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Meyer vs. Fisher

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by MGoBluePlow!, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. MGoBluePlow!

    MGoBluePlow! Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Hi All! I am looking to get a plow and am torn between these two. I would just like to know why you chose Meyer over Fisher or another brand of plow. Were the features better on one of them, was the warranty better? Ya know, stuff like that. Thanks.xysport
  2. MGoBluePlow!

    MGoBluePlow! Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Anyone? At all?
  3. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I heard Fishers are good plows but I never used them. I can tell you that Meyer Plows are simple, effective and parts are easy to find... I have only used Meyer for the ease of ordering parts...
  4. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Now I bought the truck with the plow already on it, but if I were buying another plow, I would buy a Meyer. I live 15 minutes from Angelo's. Getting parts and service is cheap and easy. And now I have an understanding of the systems on the plow. I have to chuckle at folks that put the brand down. Maybe their low end stuff is cheap, but my CP-8 will keep up with any other plow out there.
  5. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    I bought my first truck with a plow on it this year, Meyer with e47 pump. I knew nothing about plows before coming to this site and reading for hours. I found it very easy to find parts and also have a spare pump now. It does not seem too difficult to troubleshoot and I think I'll be ok should I run into any problems during a storm. Many places online to order any part I could ever need.
  6. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    I say but a plow that you can get local service for. They all need maintainance, as well as the next brand, but if you cant get parts locally, then you are SH#$ OUTTA Luck
    Buy local. Support your community. That is my opinion, which isn't worth a hill of beans!!!
  7. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    I'd have to agree,if Fisher is local go with them,myself I like the trip edge design and the fact parts are easy to find.

    However is meyer is local I say go with them,the diamond brand is a good plow i believe its made by meyer.

    Good Luck.
  8. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    My local place sells all the popular brand plows. I just found that it's a lot cheaper buying most parts I needed online. If I don't need it immediately I buy it online. For example I wanted to replace the old hoses. They looked really shot. The local place wanted 26 bucks per hose and online they were 10 bucks for a genuine Meyer hose in the Meyer plastic box. That's a 32 dollar savings for 2 hoses. What's up with that?
  9. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Hey, I live in Pinckney, MI. There is a dealer of Meyer parts in Dexter, about 10 minutes away. I priced the cutting edge bolts from them and they wanted like $27 for the bag. Angelo's is in Wixom, about 25 minutes away, and they wanted $12. I would like to know what is up with that too. I understand sales volume allows them to cut into profit margins and pass the savings along. But I always thought that a 35% mark-up was standard. That dealer that wanted $27 must have an insane mark up. Needless to say, I NEVER go to the dealer in Dexter.
  10. sbt1

    sbt1 Member
    Messages: 59

    Fisher plows are built like a tank

    and Meyer plows are not nearly as sturdy. And my last name is Meyer.... yet I'd buy a Fisher anyday over a Meyer plow.

    The Fisher is just so much better built... never had any problems with a Fisher, yet numerous issues with Meyer plows. Look at the frames, the Fisher is so much stronger (yes, I've bent Meyer frames by hitting rocks, etc.). Not only that, but the Meyer electrics leave a lot to be desired.
  11. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Thats baloney with all due respect. Id buy another Meyer plow in a heartbeat if I needed another plow...especially that new Super V.