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What Is The Best Plow???????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 01FordPlower, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. 01FordPlower

    01FordPlower Member
    from PA
    Messages: 60

    I am finally going to put a plow on my truck this year. At first the only thing in my mind was a Fisher or a Western, both straight plows. Then yesterday I went to go look at a Blizzard plow. The 800HD plow looked much more heavy duty then the a Fisher and Western. My concerns were with the way the plow raises and lowers. How does the pump handle with out chains lifting it and dropping it? And do you like the joysticks over the touch pad? The joystick feels more natural. And what are your experiences with the Blizzard over its competitors? But, overall what plow out there is the best, or is it personal opinion. :help: Thanks,

  2. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    When it comes to professional use, the dealer makes most of the difference if parts/service is needed. A lot of the plows are big in certain areas because of where they are made.
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Personally, I think that Western makes the best plow and has the best warrenty/customer service.
  4. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    They all work well. Someone always has a problem with a manufacturer at some point. check out the plows, go with your gut feeling, dealer support, and price.
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as the "best" overall. i think there might be a "best" that suits you or me or someone else.
  6. CHCSnowman

    CHCSnowman Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 138

    Blizzard or BOSS

    I like not having chains to deal with.
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The best plow?
    A working one, that is hanging on the front of your truck!!:waving:

    We know where this is leading don't you guys?

    :waving: see you there!
  8. Fusion Fab

    Fusion Fab Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    No Such Thing As Best

    Dealer support is a big plus. I run a Boss 9'2 Vee and Boss 8'6 Strait and luv um. I would go with the dealer that has the most parts inventory and is closer to where your plowing. Dealers around here will stay open all storm long to provide for there customers.I on the other hand dont have a boss dealer local but i have a spare part for everthing that could go wrong, but that gets costly. You probably wont have any probs. outta most plows for 3 or more years but just my 2 cents. Justin
  9. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    I totally agree. Dealer service wins hands down.
  10. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    If you're going to be making a living with this plow then the best one is the one that works reliably (ie: pretty much all the major commercial-grade brands...Fisher, Western, BOSS, etc.)...and when it stops working is easy to get serviced nearby. I wouldn't consider any brand plow that didn't have a COMPETENT service department within 20 minutes drive.

    If you have multiple options I'd base your choice on price, color or whatever random thing that floats your boat.
  11. oarwhat

    oarwhat Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    WOW!!!!! :You guys didn't even start a fight :gunsfiring: on this one thats great for a change!!!!!! I agree with all the comments made but I like Jay's the best. It depends on what you're plowing and what YOU like.
  12. 01FordPlower

    01FordPlower Member
    from PA
    Messages: 60

    SO basically the conclusion is any of the major brands will do the job, it comes down to price, and what I personally like. And, that there is a dealer near me that will do service when it breaks down.
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    :rolleyes: I think you hit the nail on the head..:nod:
  14. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    regarding the Blizzard lifting cylinder...

    The only difference is with Blizzard/Boss, the cylinder pushes the plow up and holds it there, on the other plows the cylinder (using the chain) pulls the blade off the ground. There isn't any chain slap with the Blizzard/Boss. Some folks don't like the hydraulics package on the plow frame, as opposed to having it on the A-frame. I don't have a preference. Like the guys said, "go with your gut, dealer proximity, and price". Oh, and have some fun!!!:bluebounc
  15. Snoflo

    Snoflo Member
    Messages: 57

    Seems ike Ford Plow is on the mark however just a little tid bit of info...I heard douglas dynamics (western plow manufacturer) has bought Blizzard plows. Word on the street is they may just abolish blizzard and incorporate the design into Western and it may soon be hard to get replacement parts for blizzard plow. we currently use all Westerns and the only maintenance or down issues we have had in five years is the wiring harnesses.
  16. 01FordPlower

    01FordPlower Member
    from PA
    Messages: 60

    Wow, I had heard that Douglas had bought Blizzard, but I had no idea that they might get red of the Blizzard line, just to take Blizzards idea's and use them on the Western plows.
  17. Snoflo

    Snoflo Member
    Messages: 57

    Its not fact just yet but it is the word on the street.
  18. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335


    Thats like asking what truck to buy. Opinions are like ass holes we all have one. I will say dont buy yellow if your trying to make a living with it.
  19. Michael M

    Michael M Member
    Messages: 80

    Curtis Plows

    Curtis makes a fantastic plow. Great customer service. Local MA company.
  20. lazerslicer

    lazerslicer Member
    Messages: 74


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