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Rubber Deflector V Plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by River Hill, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. River Hill

    River Hill Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I just assumed the the rubber deflector on top of the plow was standard with the Fisher as it is with the Western. What is the purpose of these rubber deflectors? I would guess it would keep snow from coming up over the plow? Are these only needed if you are plowing at high speeds. The dealer wants $155.00 for them. I know that's peanuts in the big picture after buying a plow and spreader, I was just wondering if it's worth it or not?
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    It is well worth it to have a deflector. Why fisher doesnt include it is beyond me. Look into getting conveyor rubber, sometimes its available from gravel banks after they replace the conveyors. I am sure there are other outlets, and maybe another member could help out.
    Dino
     
  3. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Fisher used to use a metal Sno-Foil on their straight plows, it's a big help in powdery conditions. It doesn't take much speed for the snow to fly up over the plow in those conditions.

    I use a piece of conveyor, like Dino suggested. You can usually get it free from gravel banks and stone quarries like he said. Not too pretty, but cheap and it works.
     
  4. J&JProperty

    J&JProperty Member
    Messages: 50

    Brians,

    Check around at different rubber suppliers, the dealer wanted $170.00 for a deflecter, I found a supplier that sold it by the foot, I got a sheet of either 1/4" or 3/8" (haven't looked at it yet this fall) 3' x 4' for $26.00. Then I used a piece of 1" flat stock to secure it. Just make sure you make your center piece around the V as a seperate piece to allow the blade to move with out tearing the rubber.
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    On the fisher /western v plows, you only need to install the rubber on the two wings. The center area has a small metal deflector. Not enough snow would come out of that area anyway.
    The metal retainer strips do however have a 30degree bend in them to help keep the rubber down in front of the moldboard, instead of sticking straight out.
    Dino