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Sold out of 8 footers... 8'6 is my only option... please read.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PlowKid150, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. PlowKid150

    PlowKid150 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Hey guys, i have had 8 foot plows forever, and last season i sold my
    F250 with 8 foot western pro, and bought my new 2005 F 350 Super cab, short bed diesel with 6000# front end. My problem is i wanted to get the same plow, the 8 foot western pro, and they are sold out of them, and allt hey have are the 8.5 pro plus plows, which is much beefier, only a 150 bucks more, but the 6 inches is what scares me.... is it THAT much bigger when doing resi's or is it easy to get use to... thanks a lot.
  2. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    You will get used to the extra 6" if you have to, it does not seem unmanageable, I plow with a 7'5" most of the time but use an 8'6" V plow on occasion, I could do all my drives with an 8'6" and not have a problem.

    I have to ask though, Whats wrong with going to another dealer who has the 8'6" in stock?
  3. SnoFarmer

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

    you will like it!!:waving: get the 8.6:nod:
  4. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    try the boss 8FT trip edge you will love it
  5. SnoFarmer

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

    I'm surprised no one has told him to "go wide" yet. LOL!
    Vipereng2, I'm sure he knows about Boss plows!
    It sounds like he likes western plows and was asking about plow length not makes of plows.
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    You should be fine with the extra 6 inches.I actually wish i had that over a 8 foot plow. I have a driveways that is a big loop in the front and its hard getting close to the sides without driving all over it. The pro plus is a nice plow built really strong.
  7. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    I have 9fts on my 350 pickups and would not go back.Get the 8.6 I think you will be happy with it,that is what I have on quad cab only because blizzard doesn't make a 9ft straight only a 860
  8. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    If I'm not incorrect, that's only an additional 3 inches on each side, so you might get used to it right away. I say "go for it"
  9. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    You are from my area where are you getting the plow from? As far as the extra 6in you can get use to anything, it depens on how tight your drives are. Also have you looked into fisher its pretty much the same, only difference is the trip edge.
  10. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061


    You'll never get in your home garage to work on it in a pinch!
  11. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Why not all you do is ANGLE the blade and it goes right in????????.And really how many times does that happen????more then likely your going to fix it on the spot
  12. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    9 Foot is actually quite common in residential places. So an 8.6 is not bad.

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    8.6 is bare minumum on a superduty,i have an 8.2 v i bought it when it was on my gmc which was fine because the truck was narrower but i think i am going to get some 9.2 mold boards.my buddy runs a 9 foot pro on his new 06 crew and he loves it.if the plow is too big for the job you are doing then you probably don't want to do it anyway!
  14. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    I ordered an 8' western for my ram, but they called me the day before my install appt and said my order was screwed up so I could wait another week or take an 8'6" for the same price.

    I went with the 8'6" and I'm glad I did. I clear my mirrors more easily so I can scrape up against buildings, etc... yet the extra 6" makes no difference in transport, etc...
  15. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    And it DOES work I have seen him do it. I have a 8ft fisher and would love a bigger plow it just gets too close for comfort sometimes that extra width would help alot in getting closer to things with out hitting them. and do not worry about weight if thats what you are worryed about.
  16. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    don't do it, that extra three inches per side is way too much. You will have so much more snow built up in front of you that 6.0 won't be able to push it.
  17. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I hope your kidding;)

    MOW ME OVER Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Ha Detriotdan that last statement is a huge load of BS if I have ever heard one.
  19. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    i have to agree please someone tell me that statement about not being able to push it was a joke.
  20. mpflood

    mpflood Member
    Messages: 47

    Nothing like waiting till the last minute Plow Kid.

    So when will ya have it?:)