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Boss 8'2" or 9'2" on a 2014 Ford F-250

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by oarwhat, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. oarwhat

    oarwhat Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    We just bought a new pickup and want to know what most guys are using? We always used the 8'2". Are the 9'2"'s a pain for driving down the road? Just seems like they stick out to far. Thanks
     
  2. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213

    Go with the 9.2 my first vplow was a 8.2 then I got a 9.2 for my other truck and now i only run the 9.2 I ended up putting wings on the 8.2. I will never buy a 8.2 again.
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    I ran a 11'6 Vee plow last year on my SD last season. Didn't have to many problems
     
  4. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I hated my 8'2 v plow. 9'2 was better but u like my 10 foot xls even more=) don't get the 8'2
     
  5. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    Go with the 9.2" for sure. I have no problems driving on the roads with it. The bigger plow the better - imo.
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,549

    Get the 9.2
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  7. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Bigger is better, and to that end, consider a 9'6" Western MVP-3 or 9'6" Fisher XV-2.
    I have no issues with my current 9'6" XV-1.
    If you will only buy a Boss, then get the big one, absolutely.
     
  8. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    What about weight?? What springs are on the f250??

    I'm looking at a new 250 or 350 gas motor, cant decide due to it having a plow and V-box
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    With plow prep, should be 5900 or 6K
     
  10. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    My F250 handles the 9'6" XV-1 easily. 10,000 lb gvw package. But don't bother with the F250. Get the F350. Same exact truck but according to Ford, it has a payload rating of 4,930 lbs...my F250 has a payload of 3200 when you weigh it and subtract that from the GVW. With me, the truck side plow stuff, and half a tank of gas, it weighs 6,800 lbs. Ford says it has a payload of 3,780 lbs....
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go for the 9.2, it will hold it not like Dodge.:)
     
  12. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    I'm happy with my 8'2"s performance last season. It all depends on what work you are contracted to complete. I do mainly small lots but if you're doing large parking lots, large developments, etc. Then you would probably be better off with the large plow.

    I just bought a 2009 GMC 2500 ext that I will be buying a plow for as well this season. Most likely a new 8'2" but I did see a one year old 9'2" I may give a try only because it was bought at the end of the season.

    Michael
     
  13. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    dont get the 9'2, you will then want to sell the 8 footer to replace it with the 9
     
  14. oarwhat

    oarwhat Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Ok guys thanks for the comments looks like we'll get a 9'2"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    General Welding if your asking.
     
  16. bigkid

    bigkid Member
    from Gap, Pa
    Messages: 32

    What do you guys recommend to someone that is trying to decide between 8'2 and 9'2 if they have a situation like mine where the garage door is only wide enough to fit the 8'2. Do I go with 8'2 with wings or 9'2 and figure out a way to get it in garage ? The garage door opening is 95"
     
  17. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Boss says a 9'2" Power V XT is 92" in full scoop. Drive it in with it in scoop, retract to V after getting in so you have more room- if you need it.
     
  18. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Make sure you physically measure the plow. The cutting edge is the widest part.

    Michael
     
  19. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 739

    I'd go with wings, since you can remove them when you want. Wings also help scoop the snow a bit better than just a wider plow since they angle forward a bit (at least my Western wings do)
     
  20. bigkid

    bigkid Member
    from Gap, Pa
    Messages: 32

    I would say that because the cutting edge has the built in curb guards you have to account for an extra 2-3 inches in width on each end. I could be wrong so if anyone knows for sure please chime in.