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Metal or Rubber Deflector

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Moss Man, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Moss Man

    Moss Man Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 535

    I need a deflector for my MM2 HD 8' Straight blade and found a metal one for 50 clams on craigslist. I have had both rubber and metal and I actually like the rubber one better. Any pros and cons between the two? The only concern I might have with the metal one would be blocking the radiator flow more than it already is.
     
  2. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I would go with a rubber nice and light and won't block the radiator.
     
  3. Moss Man

    Moss Man Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 535

    That's what I'm leaning towards, I ran one last winter and didn't have any issues. I'm running a newer plow this season, but it didn't have one on it when I bought it.
     
  4. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I would go with rubber.I remember last year I had the blade angled straight for a brief time going down the road and watched the temp gauge start to go up a little.Are you buying or making one?
     
  5. Moss Man

    Moss Man Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 535



    The one I had last year was a factory one and it had the heavy metal bracket holding it firm to the top of the blade, I'm not sure I could build one that would perform the way that one did.
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
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  7. PowersTree

    PowersTree Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    Get the sno foil by Fisher. Not as durable as a rubber flap, but they perform.
     
  8. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    If your good at fabricating you can get some conveyer belt for like a quarry and make one they usually save the old belt and charge a few bucks per foot.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011
  9. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    x2 on conveyor belt. Thats what I have:

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  10. Moss Man

    Moss Man Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 535

    I have a conveyor belt, but I've been saving it for the machine it was intended for! It's tempting though......:mechanic:
     
  11. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    I have the metal one from Fisher. Last year I added an 8 inch piece of conveyor belt to it. For some reason it made my trucks run cooler. It works great. I never get snow on my windshield anymore. The guys at the gravel bank let me have it for free.:nod: