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V plow or XLS

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by crawla, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. crawla

    crawla Member
    Messages: 30

    What would be more productive a 8.5'-9' v plow with wings or a Fisher XLS. I have to move the snow to designated locations rather then windrowing.
     
  2. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Lots and lots of discussion about this, do a Google search with plow site at the end. I know an xls will carry more snow than a stock 9.5 V, but with wings im not too sure.. maybe the v?
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Wouldn't a loader or a skid with a pusher be a more viable option?
     
  4. crawla

    crawla Member
    Messages: 30

    Its for storage lots and they aren't big enough to waste the time of moving a skid steer around and then having to figure out a way of pulling the skid steer and a v box spreader.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Well couldnt you park one there on site? Just thinking of options.
    I can only speak for my 810. It can move a mountain of snow had to use 4low once to push it all
     
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Ive had both.....Id go with the XLS... storage lots are a pita
     
  7. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i have both and straight line the 9'6 with wings is best but if you need to steer the wideout-xls takes the cake and is the best both are great plows and you can't really go wrong.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    A 9/6 with wings will hold a few more flakes, none worth counting
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    You sure. I think bird will fight you on this one pat
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    I honestly believe a IQ test and a common sense law should be instituted
     
  11. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    Nobody can be that obtuse, just saying.

    The Vee and the XLS are both great plows.
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    True they are. If it was me......wideout
     
  14. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,705

    I have an XV and love it. But I have been thinking about upgrading to an XLS. My only hold back is transporting the plow. It is soooo nice driving with wings folded back, especially on a truck as long as mine. Having a 10' plow to windrow would be great. Such a hard decision. :help:
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    med to large and larger, nothing beats the xls/wo for windrowing
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Why. The edges don't hit the ground when you go over bumps with an xls.
     
  17. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    XLS is better then the western Wideout It having the trip edge

    I had to pick I would go with the V plow with wings you can wing row with it 11.6 wide with wings on

    I have a complex at times I have carry snow long ways to pile it my 9.6 v plow w/wings works well
     
  18. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,320

    A 1/2ton Dodge with a 7.5 mywestern with box ends on it would be the hot set up........heard it a million times.
     
  19. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Im not taking birds side but back in 80s and 90s I made a set for a 8ft western 2ft side boards and it could carry a lot of snow
     
  20. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,320

    A lot has changed in the pass 20-30yrs, always look foward and let old technology become history....Thumbs Up