Western Plows is constantly innovating, whether that means making improvements to its existing product line or creating new items. Most recently, the company unveiled its Wide-out and Wide-out XL adjustable wing snow plows. These plows represent Western Plows’ entrance into the heavy contractor segment.
For the Wide-out line, Western Plows heightened the moldboard from 29 to 31 inches – the company’s tallest winged plows – and a 14-gauge steel moldboard comes standard with a ½-inch, high-carbon steel cutting edge on the moldboard and wings. The Wide-out is available in two sizes, as well. The original model expands from 8 to 10 feet wide, and the XL plow extends from 8 ½ to 11 feet.
Western Plows also structurally reinforced its new Wide-out line. Six vertical ribs – eight on the XL model – and a dual power bar provide torsional strength and rigidity across the entire back of the plow blade to eliminate twisting.
The Wide-out plows feature flared wings – reaching as tall 36 inches on the XL model – to move snow up to 30 percent faster. Operators can control each wing independently for ultimate efficiency, as well. These features unique to the Wide-out product line work in conjunction with Western Plows’ universal features, including the UltraMount 2 snow plow mounting system, chain lift system and the fleet flex electrical system.
These plows can be attached to Class 6 medium-duty trucks, representing Western Plows commitment to the heavy contractor segment.
Although Western Plows is focused on this new revenue stream, Doug Clark, product manager for Western Products, said his company remains dedicated to existing product lines customers have grown to rely on.
“One of the things that launching a new Wide-out says to the market is, we’re always committed to making new products, but we’re also committed to our classic products and well-received products,” Clark says. “That’s part of the commitment to constantly re-innovating tried and true and popular products.”