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Prodigy, any input?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by bdryer, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. bdryer

    bdryer Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Hey guys... already have a MVP3 on a standard cab F250 and like it a lot. Just bought a crew cab F250 and Westerns website says wideout is too heavy for my truck (?)... Looking at the Prodigy. Any body run this plow? Comments?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,597

    I think its a great concept and only 3 inches narrower then the wideout when both are in scoop. But I dont have one yet so I cant speak from exp. If you use the western efficiency calculator its more efficient then your mvp3.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I personally would ignore their website and put whatever I wanted to on my truck. I like the prodigy, but like the Wideout more since you can put the wings however you want.
     
  4. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,571

    Have to agree with Jeff. If I was looking into the Prodigy, I would go with the wideout.
     
  5. jackkober16

    jackkober16 Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 14

    I would go for a blizzard 8,10' power plow. They don't have chains to break and they are easier to put on.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Try and find a pre.dd one is getting tuff.

    Never had a chain break on ANY of our westerns.
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    There is no more Blizzard, correct? Doesn't Snowex now hold their patent? And it's really kind of irrelevant. The OP is asking about Wideout/Prodigy.
     
  8. jackkober16

    jackkober16 Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 14

    No, Blizzard is owned by Western and you still can buy them.
     
  9. jackkober16

    jackkober16 Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 14

    Western used Blizzard's power plow design to build a Western Wideout.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Only buy old stock.
    Only NEW is Snowex.
     
  11. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,597

    Where you looking at getting the prodigy from and how much?
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Omg...I have so many issues with that statement but I'll leave it a alone


    Buy the WO
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    If you've got nothing nice to say........Bahahaha
     
  14. bdryer

    bdryer Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    John R Spring in Troy.... Wideout approx. $6800 installed. Prodigy approx. $6300 installed.

    I have done business with these guys in the past and have nothing but good things to say about them. Easy to deal with, honest in what they tell you and great back up support. Worth the extra $.

    Not cheap for sure, but..........
     
  15. bdryer

    bdryer Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Appreciate the comments guys... Must say that I am still intrigued by the Prodigy. Turn it right, and its in position. Turn it left, same thing. Position it straight and you are automatically in scoop mode.

    But the Wideout seems that it would be more versatile to position any way you see fit.

    MPV3 is a great plow, and I enjoy using mine, but I am starting to see the benefits of the Wideout/Prodigy blades.

    As for weight issues, all three are within 60lbs of each other. MPV3 poly is at 890 lbs. Prodigy @ 880 lbs. (the 8' 6" model). The Wideout is the heaviest, weighing in at 940 lbs., hence why Western doesn't recommend it for my truck. But seriously guys, is 60 lbs going to make that big of a difference?
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    No, 60lbs ain't gunna hurt nothing

    And I say w.o
     
  17. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    FWIW...I believe the front axle allowance on with 150lbs set in each seat.
     
  18. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,597

    I have heard good things about them also. Never bought a plow from them but did get new leaf springs for the International dump from them.
     
  19. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,597

    I cant believe you kept quite over cracktobers comments. To think he claims to be from Mi. makes me ashamed.
     
  20. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Was bring nice, didn't wanna hijack