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V Plow or Straight Blade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ramair2k, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ramair2k

    ramair2k Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    For someone doing light commercial, (local city town) no parking lots or contracts of that nature, and a few family driveways, would you stick with a straight blade or go with a V plow? The V plow is only 220 dollars more than the straight blade. Both plows are Fisher X-Blade SS, one straight the other V. Is it worth the 220 bucks more to just get the V or stick with a straight?
  2. DeereGuy

    DeereGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I suggest the more efficient V. The ability to carry snow to a designated area alone is worth the cost. I upgraded my 1st gen x-blade to an X-V and was amazed in the times savings it allowed me. Less time equals more money. If I were looking for a sub, I'd always go with the V guy everything else the same. As far as driveways, the difference is less apparent than on larger lots.

    Perhaps if you were just doing road wind-rowing, one could argue that less moving parts would be the way to go. I just see the potential that the V has on open areas.
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Yes and resale will be more in the back end. Plus the Extreme V has much faster hydraulics.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You can make a v plow into a straight blade. But a straight blade can be made into a v only by hitting a telephone pole!
  5. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    For the extra upfront cost you will earn that back easily every year you own it. Plus resale is higher.
  6. peterng

    peterng Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    wow I can't believe it's only $220 more for the vblade. I paid more than that for my pro wings. no question V it up !
  7. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Do you have a video on You Tube with a link? I want to see how you did that !!!
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  9. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Is that one of your sub contractors because it is not an f250
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609