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Fisher Engineering

guido

PlowSite.com Veteran
I got my "Plowing with the Storm" Fisher History book in the mail today; pretty neat! Thanks to the rep that sent it so fast!! :) Anyway, it was a pretty cool book to read.

Did you know they used to make truck bumpers??

I didn't!

Anyway Thanks to Fisher Engineering!
 

FifthAve

Junior Member
Whats a better plow Curtis or Fisher ? We have all Fishers but down pressure looks interesting-whats it all about
 

columbiaplower

Senior Member
Location
Maryland
i got my copy today and im in ch3. Good book for someone as plow crazy as me. i got the book very soon after i asked for a copy. Nice to know the history of the plow you run
 

plowguy06

Member
Location
Ohio
I also got the book, read the whole thing twice. I emailed Fisher and within a few days I got a response and soon after i got the book. I was surprised that they also made toolboxes, dump bodies and even campers!
 

BushHogBoy

Senior Member
Location
Columbus, IN
i didn't really know that not all plows don't have down pressure (i don't plow with a truck; i'm 13) any how, 5thAve's message brought that to my attention, and i kinda thought, hey wait a second, down pressure wears the edge more, right? Our County DOT trucks' plows have gauge wheels on both sides to support the plow weight, but the edge still scrapes the ground, not just a wee bit above, so i guess they don't use down pressure, just the blade's weight is enought... What is down pressure good for and how useful is it really and how effective is it? does it wear the edge quicker? or can you get something like a sensor of some sort that lowers it to the ground and doesn't push down on it, but rather just keep it from flipping up? or do they already have something like that ? what's the deal with down pressure? thanks, and sory for asking so many questions, but that's how ya learn, right?
Eric
 

cat320

2000 Club Member
Location
stoneham,ma
bushhogboy I don't know of any plows that have down preasure on them the weight og the unit itself helps it stay down .And yes it would wear out a blade faster to keep constant preasure on it.You might see a belly blade on a truck and that would have down preasure on it as would a loader pushing down on its bucket.
 

Big Nate's Plowing

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Toledo Oh Hi Oh
Hey,

My snoway has down-pressure, it helps with backdraging, but i dont use it all the time, I have gone thru 1 edge so far, my buddy has a 8' meyer and he is on his 3rd but he does alot more plowing then i do.

Where can i get a copy of the fisher book? it sounds interisting,
Nate
 
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