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What is this plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by FFColburn, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. FFColburn

    FFColburn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I'm looking at buying this plow truck and it has all Western controls but I'm not sure what the blade and A-Frame/ Push Frame are, I've never seen a Western of this style if that is what it is. I think its an old Boss Trip Edge. Does any one else know?[​IMG]

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  2. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    looks like you have a western headgear and the plow is a fisher speedcast blade.
     
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    The blade and A-frame are old Fisher stuff. The lower frame on the truck appears to be old Western as well as the pump, etc.
     
  4. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    My thoughts as well.
     
  5. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    Fisher blade
     
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Franken plow brand.

    Western mount with Fisher blade...an old Fisher blade.
     
  7. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,163

    I agree. Western truck side and fisher blade.....and get that cylinder hose behind the chain lift
    I have to say I like how the cylinders are protected from the bottom by the pivot beam. Great design.
     
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  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    and that plow has not seen much maint in a loooooooong time. worn down trip edge big time and looks like you wouldnt even have any bolt hole left to install a new edge. prob have to replace the whole trip shoe. and also missin some springs.

    and the right hose to ram looks almost or is broken off.

    via the total # of possible trip springs its also a 7ft 6" or less plow. as 8ft -up got 4 trip springs. that boxed in a-frame stoped in the late 70's to early 80's.
     
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  9. FFColburn

    FFColburn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Ok I wasn't sure what the blade was but that helps me out greatly. I haven't bought the truck yet. If I do the blade needs alot of work there is a few small holes in it and the cutting edge needs replaced and a few other things. Has anyone ever used this type of blade, are they decent, I have always used Western?
     
  10. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    well if that much is frankined up like the plow. i would hate to see the rest of the truck. :eek:

    what do thay want ?

    and that plow might be past its life span buy the time you patch or reskin it and brob replace the trip shoe. can you see and bolt holes to bolt on the new edge to the trip shoe ? the trip shoe is prob around 3-4 hundred bucks alone.
     
  11. FFColburn

    FFColburn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    The truck itself is in good shape, frame solid and body in decent shape for an 83' had it looked at by me and my buddy who is a mechanic by trade and has been plowing snow for 21 years now. I wasn't going to use this blade I have other Western Conventional blades to use, I just wasn't sure what this blade was. If I end up getting this truck I'm hoping to get it for 2100 out the door and then scrap most the blade or try to make a custom setup over time but not for this truck
     
  12. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    definitely western pump and headgear.
     
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    That's Western head gear with a Fisher blade. FYI that blade is missing a spring and it badly needs a cutting edge and posibly a whole new trip edge.
     
  14. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Its a FishEstern!
     
  15. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    oooo it looks like its one of those rare disposable moldboards where you dont need a cutting edge?
     
  16. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    that blade could be only a 6'6" or 7', i know the 6'6" only had 2 trip springs.
    there's atleast 4" worn off the trip edge, then the cutting edge should be bolted to that.

    great old plows, tough as nails...... this one could be fixed, but if you've got other blades, just use them

    lift looks to be an old western cable operated
     
  17. PlowboyVT

    PlowboyVT Member
    from VT
    Messages: 67

    protected maybe... but it woud also wear the bottom of the cylinder off.



    The mount is there for the third spring....but the spring is sprung.
     
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Ya, there is a spot for a 3rd spring. It's a 7.5' blade.
     
  19. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Definitely an old school WesterFish.
     
  20. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    so there is,,,,,, with that short of a cutting edge, one spring would probably do it lol