View Full Version : Boss plows, Good or bad

10-13-2003, 07:08 PM
Boss plows, Good or bad

10-13-2003, 07:21 PM
Boss is really popular around my area. I'd say they are just as good as any of the other top brand plows. Their pro plows are very similar to a western pro. I have never used one, but a lot of guys around here swear by them. Its like trucks: some guys like ford others like dodge, and some people even like chevy. lol:D

John DiMartino
10-13-2003, 07:36 PM
Boss-for me its been good.Id buy another .

10-13-2003, 09:25 PM
Absolute garbage!!:realmad:

10-13-2003, 09:26 PM
Thats all you have to say.....Do you have anything like a story or something to back that BOLD statement.....

10-13-2003, 09:31 PM
very good

10-13-2003, 09:50 PM
'03 8'2" V-boss steel moldboard

$4600.00 installed in Pa....w/joystik

10-13-2003, 09:52 PM

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10-13-2003, 09:56 PM
Love the Boss, have seven Boss plows; two 9'2" and five 8"2. We also have just one Western plow. All plows are V-blade.

10-13-2003, 09:58 PM
No trip edge on the boss

The Fish has one , and Im looking to DEMO one some time soon even if it's on dry surface.

10-13-2003, 10:57 PM
3 years old and no problems.

Knock on wood...

10-13-2003, 11:02 PM
I run all Fisher plows but Boss is a very good plow and has a respectable history with people that use them.

10-14-2003, 06:17 AM
Santo, Boss does have a trip edge on their straight blades. I have a 7.5' trip edge and love it.

10-14-2003, 09:17 AM
While I don't run them personally,most of the ones we see are for maintenance only.They hold up very well,and have an excellent hydraulic system.I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.

Plow Babe
10-14-2003, 10:43 AM
We have an 8.5 straight blade on one of our pickups, this will be our sixth winter plowing with it - great blade, very strong. The only problems we have had with it was last season we had to replace a solonoid, also our rookie operator did not check the bolts, some got loose, and he just kept plowing until the whole blade was hanging off the frame, and he trashed the cylinder so we had to replace it.

Overall, we are very happy with the Boss, and would buy another one if we were looking for that type of blade.

The blade-trip / trip-edge thing is personal preference and what works best for you.

10-14-2003, 04:10 PM

We purchase 2 10 Ft Vee plows last season to put on GMC 5500, had hydraulic leaks, solenoid go bad, head section replaced on both plows due to ovaling out of the hole for pin, welds cracked or broke on both plows where wings join to the head section, absolutely s#^! service from the dealer, and no help from Boss until new dealer took over, & I am still waiting on replacement parts! The last of the 2 trucks went tonight to get the Boss replace with a 9'-6" Western Vee.....now 6 trucks with all Western Plows...I wouldn't put a Boss plow on for free!!!!!!!!

10-14-2003, 05:45 PM
Now I can see wher you are coming from.
That must have sucked bad!!!

10-14-2003, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by bgrover
Santo, Boss does have a trip edge on their straight blades. I have a 7.5' trip edge and love it.

I meant the V's , they dont,

I believe the Fish has one.

10-14-2003, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by bgrover
Santo, Boss does have a trip edge on their straight blades. I have a 7.5' trip edge and love it.

I meant the Vbgrove.

Do you have the RT3 standard hitch or theSmartHitch????????

10-14-2003, 07:42 PM
I am going on my 3rd season with a Boss 8' straight with out any problems.

10-14-2003, 08:09 PM
I had a 7.5 on my 96 ram 1500 and it was a great plow.

10-15-2003, 06:57 AM
Boss is also a popular brand around here and its a good one too . Last season i used a 7'-6" straight blade and it worked great. can't go wrong with boss

03-21-2006, 07:34 PM
I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 that I have been plowing with for the past 7 years. I have upgraded my Boss plow three times during that time with the newest one this past winter. I have never had a problem in any way. My Dodge has held up very good with few repairs. The only problem I have ever had is over heating while driving down the high way at speed. I have tried everything I can think of to correct this problem including dual electric fans this past fall which have help a little but not as much as I would have liked.
If there is anyone that has had this problem and found a cure for it please let me know so I can make the neccessary correction. I do plow commercially both in parking lots as well as private owners. One with a drive that is 3/4 of a mile long so my truck does see lots of use during all extremes in the winters. Steve

03-21-2006, 08:13 PM
Been using the BOOS 8.2 V for two years now, never a problem and was able to plow through everything, even snow higher than the blade. BOSS is the plow of choise in these parts.

dirt digger
03-21-2006, 08:18 PM
'03 8'2" V-boss steel moldboard

$4600.00 installed in Pa....w/joystik

SANTO were those pictures taken in Kennett Square PA?...that place looks kinda familiar from what i can make out from it.

03-21-2006, 08:29 PM
this thread is 3 years old. santo has been banned so i am not sure if he will respond.
Jbowe when was the last time you flushed your radiator and replaced the fluid. you might want to check the thermostat too.

03-22-2006, 09:31 AM
Yes I had a new radiator installed when I put the fans on. This heating problem has been there every since I put the first plow on. It runs exactly as it should even under heavy use but as soon as I get on the highway about 50 it heats up. Sometimes if its cold enough and I tilt the plow it will run normal but in any other condition it won't. Right now I have a 165 degree thermostate installed. It makes no sense because the truck is in very good mechanical condition as I always keep it in excellent running condition. If I take the plow off there is never a problem.

03-22-2006, 10:58 AM
Get a new H.D. fan clutch for snow plowing. Get it from a dealer and your overheating problems are gone.

288" of snow

03-22-2006, 02:56 PM
I have already tried that. Its the reason I switched to the twin electric fans that each put out 5800cfm. I have them set to come on at 165. The heating is not a problem even with the origional set up when I am plowing even in deep snow or going less then 50 miles an hr on the freeway. But since I have to travel up to 50 miles sometimes on the highway it seems like forever at 45 or 50 miles an hr. Up here its dark most of the time in the winters and on the open highway with all the moose that are on them its really dangerous to travel with the plow raised and tilted because it cuts off one of your head lights. I need to do something that will allow me to leave my plow lowered and in a straight position. Any other suggestions short of putting the plow in the back while on the highway. lol