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Western Plow users question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 02F250PSD, Mar 14, 2005.

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Bigger Poly plow or not?

  1. YES

    18.5%
  2. NO

    55.6%
  3. 8 1/2 foot

    25.9%
  4. 9 foot

    14.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 02F250PSD

    02F250PSD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    How many Western plow users would like to see a 8 1/2 and/or 9 foot poly pro plow offered?
     
  2. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    I wouldn't, I like the steel. V plows need the extra weight any way cuz they don't scrape as good as a straight blade anyway.
     
  3. snowgm

    snowgm Member
    from MI
    Messages: 34

    Poly plows are typically heavier than steel plows. The only viable argument that I've ever seen AGAINST a poly plow is that they can't be easily repaired.
     
  4. 02F250PSD

    02F250PSD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    There has to be more Western Plow users than this. I want your input on this subject, please. :help:
     
  5. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    Is poly heavier than steel? Who knew that plastic had more density. :confused:
     
  6. 02F250PSD

    02F250PSD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    According to the Western website, the 8 foot poly weighs 729 pounds and the 8 foot steel weighs 699 pounds.
     
  7. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    poly plows have more steel on their backbone
     
  8. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Poly are are heavier for sure because of their bracing. and yes I wish they had one.
     
  9. 02F250PSD

    02F250PSD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I have always had good luck with poly blades. I have used Western and Meyers with no problems since around 1994. I did total a Western poly plow in 2002 when I lost control of my truck during a ice storm and had a head on with a guardrail at 35 mph. The plow was twisted in all directions but the poly mold board was still intact with no cracks, splits or anything. The only things that I could use from it was the head lights and the pump.
     
  10. 02F250PSD

    02F250PSD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Anyone else?? :confused: :yow!:
     
  11. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    How about a 9' poly pro plus ? With the new wings of course. Sounds like a nice setup to me.
    Todd
     
  12. 02F250PSD

    02F250PSD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I emailed Western the other day and they replied that they are possibly thinking of going with larger versions of the poly plow. I would advise that if anyone is interested in a larger Western Poly plow to send off a email to them. I guess that we will see what they will do?
     
  13. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i like the steel becuase its easy to weld or modify it however i want that is why i dont run poly.