Pictured above: PRO PLUS HD straight blade plow
MILWAUKEE – Western Products, manufacturer of Western snow removal and ice control equipment, debuted its PRO PLUS HD straight blade plow as well as announced updates to its WIDE-OUT adjustable wing plow during the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
PRO PLUS HD straight blade plow
Western designed the PRO PLUS HD straight blade plow for the challenges of heavy contractor job snad municipal applications. Compatible with up to Class 6 trucks and measuring 10 feet in width, it’s one of the most durable straight blade plows on the market.
The 11-gauge powder-coated steel blade is reinforced with eight vertical ribs for added strength and stability. It also includes larger hydraulic rams, pins, gussets and hardware, plus a T-frame design with a massive center pin.
The 10-feet PRO PLUS HD snowplow measures 34-inches tall, making it ideal for large contractor jobs like parking lots or for light, on-road municipal work. The Western PRO PLUS HD plow is simple in design, but users can customize it to fit their needs with a range of accessories. These accessories include half-inch, abrasion-resistant carbide cutting edges, blade angle stops, snow deflectors and shoe kits.
Western also provides contractor-grade features such as its FLEET FLEX electrical system, its UltraMount 2 snowplow mounting system, the SECURITY GUARD anti-theft system and other features.
During the Work Truck Show, Western announced enhancements it made to the WIDE-OUT adjustable wing plow, including the new WIDE-OUT XL plow. The new WIDE-OUT plow is now two inches taller, going from 29 inches to 31 inches. The design updates also include flared wings. The size update allows for snow operators to be more efficient on jobs. They can carry more snow with each pass and move on to the next job quicker.
Western also announced a larger version of the plow called the WIDE-OUT XL adjustable wing snowplow. In the straight blade mode, it extends from 8 feet, 6 inches, to 11 feet, making it the widest Western plow for truck applications. This plow can handle tough, heavy contractor work and fits up to Class 6 trucks.
Snowplow operators will have the same control and versatility with the WIDE-OUT plows, which feature hydraulic adjustable wing technology. The operator can change the wing position from straight blade to windrow to scoop from the comfort of the driver’s seat, saving more time on the job.
To take on tough jobs, the new WIDE-OUT plows are reinforced by vertical ribs (six on the WIDE-OUT and eight on the WIDE-OUT XL) and a heavy-duty quadrant. Also, a dual Western Power Bar provides torsional strength and rigidity across the back of the plow to eliminate blade twisting. In addition, the wings slide laterally across a new, structurally reinforced slide box to prevent bending.