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MVP / Wideout compatability

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by michdeere, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    I'm currently running MVP ultramounts. Does the Wideout use the same truck mount/wiring? I'd like to be able to run either plow on either truck. Thanks.
  2. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Funny you should ask...I just asked my dealer the same thing and he said yes. But said the wideout to to heavy for my 3/4 truck.
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    i think the controller is different. wont hurt anything to try.
  4. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    my buddys v plow will not do a damn thing to my straight blade
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Controllers are the same

    They are totally different wiring. You can run a straight blade on a Vplow truck with the plug adapter and a straight blade controller. I do it all the time. My own trucks get wired for V's no matter what.

    And yes, the wideout should work.
  6. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    ohhhhhhh......what about running a v on a straight truck?..

    and cost of said parts?
  7. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    Am I to believe that you can only run a Wideout on a 1 ton or bigger? (Looking at the video on Western's website they show a wideout on what looks like a 3/4 ton chevy) I probably don't dare even ask about putting it on my '08 cc Duramax. From what I read, it's not recommended to put any plow on this truck. I haven't talked to my dealer yet, but any guess on a price for a Wideout w/out mounts & wiring? I can assemble it myself. Thanks!
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Negative. You'd be missing 3 needed wires and they're all in different spots in the plug anyhow. The plug adapter for the opposite is like $50.
  9. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Uses the same mount, wiring and you should be able to use a v controller to run the wideout.
  10. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    He didn't look at the weight and to see if it was for a 1 ton or larger. That was just a guess on his part. My main question like yours was the wiring, and that it was compatible(it is). Sorry for the confusion.
  11. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    Looks like the Wideout is about 75 lbs heavier than the MVP. I would guess with ballast and Timbrens, a 3/4 ton would handle it alright. I'll have to check pricing tomorrow.
  12. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Let's not get crazy here.....

    No truck made in modern times can really handle the weight of the MVP or wideout ( fricken pigs ). You need to install Timbrens and add a bunch of ballast otherwise your ticking the clock down to damage town.

    On this ultramount straight blade and MVP ultramount .... why does the harness on the blade of a straight use female ends while the mvp uses males ends??? Just how they put them together in china?
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Just to clarify this a bit...

    And MVP and a Wide-Out ARE NOT interchangeable wiring or controller wise due to the Wide-Outs multiplex wiring..

    However, an MVP PLUS and a Wide-Out are interchangable...because they both use the same Multiplex system wiring/controller.

    Have to clarify what you have when you say "MVP".
  14. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    Thank you B&B. As stated, I have an MVP, not an MVP Plus. I suppose my question is now answered. (though not exactly what I wanted to hear!) Thanks again.
  15. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    AHHHH, I have the plus
  16. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I was quoted a little over $6k for a Wideout installed on my truck. So you could probably figure around $5,500 or so for the plow.