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fisher $ in mass

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by db27, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54

    Its my 1st post :eek: and i dont even know if im supposed to ask this but here goes.Im ready to start shopping for a fisher mm2 for my dodge 1996 2500 4x4.Who in southeastern mass seems to have the best prices for complete plow rigs.Or are there priceing rules set by mfgr that keep most in line.:confused:
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    The manufactures have a suggested price for the dealers but the actual price is left up to the dealers themselves.

    How mechanically inclined are you and what do you have for tools? You can save from $300 to $500 by doing the install your self and it gives you some knowledge of the equipment and most questions you might have about the install can be answered here if you get into trouble.

    And welcome to the site, you will find that if you do a search for most of your questions about snowplowing it has already been asked but then again, there are no dumb questions so dont be affraid to ask if you didnt find the answer because someone here will either have the answer or find it for you. Enjoy the site and dont be affraid to join in.

    Jeff, aka Crash
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    If you want to take a bit of a drive, J.C. Madigan in Harvard, MA has competitive pricing, but their service is great.
  4. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54

    I have a small shop with hand tools air tools and a few jacks so i think i will do the install.I will check that place in harvard ma out and get some prices together. Thanks for the quick replys.I like this site already:waving:
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Give your closest local dealer a good look even if it's not Fisher. He's the guy who you're going to depend on when the snow flies. He'll be a lot more willing to stay late waiting for a plow customer, and he'll be handling you're warranty.Don't let the low-baller take your money then provide low-ball service. The same issues exist with snowplow dealer lowballers as with snowplowing lowballers. Poor service, No insurance, low parts inventory, inferior aftermarket parts, etc.
    Good luck.
  6. twodan

    twodan Member
    Messages: 41

    kingston, mass

    marty's gmc in kingston sells 'em
  7. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54

    thanks twodan i will check them out. Kingston is only a few towns over from me in east bridgewater.
  8. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Try DeJanna truck equipment in Smithfield RI.
  9. twodan

    twodan Member
    Messages: 41

    small world

    i live in pembroke & work in brockton; almost neighbors.
  10. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Remember if you save $200 by driving to HArvard from East bridgewater you'll spend that in gas and time during the process......

    Look close to you first for prices, then expand your search area with the local prices in mind so you don;t forget time and gas costs. Driving across the state with a plow on will do wonders for your milage.
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Justme is right. It would probably not be worth the gas and the added wear on your truck to save a little bit. I am sure that they are not much cheaper than anyone in your area. They are just good people to deal with.
  12. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Go to 7-11, get the latest issue of The Want-Ad, and look in there for a slightly used one. You'll most likely save a good chunck of change and after last winter i can see how more people may be selling their plows than usual. Don't put a new plow on a older truck, not really worth it IMO

    Good luck and good choice with going with FISHER!!!
  13. curts03102

    curts03102 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    your needs

    Go to Craigs List Boston and under auto truck pats type in plow. I think you will find what you need.
  14. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54

    too late mm2 is on

    got a 8 ft hd mm2 at martys gmc in kingston.Good price and the counter guy new his stuff.I took home a truckload of parts and they fit nice.Install was not bad except for the wire harness had 15 foot of extra slack in places.:confused:
    Thanks for all the advice:drinkup:
  15. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Go To Portsmouth Ford In Portsmouth New Hampshire. The Cheapest Place To Buy A Plow In New England Gaurenteed. And No Tax
    I Just Got A 9 Foot X Blade Put On For 4195 Complete.
  16. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    ..While you at it check out the things said about Portsmouth Ford I think in the off topic forum. I would stay ways from that place. Cheap doesn't mean good service.
  17. jeff45

    jeff45 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    i just bought a used minute mount 2 with all electrical for 2500 installed.. thing seems brand new! that place seemed good to me :confused:
  18. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Just hope that you don't have any problems withit because they don't really seem to know what they are doing. Who knows, you might have got lucky.
  19. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I agree I paid 3000 for my PATS plow in excellent condition. I looked at new ones but I saved over a grand by driving to St. Jamesbury VT. For 3 grand I got the plow installed with a new fisher snow deflector installed and a new 8x8x5/8 trip edge. The plow never had an edge installed and the SILVER paint looks new and so does the stickers on it. Also I watched an learned all about it. very nice people in VT. They told me the newer Dodges are the hardest install going. I believe them he had to take bumper off and all the lights and he soldier everything. Plus no tax since it was used and I paid cash. So paying 3800 for a new one then 300 for the install plus tax 190 that 4300 with out an edge(125) or snow deflector(225). So you should have hunted down a nice used one. Their was tons of them this summer
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2006
  20. DeereGuy

    DeereGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    May have an 8' Xblade for sale installed 2004

    I am thinking about changing to an 9'6" Xtreme V and will have to sell my 8' Xblade. The wiring harness won't work with your truck though and that would cost you $300. additional. The Blade is in great shape. Just trying to decide if I want to carry around 1000lbs in the front.