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8' X-Blade SS

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by airtime, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. airtime

    airtime Member
    Messages: 32

    I was wondering about this setup for my 2000 F-250 Extended Cab,shortbed, V-10. Any pros or cons on this blade is appreciated.
     
  2. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I have a buddy who had a S/S X Blade and he couldnt stand it, thin moldboard dented easily, actually had a hole punch in it, the cross bracing rusted up very quickly...now before people start saying he probably didnt take care of his plow, he is the opposite, he takes care of his equipment, uses it all for commercial, parking lots, roads, but overall he likes the dependability of the Fisher HD over the X Blade....guy at Tucks Trucks said they made some changes to the X Blade but Im not sure what changes were actually made, you would have to ask a Fisher distributor..or maybe someone else can answer this...Ive never had an X Blade but my friend has had many plows in the past and the X Blade definetely wasnt has favorite!
     
  3. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    i've plowed with an 8' x-blade and the best thing i can say about it is that it scrapes very clean.. especially the slushy ice crap that's hard to get off after everyone drives over it! Good plow, can't say much bad about it
     
  4. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    I liked the ones Ive had. I have a brand new one now.
     
  5. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    My brother runs the X blade stainless and it is awesome. Back drags really nice, has been reliable for the last 7 seasons. I would get one myself but my truck came with a Curtis. I like that as well but the X blade is bigger and better IMO.
     
  6. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    brad96- did you modify your front end at all to carry the weight of your x blade?
     
  7. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I love mine, I have alot of hours on my 05 model. I have replaced pump, lift ram, lift arm, hoses and replaced all pins last year. I plan on buying a 8.5XV and moving the 8' x-blade to replace an old 8'hd MM1. The scraping ability is great. I have had no major problems.
     
  8. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I wanted to get one maybe this year or next but my buddy was telling me about the horrors he had with his...does anyone know about the changes they made to these? Ive heard tons of good about them, but also some bad, like with my friend I mentioned on my last post, whats everyones opinion about them on gravel?
     
  9. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    Xblades are not made for gravel!! unless you want to use them as a bull dozer.. they are designed to cut through packed ice and snow..I suppose if the gravel was frozen soild. it may work ok..
     
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    if your plowing gravel non stop maybe the HD is the better choice. with gravel you do not want to scrape clean and the attack angle of the x is just for that. also the ss on the moldboard is thinner with the x than with the mild steel of the HD.
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What happened to that Gibberish thread?
     
  12. airtime

    airtime Member
    Messages: 32

    dealer says i'm good to go with 4800# axle wt. up front. the x only weights a couple hundred pounds more than an hd. the truck has all new front end parts so i hope i'm set.
     
  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    I have extra bracing behind my controll arms is all, my truck barely squats with it on and I have my t bars where they normally are. No biggie. And I dont plow with 6 passengers.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  14. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    my thoughts exactly. thank you both
     
  15. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    And if ur worried, the more ballst behind the rear wheels the better. I run about 7 to 800 pounds to try and ofset the plow and its free traction.