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Buying a V plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by luke_willy84, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. luke_willy84

    luke_willy84 Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a Meyer 7.5 ft straight blade and want to move to a V plow. I have a Chevy duramax 2500 crewcab and was wanting some opinions on whether I should get a 7'6'' V or the 8'6'' V. I am going to go with the poly I think, any opinions on poly over steel?
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I would go with the 8'6" Poly. I am running a 8'6" steel because they were sold out of Poly. Mine is on a 2004 D/A C/C Dually. I also have the Pro Plus wings for it.
     
  3. kmwharley

    kmwharley Member
    Messages: 94

    We have the same truck and run 8.5 with great success, so thats the way I would go. I have run western in the past but with the low ground clearance I switched to Fisher because the mounts are much higher (more ground clearance). If you decided to go with the Fisher I run the stainless version and LOVE THEM. but basically they are the same plow, controls, wiring, and power units so you can go wrong with either.
     
  4. luke_willy84

    luke_willy84 Member
    Messages: 35

    The closest fisher dealer is over an hour from where I plow so I'll probably go with the western 8'6'' poly. Does anyone running the western suggest I get a boss? I think I like the western the best out of the 2.
     
  5. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    This is my first season with the new Western MVP Plus - awesome! It has cut time down on my accounts and cut on the frustration level. I strongly suggest getting the expensive snow deflector though. Poly - snow sticks less to poly!

    Double check your weight rating on the truck diesels are heavier by nature.
     
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I would go western. The bid difference between the two is the western has the pivot bar allowing the plow to float over angles vs the ridge fisher. I just had a hard core meyer lover get a older mvp and now will never ever ever plow without a plow with out the pivot bar.

    Also with the removable mounts on the westerns, they have the highest ground clearance of mount.
     
  7. joeco129

    joeco129 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I agree about the pivot bar. Nothing beats it! Western now just need to make a Stainless Steel blade and nothing would compete!
     
  8. joeco129

    joeco129 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    BTW, how is the WIDEOUT? I am looking to buy one... Any problems so far?
     
  9. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Well the first storm of the year, my new truck was still at the dealer getting some body work done to it before I took delivery, So I personally didn't get to play with it. But steve used my plow (was infront of his when it was time to go) and one of our guys drove steves other truck. Both wide outs got about 8-10 hours of use with out one problem and lots of productively vs the 8.5'-9' pro plus with pro plus wings that both trucks used to have.

    I will say this about the wideout, for those who think the mvp plus is fast, the wideout is even faster. It will shake the truck side to side when angling. Its about the same speed as my 9' pro plus running off central hydraulics.