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All Right Iam Going With A Boss 8'6 Stright Blade

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by vipereng2, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    on a 05 chevy 2500HD will post pics when it on dec 8th:drinkup:
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    We'll be waiting..:waving:
     
  3. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    ME too ill have picks as soon as it gets here
     
  4. MOW ME OVER

    MOW ME OVER Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Get a set of Pro Wings for those straight blades and you will be VERY happy when it comes time to clean up the lots of the trial off. I got them for my 9' straight blade last year and they are great. I highly recommend them.
     
  5. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    great thanks well my install got bumped to nov 30 instead of dec 8 :drinkup:
    going with 8ft stright blade tripedge pics coming soon of the fleet it our sec truck let it snow
     
  6. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    great choice raptorman looking forward to the pics
     
  7. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    big day wed. getting my boss hope she treats me good
     
  8. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Viper I think you will lik it alot. I am happy with my new Boss 8'6''

    Regards Mike
     
  9. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    yea just got home from NH had my boss installed .it dark so will have pics thurs. my temp guage in the rear view mirr was reading 140f on the highway
    is that norm .does anybody have that problem.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    Good to here you got it on in time.
    Yes, it's normal you can move the plow around and you will get different readings. It' fun when it's really cold out...
    Your plow is creating a low presser bubble behind it, so, it's drawing hot air from the engine.
    But more important what was reading on the engine, the "temp" gage?
     
  11. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    temp guage was at 210 had to keep the def. on high on the hiway with the windows down or it would go up.
    got home two late for pics today sorry will post pic sat iam on duty fri 24hrs
     
  12. smoothbore2004

    smoothbore2004 Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 42

    hey what dept you work for

    hey viper saw you mentioned your 24hr shift and i knew what that means. I am a fellow brother from Gary Indiana Squad Co. 2 Stay safe Stay Low and check us out if you get the time www.garyfd2.com
     
  13. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,999

    Viper - I'm sure you already know this, but different plows are going to treat different trucks differently. :)

    Anyways, we've found on our Dodge diesel, the best way to keep the engine cool with the Boss straightblade, was to run it straight across, but run it as low to the road as possible, without dragging or hitting on small dips.

    Our Diamond plows that we used to have, we would always angle them AWAY from the direction of which ever way the wind was blowing. It seemed that we would be able to suck more air in that way.
     
  14. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    viper- any reason why you went out of state to get the plow? Better price?
     
  15. MOW ME OVER

    MOW ME OVER Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    LwnmwrMan22 is correct. On my F350 7.3 diesel I learned to run the blade about 8 to 10 inches off of the ground when driving down the highway and straight across. If not the fan clutch would start howling like a damn bus trying to get more air on the engine.

    Try that and see how it works.
     
  16. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    No sales tax in New hampshire.
     
  17. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    yea got it for 3800 and no tax in NH
     
  18. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Still haven't seen any pics?
     
  19. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    look at the new thred pics are here