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Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by zeek, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. zeek

    zeek Member
    Messages: 81

    Worth the time and money for the steel ones? Or will I have problems with the snow lifting the blade? Now remember I am only running a SD Plow, so it's not as heavy as a HD.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    It will lift the blade even if it is the heavy duty,I still prefer to have one for stacking reasons.
  3. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    truthfully i got rid of my snow foil it was great for the roads but in a lot and stacking with the foil i was having no real luck and the foil was taking alot of abuse ..never liftd the blade as u said but i changed to a steel deflector and its night and day with that i'd recommend a steel deflector any day over the foil $100+ cheaper makes your blade that much higher and stops the snow from coming up and over!
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I never had snow lift the blade under a foil. The foil does not help for stacking.
  5. buddymanzpop

    buddymanzpop Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Go with a deflector for stacking, you will most likely destroy a foil stacking new snow on old frozen banks and piles, however a foil is great for roadway plowing, never had a lifting problem with them, but have had visability problems without.
  6. nhpatriot

    nhpatriot Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    I have absolutely never had a problem with lifting, and my plows that have sno foils have held up well. They have never been a real problem stacking either, but it may be because of my stacking philosophy: trucks are not for stacking, trucks are for piling gently. My loaders are for stacking, for a rate above and beyond the cost of plowing. I am not going to pound on my trucks in a manner that they were not designed to be abused just to make less money.