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Advice on buying a used boss

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by kingkong1, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. kingkong1

    kingkong1 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 23

    I am about to buy a 8ft straight blade boss. Its a 2008 Comes with plow side and truck side. here are a few pics. What should i pay for something like this?

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  2. kingkong1

    kingkong1 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 23

    and what should i look for when going to look at this plow?
     
  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    ......Don't ! :jester:
     
  4. kingkong1

    kingkong1 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 23

    why? just got off the phone with the fellow. he is asking 2500 what do you guys think?
     
  5. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Doesn't look well cared for. Certainly not worth $2500.......I would consider for $1500-1700.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It's been used very very little so it's certainly not worn out...or showing really any wear for the matter. Probably been setting outside under a tarp all it's life. Many people believe they're taking "good care" of their equipment by storing it under a mostly sealed tarp....worse thing to do and that's likely what happened here. Covering anything with a tarp without Fluid Film = fast corrosion.

    If the components under the pump cover are not excessively rusty (be sure to look closely) and the external rust doesn't scare you then it's worth working a deal on. Plow prices are dependent on location of course but for $2500 complete I'd have to beat them off with a stick for a plow in this condition this time of year.
     
  7. kingkong1

    kingkong1 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 23

    Thanks B&B what should i look for when i go see it tomorrow
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    As stated, generally excessively rusty/corroded major components under the pump cover. Be sure the various connections, wiring, connector pins look ok, nothing corroded beyond a reliability standpoint etc. I'd also ask to be permitted to pull the drain on the reservoir before plunking down the cash. Any sizable accumulation of water in there spells immediate expenses for service and repairs to avoid potential problems. Wouldn't scare me away but as with anything you want to know what you're buying beforehand.
     
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    also check out the truckside and plow wiring for cut wires.
    I would offer around $2K and go from there
     
  10. kingkong1

    kingkong1 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 23

    thanks again. you guys are so helpful
     
  11. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I've got a 2008 Steel 9'2" V-XT that I picked up last year for $3500. Zero Rust, barely worn cutting edge, Ford wiring harness, well maintained by a local hydraulic shop owners son. That should be a good bargaining point for you. I got a smoking deal. I think a good price for you is going to be around the 2000 point on that rig. Check under the cover tho!

    Juest noticed! It'l need a cutting edge!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  12. coral

    coral Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    boss plows are s H i T
     
  13. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I'd say 2 grand is a good deal for it. Looks mostly cosmetic.
     
  14. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Awesome input to the post! I had no idea! We better all sell our BOSS pushers and buy DD product now that you're expert opinion has convinced us that our plows are junk!

    Keep you're worthless slander to yourself and offer some actual advice based on real personal experience.
     
  15. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Yep, great input for a forum... I bought a used 8.6 straight in good shape for $2500 a few years back. Boss plows are easy to fix and with a little maintenance, there isn't really anything that should go wrong. (unless you crack some weld or bend the plow)
     
  16. Welderguy24

    Welderguy24 Member
    Messages: 87

    Is it just me or is there no cutting edge on that plow? :confused:
     
  17. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Its a trip edge. All trip edges are like that. Even fishers. Kinda weird I know.
     
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    For a complete set up with truck side as well that is a great deal.

    Follow what B&B says. Make sure to remove that cover and look. I'd buy it rt now if it was close to me @ the $2500 price.
     
  19. coral

    coral Senior Member
    Messages: 128


    (unless you crack some weld) key words.........i have had every boss v i have owned crack down the center, drive around and look at everyones boss v plows, see for your self, they tend to fall apart after 2 yrs, have had them re welded under warrenty, and it does it again and again......

    ran western plows for years, and never had to weld them, just hitch and run.....
     
  20. coral

    coral Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    good advice......

    prices in minnesota are always the same as ct. and everyone that sells something used always places the same value on it as everyone else. really?

    if all anyone wants to hear is "yeah, thats awesome, you should buy that" go ahead buy it.