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1st Western...Good bye Hiniker slowly

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by exmark1, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I just ordered my first Western V-plow! We had a rain day and pulled all the plows out of storage for the heck of it, I found my 2005 Hiniker V-plow was absolutely destroyed by my driver last year!

    The A-frame was broken in 3 spots, the tower appears bent, one wing is twisted etc... I filed an insurance claim and it's a total loss!

    Since my Hiniker dealer is 2 hours away I am trying my first Western!

    Is there anything to look out for good or bad on the new Western V-blades?

    If I like it it's only a matter of time til all of my trucks have them! We talked them into free install and a total out the door price of $5090.13
  2. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    post pictures of the damage
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I will tomarrow I didn't think to take any today. It's sort of hard to see since I haven't taken anything apart, the adjuster is coming Monday but it's a done deal to be a total loss repair costs to bring it up to factory spec is $4300.00 according to my dealer since it cracked part of the mount on the truck as well
  4. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I think I would be going after the driver.......
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I have used my Fisher XV (basically the same plow) for two seasons. It's a very nice unit to plow with. Do some reading around on the Fisher and Western Forums.

    That price is less than I paid for my 8.5 SS XV two years ago.
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Can't prove it though...the truck was used by 2 different people the day it broke
  7. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I got a deal from them since they are trying to get long term repeat business etc... figuring if I buy the first one and like it I will buy them again. At least that was what I was told by my friend who works there
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i have a western straight blades there the best