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Pro vs Pro Plus

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by cti531, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. cti531

    cti531 Member
    Messages: 60

    I am in the market for a new plow and am pretty set on Western but am also considering SnowDogg too.

    We own a business with a small to medium sized parking lot and I also have about 5 driveways to plow. So obviosuly I am not out there all night beating and banging. Our parking lot takes me an hour or so.

    So I probably don't really need the Pro Plus because it sounds like it is made more for contractors who are doing a lot more with it than myself...BUT since it only costs $200 more than a regular Pro plow I have to consider it. Is there any disadvantage to the Pro Plus other than the extra $200?

    To me it just seems if your paying $4800 or $5000 it really isn't much difference. So why would anyone buy the regular Pro plow then? Obviosuly there must be a reason that I am not aware of...so I am reaching out to you guys to help me figure it out.
     
  2. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    The proplus does weigh more so that would be a consideration to what vehicle you are putting it on.
     
  3. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    It is heavier. An 8 ft. blade weights 805 lbs. for the Pro Plus. But it has a 31 1/2" moldboard.
     
  4. cti531

    cti531 Member
    Messages: 60

    I have a 2006 Chevrolet 2500hd so this should still be OK though, right?
     
  5. NorthernPlowman

    NorthernPlowman Member
    Messages: 51

    Is your 2500HD a duramax or 6.0?
     
  6. NorthernPlowman

    NorthernPlowman Member
    Messages: 51

    http://www.westernplows.com/specifications.asp?product=pro#view

    Here's a link looks like ram arms are 2 inches longer. blade is 2 1/2 inches taller. pro had one shock plus has 2. plus has one extra vertical support bar. pro is 699lbs pro plus is 805lbs. cutting edge is 3/8 pro and 1/2 for the plus. Hope this helps.
     
  7. cti531

    cti531 Member
    Messages: 60

    It is the 6.0
     
  8. cti531

    cti531 Member
    Messages: 60

    that does help and seems to back up what I was thinking...Looks like a better plow and well worth the extra $200. So far I haven't heard anything not to like other than price.
     
  9. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    A proplus should be fine on that truck, i have one on my F-250 gas. Make sure you get wings too :cool:
     
  10. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 243

    I have both a pro and pro plus. a frame is a lot heavier duty more braces, well worth the money, go with the pro plus not even a question.
     
  11. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    The Pro Plows have a redesigned A frame this year. They are boxed steel instead of angle iron.

    Just my .02¢
     
  12. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Pro Plus is the only way to go. Its a much better plow.
     
  13. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    For $200 get the pro plus if/when you decide to sell it I think you would get the money back at that time plus you will have a taller moldboard
     
  14. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    get the pro plus, its an awesome plow, I have a 8'6 and 8'