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Wideout or MVP3

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by TIMSF250, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. TIMSF250

    TIMSF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Hi Guys - I am trying to figure out if I should buy a Wideout or MVP3. I am going to use it on a commercial property that has a 1.5 acre parking lot. The reason I can't decide is all the snow from the parking lot along the front and sides of the building must be moved to the rear parking lot. So I'm thinking wideout because I have to carry snow a long distance and around the corners to the rear lot. Then I'm thinking V because this property sits along a 4 lane state highway so I will have to break through the entrances into the site, that could be plowed shut from the state plows.
    Also this lot has permanent aggressive speed bumps if that makes a difference.
    As far as cost the Wideout is priced $600.00 higher then the 8'6" MVP3

    Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated!

    Thanks Tim
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    How big of windrows are we talking? Hard to beat a wideout/xls for open lots. But then again 1.5 acres isn't that big. Very happy I had a v plow for our big storm last year but the other 90% of the time wideout/xls would be faster.
     
  3. TIMSF250

    TIMSF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The largest lot to windrow is 65'x300'. Most of the other parts I won't be windrowing but will be in scoop mode.
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    Not what I meant. How big will the wind row be that you have to bust through to get onto your lot.
     
  5. TIMSF250

    TIMSF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The main entry is around 30' wide and would have 2 full lanes of snow from the highway wind rowed into it from the state trucks going by.
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    Have you never done this account before? Plan on waiting until the end of the storm? Will it be 2' deep or 10'? No location is given so no idea what your average snow fall is. So telling me two lanes of snow means absolutely nothing. You said in first post you were leaning towards v plow to get through this windrow, just trying to figure out if a v plow is necessary.
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

  8. TIMSF250

    TIMSF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Sorry should have been more specific........never done this account before. I plan on plowing with the storm. Location is in the Reading,Pa area not to far from you.
     
  9. TIMSF250

    TIMSF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Nice vid 1olddogtwo
     
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    Ok, so our average storms are only a few inches. The windrow will not be that big on average. Either plow will get through it pretty easily. Now to plow my experience with both plows. I like the V better for transport. Plow tucks back by the truck and makes it a little easier transporting. V plow is great at stacking snow. WO is only 8' retracted so not horrible to transport. Windrows much better than V. Will carry snow around corners with less spill off. Weight between the two is pretty close. So in the end it is up to you. A good driver can get through a tall windrow with a straight blade with beating the truck. So don't let that be your determining factor.
     
  11. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,598

    If you go with the MVP get the western wings that go with it. It will put the cost up to the same as the wideout but you will carry a lot more snow than without them.
     
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  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

  13. TIMSF250

    TIMSF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks Kimber 750.......all makes sense. With your experience on both is one better than the other for back dragging? What about the aggressive speed bumps I mentioned, does one have an advantage over the other?
     
  14. TIMSF250

    TIMSF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Looks like some serious stacking with the V. I'll definitely keep that in mind when making my decision.
     
  15. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    I like the V better for back dragging. I can move both wings back a little to help with spill over. None of my account have speed bumps but I can tell you both will easily relocate parking blocks.
     
  16. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,264

    We have both.. but don't waste your time on a 8.6V get a 9.6 if you go V, every foot counts!!!! And the wing option makes it 11.4!! I personally like the wideout better, mines been modified to 9'-11' and still windrows better then are 9.6V3 with wings... both are great plows!!!

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  17. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

  18. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,264

    Lmao.. I was hoping for that video Pat
     
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  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    seen it, what a jerk.
     
  20. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    If you don't like what ur doing, you shouldn't do it.....

    I ❤ snow
     
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