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new plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by naturalawn, Jan 3, 2001.

  1. naturalawn

    naturalawn PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 3

    Ok Ive never plowed but I am serious about getting one, my question is which one. As a long time poster from the lawn mowing side I know the vast knowledge that is contained here on thie board.
    I have found only two brands that are close enough to consider the others are over 3 hours away.
    The brands are Heiniker and meyers.
    Being that I dont know diddly about plows may I have some comments please.
    Like I said these are the only ones that are carried with in an hour and half drive.
    Thanks Jim
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Well given the fact that those are probably the two brands that no I would not normally recommend, given these are you only options, I would suggest the meyer plow. In your limited amount of services needed, it should last a long time, and parts will be easier to come by.
    Dino
     
  3. NEAL

    NEAL Member
    Messages: 98

    Go with the meyer.

    Neal
     
  4. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    My choice out of those two would be the Meyer.
     
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Meyer,but keep a spare motor,and trip spring ahndy,especially the trip spring.
     
  6. Psyclopse

    Psyclopse Member
    Messages: 94

    Another vote for Meyer- they will most likely be the easiest of the two to find parts for when you need them.

    Also another vote for spare trip springs.
     
  7. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    Somtimes a little extra ride is worth it in the longrun. Don't sacrifice quality for time.
     
  8. Jason_S

    Jason_S Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    We plow with a Hiniker, it works just fine. The new C Plow looks neat. Would help /w backdragging. Check it out at their website.
     
  9. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers Member
    Messages: 42

    Of the two I would recommend the Meyer.
     
  10. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Grudgingly.... I too would choose the Meyer, if those are your only two options.....
     
  11. DJSnow

    DJSnow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Of the two choices, the Meyer would be the better choice.
    However, the BEST choice is the Boss because of the easy attachment and removal. Lights and all detach with the plow. It would definitely be worth the drive to get one!!
    Haven't heard much about the Heiniker, but the Meyer and Boss plows are relatively close in price.
     
  12. 9FT.PILES

    9FT.PILES Banned
    Messages: 48

    No need to quote the entire original post.
    Dino
    MEYERS , MEYERS , MEYERS !!! 9FT.PILES 17 YRS. EXP.

    [Edited by plowking35 on 01-05-2001 at 06:48 AM]
     
  13. plowguy06

    plowguy06 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 84

    I would also recommend Meyer. My city's service department uses Meyer Plows as well as Fishe rand as far as I know, both work good for them
     
  14. Henry

    Henry Member
    Messages: 55

    I don't know much about the Hiniker, but I think the Meyer plows suck. It must be the shape of the moldboard or something.I was told that Meyer is in the plow "parts" business.
     
  15. kutnkru

    kutnkru Member
    Messages: 56

    We use Western Pro Plows because they are not as harsh on the vehicle.
     
  16. sam c

    sam c Member
    Messages: 58

    It`s intersting to see all your votes going to myers. and for his situation that may best. here on the east coast fisher out numbers all other brands 10 to 1 ! with all of the heavy wet snow we get the moldboard trip type brands just don`t cut it. or should i say "push it"
     
  17. cutntrim

    cutntrim PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 248

    One of our plows is a Meyers. It came on the truck when we bought it (used). The original E-47 pump was completely unreliable. Buy an 8 footer with the E-60 pump, and some plow wings.
     
  18. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    sam c - The original post was that the only choices were Heiniker (sp?)or Meyer and that he is from Arkansas (not a lot of snow). Several did note that their recommendation was among those two. Personally, I'd recommend traveling a little further for a Fisher.

    Mick
     
  19. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I can give a whole host of reasons why not to recommend a fisher, but I stayed with in the parameters of the ? asked.
    Dino
     
  20. Iceman

    Iceman Member
    Messages: 31

    Never used the Meyer or Hiniker. Here in central Mi. our Western Pro plows and Fishers have done a good job for us with minimal repairs and I guess if I had to drive to a dealer 2 hours away to get parts for one, I'd still stick with them. Besides, what parts can't you get today next day air?