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Anyone actaully use the XLS yet!

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by kmwharley, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. kmwharley

    kmwharley Member
    Messages: 94

    Considering getting another plow as a back up and will be used full time next year. I will be bidding on larger accounts next year so a 10' would be nice. I currently have 2 extreme v's and a western 8.5'(hate it compated to fisher) straight blade. I would just like to hear any feedback before spending anther $5k on something I may not like.
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    There were a few running here in Erie last week, I don't believe any of them are on the site. Initial reports were the controllers get real hot and the wings decided to work on their own. Jerre would know better he's the one I heard this information from.
  3. ppease

    ppease Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 55

    I asked my dealer about it, he doesn't have any feedback yet. I would think it would be fantastic for parking lots, not so much for driveways (compared to a Vee). That is a very heavy plow, over 1000#. You will want a healthy truck to tote that around.
  4. its a smaller, thinner, lighter, and bug filled blizzard.....so just buy a blizzard, which has been around since 1999 and has most of the bugs worked out!
  5. kmwharley

    kmwharley Member
    Messages: 94

    I probally won't be in the markey until next season but I have 2 extreme v's and I like the fishers. i know about 1st year bugs but if they can get worked out I would like the fisher as opposed to the blizzard so I can switch between trucks if necessary.
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I think if you wait it out a year it will be a damn good plow to buy. I cant wait to here some reports from people who got them already.
  7. SnowDozers

    SnowDozers Member
    Messages: 86

    It's a shorter, thinner, heavier, and possibly bug ridden plow. There aren't many reports as of yet. Get the plow that has the best support in your area. If looking at an XLS wait a year.
  8. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Im going to let them work their kinks out for a year or two
  9. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Coming from a guy with all Western products.:gunsfiring: The Wideout and XLS are the same weight as the Blizzard 810, they (Western) just place it different.

    There are a couple of things that I see that could go wrong, but with no snow, I can not give a full report.

    By the way, Blizzard, Western, and Fischer are all owned by Douglas Dynamics, and they know a couple of things about snowplowing, They won't let us down.:salute: