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Extending a Fisher....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Chief Plow, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. Chief Plow

    Chief Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Anyone know if there is a way to make a fisher wider. I have an 8' on a couple of trucks and was wondering.... I see the turk key wings , but don't see them advertised for a fisher. Maybe a dumb question, just looking for some ideas.

  2. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Bigger can be better

    Chief Plow,

    You can use pro wings for the Fisher just like the other blades. Havent used the Turkey-wings yet.

    We have added to the blades though. Take another Fisher that's busted up ( Easy to find here----I've got a graveyard of them )

    Cut off as much from each end as you want to add to yours( 3" + per side ) cut off the trip edge too.

    Weld this on to the existing blade. Line them up good first.
    Weld the trip edge's together and I usually add a gusset to the back.

    Try to extend to 8'6" or 9' to allow the use of a std cutting edge.

    You will have to redrill/cut holes in the main blade for the edge.

    Another method is what I believe Wyldman does there was a thread a ways back 4 or 5 pages. Box tube on the back of the blade with curved addon extensions.

    We've done the wings, and the weld on extensions for customers here. The weld on acted like a standard blade. I prefer the wings you get the scoop action and carry more snow.

  3. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak Member
    Messages: 64

    Go with the wings. We have a 9' Fisher from factory on a 3500 SRW truck. In really heavy snows truck just slides sidways, plenty of power not enough weight even with tailgate salter & 1000+ lbs of salt. One lot I had to go & open a path for that truck with my V plow, luckily I was just across street.. BTW we have wings for that plow also, in light snows they are awesome. But for the vercility I would just go with wings or removable extensions.