Need Help Buying a 6.5 Western Plow

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  1. machine

    machine LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 101

    I am looking a 6.5 Western Unimount Plow mounted on a Dogde Dakota this morning. It has a key pad control and the plow is 1yr old used 3x last year. (so, thats 2yrs depreciated). His offer price is $1995. The plow mount will need to taken off the truck, either by me or him.(I don't Know yet). He did say the cost of a New one is $3500.

    I would like to mount it on a 96 Ford Ranger or a 96 GMC Jimmy. Both are 4X4's.

    Any suggestions and comments would be helpful, like the price you would pay.
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I find it hard to believe a 6.5' Western Plow could cost $3500, but I haven't priced plows lately. The last plow I bought was 5 years ago, a 8' Western Pro and it was $2350 mounted. The last price I saw on this same plow was $2600 and the Western V plow was $3450. I do live closer to the Western Factory than you do though.
     
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    Well, I just took a look at Central Parts Warehouse. Here's their prices for reference purposes.

    Western
    6-1/2' (78") (For SUV) List Price $3,338.00 Sell For $2,361.18 This doesn't include shipping, but proves the price you were told for a new one is VERY high. Even higher than the "list price".

    ~Chuck
     
  4. Greenman2ooo

    Greenman2ooo Banned
    Posts: 176

    I'm buying a brand new Western MVP 8.5 foot Vee Plow for $3550 out the door, installed. Obviously, your plow should be <b>much</b> cheaper than mine. I agree with the above posts, shop around. Sometimes used costs nearly as much as new.

    My opinion is if its new (no matter what<b>"it"</b> is), you aren't buying someone else's problems, unless it is a good deal, which offsets that risk.

    Eric-

    One would think proximity would matter. We were going to take the truck to Monroe right in Milwaukee and "dealer price" was slightly under $4000, and I do mean slightly.

    The price of $3550 was regular, everday pricing. It is about a half hour drive from your service area. Email me if you are interested in knowing the location. They sell Western, Boss, and Meyer that I know of, possibly others.

    [Edited by Greenman2ooo on 10-30-2000 at 06:43 PM]
     
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Could you email me with that info? I can't email you since yours isn't listed. Mine is plastered all over the forum and on my website. :)

    I think I have an idea where you are talking about.
     
  6. machine

    machine LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 101

    Thanks for the Input guys, I just purchased it for $1475 a litte more than my offer. I called around and got a bunch of quotes and everyone wanted 2900 to 3200 for a new 6.6 plow.

    Although it is not the best time of year to buy a plow this one is one year old, looks band new, and was kept in a heated garage. No pits on the cylinders and no rust. Well I will keep you guys informed on how it will work out on a 96 Ranger. I might have to put air bags in the coils, cause the things weighs around 700lbs. It is my first Western, I have had Meyers' for years. I hope it work outs great. Just let it Snow. I am ready to go!
     
  7. plowking35

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

    Skip the air bags, and install load boosters.
    Dino
     
  8. machine

    machine LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 101

    Well I installed the plow on the 96 Ranger. The load boosters worked out great, although they were expensive at $125 per kit. I will add an electric fan and maybe a salt spreader next. Thanks again.
     
  9. plowking35

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

    You wont need the electric fan, we had a 95 ranger with the 4.0 with a 6.5 fisher and the temp gauge needle never moved.
     

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