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Fisher Plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by newkidonthebloc, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. newkidonthebloc

    newkidonthebloc Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Does anyone here use Fisher plows and if so - how do you like them?
  2. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I have two V's and a real old 71/2 I LOVE EM
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Have two 8 foot fishers. love them they clear very well
  4. ronsracing

    ronsracing Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    I have an 8' MM 1. Great plow!
  5. 2004F550

    2004F550 Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    I have about 8 Fisher plows from 8'-9'. There all great. I just ordered a 9' MC series Fisher for my new F550, I'm sure I'll have the same good luck.

  6. Roger Dodger

    Roger Dodger Senior Member
    from nw Pa.
    Messages: 240

    Look at my avatar!
  7. newkidonthebloc

    newkidonthebloc Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Have you had an major repairs needed? If so - what were they as well as any routine items that needed replacement/repair? Thanks in advance for your help.
  8. ronsracing

    ronsracing Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    No major repairs. Only had to replace a selanoid a few years back.
  9. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I wouldn't use anything else -- well, I would rather not use anything else.
    I prefer the belt-driven hydraulics over the electric. The systems are just bulletproof.

    Jeff Pierce
  10. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    Never used anything else and dont think I ever will.

    I have the full line
    7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2 Vee, 9, and 9 Xblade.
  11. MsQueen

    MsQueen Member
    Messages: 76

    I have a brand new one, used it the first time (and first time plowing) this past weekend for 24" of snow. I love it, worked great and I am a damn good plower for it being the first time with that amount of snow. Man, you should have seen me stacking 8 foot high piles!!! I was a maniac on four wheels. Didn't make any money but my family loves me.

    I'd like to sub but don't know if I can because I have my primary job which comes first and don't know if someone would be interested in just night and weekend plowing.
  12. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    have a 8ft straight blade mm the only draw back is it is a hydraulic setup with the pump under the hood might upgraded unsure yet but other that that great plow:bluebounc :D
  13. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I have an 8' straight on a 01 F250 and an 8'6" EZV on a 03 F250. I had a motor relay go bad on the 8' straight and had it replaced under warranty. Before these two plows, I put a used 7'6" QS on a new 95 F150. The plow was six years old when I got it and I ran it up until I sold it last summer. Never had anything go wrong other than hoses and a lift chain.

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    :) I LOVE MY FISHER PLOW!!! :)
  15. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    On my second (first was a 7.5' MM1) which is a 8' MM2. Been using Fishers for almost 5 years and have never had a problem. I looked at the Blizzard with the expanding wings, but I decided to stick with my 8' MM2 for now.

  16. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    I have a 8' on my own truck with belt drive and 3 belt and 4 electric setups at work for plowing town roads. Won't buy anything but Fisher they hold up with all the roads we do. I do like the belt drive better, if I had a choose but the electric work good to. My own opinion:)
  17. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    fisher snowplows rule no doubt about that, aswk any buddy who has ever had one, you cant beat a fisher:)
  18. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Just to be fair I must add a desenting view. I am sure fisher makes great plows but I don't have one. Installed a new7.5 mm with underhood hydrolics on a new 97 K3500. First plow something in the valve body leaked and sprayed fluid all over my new engine. 2nd year all the paint fell off in sheets. I bought the underhood hydrolics because of corrosion problems with previous plow motors but by the 3rd year I had to replace all the relays, under the hood, because of corrosion. These are a terrible design with exposed connection tabs and I will again replace them at the beginning of this year because I have no lights. 4th year plow would raise but than fall without warning Dealer did something to the valve body ($170). This year plow wouldn't raise or move at all. Dealer replaced pump clutch ($500). Today saw fluid under truck. The hydrolic tank somehow came unbolted and was resting on some hoses dripping fluid out of the cap. I found some bolts and reattached it. Have to talk with the dealer about this. I don't plow commercial so it doesn't get that much use.
    Just a side note I will never get underhood hydrolics. The attaching and removale of the connections is difficult at best. I have left the plow on for days, till the ice melts off the connections, rather than fight with them.