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Anyone Using The Western HTS

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Mr. Horsepower, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Mr. Horsepower

    Mr. Horsepower Member
    Messages: 39


    I've sold my Explorer with the HomeSteader that I mentioned in a previous post and will be shopping for a new plow to install on my 07 Tahoe. At this point I'm leaning toward the Western HTS plow.

    Does anyone here have one of these plows, especially on a full size SUV (Tahoe)?

    If so, what has been your experience?
  2. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I have the Fisher HT, click the link in my sig.
  3. Mr. Horsepower

    Mr. Horsepower Member
    Messages: 39

    Thanks alot interesting reading. Sounds like people are having some issues with it.
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    When I bought my Fisher SD, the dealer toled me the HT is a light duty plow. He toled me that the SD is alot morer rugged than the HT. I have also been hearing that alot of people have been having problems with the HT plows.
  5. Mr. Horsepower

    Mr. Horsepower Member
    Messages: 39

    I'm coming out of a Homesteader that has worked wonderful for me for 10 years, (replaced pump motor at the 7 year mark) I do 3 driveways and I'm only looking to move up a little without adding alot of weight.

    I am concerned to hear about all the cracks and damage.
  6. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I think if I were buying again I would go with the SD or a Boss Sport Duty.
  7. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    i know someone that have a sport duty on a 90's chevy tahoe and he does light commercial and driveways no problem
  8. ispperformance

    ispperformance Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I just picked up a Boss 7'6" Sport Duty for my 07 Tahoe, seems to be a pretty well built plow, much nicer than the Meyer I had on my 04 Tahoe. I think it weighs in at 421lbs, which isn't too bad, plus the blade is poly so no rust, and easy replacing. I have to install the plow mount on the truck soon, and I am hoping to find some pics of other 07 + tahoes that might have a Boss. I have to notch the bumper and don't want to hack it too much.

    On another note, I am installing a 1.5" Leveling kit and timbrens to keep my front end up.
  9. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Look at the 7.6 snowdogg MD plow....for the price you cant beat it
  10. Mr. Horsepower

    Mr. Horsepower Member
    Messages: 39

    Thanks for all the advice, I ended up going with the Western HTS. The Boss Sportplow looked to be a nicer unit, especially with the poly blade. I wanted to use a local dealer in the next town over (not many plow dealers in this area), who only sells Western, Fisher and Meyer. The nearest Boss dealer is 45 minutes away.

    It seems to be a nice plow, the pump motor does appear to be a little small and the stand system only has 1 foot, so it leans at rest. I'll know how it works when the first snow flies.


  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Nice plow. Good luck with it this Winter.
  12. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    My old man has issues with his HTS because it's not on a chain and doesn't float well.... Maybe since he is really picky, I dont know..... Seems like others on this site with the HTS are happy.