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plow brand advice

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Reluctantpusher, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Reluctantpusher

    Reluctantpusher Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Fairly new to the plowing scene. I've been subbing for Brickman since 2009 and I think I'm finally ready to move from a skid steer with a plow to a couple of trucks and go after my own work. What I'm looking for is some good advice on what brand of plow I should go with. I'd like to get something to where I can get several years out of a plow and I plan to have one more truck with a mount than I have blades so that I can have a spare rig ready to go in the event of a breakdown. I want an attachment system that will work for 3/4 and 1 ton GM trucks and also for a 4700 International. There is a Boss dealer close to me and their stuff seems pretty solid but I really need some advice from some of you fellows that have run different brands and really know what works and what doesn't.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Drive back to Boss and tell yes, I'll take one.
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    4700 is going to be a heavy weight plow, not the same as one on your pickup
  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    Western and Fisher make nice heavywieght plows
  5. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    You will get many different opinions and arguments on which plow is best. They are all great until they quit. You can get many years of use from them all, unless you beat the hell out of them, then it doesn't matter what you get. Go and talk to the dealers in your area. Talk to guys in your area, to see what kind of service they get from the dealers, that's where a lot of the decision will be made.
    As far as the mounts, you can get the mounts to fit a 3/4 and one ton, to use the same plow on both trucks. You can also fit the same plow on the 4700, BUT BUT, a plow that will work BEST on the smaller trucks, will be to small and light for the 4700. Vise versa, a plow that will be best for the 4700 will be to big and heavy for a smaller truck.
    A good plow for a 3/4 or 1 ton is an 8 or 9 foot plow, the 4700 would need a 10 or 11 foot blade. You could fit a 9, but you will be running in the snow with your tires.
  6. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,698

    Yep.....that's a troll....:eek:
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Best answer.

    Charles, can close this out now.
  8. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    This. Dealer support is most important not color.
  9. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    City Guy x2 Find the best dealer for parts and service and you'll love whichever brand he sells you.
  10. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

    Fixed it for you.................:drinkup:
  11. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

    These two fellas are correct......Talk to the dealers near you....Boss,Western,Fisher and so on are all good plows...:drinkup:
  12. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    ...now, it's fixed...

    (find out who sells the most in your area, make sure they are open during storms, and hand them a credit card)