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Deflector or Snow foil?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by neucaptain, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. neucaptain

    neucaptain Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 11

    Does anyone have input on which would be better - a snow foil or rubber deflector for an 8' Fisher plow?

    I've used the snow foils in the past, but have always had a problem with the bolts snapping no matter what I do. The foil works great, but half way through the storm it usually ends up getting damaged. So I guess I'm looking for recommendations with the foil compared to the deflector.

    I assume the deflector would be low maintainence, but how does it handle if you were plowing streets? Is there a lot of splash over at high speeds?
     
  2. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Foil or Deflector

    Hello,

    I also have an 8' Fisher and I had a sno-foil on it when I purchased the truck. I used it for three years and I had issues with the bolts breaking and the foil itself broke up and needed to be welded. I switched to a conveyor belt deflector last year and it worked great. I wouldn't go back to the foil and it is now in a pile to goto the scrap guy.
     
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Personally, I hated the rubber flap, it caused a lot of air turbulance and when there was light fluffy snow plowing at any decent speed, it would cause snow to fly up on the windshield quite a bit. I took it off and like it a lot better stock.