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Post by Steinberg » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:09 pm

I'm thinking about picking up a plow for the F250. Anybody have some advice on what brands have the best feature-set and hold up the best, and where to buy (even though I'll probably look for something used)?
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Post by willhf1011 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:31 am

Were a Meyer dealer back here and run them on most our trucks. I love the old tube mount style meyers but I dont think you casn get them for your truck. The MDII which I think would be in your year range is nice too, my dad has one on his dodge.

we have a western v-plow as well but have never set it up on the truck, the meyers work fine.

I run a tube mount E-57 on my plow truck, My dad runs an MDII E-60 and we have another truck running an E-57H.
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Post by Steinberg » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:51 am

What's your opinion on steel vs poly blades?
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Post by Fonger » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:07 pm

What is this new F-250 rig of which you speak?
I feel like a hundred bucks...

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Post by Steinberg » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:46 pm

Oh, just a 2000 F250 Supercab/longbed 4WD 7.3 6spd
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Post by willhf1011 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:46 pm

Ive personally never run a poly blade. I like the steel ones but thats only because thats what I use and it works. It will rust out after a long time and is heavier, but i like weight on the blade because it helps it scrape up ice and keeps it on the road instead of riding over top packed snow.
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Post by Steinberg » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:35 pm

Well I picked up a used Meyer in really great condition. Gonna need some help lifting it out of the back of the truck... have lots of beer here though. :beer:
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Post by ford150 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:59 pm

cavalier equiptment keeps plows and parts...sg wimmer (johndeere) keeps some stuff if you want to pay their higher prices

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Post by Steinberg » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:32 pm

I think I'm all set now!

Will, from the specs I looked at, the poly moldboards seem to be just a bit HEAVIER than steel. I guess it's cause the poly boards have a whole lot more steel webbing behind them.

Now that I have this, it won't snow again for 5 years.
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Post by willhf1011 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:52 pm

really, thats very interesting. I guess my argument is null then. did you get a poly board?
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Post by BlueDodgeRam » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:25 am

1st task- plow driveway :flipoff2:
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Post by Steinberg » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:37 am

willhf1011 wrote:really, thats very interesting. I guess my argument is null then. did you get a poly board?
Nah, it's steel. Meyer C-8.5 with the classic mount. Aside from being in pristine condition, I'm extra tickled cause I was expecting to have to modify the vehicle mount or pick up some different brackets, but so far it seems to fit perfectly.

Peter, grow some balls. :flipoff2:

Now I just need to convince my neighbor who I share the driveway with that the gravel the plow pushes off to the side can be raked back onto the driveway in the spring when the snow melts.
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