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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by fiveoboy01, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Hi, new member here. Ive actually been a member of lawnsite.com for a while now and its helped me tremendously with my lawn service business.

    I've already recieved a couple bid packets from property management companies and I'll be placing bids here soon.

    I'm looking on very general advice on plows. Basically what features I should be looking for, and the most preferable size. Really the only thing I'm set on at this point is it's going to be a V-plow. I'm leaning towards a Western or Boss V-plow at this point, but I am open to suggestions. I don't necessarily want brand advice, because as everyone knows, it's like a Ford vs. Chevy thing.

    I simply want to know what to look for when buying a plow, and I'll do my own research on the different brands.

    FWIW, the truck used will be an F-250, 99-02 or 03, with a 5.4 or V-10. Mostly commercial plow work.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2006
  2. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    8.5' western MVP Plus Or the Fisher X blade V. (same plow mostly, different paint) No questions asked. Its the only V-blade that can trip if you hit something in any mode, striaht, V or scoop. Can't do that with any other plow.

    Since you aren't buy a diesel you could get a way with a 9.5' version. But your better off getting a 7.3 diesel and the 8.5' V-plow. The 5.4 V8 runs out of power to quick when it comes to pushing a big blade threw deep snow. The V10 does just find. But there goes all the profit in fuel money.
  3. SnoFarmer

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

    What type of plowing do you intend to do.
    Roads, drives, lots.

    A trip edge is one option but if you encounter an object over 8inches hight your going to have a problem with the trip edge plow. They work best for plowing roads where you don't encounter any obstacles. If you in tend to do drives and lots then a full trip may be the best choice for you.