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Wideout Trip Edge?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by NBI Lawn, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    When will Western offer the Wideout in a trip edge like the XLS? Can't stand yellow...
     
  2. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I don't think they ever will. That is the main difference fischer and western. Even the straight blades are that way. May have to buy a fischer and paint it.
     
  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
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    Wide-out is already 800 lbs + or -. Adding trip edge would make it so heavy only track loaders would be able to lift it. It would also be very complicated to make a trip edge with the wing rams and related hardware. Tell you what, designe a prototype that works and submit it to Western.... Doe Fisher have something similar to Wide-out with trip edge?
     
  4. treeman06

    treeman06 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    The fisher xls is a yellow wideout.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,946

    Yes it is isn't it
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,946

    Trip edge wide out

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  7. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
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    That looks very heavy. But since Fisher is Douglas Dynamics what's the problem? That's like saying you will drive a Camaro but won't be caught dead in a Firebird??? What's the difference. Same electronics, same hydraulic unit, the only difference is the color, the truck side mount and the fact that is has a trip edge.

    985 lbs for the XLS and 940 for the Wide-out, not nearly as heavy as I would have thought. So again I ask why not just buy the XLS?
     
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  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    You just described the XLS. I thought I read that wrong earlier today, I was like "WtF'
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Trip edges saves transmissions......lol
     
  10. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    In the ops defense I could wanting a trip edge wideout if he had a fleet of western plows and wanted a trip edge wideout. If he goes xls that truck and plow will be incompatible with the rest of his equipment.

    Otherwise I agree with everyone. Trip edge buy xls. I have a wideout and am fine with the full trip.
     
  11. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
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    Buy western headgear and fisher plow mate them together and viola trip edge western haha.
     
  12. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    I ran a wide-out for four seasons and had no problems with the full blade trip. I have seen lots of ripped hoses though (as a plow mechanic during the day) because people who build their own fail to provide the proper slack in the hose above the pivot. But as long as you have that slack and don't drive like a wildman it's fine. I am not familiar with the truck mount / coupler system on Fisher but I can say that nothing compares to the Western ultramount pivot bar system. I would never sacrifice that for the sake of a trip edge over full trip.

    As for transmission problems, I don't run Dodges so I have never had to replace a trans on any of my plow trucks. That seems to be a Dodge diesel problem but as always it's the plows fault, not Dodge...
     
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  13. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,611

    Get an xls and a few cans of this. :laughing:

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  14. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Haha. I understand Douglas owns both...that's why I was asking. People saying "just buy a Fisher if you want a trip edge" are the same people that said "if you want a adjustable wing plow just buy a Blizzard" four years ago.
    I was hoping someone with inside know may chime in since it's mid season and let us know they are coming out next year or something. That's what I was hoping to hear. I don't want another full trip plow. Won't run them again. I also have red trucks and yellow hanging off the front just doesn't work for me. Heck don't even know where a Fisher dealer is around me. Pretty rare to see a yellow plow in these parts.

    Also, I said in the first post I don't like yellow so a Fisher isn't an option. Gotta be red.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
  15. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    A good dealer is a critical choice in deciding what plow you buy for sure. I work at a Western dealer but still we do some service on Fisher, Blizzard and Snoway too. The operators complain bitterly about how far they have to go for service. Most, even if they don't like Western, eventually switch to Western because good, close service is essential. We have a dealership just a few blocks away from our shop that sells Fisher and Western but they don't stock any parts at all. Their prices are a bit lower but everything is minimum 48 hours away, not cool when you have a rout to do and no spare plow. At our shop we have a huge cash of parts and fortunately we have some skilled techs too.
     
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    Trip Edges save the :drinkup: from spilling in the cup holder
    and everything in the seat stays in the seat like my Log book. The other day ran my 8.6 pro plus and my Log book spent more time in the floor board then in the seat

    I would buy a wideout if it was a trip edge

    I don't like the hook ups on a fisher Love the Ultra Mount
     
  17. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    don't get me start on the trip vs full debate.

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  18. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,611

    How many times do we have to tell you curbs are not gonna move. :laughing:


    Seriously thou I bet that felt wonderful, how many teeth marks in the steering wheel?
     
  19. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
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    At least it look uniformly bent.... all the way across the frog.... How fast fast were you going when "the unstoppable plow hit the immovable object?" I guess if you are going to plow at highways speeds the trip edge would be better. It appears that 90plow's suggestion is making more sence now: "Buy western headgear and fisher plow mate them together and viola trip edge western haha."
     
  20. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Dog has the inside connections at DD ... for a price he'll get a red Fisher XLS moldboard. Just "SHOW HIM THE MONEY!" .... JK