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Fisher curl top plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jrodgers, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. jrodgers

    jrodgers Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I have seen some guys around here that have them Fisher plows that have the curled top to them and was wondering if anyone has one and has any input on it. Right now I use Meyer with the snow deflector .Does that curl at the top work on the same principal as the deflector does. Any pros and cons to them. Do they work like the highway plows and roll the snow. I just think it looks like a good concept for a plow and I may be interested in one.....Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. crash22201

    crash22201 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have a freind that put the deflector on his meyer.
    It did not work to well. after a full trip a few times
    bent and then broke off. It could only work on a trip
    edge plow. I would not do this , but that's me
    only my 2cents. hope i helped a bit.
     
  3. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    I also used a Meyer with the deflector in the past with out any problems though. Probably put 150 + plow hours on that one & it was used when I got it. Do a search on "deflectors" & you will find quite a few opinions on them.
     
  4. Caneplow

    Caneplow Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    We have one on the big plow (10 foot Fisher) and it does roll snow but we don't like it for stacking... Hurts stacking a little; Overall we won't be adding anymore to any plows.
     
  5. jrodgers

    jrodgers Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    It is not an add-on it is actually the shape of the plow it has a curl at the top of it and I have seen them in smaller sizes.....
     
  6. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    Jrodgers, they are an add on. It's called the sno-foil from fisher and they are only good for doing long strips or streets.The cost is $200-$300.
     
  7. MusGuy

    MusGuy Member
    Messages: 65

    Do not get em if you are doing lot plowing

    It is a waste of money and efficency for lots
     
  8. jrodgers

    jrodgers Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Oh I thought they were made like that. I think I will stay away from it then.
     
  9. philt

    philt Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I have one road that is a half mile long and it works great. The snow is not ending up on the hood and winshield anymore. I have not noticed any problems with stacking yet.
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    It's just like anything else, it isn't going to work for everything. Ours works great most of the time, but if we get a lot of heavy stuff, it will pick the plow up. I think it does a better job of keeping the snow off the hood than a rubber flap. Plus you get the added roll from it, it really moves the snow. It really depends on the type of plowing that you are doing.
     
  11. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The Fisher Snofoil is great for rolling snow when making long passes,but it really does hinder stacking.They tend to get real beat up after a while.A rubber snow deflector works almost as well for keeping the snow off the hood and windshield,and will only help a little for rolling heavy snow.If you are going to make your own,a thicker piece of rubber would much better than 1/2" conveyor belt (it's to flimsy).I get all the old rink runners (the things they put down on the concrete to protect the skates)from the local hockey arena,they are glad to get rid of them.They are a little hacked up,but they are almost 1" thick and plenty stiff for a snow deflector.
     
  12. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    We run all fisher snow plows and I have snofoils on all them, Yes they do get in the way when stacking sometimes but I think the benifits far out weigh the disadvatages, We do all commerical parking lots, no driveways, and the only problems we have is the bolts coming untightened, when the plows are brandnew we just spot weld all the bolts and that seems to keep them tight. Just my two cents