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Old 11-02-2012, 11:52 AM
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I Bought the New 7'6 VXT

I put my half down payment down this week on the new size VXT 7'6 steel. Going on a F 250 Supercab, 94,000 miles. Got lockout cylinders, and put 4 G's into the truck to make it a ready as possible. Lets hope I don't get let down. Will never really see a profit but hey I'm okay. If truck or plow fails I will take a loss. Lots of drives on my to-do-list. Thanks for listening!
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:57 PM
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Why such a small blade on a 250?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:37 PM
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Why such a small blade on a 250?
75% residential drives. Plus I figured it would save me 600 outta the gate, could add wings later. I'm a pretty small operator. Did I screw the pooch?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:59 PM
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A 7.5ft blade on a 3/4 ton truck looks like Grandview naked.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:06 PM
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upgrade to the 8'2"!!!!!

In the V position its is only 81" wide. Also noticed that the blade thickness is 14 gauge unlike the 8'2 & 9'2" that are 11 gauge. The 8'2" is 72lbs heavier

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:37 PM
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I have to agree with everyone else, your gonna wish you had the bigger blade. I myself have a lot of resi's and have an 8'2" V and am always wishing it was a 9'2".

So get the 8'2" before it's too late. Trust those of us that use them.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:29 AM
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I have to agree with everyone else, your gonna wish you had the bigger blade. I myself have a lot of resi's and have an 8'2" V and am always wishing it was a 9'2".

So get the 8'2" before it's too late. Trust those of us that use them.
You are all pretty sure then...I will see what I can do. Steel NOT ploy is the consensus? I saw less corrosion and stickiness on POLY but saw holes and chips punched thru it too. What do you three guys use?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:25 AM
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Get an 8'2"!
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:45 PM
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75% residential drives. Plus I figured it would save me 600 outta the gate, could add wings later. I'm a pretty small operator. Did I screw the pooch?
Unless you're doing 100% residential, you gotta go at least next size up. That extra 8" will cover the extra 600 bucks upfront with increased efficiencies on commercial lots.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:43 PM
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You are all pretty sure then...I will see what I can do. Steel NOT ploy is the consensus? I saw less corrosion and stickiness on POLY but saw holes and chips punched thru it too. What do you three guys use?
I have an 07 poly V and have never had anything punch threw it. Their is small chips in it though but not serious. I will probably buy another Boss poly when I replace my current one.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:27 PM
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I have an 07 F350 with the 9'2 and an 05 with the 8'2 both have wings on them neither of them have a problem. I would NEVER consider going with a 7'6 UNLESS it was for ONLY Banks or Residentials. I also ONLY run steel blades, I hate how bad the Poly's fade due to trucks are unable to be parked inside during winter. Shop gets full with all the mowers and trailers haha.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:53 PM
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I have an 07 F350 with the 9'2 and an 05 with the 8'2 both have wings on them neither of them have a problem. I would NEVER consider going with a 7'6 UNLESS it was for ONLY Banks or Residentials. I also ONLY run steel blades, I hate how bad the Poly's fade due to trucks are unable to be parked inside during winter. Shop gets full with all the mowers and trailers haha.

I bet, nice pictures. Makes me get pumped up.

Poly fades and is a little brittle I noticed.

Snow removal is a huge op. I've realized that and come to light with it. I will not be able to keep with it at a bigger level due to lack of money and manpower. My objective is to keep my lawn resi's happy in winter too. No need for them to bid out separate mow and snow maintenance when they sometimes have to bid the fert, herbicides, and tree trimming sometimes already, etc. I can only expand where I'm capable and large scale snow is not it in the near future.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:31 PM
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Then for you I would still say the 8'2", because when you are able to expand the snow half of things farther you still have a blade that is more useful then just for resi's only, the 7'6" was designed more for the homeowner with extra money wanting something for their own driveway. I am not sure what your 7'6" was going to cost but I priced a new 8'2" and it was just under $6k they are kinda steep but if it snows 15-20 times you should see your investment back and then some.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:07 PM
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What did you end up getting?!
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:32 AM
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What did you end up getting?!

Well before we all started this thread the guy put the 7'6 together. I felt bad and said I'd take it. We'll see because he ran outta mounts two weeks ago and hasn't scheduled me back in yet.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:19 AM
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Wow, still no mounts? We talked I know 2 or 3 weeks ago...
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:20 AM
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Wow, still no mounts? We talked I know 2 or 3 weeks ago...
Yeah its frustrating
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:58 AM
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man you might kick yourself for the 7'6".... he can sell it to someone else! trade up to the 8'2" before its too late
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:27 PM
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I know most think different and I value your opinions, but with my service capacity and service areas, I think the 7'6 gives me the versatility to use small on res and tight spaces. I can add wings down the road for the bigger jobs!

And he is picking up my truck as we speak for installation over today and Monday

I may be better off with the 8'2...

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:37 PM
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Well, I don't know if the mounts from the 7'6" are the same for the larger ones or not, but if they are, he could always find a used blade-side in the future for not a lot of money if he felt a need to.
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