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What is better trip edge?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by dss56, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. dss56

    dss56 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    What is better a full blade trip or a trip edge on a plow blade? I know I will get pros and cons but would like to know from experienced plowers who have had both.

  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I have a fisher with a trip edge and a boss full Tripp plow I HATE THE FULL TRIPP

    It trips when trying to stack snow. it doesn't trip far enough to dislodge from a 2" ice lip.

    I went to the hospital in the middle of a storm because the plow hit a 2" piece of ice. the plow tripped but did not disengage from the ice. It stopped the jeep in short order, my seat belt did not work and I hit the steering wheel with my face. (I got a new seat belt) and it bent the frame. Give me trip edge

    Granted this particular case is not because its a full trip, but my Fisher in 23 years of plowing NEVER sent me to the hospital.
  3. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I have a Fisher and Diamond for the trip edge, and Westerns and Meyers for the full trip. I like the Westerns because of the shock. The Fisher, lets just say its an asphalt plow. It doesn't play well with others!!:nono: When the Fisher trips, I can see the cutting edge! Not fun. The Diamonds pretty good because it is adjustable. But I still like the full trips. I guess it would depend on what kind of surface your plowing. I know I hate my fisher!! :D
  4. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Gotta vote for the trip edge, but my opinion is biased, I've never owned a full trip plow.

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    this is a hard question to answer. the trip edge is easier on the truck by far. my dad has been plowing for at least 30 years and swears by fisher. there is however one exception. long story short 3 winters ago we had no choice but to put a conventional western on our 78. we hated it that first year because it constantly "flopped" last summer we added a new shock and 2 more springs for a total of 5. we made sure the blade still flexes and isn't so stiff it would hurt the truck. because of how strong the western is now dad prefers to use that plow more so my suggestion to you (keep in mind this is just 1 mans opinion) get a trip edge plow unless you want to spend money to slightly modify a full trip like we did. best of luck with whatever kind you choose :)
  6. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Only plowed with Fishers here too, but the fact that a full trip generally trips too easy and dumps the load in the process is more than enough for me to not wont to even try one. If you're traveling fast enough to launch the Fisher up to travel position when it trips you're moving too fast.
  7. Brant'sLawnCare

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

    I love the trip edges on my Western V's. I will probably never own a plow without a trip edge now. They are so nice. Trust me.
  8. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    trip edges save transmissions!!!:dizzy:
    i like my fisher its my 2nd and i just dont think i liike full trips
  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Why do trip edge plows save transmit ions?

    Have you ever plowed a full trip plow?
  10. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    So you drive around at 2 miles an hour all the time when plowing? Becuase I have a sewer cap I can catch doing about 5-10 miles and hour and my old plow would jump str8 up. So speed has nothing to do with it. It has to do with how worn down your springs are, But the Xblade trip edge is great. I slammed that cap just to see what would happen with my new xblade, It just jumped about 3 inches left a lil snow behind, So my vote is trip edge and xblade if you can get one
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Dang it you beat me to it

    I was going to say that LOL
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

  13. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    WHY do trip edges save transmissions and full trip don't?
  14. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Just incase they missed it again. I don't get it either.
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Calm down:D

    Its kinda a long running joke on PS that a trip edge saves tranmissions

    Hence the dizzy eyes in the OP
  16. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    I have a Fisher straight blade (trip edge) and a Boss poly V (full trip).

    I dont have the problem of the blade folding on the Boss because I have the springs tighted down enough to keep the blade from folding over, it will still trip but I dont push like hell with it.

    But I prefer a trip edge like my Fisher, I just wish Boss would offer a V plow with a trip edge.
  17. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    I have only owned one trip edge and all the rest were full blade trips. I didnt like the trip edge but I would have to agree that it might have had something to do with the plowing surface. My fisher trip edge didnt really give me any problems on pavement but on some of the gravel lots and drives the trip edge would constantly trip back and forth and almost like gouge the ground. I've never had a problem with the full blade trips. Sorry if this doesnt make sense but its hard to explain I think.
  18. harddock

    harddock Member
    from mass
    Messages: 67

    I don't particularly like the attack angle of a Fisher to the pavement. Ok as a street plow but for clearing driveways I prefer a Western full trip. They seem (to me) to scrape better. I have owned both and the Fisher dealer is walking distance from home. Western is about 1hr away. Boss, Diamond, Myers, are also not nearby and have heard as much bad as good about Curtis. Warning!!! this is only a personal opinion.
  19. bakerc8

    bakerc8 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    im the only one who can say a trip edge saves a trany
  20. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I personally prefer the full trip of my westerns because when they trip over I get a much better scrape. Just my opinion.