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X-Blade Question

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by RONK, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 126

    I'm about to buy a new SS X-Blade,I'm not sure if I need the rubber deflector on it,any opinions?I'm pretty sure I'm going with the 8.6 blade any reason to go to the 8' blade,it's going on regular cab,8' bed truck?Thanks.
  2. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Depends on what your plowing? Parking lots and streets that you'll be traveling at a good pace I'd say YES.... If you get real fluffy powdery snow... YES.... Driveways... NO
  3. ceoutdoor

    ceoutdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I would not plow without a deflector. They make a huge difference. As far as 8' vs 8.5' it depends on your accounts. What kind of accounts do you have? If they are mostly open I say the bigger the better. Have you look at the extreme V? I switched to an 8.5' extreme V from an 8' straight BOSS and it made a huge difference. It was well worth the extra cash. Most of my accounts are resi's and I have some townhome complexes.
  4. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Buy the 8.6 and the snow deflector..You won't be sorry
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I put the deflector on my XV. It helps some with the light powdery snow.
  6. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 126

    Thanks,I'll get the deflector and the 8.6 blade.
  7. tastebeer

    tastebeer Member
    Messages: 82

    I have deflectors on all plows. They help reduce blow back, Get the deflector - when you need it most you won't be able to pick up one at 3am