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8' Straight blade wing question-

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by blackDiesel, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. blackDiesel

    blackDiesel Member
    Messages: 46

    I have a 8' straight blade for this season. (Would love a new set up, but funds are tight) Anyway, I plow a lot of commercial lots, walgreens pharmacy's and burger joints. Would putting a set of wings on my plow save me some time for this type of work? Just looking for some insight from guys with a similar set up.... thanks-
     
  2. Sound Man

    Sound Man Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I am interested in others opinions as well. I have been thinking about adding wings as well.
     
  3. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    In a word-Yes. Especially in areas that you cannot windrow. Wings are very effective at holding snow in front of you if you need to move it across a lot. Plus, it makes your plow wider, requiring less passes.
     
  4. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Yes. We run wings on everything. They help with windrowing as well. The leading edge of the plow has a 60 degree angle (when plow is angled), making more use of the blade by preventing spill off on the leading edge. Adding boss wings will make your 8 footer a 9 and a half foot scoop (give or take an inch). You will see considerable time savings, ESPECIALLY where you need to carry snow across a lot. If you worried about the trailing wing when windrowing, dont, its at a 0 degree angle to your truck, it doesnt really effect the snow coming off the blade that much. Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.
     
  5. Sound Man

    Sound Man Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    how well do they preform backdragging and on residental driveways
     
  6. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    we don't do much back dragging, but they work ok, a steel edge would work better. Everything is a trade off. I wish boss would make an expanding plow with wings, like blizzard, western and fisher (the three have the same parent company). I hate saying it, but we have a sub who uses a blizzard 810 powerplow, its great for all the backdragging, scooping, large windrowing etc. But i really like boss and will probably stick with them.
     
  7. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Or you can keep your straight blade and get a ebling for the same price as a front blade.
     
  8. Cmbrsum

    Cmbrsum Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I run 8' Boss with wings on 3 trucks. Would not run without them. cut plow times from 30 min to 20. for Walgreens, the wings will fit threw 90% of my drive threws. know which ones before you push snow into them. Back dragging is OK. Spend the money for better wing. first set i bought were boss wings at $700. Work and hold up very well. then I bought a set of Buyers for $200. they bend easily and the rubber pops off like nothing. I only buy the Boss wings now. And I agree with Kodiak. I like Boss but wish they would offer a power plow. Don't care much for the V-plow myself though.
     
  9. GatorDL55

    GatorDL55 Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    The parent company owns the patent to the expanding wings. That's why you won't see it on any other manufacturers.
     
  10. Cmbrsum

    Cmbrsum Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I'm not sure about that. Sure the parent company may own a patent but as long a boss builds there own design, it will be better and will not mess with a patent. You only need minor changed to beat patent law.