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Got my wings today

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I decided to try a set of Fisher wings for my 8.6 Extreme V. I'm hoping they serve me well and save me some time. I had to buy a new cutting edge along with it, my old one was worn about half way. I will say these things added quite a bit of weight, now my plow drops and bounces off the pavement, I will be adjusting the plow tomorrow. Time will tell if they're worth the 1k investment. Wings were about 525.00 plus 75.00 for freight, new cutting edge was just over 300.00 and a half hour of labor, plus tax was 1036.00 YIKES! Everyone says its money well spent but my thought was after the first 10+" storm we had so far this year I would have liked to have finished up about an hour before we did. We handled it but was almost going to call a friend who wanted to plow for us when it gets bad (which it was) but didnt want to call him out for only an hour or so. I figured these will pay for them selves in about 4 decent storms between my rig saving me hopefully around an hour and not having to call out another sub saving me about 150-160 bucks a storm.
  2. ygim

    ygim Member
    Messages: 81

    Put some pictures up
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    He didn't buy them,because we can't see them.
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Sorry for the lack of pics but I have to wash her first. I dont want you guys making fun of me.
  5. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Useless thread.....................No Pictures........:jester:
  8. MR. Elite

    MR. Elite Senior Member
    from E Town
    Messages: 557

    Dirty or not, I say..... PICS OR BAN!!! LOL
    Congrats on (purchase) But i think U may get made fun of more with no pics...?? We all need something to look at since there is no snow.
  9. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I was considering a set for my Xtreme V...I plow 3 larger sized parking lots and a 10.5' plow has to be better than a 9.5' plow, right?
  10. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Na, might as well plow it with a ranger and a 6.5' plow.
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    As usual I will get my review on here like I like to do,lol. It wont be just a one liner. After our last storm I was at a large parking lot we do and I was scrapping up some icy slush and seems like I was chasing these rows around half the lot. I will get some pics or video pushing snow with and without the wings to see the difference first hand. One nice thing is they come right off with the pull of a pin.
  12. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Big tease. It's not snowing and you want to talk about your attachments and then don't show us pics? The nerve. :gunsfiring:
  13. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Don't bounce them off any curbs Brian. Those pins have a tendency to bend and break if you hit anything. I have a friend who had to have his welded about four or five times in one season cuz the idiot who drove the truck kept hitting stuff. Needless to day, that drivers services were no longer needed.
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Give you a good tip You can buy the Thick poly edges in long sticks from rubbercal.com
    You will save about half what they want for replacement from the factory But you have to buy 6' at a time and cut it to length drill your holes
    Thinking last time I bought factory edges for my wings They was $75 thats been 8yrs ago I dont know what they sell for now
    So every time you replace your cutting edge now will cost you 375-400

    I do this since I build my own cutting edges 5/8''x8'' so I have to buy my wing edges 8'' stock
    Everytime I replace my edges I only spend about 200 each time on my 9.6MPV
  15. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Well after several long hard hours of use here's my review....for whats its worth. First off I think they look good being yellow and all. But on a serious note, in short, maybe if they were somewhere in the ball park of 300ish then just maybe. After plowing with them for roughly 60hrs they seem to have a TON of play to the point where there's a 2-3" gap while plowing. The bottom pins are bent, now I dont know if they came like that or under the stress of the heavy snows we've had bent them, either way there's too much play. They did help keeping trail off in check most of the time and I'm sure they held more snow while in scoop but much more than just with the blade, tough to say. I am going to drill out 2 holes per side and either run all thread or just a long bolt through to try to keep them from flaring out so much and keep them tight against the plow frame. I will say ever since the new cutting edge and these wings installed it doesn't scrape like the old edge did. I'm thinking it might take 2 average seasons to pay them off. As soon as I get a chance I can post some pics of my cure/repair.
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    This story is only good if it had pixs. Time to ban!
  17. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    What are these wings you speak of?

  18. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    Bump......for some pics.....I am considering wings for my 8'2" Boss V-XT....
  19. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    I have a 8ft straight blade and thinking of getting the boss wings.. making it 10 ft
    the fisher/western wings are on 6inches each side and the boss are 12" each wing

  20. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    First off, the wings are junk, IMHO.... At least the western ones are. I've gone through six sets of them.....(not me personally, my guys).... I've got them sitting on a pallet in the corner of my shop waiting for me to swallow the lump in my throat and scrap them. Bent to hell and back, pins sheared off, never liked how they left a line of snow.....

    Secondly..... What part of NW PA?