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Which one !!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Bolt-1, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    New here and have done a lot of forum reading. my first post.. First of all. Great site. Glad i found it. !!!!! Well i have plowed with OPE (other peoples equip.) in past years. Helping them when they need an extra driver. This year i've decided to put a plow on my own truck. 04 F-350 SD/SC. Here's my quandary and I'm looking for some input from you all. My choices are as follows... A 2yr old 9' western straight complete to fit my truck. for $2400 but i will pay for install. Or a 2 year old 8' MM Fisher complete for $2500 installed. Both have been gone thru and are in great shape. They will be used for both private and commercial jobs. Thanks...
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Welcome to the site and I would choose the 9' blade. Just because you are planning on some commercials.
  3. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I would go with the 8' do to clearance issues with private drives. Then when you do comm. accounts, throw some wings on there.
  4. TurfKing360

    TurfKing360 Member
    Messages: 67

    Welcome and I would agree with both. The 9' will be better for commercials and the 8' will be better for residentials however if the residential drives don't have tight turns or space I would go with the 9'. Between Western and Fisher they are the same, both are designed and manufactured by douglas dynamics. We do private drives with a 9' and have no problem and we also run wings on it in commercial accounts.