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Old 05-14-2009, 07:49 PM
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Boss V plow - Busting Drifts?

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I'm considering up grading my straight blade to a V Boss. The reason is I have a few accounts that have some nasty drifts on their driveways. I'm wondering if by going from a straight 7.5 to a 9.5 V if I'll gain much drift busting ability?

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:51 PM
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I have busted thru some big drifts before with mine. Just be careful that they aren't hard packed/wet/frozen. You'll mess up your truck. How big of a truck do you have? I have a 8'2'' poly vee and I love it. Are you thinking a poly or steel? XT or regular vee?
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:06 PM
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The only thing you sometimes need to worry about is when you bust through the drift and back up you don't get to much snow behind the plow backing up.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:21 PM
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I've got a 2002 2500 Dodge Cummins. The blade that I'm looking at is a 2001 - 9'2" RT2 'V' Blade Plow it's a steel plow, regular V, I think? The gut that has it had it mounted on a 3500 but I think I can put some timbrens on the front and pack the extra weight.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:42 AM
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I've got a 9'2" V steel on my 05 2500. Surprisingly the front of the truck only drops an inch. I actually measured it after I put the plow on. I think the weight of the plow is on 838lbs excluding the mount. The truck in my sig is what I am running. I went from a Hiniker 8'6" v which weighted 928lb before the mount, so going bigger and lighter is a benefit for me.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:11 PM
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I've got a 2002 2500 Dodge Cummins. The blade that I'm looking at is a 2001 - 9'2" RT2 'V' Blade Plow it's a steel plow, regular V, I think? The gut that has it had it mounted on a 3500 but I think I can put some timbrens on the front and pack the extra weight.
I go through drifts with the V in the scoop position. Some Timbrens and about 600 lbs in the back would be a good idea.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:41 PM
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I go through drifts with the V in the scoop position.
Interesting.......

I love my Vee. Bought it for two particular accounts. One is 1/2 mile road through a blueberry field beside a lake. One little dip usually has two feet of snow in. It's fun to blast through in Vee.

The other is a "up a hill around a corner" deal. Drifting is not so bad, except sometimes at the top, but it's nice to knock it out in Vee.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:41 PM
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I go through drifts with the V in the scoop position.
If you go through them with the truck in a forward gear, that isn't necessary.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:52 AM
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does anyone have a preference between ploy or steel? i know the poly is suposed to let snow slide off more smoothly and its the same color all the way through, so it looks good even with scuffs and knicks...but i can imagine its as strong as the steel....what do you guys think, poly or steel-what do you go with, help a newbie
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:54 PM
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does anyone have a preference between ploy or steel? i know the poly is suposed to let snow slide off more smoothly and its the same color all the way through, so it looks good even with scuffs and knicks...but i can imagine its as strong as the steel....what do you guys think, poly or steel-what do you go with, help a newbie
The Boss poly blades are as impact resistant as the steel ones but, they do have a tendency to fade when exposed to light for a period of time. Then they become pink!! When people ask me what I would buy, I always say poly!! Oh, and Boss discontinued the poly v plow (the non XT version) this year. So you can only get the Boss poly V in the XT version now unless your dealer has any left over or they got any of Boss' leftovers.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:58 PM
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I think getting a V will be great, Also I favor steel. I am not a big fan of the poly. They weigh more as well as fade. I have thought to myself a few times when I have dented my blade what would have happened if it was poly.

9.2 V steel.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:31 AM
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I think getting a V will be great, Also I favor steel. I am not a big fan of the poly. They weigh more as well as fade. I have thought to myself a few times when I have dented my blade what would have happened if it was poly.

9.2 V steel.
Somewhere around here there is a pic of a branch through a poly blade. Many people say the poly blades are no better at shedding sticky snow, maybe even worse.
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