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Poly vs. Steel V Plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by plowin101, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. plowin101

    plowin101 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 21

    I'm going to purchase 2 new 9'6" V blades and wanted to hear some pros and cons on the steel and poly versions. I will be adding wings to at least one of the blades.

    Ryan
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,466


    9.6 with wings would be around 13ft wide. :dizzy:
    Q. What are you going to push it with?

    What are the weight differences between the steel and the poly?
     
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I dont know if I can help but the BOSS Poly V I am buying weighs about 60lbs more than their steel V blade. My Meyers ploy 7.5 straight blade definetly weighs more than the steel mold board we bought last year. I'm sure all the ploy's weigh more due to all the extra bracing.
     
  4. plowin101

    plowin101 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 21

    A. 3/4 ton Super Duty 4x4 5.4 auto trans. Most of our lots do not have real long passes, in heavy snows i would remove the wings.
     
  5. plowin101

    plowin101 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 21

    I know the weight difference. What i want to know is the strength and longevity of the two.
     
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Go with the poly. It won't rust and the snow falls right off of them, I always liked my poly plows.
     
  7. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    No cons on my poly. I have only had it for two seasons. Strength wise steel gets the edge but I didn't think it was much of a factor. No rust, no painting when I dig it out of the garage. :D
     
  8. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Poly is the way to go. You'll be glad you did. Just as strong as the steel and the weight on the new MVP's is the same either way. I went and looked at them both and they are the exact same plow and just have either the steel panels or the poly panels. They are both held in with 4 bolts on top on each side and fit in a channel on the bottom.

    With this, you could actually change between steel and poly if you ever wanted to. With this said, I still think poly is the way to go hands down. I wish Western would make a 9' Poly Pro Plus.