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Western v-blade or western wide out

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 2moresleeps, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    ANYONE have input on the wideout? I know it's new. I like it for my truck however, not too sure how well it will work for the accounts I have.

    The plows here have gone up a couple of grand so I really need to make the right choice. Even if they didnt go up, I still need the right choice.
  2. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213


    What kind of accounts do you have?
    The wideout is a good all around plow but I like the 810 myself the 810 cleans a little better to me.
  3. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I don't have either but I think my next plow would be a vee.I
  4. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    thx. I found the western forum after searching to no avail. using the "search".

    The accounts I have include a few drive thru windows which the vee blade did very well. Now I have larger accounts where I can see the wideout coming in handy.

    I didn't find the scoop position all that great. What good is the scoop if you are constantly going back to clean up spill off?
  5. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213


    The wideout will move alot of snow fast so I would go for the wideout it work great in large
  6. schuitb

    schuitb Member
    Messages: 95

    V with wings

    most vee plows now have optional wing attachments.. snow way's vee has 5 types of wings and are cheaper.. Western has wings for it's pro plus and MVP Plus plows... they should help with spill off..
  7. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    If I had the money, I would definitely buy a wideout. They are by far one of the nicest plows I have seen. My old boss owns a few, and he absolutely loves them.
  8. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    I would agree a v with wings is nice but many states have gone to max width of 8.5' and putting the wings on and off would require me to to put my boots on. I love my wideouts just make sure you charge for that expensive plow.
  9. nick858

    nick858 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 145

    I have 2 Vs and a 810. I would have all 810s, or wideouts, if price would have allowed. I bought all 3 used, and just couldnt find a used 810 or wideout this fall, so I went with a 8,5V. You are really talking about 2 completely different types of plows, with each having its own strengths and weaknesses.
  10. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    This is by far the one response that suits my dilemma. I have drive thru areas that the V blade would be superior for but for EVERYTHING else, the wideout would cut my plow time down incredibly.

    I have a V and could interchange or send my second truck with the V to do the lots that require it.......I like to be in control so I am not thinking of having anyone else do the work yet it seems appropriate.
  11. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    If you already have a V get the wideout for the lots. Time is money right?payup
  12. nick858

    nick858 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 145

    Personally, I think once you have an expanded wing plow, be it an 810 or Wideout, you will find a way to do those lots so you dont have to use a V. The wing plows are so efficient, I was sold on Vplows until I got my 810.
  13. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    nick, what part of iowa are you in?im am from the dsm area and like the wideout but would like to see how the 810 works also.
  14. noaubab727

    noaubab727 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    its seems that you already have your mind made up!!!! I use all v plows including lots for wal marts and i could not imagine using anything else .... i had a f 550 w/ 9 ft blade on it for the larger lots and the v plow cleaned up alot quicker but then again i am partial to v plows be it western or boss!!!!

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    we just bought a wide out and put it on the truck that had a 8ft pro plow before.
    same lot with same amount of snow time was 27 mins vs 48 mins.
    only thing I would recommend is that you get the rubber flat. we had it on the 8ft but didnt get one on the wideout and now we are looking for one cause its a big difference.
    time is money, (unless your getting paid by the hour....lol) Next chance I get that we get a similar amount of snow I will switch trucks with a friend who has a fisher v and see what the times are.
  16. treeman06

    treeman06 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I am getting my wideout put on tomorrow, whatdo you mean by a rubber flap?

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    Rubber flap on the top of the blade to prevent the snow from blowing over the blade. I dont actually know if they make one yet I have to call tomorrow, but if not Im making one. You can see my old blade with the flap in the pic.
    If the dont have one for the wideout yet I have been told converyor belt can be used, or I will just get one for a proplow and use it. IT wont cover the wings but thats fine.