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plow installation

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by stanza, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    Can anyone tell me if they installed their own plow, w electrical?
    was it easy? I am mediocre mechanical ability.
    Are the timbrens easy to install also?
    any special tools?
    tanks arot
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The Timbrens are pretty easy.You could probably do them yourself.

    The plow may be a little more difficult,and there is some electrical wiring involved.It may be better to have the dealer do it,so if there are problems,they will be taken care of under warranty.
  3. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Plow instalation is not too bad. What kind are you thinking about getting? I installed our Blizzard, and it isn't bad. You basically just have to follow directions and you can't be afraid to dig in and get your hands dirty. pumpkin:
  4. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    My local Fisher dealer charges $200 to install a plow. Not enough for me to quit my day job. I did install a 7 1/2' Fisher on a 95 Ford F150. The mechanical part wasn't too bad but the wiring was a pain.
  5. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    The Western shop installed my 1st plow new on
    my 90 Chevy.......

    I removed it and installed it on my 94 & 97

    My new ultra-mount on my 01 was also installed
    by the Western shop. I suppose next year when
    I get a new truck. I will do it myself ~...........geo

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    thats pretty cheap

    last time i had one installed it was $400-

    now i do them my self

  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    The question comes down to what do you have for tools and what is your time worth. What would probably take you "all" of a day with a lot of is it this bolt or that bolt and this wire or that wire, or drop it off in the morning on the way to work and pick it up on the way home.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    sometime its better to pay the man

    nothing worst than having the undercarriage fall off

    because you could tighten the bolts to spec.