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Homesteader blade - 6'8" v. 7'4", different frame?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by APBAinMaine, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. APBAinMaine

    APBAinMaine Member
    Messages: 51

    Related to my other post, I've also been looking at trucks w/plows and/or 4x4s that I could put a plow on. I really need an SUV for my purposes, and I found a nice Expedition and the Fisher site tells me that you can put a HS on an Expedition. However, it only lists the 7'4" blade -- I have the 6'8" blade. Would there be a different frame or are they primarily concerned with the vehicle width? If it's the latter, I'm only doing my driveway, so it shouldn't matter. (Is it just me, or does Fisher go a little overboard concerning themselves with what I'm going to do with their plow?)
  2. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    It would be the same vehicle-specific mount for either size blade.

    When I mounted a Homesteader to my Tacoma, there was only one part number for the mount and I then had to decide which width blade.
  3. APBAinMaine

    APBAinMaine Member
    Messages: 51

    That's what I figured (and what my research told me), but I know the Fisher dealer I use is very particular about their guidelines, and they only list the 7'4" for that size truck. No matter, spoke to them today and it looks like it'll be simple after all.
  4. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    If you already have the 6'8" Homesteader, all you should need is a mount/wiring for the Expedition.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They don't recommend the 6' 8" on it because it's too narrow when angled for a full size truck such as an Expedition. But the truck side hardware is the same regardless.
  6. APBAinMaine

    APBAinMaine Member
    Messages: 51

    That's kind of what I figured, but given that it's just my driveway, I'm not too worried about it.