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Pick my plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by clncut, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Ive purchased a 2003 F-150 Ex. cab 4x4. The eng. is the 5.4 and front end rating is 3600 and gross rating is 6500. I was thinking on a western suburbinite or the LDX plow. I was also wondering if I will need timbrens for this vehicle.

    If anyone plows with this type vehicle, what plow would you guys purchase and is there anything I should look out for such as damages that has accured to your vehicles of this type from plowing. I will be puchasing the plow soon so any help would be a big help

    I will be plowing mostly residential approx. 10-25 drives and 3 small lots.

  2. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    Snoway Predator MT....heavier duty then the western....yet still reasonable weight...

  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    why not a 7 or a 7.5 ultramount westen or a meyers
  4. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    agree use a sno-way...doing mostly drives you will use the down pressure....plus the 5 year warrantee

    two reasons in your case not to use western or meyer
  5. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    I was reading in some other threads, some have had problems with their sno-way plows. Some stated they had leaky hydrolic hoses and had many cracks occured.

    I did think about the sno-way, does anyone know the difference in weight. I also dont believe their is a dealer close to me that sells sno-way plows.
  6. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    i havent heard of any hoses leanking around here.....
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    well the westerns have a optional backblade on there plows also i back blade no problem with my meyers
  8. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Anyone else care to input? There is a Western dealer right down the street from me. The closest sno-way dealer is at least 1.5 hrs away!!
  9. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    First of all don't let anyone talk you into getting a homsteader or some other sport utility plow. I would get a 7'5" Western Standard or pro plow. Personally i don't like meyers but i suppose that would work too. If the western dealer is close then its the best choice. You could also get an RD or LD 7'6" Fisher if a dealer is close by. My plow weighs 750 LBS on a 2000 F-150, 37 driveways + flagdowns, many storms over 6" some over a foot and 2 over 20", 2 seasons and no problems to speak of. 150s are not 3/4 or 1 tons but they can take much bigger plows than snoways.
  10. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    go with the western... you'll be glad u did
  11. cjc810

    cjc810 Member
    from RI
    Messages: 69

    Try the Blizzard 7.5 ld weight is only 550 lbs. Truck carries the plow well.
  12. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Thanks for all your input. I will be going with a western plow. Just spoke with the dealer today and they stated they are having a meeting tomorrow to discuss some big western blowout sale for September and told me to wait since they will be having big sales. So I will wait till Sept. to get my Western. Ill keep ya posted on what plow I pick and how much of a so called deal they made!