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MVP Plus W/Wings vs Wideout for F-550?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by LawnProLandscapes, Jan 25, 2010.


what western plow would you put on F-550

  1. Western Wideout

    12 vote(s)
  2. Western 9.5 MVP Plus With Western Wings

    14 vote(s)
  3. Other Brand ( if so post what youd choose)

    3 vote(s)
  1. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    hopefully picking up an 03 f-550 within the week and am in limbo about what plow for it. it comes with a 9' stainless x blade that i am going to finish season with then sell. was originally planning on getting wideout for srw f-350 but am concerned the f-550 will be too much truck for wide out and am considering a 9'6" mvp plus with western wings instead. (price difference new from dealer is a 100 between the to so thats not a problem)

    if it were you what would you throw on it, or would you chose a different blade.
  2. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Idk if you like fisher but I'd try a fisher wideout they seem pretty heavy duty.
  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    For an F550 the Wideout is too small. Full Size Blizzard 8611 would be my choice.
  4. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

  5. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    i would put a wideout on it and add a set of pro wings to it looks very simple to do, As soon as my warranty is up I'm going to add them to mine

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    I havent had a chance to use it yet cause we dont have snow here right now but I just bought an 8 ft 6 mvp plus and I have a set of wings. I also have a wideout.
    I had them both sitting beside eachother the wideout extended and the v in v with the wings and the v looks like it will carry alot more snow a longer distance. I think the western wings might even fit on the wideout... but I think that would be alot of stress on the wideout wings. A 9 ft 6 with wings would forsure take more then a wideout.
  7. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    We run a western vee 9.5 ft. You won't have any problem with running western's wings they only add around 10in. per side. :nod:
  8. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    It's more like 6" per side.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  9. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Yea they need to make ones around 2 ft per side!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Why would you want to sell the XV??

    I gotta ask you what is the line of thinking were you would want to sell and XV to buy another plow?? If the 9 1/2' isnt wide enough of course Fisher makes some of the nicest extensions on the market,that you can put on and off in a few minutes, and you would have nearly 11' when you slap them on both sides??? I am really not following the thinking on this one??? Do you just want a different brand?? or what is the reason you would want to get into changing everthing around?? to switch to a different plow???:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:
  11. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,676

    Power wing blades are faster !!!!!! your 5500 needs a wideout or bigger !!!! if you travel the 9.5 MVP with wings gets to be a pain..... just my opinion......

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I'd do the V. I guess the only potential problem would be width going down the road.
  13. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    i prefer the wideout as you can scoop and carry easier than a v. but a vee is better is deep/drifty snow.

    Wideout, what part of iowa are you from, i would love to see one in persone in the dsm area as i want to get one.
  14. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Hey wahlturfcare ive only seen two or three i think in the dsm area. I think by next year were going to see a bunch popping up i just talked to a guy last week had one for his f.350 said he loved it and its perfect for his residential drives.
  15. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I have both an 810 blizzard and a MVP 8'6" with wings. If you have a lot of windroeing to do the blizzard will move more snow then the MVP. You will also have to take the trailing wing off to move more snow. If you need to carry snow to specific locations the MVP will carry more snow with the wings. Putting the wings on and off during the night for different applications is a PITA for me.
  16. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    you must have mis read the post. it has a 9' x blade, not an xv. if it had the the xv id keep it without a doubt. i dont like straight blades and will never have one unless its a backup plow .
  17. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Oooooops my mistake ..............

    yea I think I must have misread it as I thought you already had an XV Stainless plow and was going to take that off and jump thru all the hoops to change over to a standard V and got lost wondering why anyone would ever do that. Good luck with what ever you do and I think if you buy a V and get the detactable wings for the ends you have got about everything covered but that is just a thought . I hope you have good luck with what ever you buy as there is some really nice stuff available nowadays!:salute:
  18. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I think it all depends on your area you live and the type of properties you service. If you have a lot of open lots and do a lot of widroeing like stated then the wideout would be your answer. If you get a lot of deep snow throughout the season then the MVP is the best and you can just add the wings. For where I am located at we get a lot of 2-4 inch snow storms and we do 2-3 acres properties so the wideout is are choice. I dont have either, i just have the two meyer straight polys both with wings. Takes me a minute or so to put the wings on. Can be a pain sometimes but they work very well. I plan on going all fisher and having one truck with the XLS and the other with the 9.6 XV SS, buy the wings for the XV and have the best of both worlds and for those times when we get the deep snow I will have a V that can help break through to start out a lot. Sorry for jacking your thread. Good luck on your decision and keep us updated.
  19. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Hey wahlturfcare i'm down by fairfield