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Straight plow vs v plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Normskiboy, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Normskiboy

    Normskiboy Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have plowed with a straight blade. Is a v blade that much better? In northern Ohio I see a lot of Western v blade, not so many Meyers V Blades. Is there a problem with Meyers?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Usually plows are regional, and MOST guys are brand loyal from birth.
    Also depends upon what dealers are in your area.
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Yes, and no. Search this subject. It's been discussed on here a thousand times.
  4. Yankee

    Yankee Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    A straight blade is fine for me 99% of the time, but that other 1% I wish I had a truck that could handle a V. I use fisher (built 20 minutes from my house, so yes brand loyalty) and the price is 700.00 difference. Short money over the course of a season. I do mostly driveways, but a lot of guys who do big lots love it in scoop. It really does a cleaner job and saves time.
  5. Normskiboy

    Normskiboy Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the info
  6. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 685

    A V can be a straight plow but a straight plow can never be a V -(unless you wrap it around a tree or pole going really fast).
    And yes speaking from experience I will never go back to a straight blade.

    Each brand has pro's and con's the most important being which dealer is near you and open during storms for the just in case factor.