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Source for old Fisher parts?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by elksniper, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. elksniper

    elksniper Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have an old belt driven Fisher plow. The problem is my buddy gave it to me thinking the frame from a 79 Ford F250 4x4 were identical to a 68. Well, they're not even close. I am trying to find push plates for my 68. Fisher doesn't make them anymore and neither of my local dealers have them left over. I can't find these anywhere.

    Does anyone know of somehwere I might be able to get a pair of push plates for a 1968 F250 4x4?

    On a side note, does anyone know if the push plates/front of the frame of a 73-77 F250 is identical to a 67-72 vintage? I think Fisher still makes these, but I don't have a 73-77 model to look at to see if they are the same.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. elksniper

    elksniper Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Anyone? Anyone have some push plates for a 67-72 F250 they want to part with?
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I think you might be better off to find a really good fabrication shop and have a custom mount made.
  4. zimmm

    zimmm Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Fisher no longer produces the pushplates for the 73-77 Ford F250. I contacted Fisher last year through a local dealer and they are no longer available(I have a 76 F250). Your best bet is to modify the 79 plates and use them. I used plates from an 84 Ford - cut off the lower portion that mounts the pushbeam and fabbed the upper portion from 5/16" angle iron and flat stock. One thing to watch is the width of the pushbar that goes between the plates. I believe you will need one 26 7/8" overall length in order to fit between the springs. Your other option is to try e-bay, as time to time these set-ups show up...
  5. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member
    from MA
    Messages: 35

    Couple of possibilities

    There are lots of older Fisher plows in the Northeast. There's a classified ad paper out of Boston called the Want Advertiser. (www.wantad.com) I checked this week's copy, and there were dozens of Fisher plows, but nothing fits your needs. But I bet if you place a "want to buy" ad under truck parts, someone would respond. The number is 1-800-2-wantad. There is one company advertising that it specializes in used Fisher plows. They are On Site Truck repair in Rhode Island. Phone is 401-722-3160 days or 401-474-5330 nights. I'll keep my eyes open. Good luck.
  6. elksniper

    elksniper Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help. I still haven't had anyone absolutely tell me that the 73-77 push plates will work on my 68 for sure. I'm thinking I'm just going to hack up the 79 mounts and weld them on. I don't plan on removing the plow mount, so what the heck, it can be permanent.