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which v blade to get

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lucky921, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. lucky921

    lucky921 Senior Member
    from dracut
    Messages: 453

    We have new accounts where v blade will help out so we want to up grade from stage blades thanks
     
  2. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    what brand of plows do you run now?
     
  3. lucky921

    lucky921 Senior Member
    from dracut
    Messages: 453

    Fisher but thinking boss
     
  4. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    What size? Go with the Fisher.

    Friend runs both (Only because he gets the boss's at basically cost). Says Fisher makes a better plow.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,947

    No sense in switching brands. Stay with what you have
     
  6. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I bought a Fisher XV2 last fall (previously had a Fisher straight blade) and have been quite pleased with it especially the scoop feature. The only problem I've had is with o rings breaking. It's a pain to return to the dealer but they give good service and the plow is under warranty for another season. I'm hoping the o ring problem will be fixed by then.
     
  7. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,884

    Whatever dealer will take the best care of you during the storm, IMO. If it's the same dealer for both, I'd stick with one brand, unless I were planning to convert my fleet.
     
  8. Buswell Forest

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

    Fisher xv2.
     
  9. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    If your happy with your fisher dealer then go with the fisher. I have a fisher v my self and it scrapes great. I hate to say it but for my new truck i bought the dreaded meyer v2.
     
  10. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I have had both and I personally like fishers better. My two boss v plows both had tons of problems with the hinges. And once they broke the plow wasn't the same.
     
  11. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    I have had Meyer, Fisher, Western and Boss. We have fallen for Boss. I have a new 9' 2"DXT (love it) and a 10' DXT on the way. 5 - 9' 2"VXT's, 1 - 8' Boss Straight and 1 - 8'Western Straight. DXT is hands down awesome compared to our VXT's.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
  12. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    What is wrong with the Myers V2?
     
  13. tbi

    tbi Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 91

    After running Fishers for 40 some years 7 years ago we switched to Hinikers. I haven't looked back one bit.
     
  14. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    Other than it's slower than my fisher but no slower than my blizzard 810 was. I don't know. I Thought if the city of Boston was having great luck with them and they are switching all there to meyer v 2 , I would have good luck as well.
     
  15. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    Well slow could be a game changer. Thanks for the information.
     
  16. lucky921

    lucky921 Senior Member
    from dracut
    Messages: 453

    Thanks for the info
     
  17. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    I have 10.5 Meyer SV-2 that was brand new last winter and I hate it. It replaced a 9' Lot Pro that was new the previous winter that I hated as well. Had Meyer wings on the lot pro that broke the outer support rib on the plow, so got rid of it for the SV2. SV2 wouldn't make it through one storm without a valve braking and it would no longer hold in scoop mode. One wing would slowly drift back while plowing and I was constantly having to bump the forward button for whatever wing was screwed up to keep bumping it back forward. Would alternate between right and left side, one storm right side, get it fixed. Next storm other side, get it fixed. Spent about as much time at dealer for repairs as I did plowing. My current SV2 will be the last Meyer I ever own. I will say that prior to the lot pro, I had a Meyer CP-8 that lasted about 6 years with almost no trouble. Only got rid of it because I went from a F250 to a F550 chassis cab, so needed bigger plow.
     
  18. straightlinelan

    straightlinelan Member
    Messages: 53

    I have been running westerns for years. I had gone thru the unimount to ultramount transition. In 2006 and 2007 we started switching to Boss. We got 2 straight blades and where quite pleased. In 2009 we got our first vxt and really liked it. We have been slowly switching over all new trucks to boss. They really stand behind their product, tech support is great, dealer support is good, and we really like the fact that Boss plows are interchangeable.
     
  19. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,884

    X2, I'm glad I'm not the only one that notices how good their tech support is. Douglas Dynamics is terrible IMO for customer service. With Fleet Flex, their stuff is becoming interchangeable now though. Only years behind.
     
  20. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I have a couple Snowdogg vx85/vxf95 plows and they seem just fine to me.

    Our local dealer is open during all storms and stocks most anything you would need in a pinch.

    The local dealer also sells boss, but SnowDogg was cheaper and is stainless.

    I also have 3 Snowdogg/Scoopdogg 16' box pushers for my loaders and Snowdogg/Saltdogg salt spreaders for my pickups.

    Once you start with a brand its easiest to stick with it so your not going to different dealers for every plow.

    Also ordering the new Snowdogg skid steer plow to try out.