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Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by nick_snonomo, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. nick_snonomo

    nick_snonomo Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Hey Folks,

    I have a Western straight blade, however, and this may sound dumb, how do I find out what model it is? I can't find a serial number on it, and there are no stickers saying what model it is.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    If you throw up a picture I am sure someone would be able to tell you.
     
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    if the plow has 4 springs and a shock absorber it is a pro plow. if it has 2 or 3 springs it is a standard duty.

    a pic would help.:salute:
     
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    It usually says something on the back side of the blade. Pro plow, HTS, Heavy weight etc... How old do you thing it is? Does it have pins to mount it to the vehicle or the Ultramount quick connect system? Is the lift ram cast in one piece with the motor & pump assembly or is the ram seperate? I agree that a photo would make id easy.
     
  5. nick_snonomo

    nick_snonomo Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I'll try and get a pic up today of it. It has four springs, and unimount stickers on the lift. It also has a shock absorber when the blade trips. After donig a little research on Western's site I believe it is a 8' Pro. I will get some pics up...

    Thanks guys
     
  6. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Sound like you have a 9' steel pro plow with 4 trip springs

    steel.jpg

    steel.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  7. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    If it has four trip springs and only one shock absorber it is a pro, if it has two shocks it is a pro plus.
     
  8. nick_snonomo

    nick_snonomo Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks guys! I believe you are correct
     
  9. nick_snonomo

    nick_snonomo Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Hey guys, thanks for all the replies, I finally got some pictures and am trying to upload them so hopefully it works...

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  10. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    that is a pro plow.
     
  11. Andy96XLT

    Andy96XLT Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    hmmm my pro plow only has three spring :(
     
  12. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    This looks to me like a pro plow series 1. Definately an isarmatice unimount. There is a serial number sticker in the photo just below the motor on the aluminum casting. If you take that to a dealer they should be able to tell you more with that number.

    This plow is nutorious for the pivot point wearing out. They also are bad for bending the quadrant and a frames. Lots of these get sold at auctions "complete with mount and wiring".. The people who buy them get a big suprise with they bring them for installation only to find that the mount and wiring are not universal but vehicle specific. A couple hundred bucks soon turn into more than a thousand for the mount and harnesses.