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tne new x-blade from fisher

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cookie, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. cookie

    cookie Member
    Messages: 57

    Hi, we just got a plowing contract for a large parking lot here in town. My bro - law and I are going to be plowing it this winter. He has a chev 1/2 ton that we are going to put a 71/2 fisher mm2 (he has a v-6). I have a 99 GMC 3/4 ton with a 6l engine (8600gvw), my question is should I get the new 9ft x-blade or the 91/2 ez-v. The x-blade is quite a mean looking plow, and it looks like the mould board has more tip to the front for rolling snow better, and I like the stainless steel. Any help would be cool, thanks:yow!:
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Depends on the type of plowing you will be doing.If your doing big open stuff,with little clean up,then a straight blade would be fine.

    If your doing smaller stuff,and need the scoop position,then go with the V-blade.

    You may also want to search,as there is lots of feedback on straight vs V-blades.
     
  3. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    Cookie,

    as the proud owner of a new Fisher XBlade, I would offer just a little advice.

    I own a 2000 GMC 2500 extended cab with a 6' bed. The largest blade I can put on it as far as an Xblade goes is the 8' XBLADE.
    I enclosed a pic for you too see.

    I too have the 8600 GVW.

    Be advised , if you don't like the stainless steel ( and I don't know why you won't) you can also order the XBlade in Mild steel ( they are painted yellow like normal Fisher plows)

    The XBlade is designed for better scraping and back blading.

    my truckplow and driveway work 001.jpg
     
  4. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    another view

    if you want to see more they are posted in the pic forum.

    my truckplow and driveway work 027.jpg
     
  5. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    JCurtis - very nice setup! Looks very similar to Myo's except that his is regular cab with Duramax, on a HD 2500. :D

    I noticed that you opted for red plow markers instead of Fisher standard plow guide with silver tips! ;)
     
  6. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    thats what the installer put on. I don't know if I like them or not, but I know they sure are visible.

    Just below the black cap on each marker is a small strip of reflective tape with a fisher logo on it.

    Coming at you the little piece of tape is very reflective, almost like an eye reflecting light.
     
  7. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    I would get the X-blade. 9ft x-blade will be really heavy on your truck. I would get the 8ft X-blade. If you got the regular fisher blade then you could get the 8ft 6inch blade and carry it with out a problem:)
     
  8. myo

    myo Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Go for the 8' X blade and timbrens to help with the weight on the front end.
     
  9. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Still giving advice ay meyer....
     
  10. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    meyer's still re-giving advice...
    And how many different threads have we seen Mr. Curtis' tuck on?

    Nice truck, BTW!
     
  11. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    still same old stuff ya meyer..... :sleeping:


    I would opt for 8' Fisher X-blade, I believe that the 9' will be a bit too heavy. The x-blade is designed for heavy commercial plowing, which including parking lots, so it's a good choice. Their higher angle of attack (75 degrees) will help alot with rolling the snow and probably a bit better in scraping the surface. Being that it is stainless, you would never have to worry about rust. I do know that it is now available in mild steel too. But it still bolts right on to the X frame.

    I would also advise you to get a set of Timbrens for the front end to help with the weight of plow to reduce sag.
     
  12. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Guys I could say the same thing to all of you, and myself. We all repeat the same info that has been repeated already on previous threads, and on and on. Now it is you guys that are still bringing up the same old stuff. It is old and over and you just keep wearing it out.
     
  13. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    Review

    A review of information doesn't have to be a bad thing . Teaching calls for a summary or review . I used to be able to remember everything I learned until I hit 40 .:( .Many times a review can approach the same subject at a different angle .
     
  14. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    I have a question it is probably a stupid one but I will ask any ways.The cutting edge on the X blade will it wear faster because of the attack angle verses a normal blade angle?Since this is a new product there might not be to much input on it yet but that is one of the tings i was thinking about if you buy one more frequent edge changes.It probable does not make a difference but I'm curious if the angle does make it wear faster.
     
  15. cookie

    cookie Member
    Messages: 57

    thanks

    JCurtis, thank u, nice set up by the way. I wanted a King cab, but the regular cab I got is better for my needs. The stainless Fisher looks really cool on your truck - very nice! I think that the X-blade is the best plow for my needs. Thanks again - Cookie:drinkup:
     
  16. cookie

    cookie Member
    Messages: 57

    thanks

    Thank you everybod:waving:
     
  17. Aspen Snow

    Aspen Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Jeff,

    Nice piece!!

    :D
     
  18. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    if I am not mistaken

    The cutting edge on the xblade is reversible . While perusing the Fisher literature I found that the #787 + #184 truck mount weight =970+/- Thats the weight of the Blizzard 810
     
  19. myo

    myo Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Bwhite, fisher site shows the xblade weight is 787 and the average vehicle mount weigth is 60lbs. 787 + 60 = ~850
    Its close to the weight of the blizzard.

    cookie, post some pics once you get your setup completed.
     
  20. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    mount weight

    MYO you are right the truck mount is 60# I was looking at the truck mount weight for the MC9 by mistake :( Bill


    PS I went to the Fitchburg dealer to check out a Blizzard 810