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fisher plow advise

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by gmcsirrra, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    I have a 2011 gmc sierra 1500 ext cab and don't know whether if I should go with a fisher SD series or the HD series pros cons advise opinions are greatly appreciated note ( truck has 2 inch leveling kit front and rear )
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    What's the weight difference.between the two?
     
  3. cdmckane

    cdmckane Member
    Messages: 39

    I believe both of these plows are more suited for 3/4 ton trucks. I'd be looking at a Western HTS or a Fisher Homesteader.
     
  4. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78


    200 pounds roughly
     
  5. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78


    the homesteder just isn't enough of a plow to suit my needs
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    What do you plan on plowing? Does EZ match even recommend the HD?

    Know plenty of people that have put an HD on a 1500, including fisher dealer. You also have HT as an option but I would suggest the HD. Go bigger than you think you may need.
     
  7. Lcmains1

    Lcmains1 Member
    Messages: 31

    Fisher plows are heavy (900 lbs +) I have a xv2 and a xls. The xv2 is on a 2500HD and will "sag" the front end with timbrens. The Xls is a little heavier and I have that on a 1 ton. I wouldn't put either on a half ton, the balde would drag on the ground. I have been happy with both plows
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    What's your needs then....You never specified as to what your doing
     
  9. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Go to the Fisher website and use the easy match. If it doesn't suggest you use the plow you want then you might have to beef up your front end or try another manufacturer like SnowDogg. Lots of people put bigger plows on their trucks then is recommended but I've always felt that they engineer their products for a reason so I prefer to match the plow to the truck.
     
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    Put a 8.5' XV on 2008 2500HD today. Crew cab short bed with duramax. Truck sags 1" when lifting plow in scoop. Is it over over FAWR, most likely but it carries it very well. This is with no adjustment of torsion bars.
     
  11. 82k10ny

    82k10ny Junior Member
    from latham
    Messages: 19

    e match reccomends either a 7'6" ht or sd plow the ht being 414 lbs the sd is 487. the ht gives 1 inch taller mold board and option for 1/2 cutting edge but is 2 inches narrower at full angle. 6'7". i would say you could hang either off it with no issues. you could look into a blizzard 8000 lt if you needed a little wider blade at roughly the same weight 476lbs. and there basically a fisher copy only full board trip and direct lift hydros. a 7'6" hd is 630 lbs and to get a 8 footer your 700+...
     
  12. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    I got 15 drive ways I would like to go with the HD but I don't know how much if it will make my truck sag vs the sd considering I put a 2'' leveling kit in anyone here have a 1500 extended cab with an fisher HD ? also planned on putting in 300-400 pounds of tube sand in the bed going the length of my rear axle
     
  13. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,098

    My brother in law has one on his truck . He uses it for driveways .It holds it fine. Been on there for 4 years no problems yet. He did tiurn up the bars.Its a chevy extended cab half ton.
     
  14. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Gotta love the morons that are talking about V plows and 2500's...:dizzy:
     
  15. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Your ballast should be placed at the tailgate not over the rear axel. Go to the different manufacturers web sites, do some reading, talk to different dealers that sell and install plows. Get their opinions and then make your decision.
     
  16. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    they love their v's...
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  17. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Go with the HD. The SD is a great plow but, I think you will be a lot better off with the HD with 15 driveways.
     
  18. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    That post was in response to the guy saying that his 2500 sags even with timbrens. So try reading before you call someone a moron, moron. Thumbs Up
     
  19. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    I chuckled when I saw someone recommending me the xls and the xv2 for a half ton ? hahahaha that's asking for problems
     
  20. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    hey quigleysiding think you could possibly get a picture and post it id much appreciate it