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8'2" or 9'2" BOSS V-XT?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by badabing1512, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I have a Chevy Silverado 2500HD, Crew Cab, Duramax. Im wondering if i should put a BOSS 8'2" or 9'2" V-XT on my truck, i will be doing a few decent size commercial lots and some driveways this upcoming season, im just curious as to how the truck will hold each plow. Im leaning towards the bigger plow as its only a few hundred dollars more and beacsue thats what i really want but i would like to know what ou guys think on each combo. Thanks.
     
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    My vote is for the 9.2

    Your truck will hold it just fine...but you might have some problems getting either one of those installed at picky plow shops cause your truck is crew cab which puts more cab weight on the front end then lets say a reg cab.

    The weight difference is very minimal...

    check out the specs at bossplow.com
     
  3. Bird21

    Bird21 Senior Member
    Messages: 535

    I run a 9'2" poly on my 2008 F350 Diesel and I wouldn't change a thing. I love it. No problems.
     
  4. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    I wouldnt buy a Boss, they dont have a chain. So you cant short chain it when it breaks. :jester:
     
  5. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    ya u can and get the 9.2 u'l be glad it's a big differnce in the size
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Buy a 9'2 and be done with it.
     
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Another vote for 9'2"
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    One more for the 9'2".
     
  9. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Thanks guys i appreciate all of the input, 9.2 it is.
     
  10. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    I think you should buy a 9.5 Western.... Oh, did I just say that?
     
  11. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    had a western 7.5 ultra... nothing but problems:realmad:
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

    Who cares about short chaining...

    To short chain a chain lift plow. you have to either jack the plow up, or run into a pile of snow where the plow lifts up to achieve short chaining...

    How do you "short chain" a hydro only lift plow?....the same freaking way...only you use straps.

    To be able to "short chain" is definitely not a selling point.
     
  13. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    i agree like it's not a feature but some people think it is
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    T-man was being sarcastic. He runs cylinder lift plows.

    But exactly on your comments Blade...
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Thats because it's the only myth/heritage (same thing) they have left to hold onto. :D
     
  16. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Wouldn't that be a reason to buy a Boss? :confused: Confidence?!?
    You can "short chain" any plow to get it home when something happens, yes even a cylinder lift. Hey, at least the paint last longer then the other cylinder lift plows. :p

    I would go with a 9'2 and get the :angel:
     
  17. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    You are correct sir, I did have that joker smiley in there for a reason.
    I do still own one chain lift plow, its a backup, on a backup truck....
    I agree on the 9.2, dont think twice about it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2009
  18. bakerc8

    bakerc8 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    can u get a 9ft into the res?
     
  19. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Can't chain lift plows stack higher? :p
     
  20. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Your nose is gonna be dragin' with the 9'2". Make sure you get some Timbrens along with that plow.