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8'2" or 9'2" Boss V Plow? (with wings)

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jbell36, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 221

    trying to figure out what size to get if we were to get a new V plow with wings...i am thinking 8'2" would be plenty big with wings but wanted to see what others think...
     
  2. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    What truck do you have?
    Without knowing that, no one can tell you if its too big or not..
     
  3. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    What are your jobs - driveways or parking lots?
     
  4. jbell36

    jbell36 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 221

    2008 f-250 super duty, 6.4 diesel...mostly parking lots...will do some driveways but prob not many with the plow, that will be mostly done with the tractor
     
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    An 9'2'' with wings would be good for lots with smaller snows, as 11' of plow is a lot for larger storms
     
  6. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Bigger is always better
     
  7. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Thats what she said.
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    I'm giving serious thought to going to a 9.2V for next season, I'm on the fence when it come to a V or a VXT. We do get the occasional 2-3 foot storm along with drifts. It's my understanding the VXT does throw snow further than the V (at the same ground speed) but by how much?
     
  9. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    If your gonna spend that much anyways I'd go with the vxt
     
  10. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    The dxt might be available for smaller sizes by next plowing season I heard.
     
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    I'm hoping for the DXT to be available, I like the idea of a trip edge when in V or Scoop mode.
     
  12. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Go for the V-XT vs the standard flat top V - there not that much more $.
     
  13. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Ok, I'm clueless when it comes to Boss. Whats the difference between a DXT, VXT, and Standard V?
     
  14. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Easiest thing to do is go on their website. The DXT is a big ass plow. The VXT is highter on the outside then the middle, this allows you to throw the snow both higher and farther.

    There might not be much price difference between the VXT and the V but there is a weight difference. So if your already pushing your front end weight you might want to thing about the VXT.
     
  15. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I'll have to go in and talk to the dealership here. Just got pricing today for a Boss plow.

    Brand new I'd assume standard V since I had no idea there were others, 9' 2" steel V without mount is $5300, mount is another 575, includes install.

    8' straight blade, 4600

    8.5' straight blade, 4800.

    Who in their right mind would pay that much for a straight blade when for a measely 500 more you get a V?
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Once you have a V or a wideout type you will never go back to a straight blade.
     
  17. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
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    Bert's is good to work with, and they are good guys. Price seems pretty much ballpark. If you can get a VXT for only a couple hundred more (which I'm sure you can), then go for it. With the drifts we get it's very nice having the VXT, they just work that much nicer. Also get them to throw in a FREE rubber flap. They always offer it for free if you buy in the summer, and you shouldn't need to twist their arm very hard to get them to throw it in on the deal.
     
  18. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I thought they seemed pretty decent just talking to them. I'm leaning a bit toward a hiniker C plow though since i'm doing residential for now, but at the same time, Bert's is close, and has been there, the Hiniker and Western dealers in town are new.

    That reminds me, is there a Hiniker or western dealer in Fargo/Moorhead?
     
  19. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Northern Truck Equipment is the Western dealer. They might be the Hiniker dealer as well, but I'm not sure.
     
  20. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Thanks, I'll look them up. Rydells is the western "dealer" if I dare call them that. For a cutting edge for a 8.5 straight blade from them will cost $180, then $200 freight shipping, and another $150 to install it. Ridiculous.