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Used or New Plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ny518, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. ny518

    ny518 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I was hoping I could pick the brain of someone who has had the same debate I am going through.

    I am looking at a couple of used plows:

    1. 7.5ft Fisher Xtreme V 2 years Old $3350
    2. 8ft Western ProPlus less than a year old $3500

    Truck: 2007 Dodge 2500/Hemi

    Both plows are off of a Dodge that will fit my truck and in very good condition. The installation here in upstate NY is around $375. New plows would be over 5k but it would provide me with some type of warranty. I will only be plowing my driveway and occasionally my parents. Is used a good route to go or should I spring the extra $$ and buy new?

    Thanks in advance for any advice..
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    If money isn't an issue than go ahead and buy new. I personally would go ahead and buy the V plow used and forget about it. If your going to have it installed, then have the dealer go through it and change the fluid, and look it over. I have been plowing snow for 22 years now, and to tell the truth I have never owned a brand new plow. I always buy used for half the money. Treat it right and it will last for years.
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The 7.5' Fisher Xtreme V is to small for a 3/4 ton truck. If you get an Xtreme V you should get an 8.5' IMO.
  4. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Go with the Fisher Vee. Its is on the smaller side, but for just doing a few driveways it will be better suited. Good luck.:waving:
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I 2nd this statement! Cash talks so I am sure you can get it for 3K when you show him u are serious. Good Luck and keep us updated.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    get at least an 8' blade for your truck
    new is nice but used is a better value for what you are planning
  7. msu1510

    msu1510 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 128

    if you are just doing yours and maybe a relative used may not be the bad way to go because if it breaks down on you, you wont have angry clients calling.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    wait. your doing ONE drive, and on occasion another?

    just hire out.
  9. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    go used but those do seem kind of pricey for being used I hope they come with a mount and wireing harneness. I would defently go used though. plows last longer then truck paint it yearly and change the fluid yearly

  10. ny518

    ny518 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Well I have waited to long and the used plow market has gotten pretty sorry, so now I am looking at new. I am pretty sure I am going to get a Fisher Xtreme-V the question is 7.5 or 8.5?? I know the comments will be V for personal use is overkill and why not just a plow service.. Well I am tired of paying $$ and only getting 1/2 my driveway done because I never get a chance to move my cars before he leaves. Right now the price for a 8.5 V Stainless is around $5300 installed + tax. Seems like a reasonable price from the research I have done. Just concerned that the 8.5 seems a bit wide so I was wondering if the 7.5 is a better choice for residential driveways. I just don't want to regret my purchase and say boy I wish I had gone bigger..

    Thanks again the information I have received on this site has been great.
  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Definitely get the 8.5', don't bother with a 7.5'. I had a 7.5' on a Dakota and when I turned my tires would hit the snow packing it down. I have an 8' plow on my Ram 2500 which I think is a tad small, which is why I got wings.
  12. ny518

    ny518 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have decided to go witht he 8.5 Xteme V in Stainless, and will be installed tomorrow. Thanks for the responses the feedback was very helpfull.
  13. Teamdynamic

    Teamdynamic Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    buy the used western.