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Homesteader v.s. Suburbanite

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Bradlamby, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Bradlamby

    Bradlamby Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    What is the deference in the 2 plows. Besides that Homesteader is made by Fisher and Suburbanite is made by Western. And how much do they cost?
     
  2. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    1 is red and the other is yellow other than that they are the same plow.Got my homesteader for 2400.
     
  3. Bradlamby

    Bradlamby Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    What is kind of truck is your homesteader on?
     
  4. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Its a 2004 Ford F150 lariat 4x4 supercab.

    plow2 001.jpg
     
  5. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Another pic

    plow2 002.jpg
     
  6. Isn't the suburbanite and homesteader pretty close to being the same thing? What is really different about them?
     
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    About as close as you can get. They are different colors, though:
    Western - Red
    Fisher - Yellow
     
  8. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    The Western is about $200 - $300 more then the fisher.
     
  9. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I have noticed the price difference to.I guess red plastic is more than yellow plastic.
     
  10. Bradlamby

    Bradlamby Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Over all is it a good plow? I'm doing my Alie and My dads bar. Or should i go bigger?
     
  11. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    what king of truck do you have.
     
  12. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    How large are the two areas?
     
  13. Bradlamby

    Bradlamby Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    a jimmy and the both are about 100 ft. At the bar all the snow need to be pushed around the corner.
     
  14. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    i would go with the 6 foot 8 inch Fisher Homesteader.Nice and light and will do the job.You should be able to find one new for about 2300.00.
     
  15. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    forgot to mention that fisher makes mounts for the jimmy from 1995 to 2004.
     
  16. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    The Homesteader/Suburbanite should be fine for you. I would go with the 7'4" though. There isn't much difference in weight or price. As far as the Fisher or Western choice - choose by the dealer (reputation/parts/service/location) for when you need parts or service.
     
  17. geereed

    geereed Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    The Westerns are running 300.00 more for some reason.
     
  18. Bradlamby

    Bradlamby Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    thanks for all your help guys :waving: