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8 or 8.6 HD

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by mainetruck, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. mainetruck

    mainetruck Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 5

    Searched form and can't find the answer.
    New to plowing, doing drive way and dirt road, say .5 mile total. Got a '06 chevy 2500hd ext cab.
    Do i go with the 8 foot fisher HD or the 8.6 fisher HD? its only $70 bucks diff. My normal thinking is bigger is always better but is that the case here, do i need or want the extra 1/2 foot? Fisher Ematch says I can run either without any problems

  2. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    I have an 8'HD and wish I had an 8.6' or 9' and I do mostly (like 99%) drives.
  3. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Like with most things in life, we all wish for bigger! For the price difference, go for 8'6" because you'll have much less tracking through your windrows.
  4. dpglandscapes

    dpglandscapes Senior Member
    from 01982
    Messages: 120

    i would go with the 8 and a half, like said above you wont drive over your windrows and even that little bit more of blade helps, i was gonna get a 8 1/2 before for my old truck but bought a truck with the xls
  5. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,559

    8 and half.