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8 foot trip edge

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Sydenstricker Landscaping, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Okay so I am getting rid of my poopy Meyer here REAL soon. Went and got a quote today for a 8 foot Boss trip edge RT3 smart hitch 2 with the plow alignment thing too. It is 4250 installed. Is this a fair price for this and anything I need to know about it?? Cant wait to have the nice red plow instead of junk yellow:gunsfiring: Thanks
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Good to hear your finally going to upgrade Tom... you won't be sorry you did...:nod:

    Of course plow prices are definitely a regional thing but $4250 installed sounds like a pretty good price for a 8 ft TE..

    Have you considered doing the install yourself? It's a great way to familiarize yourself with a new plow brand and after all the work you've put into your current plow I think you'd have more than enough experience to install it.

    Boss's are a cake walk to install, diagnose and service compared to what your used to...:D
     
  3. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    Yea I was going to say the same thing after reading some of your posts about working on your meyer. Heck I installed my plow with some help from a buddy of mine and it was not bad at all. I am glad I installed it because I am now familiar with the plow and if something goes wrong with it I can kind of diagnose it.
     
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    IM sure I will be happy with it too!!!!:nod: I will never go yellow again after this though:gunsfiring: Im sure I can do the install, but I dont have a garage the truck will fit in. Unless Clapper wants to help:D:drinkup:
     
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    SL what is it you dont like about the meyer????
     
  6. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    yea a warm garage would help. That would make for a long install out side. So when are you going to get the new blade installed? How much extra was that plow line up thing
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is it too full of spare parts?:D
    Well I'm sure he'd be more than happy to help as long as you supply the :drinkup: :D
     
  8. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    It has been the absolute most unreliable plow I have ever owned. I take care of my stuff, do regular maint, etc and it still lets me down. It is slow, and every time we get a big storm 6 inches or more it just quits. Then Im stuck for 2-3 hours in a blizzard trying to diagnose a problem. No more Meyer bullcrap for me!!!!

    I have a garage, but the truck wont fit in there with the edge bar on top.:gunsfiring: Im not sure yet, possibly next week. The plow line up thing is included with the plow

    B&B, yeah I probably have no joke 3 E60's in various stages of demolition, 8 hoses, 6 coils, 3 top caps, 2 motors, 3 solenoids, the list goes on. I will gladly supply the beer!!!
     
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Brother from another mother, you know I will !!!!

    I think it would be best to do it when there is now snow in the forcast :):)

    Maybe Shawn and Kevin, will assist us in the install, we always need some one to run tools,drinks,and most of all, hold that heveay @$$ mount in place :):)
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Theirs why you can't get through an entire storm.. that's not nearly enough spare stuff....:D

    What made you decide on a TE over a full trip? Just curious...as different guys have different reasons for choosing a TE over a full trip.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2007
  11. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Mike will you help me set up my tool trailer?
     
  12. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I chose the TE over the full trip for the reason that the plow can glide over obstrucions rather than stop and back up and try to rescoop the pile. And I just want to try something different, since I have always dealt with fulltrip Meyer junk.

    Not enough parts!!!! My grandfather is going to kick my a$$ if I dont find somewhere to put all of them.

    Ron, as soon as I pick it up, I will be heading your way to get it done. How long do you think it will take?? And Im sure B&B will help with any questions
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Be more than happy to....
     
  14. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Ok I only got a 12' enclose for a tool trailer, should I have got a Double wide :):)
     
  15. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    you know i would come up sometime ron.... dont know that i would be your beer boy but i could do something. LOL
     
  16. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL, shop still needs clean :)
     
  17. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You can count on it Tom...

    As far as time to install it...two guys working on it it won't take long.... the plow side is a piece of cake.. it's the truck side that takes some time as far as routing the wiring harness and mounting the underhood solenoid and getting the battery cables all connected.. but since your truck has already had a plow on it, you can reuse the hole through the firewall and the solenoid location so that'll make it a little faster.... The mount is easy too...you shouldn't need to drill any holes.
     
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Hmm, that's cutting it pretty close... does it have a roof rack also? Might be enough then..
     
  19. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I hope I dont have to drill any holes in the frame, that would take forever:dizzy: I got a perfect location for the solenoid and lots of room to stuff crap, lol. I would imagine a few hours with an impact gun and a 12 pack or so would get it done!!!:drinkup:
     
  20. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    So did you decide to install it yourself after all or still deciding? I can't remember if I had to drill any holes in my frame or not. If I remember right I didn't have to but you have a chevy so it might be different. Better have some people to help lift the truck side mount into place it is heavy. I had my truck on a truck lift and lifted the mount with a transmition jack that was real easy to bolt up then.