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Wide Out vs XLS

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by plowingcanuck, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. plowingcanuck

    plowingcanuck Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a Boss V-plow, and I am thinking about adding either a Western Wideout or a Fisher XLS to my growing fleet. Could any Owners of the Wideout this past Winter give me feedback on their experiences? Thanks in advance.

    Take care

    Go Canucks
  2. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    They are basically the same plow, just different colors...from our experience, installing and working on plows...VERY little problems with the wide out. Great plow!
  3. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I have one for 2 season's now I love it No problems, I wish I had a wideout 5 years, You cant go wrong
  4. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    The fischer will have a trip blade and the western will have a full moldboard trip. They each have their own mounting system for hooking them up to the truck.
  5. chevyman83

    chevyman83 Member
    Messages: 55

    I don't have a wide out but am also looking at purchasing one this fall. I did however buy a new western MVP this past jan with the ultra mount. I truly love the ultra mount system.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    If you like the BOSS and the direct lift, why not a Blizzard Power-plow or speedwing?
    The Fisher and Western are just offshoots of the blizzard the original producer of the get wide concept. Since Blizzard belongs to DD now the hydraulics and lighting would be the same as the western or fisher only you would have the advantages of direct lift and the simlipistly of operation the speedwing offers.


    Another unit available with direct lift and rotating wings is the Snoway 29R. The lightest of the bunch it offers down pressure and hydraulic wings that will rotate into a box pusher however you are limited to 8'10"

  7. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    They are essentially the same. I would stick to making your decision based on dealer support. What dealers are closest to your accounts and who will be readily avail and quick to repair if you have an issue. That, to me, is more important than what color you have hanging off the front of your truck. No matter what, you find critics to every brand!
  8. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    How would the WideOut trip with its wings out if what you say is true?
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Same as a full trip Vee.
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Like the BOSS V?
    My Western V's have trip edges...
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Right but the wide out is a full trip the XLS is a trip edge. The only thing identical between the Fisher and Western line is the Vee blade.
  12. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    How would it trip with the wings out? The wings cutting edges are a composite material that bends as the blade trips. I am positive that the wideout is a moldboard trip.
  13. dave leitner

    dave leitner Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    On the wideout the whole blade trips not just the cutting edge
  14. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Hey David let me draw you a picture.
  15. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    with the wideout the hole blade does trip and if the wings are out they will flatten out as the blade trips over because the preasure relief valves let let the fluid pass out so there is no damage