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So dissapointed with Fisher!

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by jmitch2604, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. jmitch2604

    jmitch2604 Junior Member
    from nope
    Messages: 4

    Bought a brand new Silverado 2500 with a Fisher plow about two weeks ago. After installation I picked up the truck and the plow didn't work. I unplugged the connector and plugged it back in and the plow worked fine. I took the plow home put it away, and now today when the storm comes ( I'm in MA ) the plow again doesn't work. I unplugged it and plugged it back in assuming that would be the fix but that didn't happen.

    It became clear the connector is way too big ( the connector for the controls. ) After hours of messing around with it, getting it to work for a little while then loosing power I had to give up and call it a day. I lost a ton of money. I have already contacted Fisher plow I'm sure they will not do anything or admit their mistake.

    I now have to wait till tomorrow to contact the installation dealership to get new connectors. I'm so bummed out right now watching snow drop and loosing money!

    Just curious if anyone else has had this issue?
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    It is anything but clear to me when you say the connector is too big...... Pics?
     
  3. jmitch2604

    jmitch2604 Junior Member
    from nope
    Messages: 4

    When you plug the connector from the plow to the connector to the truck the actual pins, there is too much space between the two. They are not going in snug, the littlest amount of pressure and they come apart. I put a small piece of wire in the slots so they would fit in snugger and this worked for a little while and I zip tied the connectors as tight as possible but eventually it would loose power! Hope this was a little more clear. Thanks for responding.
     
  4. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    Sounds to me like they put the wrong connectors on if you are ziptieing them to keep them together.Which dealer put the plow on?
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Welcome to the fabulous world of Douglas Dynamics lousy Quality Control. I'll be surprised if this is your only problem.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    More concerned now with your lost cash. If you didn't show up who plowed for you or are you a sub?
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    im thinking warrenty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hello they just installed it and it didnt work?? somethings up?
     
  8. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Sounds like the dealer goofed on the wiring to me.
     
  9. jmitch2604

    jmitch2604 Junior Member
    from nope
    Messages: 4

    I wasn't so clear, I had to zip tie them when I put a small piece of wire in the slost where the connector goes in to make them fit snug.

    Oh please don't say that, I hope not.

    I have a city contract, at least it wasn't a huge storm.

    It will be covered under warranty I'm not paying for a damn thing!

    I will update when they fixed it, I'm dropping the truck off tonight.
     
  10. hwilson

    hwilson Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Re: Disappointed with Fisher

    Good afternoon,

    I just ran across your post regarding your controller becoming unplugged. My name is Hugh Wilson and I am the National Service Manager for Douglas Dynamics (Fisher). Can you send me your contact information so I can help you get this resolved.

    Thank you,
    Hugh
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How's that for service.
     
  12. harley05

    harley05 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 6

    Gets in line and raises my hand...
     
  13. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    9 yrs with mine and changed the breather and changed fluid 5 times.Thats it. it's got to be the dealer and not the product ,i would hope so anyway.
     
  14. jmitch2604

    jmitch2604 Junior Member
    from nope
    Messages: 4

    Hi Hugh, thank you for checking this thread, I've already dropped it off at the dealership so it's in the process of being fixed, thank you.

    I hope this is the first and last issue I will have for a long time. My farther bought a brand new fisher last year and it died on him during the first storm. There was a small piece of metal inside the motor that clogged the piston.
     
  15. hwilson

    hwilson Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Re: So disappointed with Fisher

    Good Morning,

    Which dealer did you drop your plow/truck off with? I would like to contact them today to discuss your issue.

    Thank you,
    Hugh
    :mechanic:
     
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    There was recently a QC manager position opening at Fisher. Coincidence?
     
  17. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Never owned a Fisher before, but I gotta tell ya, service like this can sway a guy! Well done Hugh! Thumbs Up
     
  18. TJSNOW

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374



    Go back and Troll the Boss Plow section...............Nothing to see here.......Once again Fisher Has steped up......:laughing::laughing:



























    Nice job Hugh............:drinkup:
     
  19. bb45

    bb45 Member
    from waverly
    Messages: 37

    Hi Hugh nice work just added you to friends we have 10 boss 9.2 boss v's just purchased a 9 foot fisher v for the bosses new truck. Made it thru the first real storm with no problems boss not impressed with the controler "too many buttons" but he likes the plow happy new year BB
     
  20. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You obviously have too much yellow running through your veins