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Best plow for me?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by RedneckPlowGuy, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Hey guys, i tried using the Boss truck app. chart but it didnt work, so im asking here now. I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins Diesel. I would like to have a V plow but i dont really see a use for it right now as the biggest snow ive seen here is not much over a foot. I am only looking to do residential the first couple of years. Anyone know which plow would fit me best?
     
  2. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    8' western pro plus. One of these best plows you can buy. Expect years of trouble free service from one.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,614

    An 8.5 or 9.5 BOSS straight blade or a 8.5 or 9.5 BOSS V-plow with timbrens.
    One of the best plows you can buy. Expect years of trouble free service.
     
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    BOSS..no doubt about it. I put your truck info on the Boss website as a '01 Ram, Cummins, Shortbed, Quad cab....dont know if thats what it is or not but they say you can put up to a 9 footer on there. That includes the 8'2" V....
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Any straight blade should be fine, I personally like a trip edge vs. a full trip plow. The Fisher X blade or even the Boss straight blade with a trip edge would make a great plow and last for years to come if cared for. Good luck.
     
  6. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    the reason that bosses site would not suggest a plow for your truck is with the diesel and a plow you will be over the front axle weight rating. many people here including me are over the front axle weight rating, me by only about 200-300 lbs. i put about 1000 lbs of ballast behind the rear axle to help balance the truck out.
    a good all around plow for you would be a 8'2" boss v plow. not to big but not too small and gives you the ability to carry a good amount of snow in the scoop. there is alot of info on v-plows if you search. :)
     
  7. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Id go with the 8'2 boss v, Thats all we run, we've run them for years and if they where junk, we wouldent have them. If you've run a v-plow, you'll never want to go back to a strait blade.
     
  8. Dakotaplowboy

    Dakotaplowboy Member
    Messages: 68

    If you only plan on doing residential for the first couple of years why not just go with a western pro, it is less weight then the pro plus, and would help with the front end, timbrens would be a help also. It would cost less initially, and you could always trade up down the line. There is a lot of demand for good used plows out there. That is just my opinion, but you know what they say about opinions!!
     
  9. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    8'2" V on my 3500 and love it!!