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Wide Out

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by nymustang50, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. nymustang50

    nymustang50 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Looking at buying a plow for my new snow plow truck that I picked up at the end of last years season now that I sold my other plow truck that was a bronco. Looking at the wide out but over here in NY Long Island I have yet to see one even last year during the season. So this is for all those wideout users do you like it? Is it worth it? and what dont you like about it? Looking forward to all your answers thanks..
  2. mikegooseman

    mikegooseman Senior Member
    Messages: 123


    Simply great for open areas, no question ! my only issue was that even with the blade on float mode, those poly blocks at the end of last year must be changed , but it was rather busy last year....Great unit bud you need alot of truck (front end) to work it, my 2011 is a 3500HD Duramax, I don't recommend nothing less than a one ton....Cheers :drinkup:
  3. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Like previously posted the poly edges do go fast but other than that i have had no problems with mine at all. it is so versatile and wicked fast, i helped a buddy do a Hy-Vee who was running a mvp 8.5 with wings and finished my section and helped him very fast plows once you get it down. i run mine on 2500 and have had no problems with it yet.
  4. snoway63

    snoway63 Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Im here on Long Island also and there are a few guys that run them here, especially if you have wide open parking lots Im actually thinking about getting one next yr.Here on the island they are charing alot for them better off getting it out of state in my opinion, the plow prices here are out of control
  5. snoway63

    snoway63 Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Curius what everyone has paid for thier wideout, just trying to see if we here in ny are getting ripped off sorry for off topic a little
  6. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    I build plows here in Calgary Canada and the Wide-Out has become one of our most popular. I am personally buying one this year so I have done lots of research and talked to many of our operators. The thing they all agree on is how hard it is to decide between the Wide-Out and the MVP Plus. The great thing about the Wide-Out is the flexibility to go from eight to ten feet. Many localities have rules that forbid plows from sticking out the side of the truck too far so this is the answer. You suck the wings in on the road and then extend them when you go to work. The V plow is more flexible and is good but they are heavy and more complicated to repair. The Wide-Outs are pretty complex too for example the Wide-Out has 9 valves while the MVP Plus has 11. Both are using the multiplex control system and they are interchangeable on the same truck with the same cables and controls too. And another thing I just remembered is that next year the new straight blades are coming out with the multiplex controls so if you have a wide out you will be able to run any one of the three blades! One other thing about multiplex is that there are only two cables in the grill so they are quick to connect.

    The down side of the Wide-Out that I hear about all the time is the rubber cutting edge on the wings. They wear out fast and as far as I know there are no curb cards available for them so they wear round. Last year we had problems with the wings leaking back but Western says it was a relief valve problem that has been resolved. I hope that is true as we lost a few customers because of that.

    So that's my opinion, for what it's worth, hope it helps.
  7. snoway63

    snoway63 Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Excellent info thank you, but was wandering what people are paying for them here on long island opposed to other areas, seems we pay alot more then what every other area is paying, Im actually thinking about going to Equipment specialist for one any input
  8. Andrew010

    Andrew010 Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Cash and carry price here is $5900 plus tax. That's everything. Plow, mount, wiring, controller, etc. I think it was around $6400 installed.

    I priced out just the plow side only (no mount, wiring, or controller) and it was around $4900 plus tax.
  9. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I paid 5600 for mine and the place will ship it to buffalo ny for 185 so i doubt it would be much more to get it to you
  10. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    They are about 8,000 Cdn$ for the whole package including controls, mounts, wiring and instalation here in Calgary Alberta.
  11. Mark71

    Mark71 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    paid 5600.00 for mine
  12. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Give me a call....I can give ya a great deal on one...

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    5850 installed out the door in CT
  14. AugustArborists

    AugustArborists Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 60

    $5200 or so delivered last year. 4QTE.com, no I don't work there or have any other affiliation, just a happy customer.
  15. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    You guys are really gettin good prices. I just bought a wide-out, plow and controller only for $6000. I had to build it myself and my truck was already rigged up with mount and wiring. Oh, but I got a free emergency parts kit.... I am not clear on why I have to pay so much. I work at a Western dealer and I am the only Western trained technician. You would think that I would get a break but they tell me the big difference up here in Canada is the cost of shipping. I think I will call one of our competitors and ask how much they would sell me the plow only for cash & carry.
  16. Willybak

    Willybak Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Information on Wide-Out Cost in Anchorage, Alaska 10-22-12

    Let me say first that I support our local business owners and very much appreciate their expertise and commitment to quality products and professional support.

    Alaska has the distinct pleasure, as does Canada, of paying more for everything, attributable of course to shipping costs associated with the great distance involved... and with heavy weight items like snow plows... we pay dearly. Yet... I don't begrudge these charges but feel sympathy for the long haul truckers that have to pay sky high fuel prices at every turn in the road.

    Bottom Line:

    $6900.00 Plow
    550.00 Installation
    $7450.00 Total out the door cost
  17. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    6250 installed in PA, picked mine up today.
  18. EquityGreen

    EquityGreen Member
    Messages: 33

    Last year I paid 5400 cash and carry for 2 and this year I paid 5625 for two more. Not installed just te big box plow mount and hardware.
  19. mike1992

    mike1992 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    guys what do u think is a better plow a western wideout or a vee plow . trying to figure out what i want to put on my chevy 2500 diesel .
  20. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    What are the majority of your lots? Wide open or many obstacles? I guess either way the wideout is very efficient so its hard to pass on it