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western pro-plus

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by karol, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. karol

    karol Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    I'm thinking of switching from a 8"hd fisher to a western 8'pro-plus with pro-wings. Any input would be appreciated regarding the western pro-plus plow.
  2. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    I run an 8ft Pro Plus and absolutely love it...THe taller blade is a nice feature, more trip springs...I would buy another one in a heart beat, and the Ultra Mount is nice!!!
  3. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I have run a Pro Plus with wings for the last three winters. Never a proplem....Very stout and fast.
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I got a pro plus on my dump and love it. Its a heavy duty plow.
  5. billpride

    billpride Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    i would go with the blizzard 810 if your considering going with something with wings
  6. karol

    karol Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Hey Bill you're name sounds familiar. Did you or still work at Walker or Kooy? That's if I got the right person.
  7. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    I run the Pro Plus with the UltraMount and wouldn't run anything else.
  8. Easygn

    Easygn Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I run a 7.5 Pro Plus with wings. I folded both wings with the ice storm we had. I am not impressed with the wings. I do like the tall blade and the ultramount makes mounting a breeze!!!
  9. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    were these the western wings?
  10. Sawdust Bob

    Sawdust Bob Junior Member
    from Il
    Messages: 24

    Run a Western 8.5 Pro Plus with pro plus wings since 03 and never had a problem! wesport
  11. McVey Landscaping

    McVey Landscaping Member
    Messages: 44

    I run a Pro Plus 7'6" with wings. The new style holds the snow a lot better love it.
  12. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    Been running the pro w/ wings since 04 not one prob. Wings are great, very heavy duty much better than my Boss on my other truck. Will most likly buy again if I trade off the other truck.
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    I know 2 guys that have bent their wings out of shape this year. I am wondering if they changed the metal on the new ones.
  14. Chevytruck85

    Chevytruck85 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    The pro plus is a great plow only problem i had was plowing into hard snowbanks and blowing angle cyinders
  15. Easygn

    Easygn Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Mine were the western pro wongs, neww in October 2007. They seemed soft. Of course I was abusing them (according to dealer) so no warranty.
  16. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Um not to be a d ick, but your not suppost to be slamming into hard snow banks. Any plow is going to blow its cylinders doing that. Its a snow plow, not a bull dozer.

    They are designed to fail it you hit something hard enought, so you don't bend up the plow or truck frame. I bend one of mine up, but a torch and a hammer you can bend them right back. Its just like the spreader frames on the hitch mounts. They are design to fold up so you don't damaged the shaft, bearing, hopper, etc when you back into something. So your only out a frame, not a whole new spreader.
  17. Martinson9

    Martinson9 Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    My 02 2500 HD has an 8 ft Western Pro. My 07 3500HD has an 8'6" Pro Plus. I wish I had gotten a pro plus to begin with. To me it seems that the extra weight of the Pro Plus does a better job of back dragging. The taller plow is very nice. I would buy the Pro Plus again in a heart beat. I certainly like the extra width of the 8'6 too. A lot of my accounts are in a more suburban area and I can use the extra width.