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Western hts v. snowdogg md75 v. fisher ht

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by allstarlawncare, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    Lets hear your opinions on all three of them. I have a 2007 ford f150 subercab. I can get the snowdogg $800 cheaper, but is it really worth it? I have heard a lot of good things about the western hts. That would run me $4000 and the snowdogg is about $3200
     
  2. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    What are you plowing with it? Just a few houses or are you doing a commercial route?
    The snow Dogg have had great ratings and the customer service seems to be second to none.

    You can't go wrong with Western or Fisher, it will come down to dealer support and personal needs. I like the SS blade better than the painted plows since they will look newer longer.
     
  3. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    one commercial, maybe two. I will be doing mainly driveways though. I am just wondering if the snowdogg will hold up. I can probably get the best service from the western dealer though
     
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Im sure the Dogg will hold up just fine. I got the EX series and that thing is a beast!! Does a very nice job cleaning everything up, etc. But it will boil down to dealer support though. Alot of guys here will beat you to death with their red plow stiffy, but it will ultimately be up to you since it is your $$$!!! Id say go for the Snow Dogg. I paid less for my 8 footer than they want for the western/fisher lightweight plow
     
  5. darood01

    darood01 Member
    from GR, MI
    Messages: 75

    I bought the MD75 and put it on my Jeep Wrangler and it has worked great for me. I plow 22 personal driveways and 3 small apartment/condo parking lots. Last week we got 9 inches or so and the plow worked great.
     
  6. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Im a little biased as I have 2 of the MD75 Doggs on my trucks..
    Have 2 seasons on the one plow and 1 season on the 2nd plow.

    The MD75 is their lighter duty plow, but I will tell you I have used it commercially
    now for 2 years. I plow small lots, Drive ways and 2 very large Medical centers
    and one I very large Retail center.... ( we have a case skid steer with a pusher box
    that works with us.

    I do one sub-division. All the roads and every house in the sub-divsion. Usually 2 or 3 trucks.


    Most snowfalls of 3 to 6 inches It takes us about 5 to 7 hours to do all of our route.

    The Snow doggs have held up exceptionally well and I would choose it over the western or myer any day.....

    Dont know about Fisher, never used or seen one around here.
     
  7. M.S.P.M.

    M.S.P.M. Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    fisher and western are owned by the same company so there is not much of a difference between the newer plows. iam starting to see more and more snowdoggs around and they seem to have a good reputation. I wouldsave the money and go with the snowdogg if i were you.
     
  8. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Click the link in signiture.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I would take the Western over the Fisher. The mounting system is reportedly much better on the Western.

    Boss also makes a Sport Duty. And Sno-Way plows are lightweight and very good quality.
     
  10. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I was down to the Boss and Fisher, I like the clearance of the Fisher in the off season.
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The Boss push beam does hang pretty low. I guess you could unbolt it in April and put it back on in November.
     
  12. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I take my Push Plates off every Summer
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's probably a real good idea. Gives you a chance to inspect your frame and push plates regularly. Do you re-use the bolts, or buy new hardware?
     
  14. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Bought new stuff- 6 bolts total on mine so no big deal. I just don't want it exposed to the elements year round. Plus my wife has bad judgement and would run up curbs with it if I left it on.
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If you are interested in buying a Fisher I would sugest a 7.5' SD. When I bought my SD the dealer toled me the HT is very light duty and that the SD is alot better plow. He toled me the HT is for a small driveway, not for a big driveway or comercial use. But if you are not interested in the SD I would sugest the HT out of the 3 plows you listed.
     
  16. Letusspray

    Letusspray Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Hey, I'm thinking of purchasing a Tundra. What is the front GAWR on yours - if you don't mind me asking. Also, does Toyota say that you'll void their warranty if you plow with the truck?? Thanks, Mark
     
  17. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    The GVWR is 6900
     
  18. Letusspray

    Letusspray Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Actually, I was curious about the "front axle" rating (GAWR) only as opposed to the overall GVWR. This is listed on a sticker on the drivers door frame which your shoulderbelt is attached to. Thanks for your help though....
     
  19. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Oh sory. The FGAWR is 4000.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2010
  20. Letusspray

    Letusspray Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Checked out your pics and agree with the others - sweet set-up!! Did Fisher recommend that size plow for the 4000 lb front end? Did you have to modify the front suspension at all?? Does it mess with your Toyota warranty?