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speed caster plow weight

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by DAVESCOLLISION, Jan 22, 2011.


    DAVESCOLLISION Junior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 2

    have old speed caster 7'6" was wondering the actual weight of blade compared to a newer style
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The blade itself is not very heavy. There are two versions - two spring Light/Regular Duty, or three spring Standard/Heavy duty.

    I'm guessing my three spring is three hundred pounds or so, maybe more. Pretty easy to move it around.
  3. Megunticook

    Megunticook Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 190

    I have one of those, according to Fisher it's 636 lbs.I have disassembled mine completely for a total refurb., not sure I'd say the blade alone weighs quite that much but I bet it's over 500 anyway. I think it's pretty beefy gauge steel they were using back in the eighties.
  4. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    I weighed one a few years ago with a scale we have to weigh bears, I hooked the scale onto the bucket of the tractor and just droped a chain down to the center top hook on the plow . When I first picked it up it bottomed the scale right out but as soon as it was hanging it properly it wasnt . Just the blade and A frame weight was 455lbs from memory. And that was the HD, or 3 spring style, and someone thought it was a 1987 manufacture but I cant remember how they arrived at that .
    Not sure how accurite a way that was to try to weigh one but it gave us a referance that must be close?? I am guessing that 636 number would include the headgear???
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  5. Megunticook

    Megunticook Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 190

    Interesting. Nothing beats an actual scale for finding out, I guess.

    I was referring to my ballast calculations, and I either found that 636 number somewhere in the Fisher literature or a guy from Fisher told me that (not a dealer but a guy at Fisher proper).

    I have another reference to the "Attachment Weight" of 48 lbs.

    It's a big old hunk of steel, any way you slice it.