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Lovin the Wideout

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Hysert, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,271

    Hey Gents I finally got to use my new wideout this past week 4 days, And I absolutly love this style of plow!!!!!!!!!! I went with western cause they've given me the best luck over the years..... I hope this blade would up production as I picked up 4 more contracts this year and it's shaved 2 hours off my route, even with the new contracts I'm truly amazed..... Yes the cutting edges are wearing out but only about 1/16th every time out..... I've order a spare set from Fall line just incase $90 each..... They only seem to be wearing on the outter 5-6 inches I think I'll flip them from side to side once before replaceing them completely, plus I don't run my trucks up against curbs and S*#T, up here in Canada this sucker cost me $8500 install so I try and take care of my equitment..... Anyways take care and Happy New Year.....
     
  2. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    2 hours off the route, plus 4 new accounts! Wow, what type of plow were you using before?
     
  3. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Wow! It took that much time off your route! You were using a straight blade before, not an MVP right?
     
  4. 06FX4Blizzard

    06FX4Blizzard Member
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 96

    Yea.that wideout can move some snow.. Only thing i ve had so far with mine are the wear strips on the back of the wing fall off.. . May wanna keep an on them.. theres one one top of the wing and one the very bottom.. i called the dealer and theres only $8.00 to replace ..
     
  5. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,271

    Hey guys.... Yup 2 hours I was using a 8-6 straight blade before.... with the wideout I can take a full blade width windrowing (amost 9 feet on a full angle) without spilling off the leading edge..... with the straight your only taking 5 before it starts to spill out..... the extra 4 feet adds up quick..... believe me I didn't think so either.... my other factor is the width of the dump box, it clears it by 2 feet
     
  6. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,271

    I would recomend to anyone, providing you've got a 2500 or bigger and a deep pocket, In fact my dealer told me he's seen 2 chev 2500HD with cracked frames from the amount of snow it can move, I will keep an eye on those plastic strips Thanks..... the only problem I've had was the right wing would sag out replaced the solinod.....
     
  7. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    If you have the gussets on your chevy the frame will not crack.
     
  8. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    $8500?? Holly crap i would have looked for them on the internet and takin a little drive to pick it up! I gave $5400 for mine drove three hours to get it but it was worth the $1000 i saved over the dealer that was an hour away from me
     
  9. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    Yeah it is for sure a time saver even up against a v-plow! I wont buy anything else from now on
     
  10. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    True but then you run into the problem i'm having.. local dealer wanted $6275 for a plow he didn't have in stock, would have to order it, etc. So I got it online shipped to my door for $4800. Quite the difference.. But now the local Fisher guy is mad I didn't get it there and is giving me grief about it and won't replace a $10 lift ram seal under warranty. Anyhoo I know if something major happens he'll be fixing it after I call Fisher direct.

    Sorry for all that I've been holding that in for two days-

    Awesome WIDEOUT!!
     
  11. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    i have the wideout, has 5 events under it's belt, and all i have to say is every target im sent to, the other truck there is jealous, because of how versitile it is... i love this plow and have recomended it to anyone who is looking for a plow truck....
     
  12. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    its a very productive plow. wesport i find it back drags well also (because of the weight)

    have you added a rubber flap (deflector) to the top... I found this made a big difference also.

    I have seen some bent wings around... I would suggest getting into the habbit of putting the blade into straight as you raise and hit a pile.

    I only ever had 1 problem in the year I have had mine and it was that a wing wouldnt work.
    turned out to be a small pin ***** in the hose and it must have been getting air or something. My rubbers are starting to wear and Im thinking about making or finiding some replacements maybe with a curb guard also.
     
  13. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I too just purchased a western wideout today and looking forward to pushing my first snow with it.I have heard stories about wearing out the wing rubbers early and such I wonder if those people are leaving them in the scoop mode all the time I mainly will be using for the full width feature
     
  14. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    No you won't, you tip the leading wing in to keep spill off to a min and take larger sweeps with the blade. Yes it makes that big of a difference.

    The wings are just what naturally wears first on these blades. There is an option out there from Jerre for a high quality long lasting wing edge, but they aren't cheap. Better wing edges also will help the main edge last longer.
     
  15. LAB INC

    LAB INC Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Do any of you guys have any pictures of your trucks with the wideout plow. I bought a new truck about a month ago and I have been debating about putting a Western wideout on it. I am going to stick with Western because I run them on all my trucks and I want to stay the same. I usually go with pro plus blades but my dealer wants me to go with a wideout he is telling me its a great plow. I will be putting it on a 2010 Ford F350 6.4 PSD crew cap short bed. The price they are giving me is 6,200.00 with a snow defector installed and including tax. I am not to crazy about that price its about 1,200.00 more then the 8.6 pro plus I was going to go with. I don't mean to be complaining about that price but I just payed over 62,000.00 for the truck and we are not exactly getting a lot snow hear in NJ. So if any one has some pics please post them when you have time. Thanks.
     
  16. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,271

    Hi Lab one here's a couple of pic's. Nice Truck put one of these on it!!!!!!!!!!!! You will love it too.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010
  17. LAB INC

    LAB INC Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Thanks a bunch looks great. Sweet truck looks nice. Keep them Coming.
     
  18. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Cool plow! How wide is it in it's smallest form? I would be scared to put it on anything less than a 350 though!
     
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I have these and they have worked well. I am on my 2nd season with them. And yes, better wing edges will extend you main edge life.
     
  20. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    beautiful pics, think i might be getting a wideout instead of xls, western dealer is giving me a better price right now, will see whos singing a better tune in the fall on a preseason order .