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Fisher HD or X-Blade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by evenpar4, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. evenpar4

    evenpar4 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I am torn between the x-blade and HD Fishers. (8 ft) I have a new 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 hd with plow prep. I really like my Fisher dealer and they have a great rep sales and service. They are a huge dealer and have both plows ready to go. Originally I was all set on an X-blade but after talking to my dealer and telling them how I am going to use it ( mostly residential with a few small lots) they thought I would be better off with a Fisher HD 8 ft ( back-dragging near garage doors, and better wear and tear on property). Any opinions? Also, are timbrens a must? I hear varying opinions. Thanks guys.
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I am not sure about the plows but with a brand new truck I would spend the few bucks on a set of Timbrens. You have thousands already invested.
  3. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    put a set of the new curb/wear shoes on the XBlade and it will minimize digging in gravel. Fisher is just shipping these new ones this week. As far a backdragging dont really see a problem with the XBlade, might not be able to get quite as close due to the attack angle but no different than a HD with snowfoil. Look at several posts the past few days on painting and sandblasting Fisher Plows and that should convince you to go stainless :nod:
  4. hoagie

    hoagie Member
    Messages: 64

    X-blade back drags much better than the HD... the angle is awesome.

    Though true, you can't get quite as close to garages ect, but if you're carefull the difference is only inches.

    The X also scrapes hard pack better, throws farther, and just looks so much freekin cooler!!

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