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NEW guy buying a Fisher plow Questions/help?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Dirt, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dirt

    Dirt Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I'm planning to buy a new Fisher MM 8' HD plow i was told the "cutting edge" is an extra option? Can someone please explain this.
    Seems to me that the cutting edge is a necessity why is it optional?
    Anything else I should know or ask for I don't want any surprises.
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Mnpowerstroke99

    Mnpowerstroke99 Member
    Messages: 82

    When the plow is new,the trip edge is about the same width as a cutting edge.Some people say you can use it without a cutting edge until it wears down 1"-2" from the cutting edge bolt holes and then put a cutting edge on.I'd put one on before it wears that far down if it were mine.
     
  3. Dirt

    Dirt Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Ahhh that makes perfect sense thank you!
     
  4. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Well dont be surprised if the moldboard is an option soooooooooon. These companys are getting ********............. a new Yamaha outboard motor does NOT come with a prop or a GAS TANK ???? They are an option.............
    Back in the 1960's a new Super Cub airplane didnt come with a tailwheel !!! The price included a steel bar called a "tailskid"
    It is amazing what they call options these days .......
    Be good.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Mostly it is a weight issue. The same reason skid feet are an option on many units, it increases the number of acceptable vehicles capable of carrying a particular plow.
     
  6. buddymanzpop

    buddymanzpop Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Put a nice 5/8" x 8" x 8' cutting edge on it right off the bat, Fisher does not have these they think they're too heavy, in the long run it saves wear on the very expensive to replace base angle (trip edge).
     
  7. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    As others have said Fisher does not put them on due to weight. I have ran mine for 5 yrs now with very little wear, if the wallet permits it i will be putting a cutting edge on mine mid winter.