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Undecided on wich blade to get...

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Sartorikid, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Sartorikid

    Sartorikid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I will be picking up a new Fisher in the next couple of weeks. I have to decide between extreme-v, x-blade or hd. SS or Steel? 81/2' for f350. Any input will help...
     
  2. JD304H

    JD304H Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I've had a v-plow on my last three trucks and love it, the older EZ-V style. If you have lots where you can't windrow to one side or you have to carry the snow to specific areas its well worth it, if you're doing roads i probably wouldn't waste your money on a v-plow. As for stainless steel or not, i've never owned a stainless steel blade, i just hose off a couple of times during the winter and before i put it away for the season and have never had a steel one rot out yet. Actually i'm setting up another truck with a v-plow thats 11 years old and besides scrathes and paint chips, it is still solid. Good luck, hope my two cents helps.
     
  3. Sartorikid

    Sartorikid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Thanks JD...
     
  4. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Go with the V, once you go V you will never go back.
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I have never used a V plow but, I know if I had one I would never go back to a strait blade.
     
  6. Sartorikid

    Sartorikid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    unhcp nice web site you have there. I notice you have 9.5' on a f 350. Is that a dually? I wanted to put a 9.5' on mine and fisher told me it was to heavy.
     
  7. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245



    It was a single rear wheel with upgrading front spings and air bags. I actually never plowed with it! I got it in the spring and just sold it a few weeks ago.
     
  8. Moss Man

    Moss Man Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 535

    That isn't always the case....................
     
  9. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Put an xls on it and be done with it.
     
  10. Sartorikid

    Sartorikid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I decided on the extreme-v. Now I have to decide on the 8'6" or 9'6". I will be doing mostly drive ways and one small lot.
     
  11. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Probably go with the 8'6" plenty big enough and small enough for all lots
     
  12. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I'd go with a 9'6" especially if you do lots. There are times where I'm wishing I had wings on mine (which would make my plow over 11' wide), and I still may get them this season. Unless you have some very tight spaces to get through, definitely go 9'6", I do both drives and a private road and never have a problem due to being too big.
     
  13. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,007

    If money was no object, I'd sell my western, and buy an 8.6 extreme V stainless. Not because it won't rust, but it would look great on my truck. After watching the video on their website about how they compared it to boss v plow, I'm sold on it. Now all it takes is some money....
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  14. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I have the 8.6 also and it is great for drives and lots. 9.6 can get tight on narrow drives in my area. But if they are wider then get the 9.6. it is heavy but will move a lot of snow.
     
  15. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Read a little deeper into those videos that have been discussed in great detail on here, you'd be surprised...
     
  16. KDB33

    KDB33 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I will be picking up a new 8.6 extreme-v in the next couple weeks. I am going with the SS. Is there any special care I should do to prevent it from rusting do to all the salt on the roads. I believe they are made with 304 stainless so its not the best stuff but it's still better than steel in my opinion. What do you guys do? Fluid Film?