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Western V Plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by belken, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. belken

    belken Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Plowing with Meyer straight blades for over 25 years. Looking at Western v-Plow, the MVP3.
    Anyone with pros or cons on this plow?
    I see it only has the edge of the plow trip. The whole blade doesn't trip.
    Isn't hard on the plow with only the bottom edge tripping? If you hit a pile sometimes you would need the whole plow to trip. Has anyone had any issues with this, or am I over thinking this.
  2. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Why would you be "hitting" piles?

    Trip edge plows aren't as violent as people assume they will be. With a full trip plow you have the entire plow snapping back.

    Go watch thing video. Start it at 6:09

    I wasn't carrying a lot of snow, but when the plow tripped I lost almost no snow.

  3. belken

    belken Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    "Hitting" piles, I meant that sometimes when stacking snow on a pile that's been there awhile, the plow would ride up on the pile and sometimes the whole blade would trip because of hitting a frozen spot in the pile.
    It was good that the whole blade gave, rather than not giving. That's all I was concerned about.
    I watched the video. I see what you mean about the bottom giving and not loosing much snow. Thanks
  4. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,478

    It really doesn't matter if you lose a lot of snow or just a little. If your blade/edge trips and leaves any snow, you're going to go back and clean it up. The Western V plows are tried and true. Can't go wrong with them. That being said, I have a trip edge, but would much rather have the dual trip function that Boss has on their new V plows, but I don't believe it was available when I bought my plow.
  5. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    I had a full trip plow; hated it because it would constantly trip in heavy wet snow. Changed to an MVP; love it. I prefer it not to be tripping if I'm stacking.
  6. prostk2

    prostk2 Member
    Messages: 70

    I had a Unimount 7"6" and switched to a 8'6" MVP. Great plow and scrapes very well with the trip edge. You can stack snow very easily since the plow won't trip forward and 1/2 of the snow falls over the top of the plow. It might be a little harder when you hit a large pavement crack but not horrible by any means. I will not buy another straight blade ever! Also when I was looking to purchase--the Boss plow was not able to move both wings with one controller button. IMO-- I figured this might be a pain in the neck after plowing for 12-18 hours.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015
  7. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    If you buy that plow you will refuse to touch another straight blade in your life.
  8. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Meyer straight blades........for over 25 years.........

    Dear God.

    That is like saying "I have been taking cold showers for over 25 years. If I add hot water with it, will it burn my hair off? Will it feel better?"

    Man, go buy the V plow. Do it tomorrow. Do it right now. Go.
  9. Freshwater

    Freshwater PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,207

    X2. First blade was a Meyers straight, second was a western straight. I've been using western V's ever since.
  10. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 198

    Did the same as you. Started with Meyer blades. Bought an MVP+ last season. Night and day difference. Scrapes better, controls are way way better, trip edge is better, mounting/unmounting is way easier.......can't go wrong with it you'll love it.