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plow buying help

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bubba377, Jan 30, 2011.


what should I buy

Poll closed Feb 9, 2011.
  1. western

    5 vote(s)
  2. fisher

    5 vote(s)
  1. bubba377

    bubba377 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I am looking at buying a plow for my 2005 GMC 2500 hd.I found two used ones in my area a unimount western 7.5 and a fisher minute mount also 7.5, both reconditioned from a local dealer .Planing on doing mostly family and friends driveway but maybe pick up some side work for some extra $$.which one would be the better buy .After some research I believe they are a close match in design and quality .Am I wrong on this assumtion thank you for any help !!
  2. Andy96XLT

    Andy96XLT Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    I am going to post the comment that is almost always the first to come up... what dealer is closer? fisher or western? If they are of equal distance, is one better than the other? Don't feel bad about going in and asking random questions, that is how you are going to know if they are there to help you or screw you. My local dealer is a fisher and western dealer, however i bought a western because a) it was a good price for a complete unit used and b) I have just heard better things about western than fisher from people who i know that plow. Everyone has their own preferance though. Hope this helps!
  3. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    wow this is a dissapointing post so I will stay silent...oops
  4. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    Fisher and Western are both good plows, throw Boss in and Blizzard and you can't go to wrong. We run Fisher for 3 years now without any issues but we also didn't plow much the last 2 winters! And have a great dealer very close!
  5. SJ Plowers

    SJ Plowers Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a Western and my partner has a Fisher. We bought the plows at the same time. He had to replace his power angle rams at 3 years old. due to pitting. we plow the same areas as that we have commercial accounts that are large lots that we do together. I have had not a single problem with my western. and I have had then all starting with the cable operated ones back in the early 80's. So good luck with whatever you pick. .
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    fyi blizzard/western/fisher = douglas dynamics parent company.

    basicly in the fisher / western ? pick a color you like in the v blades.

    and stright blades fisher has trip edge and tend to be a little more h.d.
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    You should go with the Fisher becouse it has the trip edge. You should also go with a 8' instead of the 7.5'. Boss also makes a trip edge plow that is better than the Fisher HD IMO.