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What Plow To buy

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Antlerart06, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Well I'm looking to buy a 2015 super cab chassis with the 6.2 motor

    Should I stick to a MPV or go with a Fisher expanding plow

    I like the ultra mounts And I like trip edges I just don't know anything about Fisher Truck hitch Be honest never seen a Fisher around here
    Everything is Red or a Dog

    I have 1 9.6 mpv w/wings
    1 Pro+ 8.5 w/wings
    1 9.2 Boss V
    My Skid plow 7.5 w/adjustable wings
    My Tractor 11' plow

    So I have plenty of wing straight plows

    Trying think if Im going plow with it or stick to my MPV on my 99 Dually

    My Question is How are the hook ups on the Fisher?
    Any one have a photo of them on a newer ford see what they look like in the off season
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Go expanding!
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,934

    If you don't see the "yellow" plows in your area, do you have dealer support for them? If not, and parts aren't readily available, why even consider a Fisher?
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Don't have no dealers close for any brands So dealer thing isn't my thing I'll fix it my self
    I fix a lot plows and most of them wasn't mine So all about the price I don't dealer shop
    Cheaper to buy online ship here cheaper then going to a dealer

    Sure I have to install it myself But that's a good thing teaches a person about the plow

    I know some guys are clueless when comes working on something. They need a dealer

    I have wholesaler that carries all the parts I would ever need

    I like to build a crossover Half western and half Fisher Just don't know if I have the time

    Well have good one I getting ready take off to see about the 2015 Cab Cassis truck
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,934

    Then if you're already familiar with Westerns, why not go Wideout instead of considering the Fisher XLS?
  6. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    He prefers trip edge I think he said...the Fisher mounts aren't as noticable as the Western when the recievers are attached to the Western. They mount fairly easily and quickly if its lined up right.
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    I've been running fishers for years, really simple attaching and detaching. most of the time if you line your truck center and straight with the plow it will go right in without jumping out and checking to make sure it will go
  8. 05ram

    05ram Member
    Messages: 70

    If you like western mounting, but fisher trip edge the answer is easy. Buy the western MVP3. It uses the Ultramount and is trip edge.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Wideout isn't a trip edge plow that's why
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I know MPV3 has a trip edge I already have one that's reason I like the trip edge
    I was thinking going to a expanding plow Fisher is only one has a trip edge

    I bought the truck today More I think about it I may just stay with a Vplow w/wings
    Due to fact we get wet heavy snow falls and when it drifts here only thing to bust them is a V plow with very little effort Sure a straight plow can do it to a point you just hope the plow doesn't float up and get your self stuck
  11. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    V Plows all the way
  12. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Another vote for a V
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    The more I thought about it Going be MPV My employees even said same thing Straight plow is thing of the pass I know how to plow with a V The expanding plow I thought I wanted one Then I could say I have one but then again I might cuss it like I do my 8.6 pro + w/wings

    Since I'm putting a Cannonball Bed on a V plow would help at the farm when roads drift out there
  14. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Love my fisher v.
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Say does your truck have the new Tranny
    Auto and manual mode
  16. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Yes. I use it on long steep down hills, because the tow haul will downshift every time to touch the brake- even if you are in 3rd gear @ 4k rpm. Hit the brake, you get 2nd gear and 5500 rpm.
    Otherwise, I use auto exclusively. With 3:73 gears and the e locker, I plow in high range 98% of the time, with the locker out. Only use the locker to back out of sticky situations. Also, turn the traction control OFF when plowing. Trust me here.
    Hill decent control is a joke.
    You will love the truck.

    I am about this close to pulling the trigger on a leftover 13 F350 xlt diesel reg cab srw with an 8'6" ss fisher v on it...was a demo / lot truck. 1700 miles. Loaded up with every option an XLT can get, including the 11,500 gvw package.
    Out the door price is $43k.
  17. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Mine 14k gvw 4.30 gears

    I figure manual mode would be like my 99 manual plow snow I hardly ever spins out now 02 F350 its auto it likes to spins a lot when plowing
    Since on manuals you don't have give a lot of gas get it to move

    What does the traction control mode do when plowing
  18. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Traction control will apply the brakes to stop wheel spin. Fine for the wife's commuter car, but worthless on a plow truck imo. You back up, drop the plow, apply the throttle on slippery surfaces, and go hardly nowhere because the brakes are on!
    For joe homeowner, no big deal, but for a guy trying to get the lot open for 7am opening, a real pain. Also, the torque management system on the engine will give me fits....same idea, back up, drop the plow, hit the gas hard on GOOD traction, expecting to move out smartly....engine acts like it stalled....like the throttle broke! Torque management will restrict the throttle in an effort to save your tires....
    I learned that situational awareness is key...traction control off, ease into the throttle, then add the gas when rolling. More than once I backed out into the highway to get a bite of snow bank, hit the throttle hard to get the F out of the way of oncoming traffic, and had the engine just refuse to respond. It just hates a big whack of throttle from a dead stop.
  19. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,452

    Have you looked at the boss DXT, it has a dual trip design. We have both boss and western blades straight and vee. The boss have given us less trouble for sure.
  20. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,501

    Have you ever used an XLS/Wideout/Blizzard????......

    To the OP....There is no wrong choice here......My personal preference is an XLS.....A power plow of any color is a very productive pieces of equipment....

    But you ask this type of question on here you will have guys fight to the death on which one is better.........Just go with which one will look "Cooliest" on your truck.....:drinkup: