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western wideout vs. fisher xls?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by miltonplower, May 4, 2009.

  1. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    is there any differance between the two?
     
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    the biggest differance is trip edge on xls, and trip moldboard on wideout.
     
  3. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    they are both made by the company and are pretty much the same except for hook up and how they trip like snocrete said
     
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    From what I have read here and other forums, the Wideouts is prone to damage on the lower gusset / ribs / bracing, or whatever you want to call it. I think there was even a thread on here with photos.

    From what I understand the the only reason the XLS avoids this is the fact it has the tripe edge design, letting the trip spring absorb the blow rather then the lower moldboard, but I could be mistaken.
     
  5. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    There is more weight on the cutting edge with the XLS, so it cleans better (yes there are scale slips to prove it). The other plus to the XLS is that it rolls the snow better then the wideout.... The shape of the plow is slightly different. If you buy either plow make sure to get the polar edges for the wings from Jerre. Without them you will spend enough money to buy another plow just on replacing edges.
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    This maybe an ignorant question...but who is Jerre? I dug up some of his work on Google last night but I take he is amongst us here?
     
  7. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn Member
    Messages: 56

    And what are these polar edges you speak off?
     
  8. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    Both are good plows but it is correct that the Fisher XLS is a trip edge plow (just the cutting edge trips back) and becouse of that it is less prone to damage. The Minute Mount 2 is a little harder to hook up than the Ultramount from Western but still not to diffucult.Both these plows are built tough and if you are not a cowboy and abuse the equipment you wil be happy with either one of them
     
  9. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Jerre is among us, although he has been quiet here this year. As one can imagine this is his busy time of year. The edges are on his site www.jerres.com
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Yeah, that was the one of the ones I was thinking of the oher day but couldn't find.
     
  12. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    What kind of tripping action do the XLS wings have?


    I would have either plow over any Straight or V Plow, JMO.
     
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    None, hence the poly edge. it will simply fold back then return if it comes in contact with anything it can't move.
     
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Sorry, thats just not good enough IMO....."one" of the reasons I went with the wideout over the XLS. There are times last year when plowing, that if my wings didn't trip with the rest of the plow...well, lets just say the wings would have been trashed by the end of the winter......guess I'm hard on stuff:rolleyes:
     
  15. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Yeah, hence the thread posted above. But hey, I guess thats why I went with an XLS over a Wideout huh. They all got there flaws man, to each his own.
     
  16. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I agree...... like I said, I would take either 1 way before a Straight or Vplow.
     
  17. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I'm glad to hear that...I have yet to play with mine in the snow yet. I'm looking forward to it.
     
  18. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Has any one with a wideout thought about welding in some extra bracing in between the ribs on the bottom to help strengthen it up so they wont bend in like that? I know its a $6,400 plow and you shouldn't have to do anything but put it on and go but after seeing those pics i know I'm going to
     
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    well they are going to beef mine up. i will post back when i pick it up
     
  20. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Go XLS...You won't be sorry...Built like a tank...payup