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Pick my plow!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by qualitylawncare, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Hi guys!

    I just bought a 1998 Ford F-150 XLT Ext. Cab Long Bed 4x4
    4.6ltr V-8 Automatic

    I'm going to put a plow on it for next winter.. Help me pick which plow or give me one I don't have listed.. Thanks!

    7'2" Western LSX Uni-mount

    or the

    7'6" Fisher LD

    Will only be used on residential driveways...

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  2. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 482

    7'6" Fisher LD or RD series
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    RD series is too heavy for a 1/2 ton. You might want to look at a Blizzard 7'6" LT. with power hitch.
  4. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Blizzard would be good... I have seen rd fishers on 1/2 tons but ld would be better. If you want to go western or fisher pick the lighter of the two you listed.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    western makes a nice set up
  6. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

  7. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    You want to get the longest and lightest plow you can. When yo get the plow on, you'll need about 600-800 lbs of ballast behind the rear axle. Tube sand works well.
  8. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    look at blizzard!

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Fisher LD 7&1/2:)
  10. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Blizzard or fisher.
  11. big blue 2500

    big blue 2500 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Meyer lists STL-7.5 at about 520 lbs.
  12. Blamby

    Blamby Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Go with the sno-way.
  13. juggernaut

    juggernaut Member
    Messages: 84

    I dont see why you cant go with a fisher RD 7.5 series or Meyers st 7.5 both plows weight approx 650 lbs installed (meyers is 656 lbs and Fisher is 630 lbs) At the golf course we have an 85 150 with the meyers st 7.5 and it handles it fine, been runnin it for years not a single problem (except for rust).
  14. ProEnterprises

    ProEnterprises Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 379

  15. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Trucks were built a little tougher back then then they are now. RD would be ok but ld is better. I have a hevier plow then what goes on the average 1/2 ton but have not had a problem yet. Iam still not overweight on the front so it does not bother me.
  16. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    go with the fisher.............. Used to live in Maine and they were made about 40 min's from me. great plow!!!!!!!
  17. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    I have a 7'6" Fisher RD with a cutting edge on my 1996 Chevy half ton. With ballast it does great. I love it!
  18. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    With that 1/2 ton..................Western 7'6 Ultra-mount with
    Cab Command. Priced right too !....................geo
  19. thundercat99

    thundercat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    check the weight but a hiniker c plow might be the ticket one of my buddys has one on a chevy 2500 he even sold his back blade
    said he didnt need it anymore
  20. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I have not heard much about those c plows, are they more popular in other parts of the country (midwest?). They seem like a good idea for driveways but i could not see myself buying one when it probley does not give you much more advantage then a regular blade backdragging, i could be wrong thets just my opinion from seeing videos of the thing.