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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by X-SYOTOS-X, Jul 9, 2014.


    X-SYOTOS-X Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hello everyone,
    Thought I would introduce myself since I've been creeping around doing some research!

    I'm young, 22, but lots of drive, and this is not my "spare job" it's my career!
    I have a carpentry business, so these are hand-in-hand I guess
    I currently have 3 1500's with 7.5ft straight blades.
    I just purchased a newer one ton ford diesel, and I'm contemplating the western wideout or the 8611LP.

    For contracts, 3 years a go I started out volunteering everyone of my driveways! It was tough, but worked out in the end! I now have 70+ driveways, 3 condominiums with roadway responsibility, and driveway care aswell, and 4 decent size lots.

    I have 3-5 shovelers, I charge for snow removal and clean up, and all the sand and salt is done by another company and charged directly to the client. No issues so far...

    Thanks for reading!
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Admission to this site is a 2-4

    X-SYOTOS-X Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    What does that mean
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Some Canadian you are:cry:
  5. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923


    Think about getting a Salt/ Sander for that one tonne and doing it yourself...Leaving money on the table.....Good money in that service if priced correctly......payup

    As for plow choice......Cant go wrong with eather the Blizzard or Wideout...My personal choice is a Fisher XLS

    X-SYOTOS-X Junior Member
    Messages: 12


    The salt is ok, in the past I had 1/2 tons and was never an option, it has become an option with this truck, but spending 50+ between truck and plow is enough for one year! Maybe next year!
    The advantage is the ease of having someone else do the sand/salt. They just follow behind me, I don't have to go back. I have a great rapport with the company I use, I refer 2-300k a year worth of work to them. So for now, I'll wait!

    I like the size of the blizzard, hate that there's no chain lift.
    I like the wideout, for its size (over the 7.5 straight) and being able to fit between cars still..
    I like the XLS, think is pretty good, I like that the mouldboard has a better frame behind it than the wideout, it has the trip edge, which may be handy since I doing have any gravel lots.

    From what I understand the mounting process is easier with the wideout over the fisher, but what's a few seconds compared to the comfort of longevity lol

    Dealer is the same place for all three. He manly only sells wideouts and smaller blizzard plows, so thats kinda why I was looking at those. He also offered his demo wideout for 1500$ less than his retail. All three plows new, are $7800 after tax (13%) before install.

    What's your input on that Defcon?
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    A case of beer!
  8. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    Most people like Direct Lift......I have been a Fisher owner since 1979...So I am partial to chain lift

    The mounting between the two is a little different,,,But they take about the same amount of time to hook up....

    If you look at the A-Frame on the Fisher verses the Wideout.....Theres a liitle more Beef on the XLS.....

    Like I said...You cant go wrong with any of the Three......Dealer support for the plow is key since your plunking down $7800+ for the Plow.....

    X-SYOTOS-X Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Awesome, thanks!

    I've had to drive a couple plows up the bank and chain them up, so with my personal experience, it's been handy to have that ability... That being said, I don't know what safety precautions there are for the blizzard in that situation
  10. X-SYOTOS-X

    X-SYOTOS-X Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Lol a 2-4 for admission? That's steeeeep
    Better hurry, tomorrow's Friday, the beer don't make it to Saturday
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    On the older blizzards you can also drive them up a bank and lock them in that position. I'm not sure about the new ones.

    Where are you in Ontario?
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    2 inch ratchet strap around it.

    I like western for their mounting system

    All 3 are made by the same people anyway
  13. X-SYOTOS-X

    X-SYOTOS-X Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    250km east of Toronto
  14. X-SYOTOS-X

    X-SYOTOS-X Junior Member
    Messages: 12


    I knew that much, seems as though certain quality has diminished since the companies united
  15. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    I don't think so

    But you have to realize people on here

    1. Believe the heavier the better

    2. Would rather drive a old 90s truck falling apart before even thinking about a nbs or even new truck

    3. Technology is the devil

    4. You need a loader no matter what size lot you have.

  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    In blizzards. Yes quality has diminished
    Sometimes heavier is better
    Some people like 90s trucks better. And some people can't afford new(er) trucks.
  17. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    If we're talking 90's Fords, then turn and run. There aren't many decent ones left. If they've been plow trucks for the past 15-20 years then they are already going to be POS on top of that.

    I loved my Boss 8'2" plow I bought last year for my 2006 GMC Sierra 2500hd. In the V position I was able to push 12" of snow off driveways that had some serious inclines to them. This season all I plan on doing is buying a second mount for my 2012 GMC 2500 so I can use that truck incase my 2006 needs a break.

    And as previously stated all you need to do is drive the plow up an embankment and strap it if it breaks.

  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    This is a True statement about Everything these days right down to the toilet paper we buy.....:nod:
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Who buys TP anymore?
  20. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    I have started to use Leaves......Little rough at first until I learned to use the Green ones.....The Brown crunchy ones make a Mess......:nod:

    Gotta save a buck where you can these days......Thumbs Up