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western plow identification

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by bc81bc, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. bc81bc

    bc81bc Junior Member
    Messages: 4

  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    It's a Western Unimount.............the one in the pic is a Standard
     
  3. bc81bc

    bc81bc Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    wow that was quick.....how old are those plows?
     
  4. bc81bc

    bc81bc Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    What do you mean by a standard?
     
  5. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    By standard he means a non-"Pro-Plow", which are far more common, especially in the commercial sector. The difference is the number of ribs (typically 7 vs. 4 on that size plow), the trip springs (2 vs. 3) and the lack of shock absorber to accompany the trip springs.

    IIRC, the uni-mounts were built from the early 90's until 2 or 3 years ago.

    I wouldn't be too concerned with buying a plow like that, as the parts are still readily available, at least around here.
     
  6. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Last one was the 50th anniversary.........02/03 season. They started in the early 90's. There are a few different ones, easiest way to check is by the # of springs. 2 means lighter duty, "standard"........3 is the earlier heavier duty ones known as "pro" also including a shock absorber, and then later they started putting 4 springs on pro's with a shock as well. There are lighter ones too....LSX, Sport Utility, Suburbanite, and heavier ones like the Heavy Weight, but typically regular trucks use Std's or pro's.
     
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Haha I must have been typing when jomama posted
     
  8. bc81bc

    bc81bc Junior Member
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    Alright mine has 7 ribs,3springs and a shock so it's a unimount pro.
    Thanks alot guys
     
  9. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Anytime....................
     
  10. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 716

    I think you mean 12 or 13 years ago.
     
  11. rtfm17

    rtfm17 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3

    Need help identifying this plow

    Hi All,

    Hoping one of you experts would be willing to help. I've been searching all over trying to identify this plow. It's a Western. 7-6". Has a nice paint job and no labels or marks I can find. Any thoughts? I'd be grateful for any advice! Thanks!!

    2014-07-09_18-27-41_593.jpg
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    It's an old cable western.
    Outdated IMO
    Hard to find a truckside mount for it
     
  13. rtfm17

    rtfm17 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3

    Many thanks dieselss!

    It came with a Bronco I picked up. Someone had done some interesting cutting & welding to to a Fisher truck side mount, unfortunately not a very good job. Guess luck is on my side- I just located a Western mount in good shape.
     
  14. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    A conventional mount right?
     
  15. rtfm17

    rtfm17 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3

    Yes. It's the older type that goes behind the bumper. I found a Western dealer who had one sitting around.
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    Interesting.........
     
  17. MK97

    MK97 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,050

    I'll have to get a pic up when the weather is better, but what Western has 4 springs,4 ribs, no shocks, and a joystick controller? 8' straight blade. Assuming Ultra or Unimount by the headlights.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2014
  18. MK97

    MK97 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,050

    Pic of plow, since it wont let me edit my last post.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    need better pics, but Im saying its not a western. kinda looks like a hodgepodge mess
     
  20. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    the blade strongly resembles a western, but there are some minor things that are different - the steel plate where the top of the springs bolt, there should be 7 vertical ribs and the picture only shows 6, and each vertical rib has an angled cut at the top. as a reference, the picture above in post 11 is 100% western.

    the quadrent and A frame are not western, or at least nothing western has put out in the last 30 years. i know way back when, monarch (who makes all sorts of hydrualic pumps) sold a plow that closely resembled a western. maybe this is a monarch unit?