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Fisher Powerplow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lakeeffect, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Spotted at my local dealer today

    Fisher powerplow.jpg

    Fisher powerplow #2.jpg
  2. vortec5.7

    vortec5.7 Member
    Messages: 58

    ill take 10 sweet
  3. smitty3903

    smitty3903 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    What is that metal sticking up from the top of the plow for?
  4. mreamer

    mreamer Member
    Messages: 86

    Directing airflow into the radiator...?
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That is so sweet. I can't wait to see one up close.
  6. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Are the plows going to be able to scoop like a blizzard plows? Looks nice definitly be good for a person with a range of accounts from smalled driveways to wide open parking lots.
  7. Boycea

    Boycea Member
    from MA
    Messages: 31

    That is sweet. Are they in production yet, or are they still testing them out?
  8. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Are those power operated wings or something? Cool. Wonder what that setup weighs compared to a regular 8' HD...must be a good 100-150# extra.
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    10 thing to go wrong give me a straight blade
  10. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Amazing how people like it now that it is yellow instead of white...:dizzy:
  11. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Yes they have the scooping wings just like the blizzard plows. I think they are still being tested but will probably hit the market pretty soon
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    I count 12. Might want to go back to manual angle on your horse and buggy too.
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i would go back to under hood hydraulics
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Even with all those extra hoses? And the extra wiring or rods through the firewall?

    A single pin and moving it manually would be much less to break. I think you're still making it too complicated with under the hood hydros.
  15. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i have seen it all i have seen blizzard fail and infamous snow way stop i will i dont need a v plow or extended wings
  16. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Whats the cost/weight and complexity compared to a nice V-plow I wonder? Obviously its gonna cost more than a regular 8;' straight blade plow and I can't imagine it being more useful than a true V-plow.

    Whats the perceived need for those power wings? I see alot of you guys have the bolt on wings for your straight plows, but whats the advantage of having them be power operated? It is really a useful feature or is this just an example of marketing telling engineering to make something?
  17. Chevytruck85

    Chevytruck85 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    so basicly its a blizzard painted yellow with a fisher sticker on it. right?
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    They're not, stick with a straight blade.

    Yup, exactly. They're really just for show, makes me look :cool: .

    Answer one question for me Plowman and mayhem. If these plows are just gimmicks and worthless pieces of scrap metal, why did Douglas Dynamics buy Blizzard?

    Chevytruck, not even close.

    Why even use a steel plow? What's wrong with a chunk of plywood strapped to the front of your truck?
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  19. troy28282

    troy28282 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    Guess what, All plows break, its the nature of this industry. My BRAND NEW plow broke once this season a couple days after I bought it but Im not about to stop buying them or using it just because it "may" break or some may go wrong someday. Have you tried this new Fisher blade or even a Blizzard? If you haven't then dont be so quick to pass judgement on something that you dont know anything about or have used first hand.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  20. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Mark, You crack me up. I have never plowed with a blizzard but have plowed without one and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize how much more productive they are. If I can swing it I will have a Blizzard before next year.