I use all steel plows,but i really want to try a poly plow,i think it would roll snow great,year after year,wihtout repainint or rusting out,sticking of snow to the moldboard should be eliminated too.The reason i didnt go with a ploy on my new Boss,is i got a 9 '2",and the plow already weighs 980 ish,with deflector,and U edge.the ploy wouldve added 48 lbs more weight,and it would have made mounting a U -edge more difficult,due to the recessed mounting area for the steel edge.The final reason was it was 280 dollars more than the Steel too.
The only poly's I have seen in use around here are Meyer. From talking to the guy that runs them they do very well and have held up for him. Many people here do not think highly of Meyer so that is a personal choice you need to make. Fisher does not make a poly blade so that kinda eliminates me.
we use meyer plows, and have both poly and steel. i prefer the steel... poly actually weighs more than steel,(hard to believe but true) and if you have to do any welding on the plow at all, you have to take he poly piece off.. once you take it off th poly never seems to line up right again. plus, around here anyways, poly is much more expensive than steel.. not sure why
Because the poly blades need heavier support in their construction & design, they weigh & cost more? I had a 7.5 Poly Meyer for 4 years. All of the benefits John mentioned were true, it was a great plow & better than the steel ST90's I have had. I traded it last year for an 8' steel plow (C-8) because I wanted to put wings on it (the 8' was a bonus too!). We had a thread here where people had said they had succesfully drilled into their poly plows to mount wings. So if I had seen that before, I probably would still have the poly.
I bought the poly
will always look good, never needs to be painted
I was a few more bucks now but in the long run
I think it will be cheaper
Now if it ever snow here
I'll get to see if any thing sticks to it
I used armored all on it just to make sure it was slick
I have (2) plow trucks, 1 with steel the other polyethylene.The poly actually weighs 43lbs. more.Both are Meyer 8.5's. BIG difference in snow rolling action,for sure.The poly looks newer and they are the same age.
My truck had and 8' meyer poly last year and the blade got so bent that it was like stiaght up and down, it had no curve. Now I have a new 8' meyer metal blade. I personaly would never buy a poly, I've seen a couple other polys' around and they all seem to lose some of thier curve aftera while and start to become straight. There's only like two other guys with poly's aroud here and i"ve seen it on both thier plows and mine. I don't know, maybe other guys have good luck with poly but i don't like them.
I just hung a new 8ft Western Poly Pro on the Ford, but unfortunatly I cant tell you its plowing caractoristics (sp) yet.
Ive only been out once and it was just a 4in. push.
I can tell you that, at least according to Western, the poly blade is only listed as 15lbs heavier than the steel. 745 vs 730. And that includes the "cast iron" shoes at about 20lbs apiece.
Western only offers the poly blade in 7 1/2 and 8 ft. and it comes standard with the rubber snow deflector.
Hello i am geting into this for the first time and the local dealers are out of poly plows i have a 98 chevy 2500 excab 4x4 and i am going to get a plow this coming week they are telling me that the steel is just as good if not better what do you all think can my truck handle a steel and for a first timer is steel better? i am really geting siked about this and hope to have some fun and pay for my truck quickly... any help would be great...
golfmanres - Do you have the work lined up already? If not, I think you'll be disappointed if you plan on paying for that truck by pushing snow - especially "quickly". Last year was my first year. I started about this time and didn't make enough to even pay for the plow itself. It is fun, though, sometimes.
An 8' steel should be fine for your 2500. Check with your dealer.