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Which should I dump ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by On a Call, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Hello guys, New here to the site. Just found it and found some great reading here.

    I have a question for you guys. Feel free to ridicule me.

    I am a smaller commercial guy with four trucks running. I am tried of the older plows I have. Most all are V's an older Western, Meyers, Boss, Fisher and a straight Blizzard.

    I know...almost every brand.

    Seems like each one has it quirks. I purchased them new and used.

    So which should I keep and what would you dump ?
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,642

    For trucks yet 5 plows? :confused: The fisher ezv was a great durable plow. Not a boss fan. Western's are just Fisher's they forgot to paint yellow. :rolleyes: Like my old Meyer.

    But the question is which dealer do you like the least? Get rid of that one.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,962

    What does the local dealer or repair shop carry, support and work on?
    Pick the biggest quirk and get rid of that one,,,then so on.
     
  4. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Yes five plows four trucks ;) You caught that good job!! ..the Fisher is sitting in the shop not being used. Most likely the best of the plows.
     
  5. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Blizzard is the only dealer that is a not too good. You know...I have to order that part...we can fit you in after the season. Stuff like that.

    I tend to work on my own stuff like most of you guys. Personally I should have sold that Blizzard two years ago.

    The Western seems to be not plowing level...much have gotten bent ?
     
  6. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Of the choices you mentioned the only one I would never use is Boss. Take a look at the Repair section on this site and you'll see that every other thread is talking about how their Boss plow is broken down.
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,503

    You can file this biased replay in the trash.
    He it just pissed at boss for sticking up for them selves over a patient infringement. All over a slotted bolt hole.

    This clouds his opinion.

    Every plow has it's issues,

    Which plow do you like the most?

    i have a 15yr old boss that still makes me money.
     
  8. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Wow and most guys I speak with say this is the one.

    But I open and I want to switch to the least problem plows

    Thanks Camden
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,503

    camden is bitter, dont go by him.
    go look for yourself,

    i've run Meyer, western, hiniker and boss. they all make good plows.
     
  10. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Well you have a unique opportunity as you have tried each brands plow. Which do you like the best which is the most reliable which scrapes the best or has the fastest hydros. .which one has cost the least in repairs or down time? Figure that out pick that brand and start cycling out the others. In my opinion your trucks should be able to switch plows in this case if your plow breaks then your trucks down too because the meyer and boss dont match up. Run one brand
     
  11. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    SnoFarmer and Allagashpm ( what is up with that name ? :) )

    thanks guys for your input.

    In order here are the ones I like...but mind you most of my plows are 3 - 6 years old.

    Fisher V about 6 years old...so quick it is might be dangerous.

    Boss V... about the same as above.

    Western V... slow but solid. But that make it heavy. I run 3/4 and 1 ton diesel Dodges and a Ford.

    Hiniker straight... I did not mention because I picked up a new/used one out of Texas for 500.00. No clue if I like it...looks light duty to me ???

    Meyers V their first one out...it has served me okay. Just a light duty IMO. On back drags it wants to fold in. Replaced valves it is just the design. I am sure they fixed that problem.

    Blizzard straight...IMO not a bad design...just weak pumps and eletronics ??

    Perhaps you guy might set me straight.

    I agree...I would like all one brand, all one mount, all durable enough to last.

    And....how about all that stainless ???? any thoughts ??
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Buy all new Boss v plows. Roy is still mad about the Dallas game where the guy DID NOT catch the ball.
     
  13. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,642

    So you are saying a Boss would be just as much of a crappy call? :laughing:
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,503

    I think, you gave us your top 2 choices .

    Go to the dealers and see who will give you the best deal on buying multiple plows.

    stainless sure is purddey,

    stainless or steel both have there issues and advantages.
     
  15. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I agree with all new Boss plows.

    But, it was a catch by #88 Dez Bryant.:nod:
     
  16. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    I would buy all boss plows. I have a boss straight blade that is from 2003 and from my remembering, i only have had one real breakdown with it, we had the original motor die. also replaced a solonoid last year and the dealer (not out normal dealer) messed the wires up. they do well, i just bought a brand new boss dxt plow. it is awesome
     
  17. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I would only buy a V plow.

    That being said - It would only be a BOSS. Any of my plows will fit on and run on any of my trucks.
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Yup, because every other plow brand never breaks down.

    Stop being blinded by something as stupid as a patent on a hole. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,678





    You really wanna get him riled up......Start bad mouthing the Vikings....He is as blinded by them as he is by a bolt hole on a plow......:drinkup:
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Packers rule!!!!!!!!!!!

    And there is NO bias of the officials towards the Pack!

    The Viqueens? I wasn't aware Minnesota had a professional football team.