1. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    How can I determine the age of my plow? I bought a used 2000 F250 SD, and it came with a Western 7.5' plow. The paint is flaking off and it has rust spots all over it. I realize snow and salt can be rough on a plow, but the plow still looks older then one year, but the previous owner says its not. Any way for me to find out for sure?

  2. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    Email western with the model number, they should be able to tell you at least what year the plow was produced.
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    My western looks terrible too and its on its 3 rd season,I just bought it used,my Fishers still look new-so I might believe him after looking at mine.
  4. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    western/fisher both have paint problems
  5. jason2

    jason2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    I bought a used western 7.5 this year. It's 3 years old with horrible paint problems also. The plow itself is in excellent shape, just the powder coat is garbage. I plan to blast the powder coat off this summer and lay down some paint.
  6. Psyclopse

    Psyclopse LawnSite Member
    from In
    Posts: 118

    I wouldn't bother emailing Western. I have emailed them 12 times on 3 different subjects in the past month and they have yet to answer my emails. I have to put them on my list with that company in Mass as far as taking care of their web presence (although the Mass. company scored less for the way they treated me). Oh well, I guess some companies must have enough money that they don't care if they lose a potential customer. Must be why a competitor's plow is hanging from my Western mount right now.
  7. Greenman2ooo

    Greenman2ooo Banned
    Posts: 176

    I emailed them a couple of days ago, still no response. Again, many companies neglect their websites. If you are going to bother with the web, you must keep on top of the site. Companies will figure it out sooner or later. Guess I have to find their phone number.

    Anyone know how to get shop manuals for the MVP and straight blades????
  8. Greenman2ooo

    Greenman2ooo Banned
    Posts: 176

    Email info@westernplows.com

    They responded with part numbers for the manuals I requested. Two days is a reasonable time period. Try your luck.
  9. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    Some of the online plow parts stores sell the manuals. Do a search to find them if you don't have the links.

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