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Western Ultra Mount or Meyers Express?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lyons Lawn Care, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Lyons Lawn Care

    Lyons Lawn Care Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have the oppurtunity to buy a brand new Western Ultramount for 4600.00 or I can buy a Meyers Express for 3500.00, Which one would you guys go with? My truck is a 3/4 ton duramax.
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Go with the western. What model plow are you getting?
  3. Brad Ent

    Brad Ent Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 28

    Western - great mounting system, parts are plentiful.
  4. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I vote western but imo you need to get at least an 8' to 8'6" plow for your truck
  5. tn_ctd

    tn_ctd Junior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 25

    We just picked up a 9 foot meyer express for our f450 and the guys love it... no personal experience with western but everyone seems to love them... main reason for going with a meyer is the meyer dealer is ten minutes from our shop
  6. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Western all the way! And get the 8 foot and if you are doing parking lots get a set of wings for it too.
  7. Lyons Lawn Care

    Lyons Lawn Care Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    meyer plow ag 7.5, or wester ultra mount 7.5, now considering getting the 8' after reading the comments.
  8. tn_ctd

    tn_ctd Junior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 25

    check out the ez mount express from meyer it takes less then a minute to hook up and unhook
  9. Lyons Lawn Care

    Lyons Lawn Care Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    what did it run for that plow?
  10. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    All modern plows are quick to hook up/unhook. As has been stated many times in other threads-make sure that you think about dealer support, and how mechanically inclined you are, etc when choosing a plow. Generally people on here find that meyer tends to be a bit lower in quality, especially in the area of hydraulics. I think time to connect/disconnect is negligible when it comes to plow selection-who really cares about the 30 seconds here and there, compared to when your plow breaks on you in the middle of your route, and your dealer/parts supplier is 3 hours away??

    All plows will break-you need to think about what you are using it for, and how significant a breakdown will be, if it is just your own driveway, then saving the money with a meyer might be worth it. I would spend for the extra quality and get the western assuming all other factors are equal.
  11. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I would say the Western from what I have seen they are alot better built then a Meyer, and for the most part they are everywhere and easy to get parts for them
  12. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Western NO DOUBT!!!!!!!
  13. tn_ctd

    tn_ctd Junior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 25

    The plow was 3750.

    Jb your right about dealer support thats why i went with meyer for my plows its ten minutes from our shop and our nearest western dealer was 2 hours away.... we dont get near as much snow as some of you guys so we arent using them near as much so we can get double the life out of our plows
  14. Skid Mark

    Skid Mark Member
    from ny
    Messages: 81

    Isnt it obvious WESTERN! lol i have an ultramount that works great no problems good luck though
  15. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

  16. iamhere

    iamhere Senior Member
    from Tn
    Messages: 108

    That and because the next nearest plow dealer is on the Ohio/Kentucky boarder.
  17. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Western with 8' as a minimum.
  18. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    I picked a Meyer mainly because it fit my budget. The Express was the only model the dealer had in stock and we had a storm coming in the next day.

    Knock on wood, but I havent had any major issues with my plow. It is only on it's second season so... I also have a dealer 20 minutes away which doesnt hurt either.

    The 5 year warranty is also reassuring.

    I have no experience with a Western so I cant comment on them.
  19. sbt1

    sbt1 Member
    Messages: 59

    The Meyer is good as long as you don't abuse the plow. If you are hard on a plow, a Fisher or Western is the strongest.