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XBlade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Steeley, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Steeley

    Steeley Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 22

    I just got a 8ft Fisher XBlade and was wondering if any one has any input on how they hold up or any thing to watch for, for maintence concerns.
     
  2. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    There is a couple guys on here that have them. I think MYO has one and JCURTIS has one also. I dont think the X blade has been out long enough yet to have a track record. It seems people on this site bought them recently and didnt use them yet, this season will be the first time they are being used. Im sure the X blade guys will be along shortly. Welcome to PlowSite! Mike :waving:
     
  3. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    Steeley,

    I just had my SS XBLADE installed a couple of weeks ago. I have posted pics of my truck with it installed, so feel free to take a look.

    Obviously, I haven't had a chance to use it YET, but with the crazy weather who knows, it may be sooner rather than later before I get a chance to drop the blade and push some white stuff.

    if you believe the manufacture spiel, it will scrape and back drag better than the old syle Fisher. I sure hope so, but I was happy with my old style Fisher plow.

    I bought mine for a couple of reasons.

    1. It won't Rust, literally maintenance free.

    2. I hate painting plows.

    3. I like the way it looks on a black truck, and so far I haven't seen another one in my city / area of operation so its easy to spot.

    4. Its a conversation piece, people see it and come up and ask why I don't have a painted plow... This gives me a chance to explain the cutting edge of snow removal technology, and it gives me an edge on my competitors.

    I will post my feelings and pics on its operational characteristic after the first plowable storm.
     
  4. myo

    myo Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I too have not had a chance to use the x blade, I bought my truck in March with the xblade on it. So I don't have any input on how they work. I'm sure they will be another quality peice of equipment from fisher.

    Welcome to Plowsite!!!:waving:
     
  5. Steeley

    Steeley Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 22

    thanks for the replys, great site
     
  6. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    I currently own two of them and also haven't used them (new trucks). They do look good & promising. I was either gonna get the X-Blade or the regular blade. I did notice the Fisher plows are set up different than my older Fishers. They know have the A-frame similar to the diamond plow, where as my older Fishers have the piece that goes under the A-frame. Is this new way better? I'm asking because in the past I did own a diamond plow and that area of the plow always broke and thats why I never owned one again. I always had good luck with the Fishers and love them.

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  7. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    A Frame

    I question Fishers logic when they got rid of the A frame .
     
  8. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,139

    The X blades ARE going to scrape very aggressivly,this is good and bad,good if your on blacktop but they have a tendency to begin to "hop" violently on gravel sometimes due to the extreme attack angle digging.The optional curb shoes do nothing to lift the blade,they only protect the sides of the moldboard.We have been making brackets to use the standard plow shoes for the gravel users up here.
     
  9. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    Arc Burn, welcome back!!! Where the heck have you been? Nice to see you back and posting again! I hope you are the still the comedian I remember you being! :D Mike :waving: