, and I'm skeptical of it, why would dealers over most of New England not be installing them in mid-1993? I find it hard to believe a HUGE risk like the new MM wouldn't have been marketed intensely in the year following its introduction (if it was 1992).
     
  8. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    In 1992, Fisher Engineering introduced the Minute Mount System; a revolutionary mounting system in which the entire snowplow mount is removed from the truck. This allows the truck to retain its original appearance while removing added weight from the vehicle when its not being used for plowing.

    ...Straight from Fishers Website :salute:
     
  9. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,035

    I went with my father May of 92 after my brothers graduation to get his at WA Messer in Westbrook, ME. Actually check this out......Fisher
     
  10. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Well ya learn something new everyday! Now I'm slightly disappointed my first plow wasn't a MM when it may have been an option. For some reason, I don't think they were offered around here so early
     
  11. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    I'll second that Medic. My 94 came wit a conventional mount. Wish I had a MM back then. Thanks for the info guys.
     
  12. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well, I can't say that I ever had a problem with the conventional, as it's what I grew up around. Mine being brand new in 93, it was pretty sweet. And for spring, summer, fall I had a custom welded brush guard made where I removed the upper part of the plowframe. Also, with MM being new back then, I wouldn't have wanted to be the guinea pig for a system that could have been junk (well, we're talking about Fisher here, so it's a few steps above most other systems, so "junk" probably wasn't an option there!).
     
  13. tanker6

    tanker6 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 39

    My 93 f150 has a minute mount 1 on it and according to the paper work it was installed oct of 92.
     
  14. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    It was truck dependent early on. Both what the dealer had in stock and what peculiar frames Fisher had produced. We actually horded the older conventional mounts and sold them specifically upon request. I mounted a conventional on my 97 F350 Dump when I got it.
     
  15. Brian Simmons

    Brian Simmons PlowSite.com - Sponsor
    Messages: 196

    It was a staggered release. In the Fall of 1992 we offered our Compact MM lineup HS series for all of the compact trucks. We did release the F-150 mount also. In the fall of 1993 we released mounts for our RD/HD series starting with the all new 1994 Dodge Ram. We did not want to Mfg. plates for both the MM and Conventional so we started phasing out the conventional mount on most vehicles. Of course if the frame did not change there were conventional mounts that fit some vehicles into the mid-late 90's.