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Those of you with wideouts...

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by DirtyJerzey, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Do you feel it was worth it? I can get a good price for my current plow and I can get a good deal on a new wideout installed next week. But do you feel its worth it? Do you think its better then having say a pro plus 8' plow with wings? Im really between buying a v plow and the wideout. I like the V for is scoop, but being in jersey and not getting loads of snow I wont really be using it in the V mode that much if at all. The wideout on the other hand will be real nice at 10' for big lots, but im looking at the wideout more of its scoop with both wings and its good use for windrowing.... Any input?
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    i had a 7.5 proplus with wings and an 8.5 with wings...love my wide outs. I do big comercial lots and going to 10 foot and running drive lanes was perfect. 2 runs and all lanes were open.
  3. Timbercrk1

    Timbercrk1 Member
    Messages: 63


    Love my wideout.. problem is the poly wings are wearing real quick on the wings. I am putting a lot of time on this plow though. The hydro seems slow when raising. I gotta talk to my dealer. Love it though. The western stickers made it one time out. LOL
  4. nickPSD

    nickPSD Member
    Messages: 47

    For my application it saves alot of time, I mean alot of time. I had a Blizzard 810 last year, the Western seems to move just as much snow as my 810 did. I think it depends more on your application if its worth the extra money to you..
  5. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    i am more or less starting out with my own buisness, so Im really doing a lot of odds and ends... I have a half dozen commecial lots, a condo complex, and lots of drive ways as of now. Though I have tons of flyers and buisness cards out but we have no even gotten snow yet so people take there time around here and wait til it snows and then its a mad rush. Saving time right now is key in my eyes because im trying to keep myself and my crew busy with work, but I cant say if we have too much/too little or what. I am more looking at the big picture of things for what could be this year and what im shooting for next year.
  6. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    local dealer tells me I cant put a wideout on an 06 f20 diesel. told me I cant put anything more then a 71/2 ft plow on it... thought that was pretty amussing
  7. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    i have been thinking of the same thing. I have a 8 and 8 1'2 plow with wings and they are sometimes a pain against curbs and stuff. I have been thinking of a v but would hardly use it except for townhomes and my strip malls. I could also use the wideout on the same places. Im curious how the do against curbs.
  8. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Yeah,...someone on here was saying something about their wings olding back when hitting heavier snow. Is anyone else finding this to be?Is this an adjustment that can be dealt with?
    Then again,...someone else was commenting on their new MVP folding back, and mentioned that the dealer was refusing to make the adjustments necessary for it to carry snow adequately.
    Please let us know.
  9. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    damn people jacking my thread lol... I dont get how these people and western are telling me I cant use a wideout on my truck front gawr is 5200lbs, total truck is 10k gawr... Only plow i would buy new right now is a wideout, if not then i would just stick with my current 8'.... I played around with westerns quick match and it says i can put a wideout on trucks that have a smaller gawr then I do, some say you can put it on a truck with a 4800lb gawr. what do you guys think
  10. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Blizzard 810 will bolt up just fine to any F-250.
  11. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    2 things I dont like about the blizzards is the truckside frame on how big it is in the off season and also how the light bar setup is seperate from the plowing frame so you leave the lightbar on all year
  12. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    You have bad info about the light tower. It DOES NOT stay on the truck all year unless you are unable to pull two pins and unplug two wires.

    Well you just keep listening to Western who is telling you they WILL NOT install the plow on your F-250. While other guys with F-250 are plowing with there Blizzard that you dislike.

    Look in the Blizzard Forum and see the Red 1999 F-250 with a 8611LP which is one size larger then the Wideout you are in love with. You asked for help with getting an expandable plow on your F-250 and then you do not want to hear what will work.

    Good Luck.

    Ron G.
  13. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Not saying it like that at all. I appreciate the help and i meant to say the lightbar was on all winter. A bunch of guys have them around here, but the light bar is a different attachment then the plow blade so they leave their light bar on all WINTER to save in time when hooking up the plow. Thats all Im saying, i personally dont want to drive around with a light bar all winter when the plow isnt on. If it wasnt for that I probably would go with a blizzard because I have always like them. Im turned onto western because of how hidden the truckside frame is.

    also just ran blizzards quickmatch also and because my front gawr is only 5600lbs no dealer will put a 810 or a wideout on my truck because I have a diesel engine...
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007
  14. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    do you have a crewcab? if so thats why they won't put it on.

    you could just buy it cash n carry and put it on yourself.

    what type of 8ft. plow do you have now? if you have a western ultramount you have the hard part done.
  15. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I have a 8' curtis right now thats just shy of 800lbs not including the mount and curtis had no problems putting it on my truck. And yes it is a crew cab. I tried to get the guy at the western dealer to explain to me the whole gwar deal because on westerns site you can put a wideout on certain vechiles that have a 4800lb fgawr and mine with 5600 isnt enough. Somewhere I read that the government figures for gawr is with the vehicle at its maxium capacity meaning my truck can hold 6 people and the governement states the average person is 185lbs so that would mean my front axle can hold an aditional 5600lbs with 6 185lb people in side... I wouldn t even mind so much of getting an 8' proplus but they even said they wont put that on. I asked about if I put timbrens or added another leaf to the front springs and they said unless ford will put a sticker on my drivers side door that they changed the wait raiting they wont touch it
  16. schuitb

    schuitb Member
    Messages: 95

    No news is good news?

    Hey just asking again how the wide out is holding up. Anything break yet? <settle down blizzard fans>
    I heard that the plow is spot welded? Perhaps at certain spots but i haven't seen one..
  17. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I love my wideout. I have mine mounted on a 4800lb front axel F-250 7.3 diesel. I did mount it myself. I do work for a western dealer so installing it was cake for me. I also installed salopes two wideouts for him.

    I will let you know on the breaking, as I haven't gotten enough snow to througly test it to its limits.
  18. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    If you run curbs, expect to get 25 hours tops out of the wing edges for the yellow and red plows.
    $260 a pop.
    Douglas is not honoring a warranty for these, they are "wear" items.
    Buy an extra couple sets when you buy your plow, no one has them in stock and Douglas is shipping parts with snails.
    Jerre's Service in Erie will have Polar Edges (exclusively) available very soon.