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first plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by GroundAppeal, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. GroundAppeal

    GroundAppeal Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    hi all:
    about to get my 1st plow. This will be mounted to an '06 F250 5.4. I will be doing a mix of commercial and residential. I can buy either a new Fisher 8'HD for $5,495 installed or go with a demo unit 8' Fisher XLS Poly installed for $4400. I''m pretty set on Fisher, just looking for some advice/suggestions from the veterans. Thanks, Jim
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    You sure about the poly xls?
  3. GroundAppeal

    GroundAppeal Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    poly x blade. my bad. no im not sure that's why i posted the question.
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Just clarifying the other plow that's all.

    So it's a 8'6 Xbox blade then?
    If that's the case then go with that one. You'll love it and you'll almost never wanna upgrade after using it
  5. GroundAppeal

    GroundAppeal Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    it wasn't an xbox, just straight. Today I spent time looking at Western with an awesome dealer. Being a greenhorn, he spent a lot of time explaining and showing me his inventory, not pushy at all. I told him the types of jobs I would be doing and he recommended going with an 8.5 MVP 3 as opposed to an 8.5 pro so that I can save time, more versatility and grow into the plow. He said he would sell me either just a recommendation which I appreciated. The cost for the straight is $5088 installed vs $6300 installed for the V. He's local, available 24hrs a day for parts, etc. Then i start reading about Boss plows and this sh** gets overwhelming...
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,089

    If you think plow shopping is overwhelming you may want to re-think getting into the bizz.....
  7. jerpa

    jerpa Member
    Messages: 92

    Unless you can say the same about your local Boss dealer, or fix your own plow, this should guide your decision. I do love my DXT though.
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,678

    XLS or wideout would be much better for what you want to do. Since huge snow drifts are not a common thing in Philly, so the a v plow would be no benefit over either of fore mentioned plows.
  9. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,678

    Also I don't believe Fisher makes any poly blades.
  10. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    They did, I had one, better the steel. there's not many out there.
  11. tomcat01

    tomcat01 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    which dealer were you at? i used perkiomen performance the guys up there are great had the best price i could find