Unimount VPlow thoughts

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by William B., Jul 28, 2020.

  1. William B.

    William B. PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. IA
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    Thoughts on this Vplow. Its for sale for 750 with no wiring, controller or mount(which I don't need). I'd have close to another grand in wiring and a controller. Is it worth it? 116262986_10157377179566512_8623497740709274157_o.jpg 116266515_10157377179636512_3358560966516013552_o.jpg
     
  2. cwren2472

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    Hard to go wrong for $750. That puts you in conventional straight blade price range. Hell, the headlights are worth half that and they look brand new.

    Looks pretty well kept - could be some rot in the push frame but I've seen much worse. Is the seller confirming that it was working? Or whats the story/history?
     
  3. Philbilly2

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    Although $750 for a plow is cheep, it is a Unimount MVP.

    I have had pretty much nothing but frustrating experiences with them in the past.

    If you are just going to use it for your own stuff I would say go for it, plowing commercially with one of them... I personally would not just from previous years of breakdown experience.
     
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  4. Philbilly2

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    Also if it comes with the Unimount to Ultramount adapter like the picture shows... that is a couple hundred right there
     
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    William B.

    William B. PlowSite.com Addict
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    What problems did you have with it?
     
  6. Philbilly2

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    If I recall correct, it was a lot of valve shift issues. Seemed like just about every event you were yanking a valve and cleaning or installing a new one... now I am sure it was not really THAT bad, but you tend to only remember the bad times when you are hiding from sideways snow behind a walmart loading dock replacing valves to get your functions back.

    I just remember that I used to have a bad taste in my mouth for V plows just from those Unimount MVP's. I was always an advocate for straight blades due to the simplicity, ease, and reliability.

    They have come a long way since then.
     
  7. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster PlowSite Veteran
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    My straight blade plow has just as many valves as my V plow and not one more
     
  8. cwren2472

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    Exactly zero...?

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  9. Philbilly2

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