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3 plow choices...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by orange toys, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    I have a choice between 3 brands of plows to purchase to put on my on 2500HD. The 3 are Meyer, Hiniker, Western. What do you all think would be best on my truck? I would be trying to focus on more commercial parking lots. Please give me your input and ask a question if needed.
  2. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    When you say you have a choice to buy one of these three, does that mean that these three plows are the ones with dealers closest to you?

    Dealer support is a must, as many will tell you.

    I think your going to get a few varied opinions just because some like Meyer, some like Hiniker, and some like Western..

    Good luck :salute:
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Here's how the order would go for me. Western, Hiniker, and Meyer. But that depends on a lot. We have a good Western dealer here. That helps a lot.
  4. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Agreed. A plow is worthless if you cant get parts for it locally in a reasonable amount of time.
  5. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    For me it's Western all the way, and dealer support is a must, then Hiniker and Meyer last.
  6. zeek

    zeek Member
    Messages: 81

    I agree with everyone also...Western first....why do you ask....reliability, built stronger, better support, better springs, and easier to take off and put on. Meyer has changed alot this year though I must say, but I didn't want to find out. I like staying in my truck where it's warm, not in the cold working on my pump.
  7. I only have 3 dealers near me. Western, Sno-Way and Arctic
    I went Western, Because of the Dealer.
  8. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I have a used Meyers because it came with the truck. I wouldn't buy another one though. They say that they are easier to work on than the other plows. I would like it better if I didn't have to work on it so much. Your best bet would be to read all the back posts and get a better idea of what the whole site thinks is best. Good luck.
  9. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Ive owned a couple of westerns and they always did fine, The last plow i had was a meyer E60, it worked well but at least twice a year i had to change the lift ram base o-ring, not much fun when your in the middle of a storm. Ive never owned a hiniker so i have no idea. Good luck
  10. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    the western and the hiniker dealer are the same, and meyer is different. both are in a resonable distance from me.
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Ask other plowers in your area how the delaer service is.
    Then make a choice
  12. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I have a Hiniker 7.5' standard and it's tough as nails. Price may helpe dicate your choice. For me it would be Hiniker or Western & I wouldn't consider Meyer. I really like the new design of Western attachment (Ultramount). You remove the cups and you hardly know you have a plow bracket on. Hiniker could use an improved way you connect the plow harness to the truck also.
  13. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    The ultramount is a big reason im really considering the western, Im thinking about spending the money on the MVP. The V is only 1k more than the straight, bought I need to figure out if the V will benefit me.
  14. justwheelit

    justwheelit Member
    Messages: 46

    Western plowand i would go with a MVP, straight blades suck, unless u have wings
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Like everybody else said get a plow that comes with good dealer suport.
  16. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    The Hiniker has Direct Lift....

    The others don't...

  17. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    Direct Lift?
  18. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827


    No darn chain and fulcrum....

    Instant lift, Instant float, and easier stacking.

    And don't let anyone tell you that you can't "short chain" a direct lift...cause you can. And that's definitely not a selling point for a chain lift plow.
  19. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    this will sound dumb but can you try and explain what you mean more?
    why doesn't hiniker advertise that, and western does?
  20. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Hear is a picture of a Hiniker direct lift and a picture of a Western chain lift.

    direct lift.jpg

    chain lift.jpg