Plow opinions?

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  1. Dockboy

    Dockboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Hi Guy's,

    I am going to be buying a plow and starting a small plow business this winter. I have been watching this site and have been impressed with the knowledge of it's members. So I have a question.

    I have narrowed my choices down to Western or Meyers because of local dealers and parts availibility. I have parts accesss for both 24 hrs./day during a storm.

    I was wondering what recommendations you guys had. I have a 2000 F250 Superduty Powerstroke 4X4 and have already installed F550 front springs so I'm not worried about the weight of the plow. I was considering a Western 8' Pro Minute Mount or a Meyers C-8 EZ Mount. Which plow do you guys think is better?

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    They're both decent.

    If it were mine, I'd buy a Western. ('course I'd buy a V-plow)
     
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    I have to agree with Lazer. They are both decent plows, but I too would buy a V plow if I was buying new. Since Meyer does not make a V plow, I would buy a Western V plow, known as the "MPV". As you said, you have been following the posts here, so you know how much better a v plow is overall.

    ~Chuck
     
  4. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    I would still try to sell the fisher v-plow too you, just cause I think plows should be yellow. Then again, dealer support is more important than paint, so go with the western v-plow. If you are a 1 man show, a v-plow is a must. Bigger companies like mine, still find uses for regular blades, and some will (this includes me) will always have some.

    The thing I don't like about being big, is you don't have the personel service a one man show can provide. One of my good friend's, who used to plow for me a long time ago (he only plowed for us, another regular job), asked me if I would have a problem with him going at it on his own, I said I don't care just don't under bid me. He never took anyone my accounts, and he has like 25 residential drives, and makes more than enough money to be happy. He makes his money off his personel service, cleans the walks steps, puts the newspaper on the steps, ect.

    Geoff
     
  5. plowking35

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

    western v plow
     
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Definetely Western,way stronger than a Meyer,scrapes and stacks better too.A side bonus is most Fisher pump,and wiring parts are identical,giving you an option when buying parts .
     
  7. plowking35

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

    John that was true till last year, when fisher went to the isolation box, and western still uses the relays and such, unless they switched this year.
    Dino
     
  8. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Thankd for the correction Dino,have you seen or driven a Dmax yet?
     
  9. plowking35

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

    I have seen a HD 2500 but with 6.0 and 4L80E, I dont expect to see a D max till spring. As soon as I drive one I will let you know.
    Dino
     
  10. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    Western is the way to go in my opinion. We have Meyer and Western dealers in our area and I have used both. We have 3 Western and 1 Meyer. An alternative to the V blade is Wings. They are not as effective as the V blade but they are better than nothing at all.
     

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