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Fisher HT - best price

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by eric_mc, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. eric_mc

    eric_mc Member
    Messages: 63

    OK - I've been looking for a good used plow for a 2005 F150....have yet to find a used one that was in good shape and not super expensive. The ones that are used and in good shape are usually not including any of the vehicle side stuff (or it will not fit my truck) which will end up adding approx. $800+ to the price. This puts them into the $3000+ range for a used one. The plows that are under $2000 complete usually too heavy. I am not the only one looking - the perfect one is hard to come by (right 2COR!?!).

    So - probably going to suck it up and buy new. I will not buy it in MA because of the 6.5% sales tax - so will probably go to New Hampshire.

    2 questions:
    1) Recommended dealers in NH for a good deal? I will install myself, cash and carry.
    2) Anyone have any luck with an online dealer? Of course, it would need to be shipped to me.

    Was considering the Western HTS as well - they say it is pretty much the same plow - but since Fisher is out of Maine, I have some New England loyalty there, all else being the same. Any difference in the MM and Ultramount? Western has a monkey working the ultramount in the add....so i GUESS i could do it :)

    Thanks for the help
  2. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Hey your looking for a dealer,
    -Lang's Corner Garage, 351 Wallis Road, Rye, Nh.
    - J&B Sales, Lee Nh.

    I see that at Lang's Corner Garage, Cash and Carry for a 7 1/2 HT is $3525.

    Good luck with whatever you choose. Obviously, there are many more dealers, but those are two that I have seen. Both stocking the HT.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Gave up on it Eric? LOL

    I think you'll be pleased with the HT. The direct hydraulic lift should be quieter and smoother than the chain lift. The steeper cutting edge scrapes better than the MM plows. While it doesn't have true down pressure like a Snoway, you can "lock" the blade down for better backdragging. And, you get a new two year warranty. The only bad thing I have heard about the HT is that it's not a ton of fun to hook up to the truck. They only put one "kickstand" on it. You might want to get another for the other side. If you have a local Western dealer, you might want to look it over, and see how it hooks up.

    As for New England loyalty, I see plenty of red plows rolling out of Rockland LOL.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The Western will be easier to attach/detach. Partially for the reason 2COR mentioned...
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Dean left the building a long time ago, Fisher if you want a trip edge, Western if you want full trip, DDizzard if you want something different, does not matter the money goes to the same parent company, but purchasing any of those brands would help with Rockland's economy.
  6. eric_mc

    eric_mc Member
    Messages: 63

    haha - nice - thanks guys.

    yah - the ht/hts seems like the plow for me....for what i want. Noted on the ease of attach for the fisher - i will check out the westerns - from a totally superficial aspect....i kinda like the red color lol. $3500 seems like a steal to me - looking at the other used stuff that is out there - esp in tax free NH - Live Free or Die baby.
  7. Shortstuff

    Shortstuff Member
    Messages: 94

    Eric, I sent you a PM.

  8. eric_mc

    eric_mc Member
    Messages: 63

    ^^ thanks Steve.
  9. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Trader!!! :gunsfiring:

    So if we all buy new plows do you think the economy will be all better :rolleyes: Lol.
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    If you buy them all from me I know it would sure help minepayup:D
  11. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Hahaha. At least your honest about it :D
  12. massbowtie

    massbowtie Member
    Messages: 97

    try donovan equipment,they were cheaper on prices for parts when i was looking.there in derry,n.h.
  13. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    I believe their new building is in Londonderry. :p Since when are they Fisher dealers? Its only been like 5 years since we had them fix my dads 30yarder but I dont remember them being Fisher dealers back then?