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What Plow should I get?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by CTJ, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. CTJ

    CTJ Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    What Plow should I get?

    8-1/2 Pro Plus,
    8-1/2 MVP Plus
    or a Wide-Out

    50% of what I’ll be plowing will be 100 to 150 foot single lane paved driveways with 3 car garages and large parking pads.

    30% will be ¼ to 1 mile private gravel single lane driveway/roads.

    The rest will be in-town 1 or 2 car paved driveways.

    I have a 2001 F-250 diesel super cab 8 foot bed.
     
  2. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Well it really comes down to how much you have to spend. You could do it all with the straight blade, but it will take much longer. The V blade will help in the lots with the scoop positon to take care of windrows and other small amounts of snow. I have heard everyone talkin those wideouts up but I have yet to try one.
     
  3. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    It sounds like you focus in on residents. That being the case I'm sure you need to consider back dragging as a main sticking point. ( Granted you did point out long drives which to probably do a bit of angle plowing forward ). So, I hate to post this on this column ... for back dragging it's go to be with down pressure - sno-way.

    ( I should say I use to own a sno-way but, went to western for their vee plow this year and it rocks. I do have a back drag blade, still not as good but, is doable ).
     
  4. CTJ

    CTJ Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I think I'm leaning towards the MVP Plus w/ a Back Drag Blade
     
  5. CTJ

    CTJ Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Add wings and back drag blade to the Pro Plus and you're getting close to the cost of a MVP. I started out thinking I would get a straight blade. Then I saw that for less than $500 more i could get a MVP Plus.
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I bought a MVP Plus this year. It is a great plow. I also have the wings for mine. The straight blade with wings does work well but if you plan to expand then I would spend the extra and get the V.
     
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    The MVP plus would be a good choice!