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MVP Plus

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Green Grass, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,573

    Just wondering what everyone thinks of the new MVP plus?
     
  2. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    So, far it rocks! It sure has cut my frustration level down with trail offs and long push runs behind cars. I've used the vee mode a few times to jack piles back too - the scoop oh yeah :nod:

    As with all good things..... It should have come with the rubber snow deflector on top of the plow. The cab command should have been rubberized to better sit in your hand. All of the exposed fittings need a better cover. The biggest disappointment was the quality of the paint/finish on the frame. I ended up treating and coating myself before the first snow.
     
  3. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 96

    I love mine! Cuts the time in half in certain situations. That scoop mode rocks! This plow is a very heavy built unit.
     
  4. gorman

    gorman Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    :nod: the mvp plus is frickin great. the scoop and wing ajust make for a clean scrape. also the chain lift really alows for you to push the snow up high. the back scrape does not do that good of a job but i guese you can buy backscrape blades for it. i also got the model 500 spreader which is way too small. I have refill it too often which sux when its freezing.:gunsfiring::drinkup:
     
  5. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,573

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  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Out of curiousity, whats the difference between the mvp and mvp plus?
     
  7. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 96

    MVP plus has the new style lights and pump. The pump on the new one is way quicker than the othr MVP we have. Not to mention that the Ultramount setup is in my opinion the most user friendly.
     
  8. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    See I thought Plus for equal to up charge :p

    Actually, I think the ultra mount is probably the most dangerous piece of metal I have put my hands on. For me I unhook in my garage onto three points which have wheels so I can move the plow afterwards. If by chance one of the leg stands does not set properly and I have to readjust the unit it's like training a bull to sit ( ok I never trained a bull but, I got to image the bull would not corporate ).
     
  9. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    Could some one take a couple pictures of the back side of the MVP where it mounts to the push frame? Thanks for your time.
     
  10. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    MVPs came in the Ultramount also.

    For those who might care, I put the Nighthawk lights on my MVP, they were a direct plug in install.

    The hydraulics are quicker without a doubt on the Plus.

    The cutting edges are different along with the entire moldboard including the angle and curve of the board.

    The snow deflector is not standard anymore, its an option. I agree with scottL, why isn't it standard???

    I dont like how the MVP Plus has no shoes/skids like the MVP does.

    The newest MVP Plus don't have the angle stop arms. All the pressure when angled or in Vee is now entirely on the angle cylinders. Its not a huge deal, but why would they have removed them is beyond me.
     
  11. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I'll take some today and post them later this afternoon...perhaps sooner if I have my USB cord in my office.
     
  12. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 96

    Yeah, I have the angle stops on mine. But, my cousin bought one a couple of weeks after I got mine and his did not have the stops. We called up where we bought the blades from and they said that the stops were now an option.
     
  13. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Angle stops an option???? Do they really bolt on that easily? Why would they remove them unless they really aren't needed OR they are saving money and figured no one could collect on the warranty . :dizzy:
     
  14. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Here ya go, let me know if you need anything else:

    MVP1.jpg

    MVP2.jpg
     
  15. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    Thanks....Looks nice and rugged. I have found that none of the plow dealers around me do any more fab work on push frames. They only sell what the factory builds. Looks like I have to change my plans to some extent.
     
  16. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 96

    I don't know how much of an option they are, but I think they are worth the money to keep some of the pressure off of the angling rams. They bolt on with one bolt and slide right into the framework, very easy to install!
     
  17. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    I couldn't agree more.

    It seems like Western is cutting some corners and/or expenses by making the deflector and angle stops an option. Its a shame IMO.
     
  18. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    its not much better than Boss where the smartlocks and deflector are an option.
     
  19. gump

    gump Member
    Messages: 43

    My brother has one mounted on his 08 2500 silverado and he likes it just fine. a the deflector and shoes should have been standard for the price he paid, also its not the lightest plow, his truck sinks pretty good with it in the air.
     
  20. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 96

    Yes, they should be standard parts that come with the kit. I remember when we bought our first V blade in 2001 and it came with the deflector. Now, we have to be on a waiting list for a deflector for our new Wideout. Oh well, it hasn't snow here since I put it on the truck.