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ploy or steel

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ildiesel86, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. ildiesel86

    ildiesel86 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    hey guys question. i have a steel 7'6 western plow. cable control on an 86 k-5 diesel blazer. the plow works great and the truck runs great. anyways i got a second truck which will be out plowing next winter but im not sure what western i want to get. its a 2006 GMC seria 2500HD diesel crew cab, short bed. the plow will be a 7'6 due to weight but im not sure if i want the pro ploy or steel. can you guys give me some advice on which one to get. thanks.
     
  2. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    personally i like steel plows because they seem tougher and are a little heavier which is nice for backdragging
     
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    The Western web site rates the 7.6 steel pro @ #682 lbs minus the truck mount and the 7.6 Poly pro @ #712 lbs so the poly is infact heavier, you would think the steel would be heavier, but because there are more braces on the poly it makes it heavier.
     
  4. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    sorry i guess i should have done more research before i posted
     
  5. goose06

    goose06 Junior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 22

    I've got an '06 silverado extended cab D/A. I shopped around for a little bit and went with an 8 ft snoway 29 series poly. It was a few hundred lbs lighter and I went with the downpressure which does wonders either backdragging or pushing. Good luck with the choice, plenty of good plows around!
     
  6. fatboy

    fatboy Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Yup, poly is heavyer and I wouldn't have anything but a poly, they throw snow better and snow doesnt stick as much. Oh yea and they don't rust, of course the frames can. :rolleyes:
     
  7. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    You don't have to be sorry, thats how I learned now you know and you'll be able to help someone else.
     
  8. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    A poly western is actually heavier than a steel plow. There is more steel that makes the frame of a poly plow that is why it is heavier. If you get wet snow sticking to a steel plow your going to be heavier than a poly.I have had a western ploy pro and liked the fact that is looked new a couple years later. Just keep it out of the sun!!! Western also incudes a snow flap standard with their poly plows. If blizzard made a ploy plow I'd have one!!!
     
  9. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745


    If Blizzard made a poly plow, I am sure they would still find a way for the poly to rust. :)
     
  10. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    Yeah but that rusty plow would sure move alot of snow!!!!!!

    Again if it was a western i'd say go with the poly !
     
  11. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    No argument from me on that one. Rust just gives the 810 it's signature.
     
  12. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I like the poly better then the steel less snow drag and less painting and sanding.