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What to look for

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by WOODY367, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    I am looking to pick up a Xtreme-V and was wondering if there is anything out of the norm to look for in the V plow? I have a MM2 HD now.
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Make sure fluid was changed every season,
    Look for even wear on the cutting edge, uneven wear could be a bad wing or A frame.
    Look at the aframe, make sure it's not bent.
    Make sure connections aren't corroded.
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Center rod doesn't have play
    Also lift it up and make sure they didn't wear it to far down before they put a cutting edge on
    Seen many bent ones I'd almost rather go new
    The pistons are like $250
    Unless you are getting a great deal go new
  4. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Hell i screwed my cutting edge in 2 months last year. Changed it before it needed to but a new edge can make any plow look better
  5. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    I looked at a few this past weekend most where beat up one was pretty nice but was to much$. I do not need it right now but am looking. As long as I find one before next season I will be happy. May be a few will come up after this season is over. I would love new but can not justifie spending that much for new. I also just need the off truck side. Would like Stainlrss over mild but would take either if its nice enough.
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Just like anything used, your taking a chance even if it's had regular service. There's not a whole lot that go wrong on these plows any more that is catastrophic so as long as nothing is abused and you get it for the right price your good. I'm probably selling off one of our Fisher ss xv's this spring, it's an 06 but other than the outer springs being rusty it looks and operates like new (we soak it in FF every year and store it in doors) but we over service everything (we had a tiny weather crack in one of the outer line coverings and replaced it, thats just what I do). We've replaced a few other things on it but all just basic maintenance stuff. I was told the plow with a new cutting edge is worth 4300.00-4500.00 with truck mounts if your interested.