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6.9 LD or 6.5 HS

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Stik208, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I am looking to put a plow on my 2004 Ranger its an FX4 level 1. I am looking for on of the 2 above plows, I have ecountered a problem though. This problem is fisher doesnt make plates for a Ford Ranger. I have some paperwork on the fisher website that has plates listed for a 91-94 and 94-96 Ranger. I am not sure if they would fit since I dont know if the frame on the Ranger has changed much in the past years. The main Fisher dealer down here says they can fabricate a set for a days labor around $600 on top of mounting and electrical. Would it be worth it to even get another plow just to push back my driveway and the in laws when needed. I already plow for a company in their trucks, since I gave up my business about 2 years ago. I would like to go the used route being its cheaper and the plow would be used little. Any thoughts?
     
  2. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Save your money and aggrivation. Use the company's plow trucks (ask first) to push your and your inlaws snow back. Not worth the $$$ for that.
     
  3. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I also was thinking (hence the smell of smoke) I could always get a plow that will go on it but that would be intelligent and what kind of fun would that be.
     
  4. JCByrd24

    JCByrd24 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 232

    If by HS you mean homesteader I'm pretty sure there are plates for the new 98+ rangers. You are correct, no LD plates though. Maybe try snowdogg, blizzard, or curtis if you want a more "real" plow for the ranger.
     
  5. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Anyone happen to know the weight on the HS series? Also the one Im looking at came off of a 97 Ranger do you believe everything would be interchangeable. I am not 100% sure if the frames have changed in the time between 1997-2004. Heres a few pics....
    On an 01 I found....
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    HS series for those wondering...
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    The one Im looking at....
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  6. JCByrd24

    JCByrd24 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 232

    Frames changed from 97 to 98 along with going to IFS (torsion bar) as oppose to TTB. The pushplates will be different. I've never heard of that HS but I don't claim to be a fisher expert. Looks alot like an LD, which they are now (09) calling the SD.
     
  7. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I went up to look at it and try the frame plates, and they dont fit so I guess my quest is over for a MM.
     
  8. JCByrd24

    JCByrd24 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 232

    The yellow truck has the plates you need. I think they're kinda rare but they apparently do exist. My father in law has a MM (LD 6-9") on a 95 explorer which is the same front end as the 98+ ranger. I would have guessed that they were a nice custom job but the pictures of the yellow ranger tell me that at some point fisher did make MM plates for those IFS fords.