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plow identification

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by edb, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. edb

    edb Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 3

    i just purchased a truck with a fisher plow all hydraulic how do i dentify what model it is

    i will need angle cylinders any suggestions on where to purchase

    ed
     
  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Post up some pics of it.
     
  3. edb

    edb Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 3

    here are some pics of the plow

    plow truck 001.jpg

    plow truck 002.jpg

    plow truck 003.jpg

    plow truck 004.jpg

    plow truck 005.jpg
     
  4. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    looks like speed cast, there great plows have one here and its a 78 0 problems so far,

    dosent look to be in to bad of shape. what year truck?
     
  5. edb

    edb Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 3

    the truck is an 88
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    It's a 7.5' HD Fisher Speed Caster. Speed Casters are also known as "Quick Switch" plows.
     
  7. tiaquessa

    tiaquessa Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I had 3 Fisher Speedcast plows when I was plowing. They were by far, the most durable, and most reliable plows available, hands down.
     
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I 2nd that. They were definatly the best plows ever made IMO. They was also the easiest to hook up. Way fast than the Minute Mound and Minute Mount 2 systems.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You'll just need the dimensions of the rams to purchase new ones. Any Fisher dealer should have them.
     
  10. tiaquessa

    tiaquessa Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Mercer- you know, your right. Once you got the hang of lining up, you could pretty much do it in one shot. The only PITA was if I left the blade outside, and I put it back on when it was cold and snowing.
     
  11. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Ya, those speed casters were good plows. I really miss my ole "quick switch". They were nice because they were fully hydraulic with a belt run pump. Plus they were powerful and rugged. I remember more than one time getting stuck and actually being able to push the truck out by angling the plow. I do feel the my minute mount 2's are so much easier to put on mercer lol.
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I did that quite a few times. Them old under the hood pumps had alot of power.
     
  13. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    aah the good old days --when you could figure the system out without having to go online for help! It's the belt-nope it's the line --ooh and wiring the lights was a piece of cake!
     
  14. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    most trouble had was shovels breaking lol