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2001 Yukon & Western HTS plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by vi009dz, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. vi009dz

    vi009dz Member
    Messages: 37

    Figured I'd toss a picture of my rig up. Standard length Yukon, and a Western HTS. GREAT setup thus far. I do 3-4 driveways, nothing terrible, but I've moved some serious snow with it. Works great. HIGHLY recommend the HTS.

  2. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    That looks great. I like how they put the red on the headgear.
  3. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks really good
  4. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Looks Nice......
  5. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Looks good, I like the HTS.
  6. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Nice western !
  7. mreamer

    mreamer Member
    Messages: 86

    Nice looking setup!! Does the HTS use a direct lift system, like a Boss?
  8. 05ram

    05ram Member
    Messages: 72

    Nice setup!! How well does the scrape lock work? I know there is no "real downpressure", I guess its like having a heavy plow without all of the extra weight?
  9. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

  10. vi009dz

    vi009dz Member
    Messages: 37

    Yeah, the HTS and Fisher HT are virtually the identical setup except the HTS is a full trip, and the Fisher is a trip edge. They both use the direct lift setup, which seems pretty slick. Still a hydraulic cylinder, but there just isn't a chain to lift.

    I can't say too much about the scrape lock / backdrag / downpressure. It works alright, but certainly doesn't excel in backdragging. With a backdrag edge they sell, I'm sure things would be better.

    I did break off my passengers side flag / marker. They're pretty cheap flimsy plastic / rubber setups, which I understood were fairly fragile. I'm seeing that now. They're $25 for another set on eBay, so I'm not too concerned.
  11. HotRod55

    HotRod55 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I have a HTS and went to a local machine shop and had them bend me a piece of 1/4" thick metal and i got a back drag blade for $45. Beats $95 plus shipping to get it to me from the nearest western dealer. And yes it did help ALOT. As far as the markers go i broke mine too and the dealer told me the reason that most of them break is because the flags absorb water and when you go down the road the extra stress on the markers usually snaps them off. But all in all im happy with my HTS.
  12. z400

    z400 Member
    Messages: 82

    Looks good

    Now its time to post pics of the Yukon holding the weight.
  13. vi009dz

    vi009dz Member
    Messages: 37

    It does squat a little more than I'd like....saving up for some timbrens.

    The reason both of my flags broke (broke the drivers side yesterday) is that if the blade REALLY trips hard, it flies back so fast that it just snaps them off. Same thing caused both of mine to break off. Flags absorbing water?? sheesh......terrible excuse.
  14. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Nice set-up. One day I plan on putting a 7'6" BOSS on my '04 Yukon. I think they would make PERFECT driveway rigs. Maybe throw a little salter on the back, or better yet, a back blade!
  15. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    my old man has the HTS on his Silverado and HATES that it's on a rod and not on a chain. Glad to see you like yours though!
  16. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

  17. saldana17

    saldana17 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Just completed the install of a 7'6" Std Duty Boss to my 04 Yukon. Mount was a bear to install. Moved the wiring over from my 94 Yukon 2dr which was fairly easy. 1 inch hole in the fire wall and that was it.
    Grille disassembles easily to wire lights. Cut a part of the lower fachia out for the mount. Took a lot of time for mount but no experience.
    I did put 420 pounds in the rear of sand. Torsions were already turned up on 1 side so I did not do any more.
  18. oldbluehairhemi

    oldbluehairhemi Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    i bet thats the most comfortable plowin time ever!
  19. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Just like our 05 Yukon SLE...Fisher HT and some sand in the back...pretty comfy and it gets the job done. But, unlike Boss where the cylinder is in front of the headgear, closer to the blade, the cylinder on these is behind the box of hydraulics and the headgear, attached to the back of the headgear.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    lets see some action shots of it plowing if you have any