ROCKLAND, MAINE — Fisher Engineering, manufacturer of FISHER® snow removal and ice control equipment, unveiled several significant updates to the XLS™ expandable wing line of plows earlier this year, including new blade options and sizes.
The XLS plows carry more snow than ever with their new flared wings, which are expandable to help the operator maneuver confidently in areas like parking lots or alleys. The XLS snowplows are also now two inches taller, standing at 31 inches tall, with the flared wings rising up to 36 inches.
Fisher Engineering has also announced a new width of the XLS plow, now offering an 8.5-foot version of the plow, in addition to the updated eight-foot plow. This new, wider plow extends out to a full length of 11 feet, making it versatile enough to handle large snow-removal tasks and fitting up to Class 6 trucks. That versatility is all in the hands of the operator, with easy touch-button or joystick controls that independently change the position of each wing. The operator can easily switch the plow from scoop to windrow to straight blade right from the driver’s seat.
Finally, the new FISHER XLS plows are now available in corrosion-resistant stainless steel. This enhanced finish gives snowplow operators extra options when deciding which plow would work best with their fleet. The plows are also available in their signature yellow powder-coated steel.
“Plow operators need to be ready to handle a wide range of situations, and that’s why we’re giving them even more options on our most versatile plow,” said Tyler Jones, product manager for FISHER. “It’s wider and taller but still agile, so it can clear more snow and do it better than ever before. A lot of fans have also been asking for a new stainless-steel XLS, and we’re excited to grant their wish.”
Unique to FISHER, the XLS plows sport an industry-leading trip edge design to protect the equipment and operation in the event of an unseen obstacle. Only the bottom edge of the plow trips, so the blade stays upright and snow stays in front of the plow.
For added strength, the new XLS plows are reinforced by 10 vertical ribs, a heavy-duty torque tube and a structurally reinforced slide box.
Information on the all-new XLS expandable wing plows is available at www.fisherplows.com.