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Western HTS vs. Fisher HT

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by bear430, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I've narrowed my search down to one of these two plows. I know the only real difference is the color. Just wondering if anyone had any other thoughts or problems with these plows? Thanks
     
  2. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    There are a few diffrences, click the link in my signiture.
     
  3. billzrx7

    billzrx7 Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 33

    only problem i have with my HTS is when stacking snow, since its piston driven right to the blade theres no slack in the chain, it has a tendancy to allow some seep from the pump when its up high.
     
  4. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Thanks for the info. I think I'm leaning now towards the Midweight, all around a better plow. Now steel or poly? I have a gravel drive and I plow about three other gravel drives. Poly?
     
  5. 05ram

    05ram Member
    Messages: 70

    Just wondering what kind of truck are you putting it on?
     
  6. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Its an 08 Tundra, Reg Cab, Short Box w/ a 3" leveling kit on it. I ran it on the Western site and it checks out, I could put up to a Pro on it. I just don't want that kind of weight, I'm only doing residential driveways.

    I was told to stay away from the Poly's because with the fading sooner or later it'll turn pinkish. But I would have it indoors all the time unless I'm plowing. And because I have a gravel drive I thought on a steel plow it would chip pretty fast. I'm still up in the air yet.

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  7. bubbles10

    bubbles10 Member
    Messages: 71

    id get the steel cuz we had our plow out side all year round and it look good and we paint it every two years and we do a lok of rock driveways and it works nice so u are not scuffing the poly
     
  8. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I was kind of thinking the same thing about scratching the poly.
     
  9. bubbles10

    bubbles10 Member
    Messages: 71

    ya a buddy of ours had a poly and his looks kinda nasty id go with the steel and u can always know u can paint it and stuff where poly u have to replace u might want to also look into the snowdogg we are goin to be usin that this winter and i was checking one out the other day and they are a awesome plow for the money and then u never have to worry about painting again and its well built a few people use them that we know that have used westerns before and loves them
     
  10. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    What model snowdogg are you talking about? I'll look into that. Although I really like the Western red!
     
  11. bubbles10

    bubbles10 Member
    Messages: 71

    the hd one i know i like the red to but u gotta look down the road where with the snow dogg the moldboard wont rust on you and it is one solid plow from wat ive seen right now we use the saltdogg spreaders and they are awsome things
     
  12. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I like the look of the stainless, Im going to price out the HD tomorrow. Althought the HD does weigh about 140lbs more than the Midweight. I've never used a plow without chains before, what are the differences? Hows stacking?
     
  13. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Nevermind, I'm sorry the HD does have chains.
     
  14. bubbles10

    bubbles10 Member
    Messages: 71

    let me know what u got on a price i might be able to help u see if u got a good deal cuz ive been pricing them out to also i found a nice video on their site
     
  15. bear430

    bear430 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I was quoted @ 3827 for the snowdogg HD75 insatlled.
    4276 for the boss standard duty 7'6" poly installed w/ shoes
    4586 for the western midweight w/ back drag edge and shoes installed

    The boss dealer I talked to said bad things about the midweight and he is also a western dealer. That made me think twice about that plow. It doesnt sound like the snowdogg has been around too long or not many people are buying them, but it does sound like a pretty good plow from what the dealer said (same dealer as the boss). I'm was just wondering if the stainless scratched easily from normal wear and tear from gravel drives, I couldn't get a real answer. The boss seems like a pretty solid plow but if it is pretty comparable to the snowdogg I would almost rather go with that. My truck is a slate metallic and the stainless plow I think would look really good on it.

    What are you guys hearing about the snowdogg???