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New generation poly caster

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by gmcsierra1500, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 151

    Im looking into purchasing one of the new generation poly casters and was looking for some input, what you have heard or know. seeing as noone has started a thread on these new units in the western fisher or blizzard discussions I figured id ask Thanks
  2. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    I put my hands on one a few weeks ago!!! not a bad setup...somethings I like some things I dont

    SNOWANDICEMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Poly spreader

    What don't you like about it.
  4. silvercity

    silvercity Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    I have been looking at them also. Alot of improvements over the first generation. Maybe a few of us local guys can get in on a group purchase?
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    They went back to the steel bed chain. That's a bummer to me.
  6. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    They did have problems with feed...

    I personaly dont like where they have the electrical conectors...

    they also use a module .. I just don't understand why they do this.. and heres a little FYI

    You can NOT jump the poles on the module to test the motor!! you will burn the module instantly!!!!

    You also must block the unit for storage or it can deform from the heat in the summer..
    So they say ..
  7. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    The weight difference between the 8 foot poly caster & the Stainless steel pro-caster is 50 pounds. So you don't drastically save on less weight in ur truck, & they both hold 2 cubic yards of material. I would spend the extra $$ on steel versions.
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Hey! Something we agree on. If you thump the polycaster, new unit. Expensive. Thump the steel, it can be repaired. If you go steel, get stainless. The big advantage of the poly is the (two now) electric motors. If I were you, I would look at a few different brands. Looked at some Snow Ex stuff this week. Pretty nice, but still poly. I want to check out the Airflow SS with two electric motors. Seems like the bomb.

    If you have to go gas, go Honda. Hydraulic, then electric, would be my first, then second choice.
  9. silvercity

    silvercity Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Have had the air-flo, not a bad sander for the money but the track is not wide enough and you get alot of bridging of material.