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Fisher XLS vs X-blade!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by creativedesigns, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Well so far with all the snow here in Ottawa, Ontario ( over 170 cm total now ) I have my views on the new Fisher XLS blade we bought this fall. The expandable wings are a neat feature to play with, & they do work well for pushing large amounts of snow in scoop mode. Also great for windrowing because you can have one wing angled to prevent trail off. And for the flexible poly material used on the wings are wearing out fast!!! As there is no trip edge on the wings, this material seems to wear out uneaven for some reason?
    As for the plow weighing in at 1000 pounds, it didn't seem to scrape that hard until I installed a cutting edge to the blade last week. Now it does a better job for a cleaner scrape.

    Now the X-Blade is what I plan to buy next year because it features a mean 75 degree attack angle for better ice breaking & scraping. The stainless steel version of course! It is a lighter blade though & I will put side wings on it too. So pretty much, the more the attack angle of a plow, the better the scrape you get. I do like the xls, but just make sure you have a cutting edge on it if you decide to buy one. Oh, & it uses loooots of hydraulic fluid for the 5 cylinders it has.
     
  2. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Do you have any pics of the truck with the XLS?? I say stick with your decision, try out the XLS this season, then you decide.
     
  3. vector330ix

    vector330ix Junior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 20

    xblade over and XLS????

    RU Serious? the X-Blade is the worse plow i've used. i love how it looks but its sooooo light that a dusting snow you have to craw to actually scrap. its too light. if you got even 15mph with a dusting the plow chatters because its so light.. i always think i broke it.. but load it with snow and it doesnt do that. it works really well.

    i want to sell my s.s. xblade and get the XLS. are you in NH area? i'll trade you straight up lol :salute:
     
  4. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    wow, blowing the dust off this thread :) Its pretty heavy for a regular straight blade in my opinion, mine scrapes like a ******* compared to the regular fisher i had
     
  5. Ryno

    Ryno Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I haven't used anything that scrapes as well as my X-blade. Best plow i've ever used. And it still looks brand new after three seasons.:nod: