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Can not make up my mind.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by DCL, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    Well, ive been searching and reading up on everything this site has to offer for the past month or so. I will be plowing this season with a 07 chevy 3500 dump. I can not for the life of me decide what to get for a plow. My work will be mainly residential with some commercial. Ultimatly I will be going with a 9' fisher blade. but...v plow? xls? HD? stainless? Xblade. Damn theres just so many options....any input/advice, gretly appriciated...Thanks!
     
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Oh boy... you opened up a world of possibilities, and a bunch of suggestions here! I'm speaking only from the perspective of using an 8' Fisher HD. Straight blades move snow. HD's move snow, and Vee's move snow, and Xblades move snow. Many people will say that different blades work better for different scenarios (like residentials might not be the application for an X-blade, but moving volumes of snow from commercials are great with them). While I believe some blades will help with certain things, people forget that experience and creativity allow plowers to do just fine with what they have (2 proverbs: Necessity is the mother of invention; and a real craftsman is not limited by his tools). Would I love a 9'6" Xtreme Vee? Of course. Will I make due with what I have? Of course. If money is no object, go for the shiny stainless XV. Without ANY experience in changing blades, I suggest a conservative straight HD that you may upgrade later if you decide you need to (there are many people out there who can help you with that, even with the purchase of something LIKE new -- Brian Davis is a great asset in Ipswich MA). Good luck!


    ~Kevin
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Big truck for driveways. Get the 10 foot Boss V plow.
     
  4. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    lol, how did I know that was coming...:laughing:
     
  5. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    Yeah, my intention was to get some good flowing lol But I think your right, only your own experience can tell. As far as money, im willing to make the investment. I had my mind made up to go with the new XLS, but I am no longer sure. Just looking for a tad more advice before I go out and drop 6k on a plow lol.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Since I just told you what to buy ,you don't need to look any farther !
     
  7. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    a 10' blade on a 3500? Bit to large dont you think?
     
  8. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    thats what the XLS is stretched out(10 ft).?..?...I vote XLS....FWIW, I couldn't imagine running anything less than 9ft on a dual wheel truck, JMO.
     
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,544

    i think you blade will be wider than some drivewaysxysport
     
  10. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    Yeah I like the fact that it stretches to 10' but shrinks to 8'. Nice for open spaces but also nice for small spaces or travel. Im deffenetly leaning towards it.
     
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Better make a decision quick. Snow is coming.
    I would say the XLS but I am a Sno-Way guy
     
  12. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Boss 9'2" Power V-XT.
     
  13. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    XLS or Blizzard. Versatility is the way to go, especially with one truck-you will have the best of both worlds.