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Western or Meyers?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by LPD, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. LPD

    LPD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I am looking at buying a 2007 Sierra Classic 2500HD with the plow prep package but no plow. Any recommendations as to what type of plow would be best (new). I am leaning toward a commercial duty poly plow from Western or Meyers in an 8' width. Any thoughts/ suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Go Western. I have a Meyer and well, it has given me nothing but grief!!!! You will be much happier
  3. LPD

    LPD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    1 vote against Meyers- what kind of problems?
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Mostly 100% electrical. The plows themselves can stand the abuse, just for some reason Meyer is known for electrical issues. I have had this thing die on me several times during a storm. I have a spare pump just for these occasions and it stays in the truck with me too. I am getting rid of it next year for a Boss or Western
  5. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    i can't count how many times my old myers failed me in storms either elec. problems or hyros . western is nice step up for blade that won't fail you
  6. LPD

    LPD Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Any thoughts as to 8' or 7.5' width? My last plow was an old meyers 7.5 on a dodge with engine powered hydraulics- no electrical problems there!
  7. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Are you going to be doing alot of residential?? If so, go with the 7.5 and get a set of wings if you do some lots. If you are doing more commercial, go with the 8 foot.
  8. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Never go below 8' with a 3/4 ton truck. A heavier plow for backdragging, and also wider when angled because we all have to angle snow off the side of a driveway. 8' with wings would do well for lots. Good luck!

  9. m297

    m297 Member
    Messages: 94

    We run all 7.5' Western Pro Poly plows on our chevrolet 2500HD's. Thats whats going on the new 2007 too!!! Been great for me!!!

    Good luck
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Weren't you looking at a 07 or 08 Ford Super Duty as well? If I had to choose between those two plows, definitely a Western over a Meyer. I had one (a Meyer) and will never own one again, it failed me in a few trying times, both with electric and hydro's. and this was a newly rebuilt unit and hydro's.
  11. sbt1

    sbt1 Member
    Messages: 59

    There is no

    such thing as a Myers or Meyers plow.

    There is a company named Meyer who makes plows though. 2 'E's, no 'S'.

    That said, I'd take a Fisher any day.
  12. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    WESTERN....The only way to go! Most of my Western's are from the early 80's and they make me money every year with minimal upkeep!

    Meyers is OK for a homeowner, but WESTERN is commercial grade for the professional snow contractor.
  13. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Another vote for Western, I have had nothing but and no problems, I have even parked one on the bottom of a lake for 6 days, and still use the harnes and controler today.
  14. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827


    98 f-150 4x4 w/timbrens
    Meyer ST 7.5
  15. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Whats the story behind this?