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XBlade Vs HD

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by No Bull, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. No Bull

    No Bull Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Does anyone have any input as to which Fisher to buy. I'm looking at a 8 HD and a 8 Xblade powder coated. Is there any real differences here?? Has anyone used the XBlade? Just doing some driveways and possibly a Comm.

    Running a 2005 F250 Supercab 6.0 Powerstroke.
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    get the X-Blade

    If you can afford the X-Blade why wouldn't you get it! It's 2" higher, It's stainless steel, and strong as hell. I bought an HD last year and its been great. But I do have a little rust happening, and the better attack angle would have been great when I was plowing a 1/2 mile road.
  3. No Bull

    No Bull Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I didn't know about the folding bottom of the XBlade. I thought I saw on their video it folds if it hits something. I didn't know if this would be a problem when trying to stack a high bank.
  4. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    grn mtn the xblade comes in pwder coat or stainless. if you are doing mostly drives go with the HD. the attack angle on the xblade i think will be to much, unless there paved. if paved go xblade.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    ok what the deal bracing i think i might just want the reg hd series
  6. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    That is a "trip edge" and all Fishers come that way,not just the X and it in no way affects the stacking ability of the plow.
    The X blade is a little taller with a more aggresive attack angle which can be a bit of a problem in early season plowing(soft ground)
    The 8'HD is a rugged well built plow and will probably suit your needs just fine.
  7. No Bull

    No Bull Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for all the advice. I really appreciate the help. From what everyone is saying, the HD will suit my needs enough. All we need now is some snow!!! :drinkup:
  8. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    I have both and like the X-blade. One thing to add about X-blade is it will also back drag better than the HD.
  9. George C

    George C Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    It was a no brainer for me.
    I went with the XBlade.
    They will be installing it on Monday.
    The stainless steel is the best part. It will always look good and never need touch up.