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Poly or Steel???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lil'PlowinMan93, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I'll be buying a 1500 truck and i want either a western or boss plow. Poly weighs more but won't rust and cost's more. Which way do i go? And i will add Timbrens the day i get the truck no matter what. Which do you prefer? Help! :dizzy:
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I like Poly, you don't have to paint it and the snow doesn't stick.
     
  3. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Bump bump bump
     
  4. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    I like steel blades. Snow still sticks to polys once they get used, just not as much. And the steel is lighter on my front end. I just think steel blades are tougher. Yeah polys have alot more bracing behind them. I just like my steel blades.
     
  5. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Yeah i noticed the bracing on poly's. can you use FF on poly's?
     
  6. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Im sure you could. FF kept snow off my steel blade for about 8 hours or so of plowing if i recall correctly.
     
  7. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Yeah i was thinking the same thing.
     
  8. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    I just bought a 8.5ft boss superduty back a few months ago and that plow is awesome. The new headlights are really bright. The plow is fast. Id buy a boss but you cant go wrong either way.
     
  9. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    My closest dealer carries western,boss,and fisher. I LOVE the boss. My neighbor has a superduty straight blade. It's a very fast plow and i like the fact that there is no chain so it does wiggle as much while driving. I think that's what i'll end up with.
     
  10. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Since you talking chain free plows have you looked at blizzard? The 760ld would be a great choice for your truck.
     
  11. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    steel I shatterd one of my poly blades
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Please explain, because I have a poly blade that is from 1985 and it's still fine. Poly doesn't shatter.
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    You in a hurry:D
     
  14. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I don't have a lot of experiance with either steel or poly, but I had to make the same choice earlier this year. I wiggled a ploy meyers plow and decided to go with steel. It seems to me that they have to go though a lot more effort to mate the poly to the stee, making it heavier and harder to repair at 3;00 in the morning. But like I said no time test here just an opinion.
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Snow will stick to a poly blade, but you are rite about painting steel plows have to be painted every few years.
     
  16. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Poly or stainless, after 4-5 seasons they don't show the wear (read rust) that the steel blades do.
     
  17. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    ok to explain howi shatterd my poly i hit an ice ball and the noldboard went to peices I know 5 or 6 guys that have done it
     
  18. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    I don't have much experience with poly blades, I've always had steel. My steel blade has been through 4 seasons, going on #5, and I have very minimal rust on the blade. The part I'm seeing the most rust is actually on the frame--the part between teh back of the blade, and the front of the truck.

    I'd go with steel though, if I had to choose.
     
  19. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I like my Poly, just not the brand. Snow still sticks to it but just drop it down and it falls off. I want to get a Boss or Western, but the resale of my meyer is not very high.
     
  20. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Well im one of those guys that like's things looking like new. So i'm guessing poly would be best for me lol but you can always use FF on a steel all the time to keep it like new. It's just hard for me to believe that the poly weigh's more. What's all behind that?