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fisher ez-v questions

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by dmelicious, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. dmelicious

    dmelicious Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    hey guys, well i thought i was decided on a plow, but i am having a hard time. i have looked at the boss, straight, and v. the western v and pro plus, and now the fisher hd, and ezv. i cant decide. on the ezv did they eliminate the crease and crackl issues? i will get the 8.5. also i wondered how all the plows listed rate to you guys. i am just starting up and i have a 97 f350 psd 7.3turbo. i will do alot of residential, i also just got a speedcaster 2 spreader. i know everyone asks alot about which plow but i really need help. i can get a good deal on the fisher v and the boss v. both installed for 3800 out the door. that is why they came up, because i was all set to go with a straight blade, but since the straight blades are 3500 or so i figure what the hell for a little more money why no get the v. any input is greatly appreciated. thanks alot dan.
  2. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    i anve been ploeing for 10 yrs

    and having the same problem you are good luck if you get any info let me know :dizzy:
  3. tessdad

    tessdad Member
    from S.E. MA
    Messages: 71

    Go V!

    Ask anyone who has one, the control of "trail off" is better than any straight blade. It does everything a straight blade does, and more. I wouldn't buy it for the V position, but rather, the scoop position and everything in between.
  4. BASIC

    BASIC Member
    Messages: 69

    dmelicious,sir,I have an EZ-V 8.6.I think the crease and cracking issue are more a problem with the 9.6 blade.If you doing residential and your sure you'll be doing mostly residential in the future,I think I might buy the Western Pro Plus.I think the most important thing in choosing a brand plow is finding a dealer you can trust.If you think you might want to do commercial in the future,than look at the EZ-V or the Blizzard 810.In my limited experience,the V dosen't really make that much of a difference in residential driveways unless their unusally large.Good luck,BASIC.
  5. Fastcar

    Fastcar Member
    from MA
    Messages: 87

    You said you were going to be doing residential. Anything more than 8' will be a pia imo.
    I've used fisher straight for 30 years and have had only to replace a couple of solenoid's. The V looks good but, more stuff to go wrong, more spare parts to stock also been reading about a number of problems with them. Always remember, KISS.

  6. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I have a 9.5' V and plow agressivly. Used 2 seasons and no cracking. I much prefer the fisher/western V's over the boss just for the tripping. I've ran both. Boss is a good blade other than the tripping is crappy for how I plow. If you go slower plowing resi and such it may be ok for you. If you get a fisher or western get a fishstic WITHOUT THE MODE BUTTON!!!!!

    Depending a V may be better in residential becasue its scoop mode is more narrow than a blizzard.

    Not much more to break on a V blade if you look at it.

    I've ran boss v's, own a fisher V and have ran a western V. If you have any particular Q's leme know.
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,425

    I'm with ratlover, go with the Fisher. We have 3 older Boss V's which have had way more repairs than should have been necessary, IMO. The only thing that is better on the Boss is the hydraulics--very fast.

    We have 1 8'6" and 1 9'6" no creasing on either. The 9'6" is 2 seasons old and on a 550 with a spreader--GVW is maxed out when loaded so if there was a problem, I think we would have seen it by now. No problems with the 8'6" either.

    For $300, definitely purchase the v plow, even if you never plan on doing more than drives, it will pay for itself. Overall, I would recommend a Blizzard over any other plow out right now, they are the most productive plow I have seen in 20 years of plowing.
  8. mike vaillancou

    mike vaillancou Junior Member
    from 04743
    Messages: 5

    fisher v plows are junk

    i been selling fisher plows for 15 years and i will not sell one of tthere junk cracking v plows i sell fisher and if want v go boss if not fisher them sell will not take care of junk cracking v plows
  9. mikeww

    mikeww Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Mode Button ?

    What does this mode button do that they keep saying not to get.
  10. :drinkup: sure wish:drinkup: I culd undrstand wut ur triing to:drinkup: say:salute:
  11. The mode button on the older fish stick is what you need to press to switch between modes

    IE;;mode one-straight plow
    mode two- v or scoop positions
    mode three- independant operation of both wings

    The new controller has specific buttons for v, scoop, left wing, right wing. Its much better, but I was very efficient with the older one as well:D
  12. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    the old mode button you had to hold down for a few seconds to change. The new one still has extra buttons to change between modes but you dont have 1 "mode" button that toggles between em all