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Recommend a plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by killingtonguy, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. killingtonguy

    killingtonguy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I am not here to take over the world of snow removal. I am simply looking for advise on a plow purchase. I plan on plowing a driveway or two but that is it. I am purchasing a chevy 1500 tomorrow and I would like to plow my driveway with it. I have run equipment before and do not like paying others for such a simple job. I was thinking about a Fisher Homesteader but other suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks, Killingtonguy
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    The fisher ht will be a great plow for your truck. A few guys on here run them and are very happy with them and for what you are doing I would think it would work out very well for your needs.
  3. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    I would suggest either one of the Western or Fisher models for a 1/2 ton truck. Both good plows!
  4. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    We read all the time about people being dissatisfied with the Homesteader in time. The HT as was already mentioned, is definitely a lot more rugged for the perils of VT snowfall. It's also lighter than the 7.5 HD (which half tons used to take all the time). The Western equivalent (essentially the same thing with a full trip blade) would work just as well I'm sure, depending on what's available near you. Best of luck, and please keep us posted with what you end up doing. Questions are also welcome!
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    You should go with a 7.5' Fisher SD. It's a great plow for 1/2 ton trucks and it's alot more rugged then the HT. The Fisher dealer toled me the HT is junk and from what I have sean and heard I'd say they are junk to. The SD is 73lb heavier then the HT but it still weighs in at under 500lb wich is not that heavy. The SD come standard with a poly cutting edge but, you can get a steel cutting edgefor it, eich I would strongly recomend.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i recommend the fisher because of the trip edge over a full trip blade. make sure you have good dealer support for whatever brand you end up with
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    dealer support is more important then brand
  8. killingtonguy

    killingtonguy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Ok so more specifics. My driveway is stone and dirt. (mostly dirt) it is Vermont lol. Again I am not taking over the world just feel dumb paying $1000 per season or more when I already have a truck.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The 7.5' Fisher SD sounds like it would fit you perfect.
  10. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Agreed- Fisher SD sounds like a better choice than the HT or Homesteader.
    I agree dealer support is important, but in complete honesty with a good product, operator attention, and common sense there is not going to be a drastic need for dealer support. I have actually only needed parts on an emergency basis once in all m years of commercial plowing - what I mean is pay attention to your driveway, your truck, and your plow and you don't need to choose brand A of plow because the dealer is in the next town versus brand B plow whose dealer is 45 minutes away. Odds are you'll rarely see the dealer after the purchase.
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I agree 100%. Plus, why buy a plow you don't realy like just becouse of dealer support? When I got my Fisher, I liked The Boss dealer better. But, I liked the Fisher SD plow better than The Boss Standard Duty plow. So, I went with the Fisher. I wasn't going to regret buying a trip blade plow that I didn't want.
  12. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    scrap the truck idea!!!
    you need this!:

  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The picture is not showing for me. I realy want to se it.
  14. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    huh you should see it? photo robbed off tractor by net.com

    Kubota'10 008.jpg
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I can se it now. Thanks for reposting.