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Boss 8'2'' V or 9'2'' V

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by OhioPlower, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Im thinking about getting a new plow. Which size would you go with? Price difference is $200 more for the 9'2''. Id say my plowing is 60% commercial 40% residential. Truck is a 04 reg cab GMC diesel
     
  2. SnoFarmer

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

    If your truck can take the extra weight get the 9.2 I wish I did.
     
  3. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    9'2" bigger is better
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it has plow prep and the 4800lb FAWR you can run the 9.2 no questions asked..

    With 60% of your accounts commercial, I'd go with a 9.2
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2007
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I'd go with the 9'2, not sure if the light front end on that GMC can handle it though. J/K
     
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I was gonna go with the 9.2 myself, but some of my driveways are only 8 feet. :dizzy:
     
  7. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Thanks for the replies. Yeah it has the plow prep pkg. Tbars are cranked about 5 turns right now. It only squats about half an inch right now with my 820 pound meyers. Is a 9'2'' gonna put more wear and tear on my front end over a 8'2''?
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    It weighs a little more but well worth it. I bought a new 8'2 in 98 and I traded it in on a 9'2 in 2000. I never lked the 8'2 after running the 9'2. You have to bump your wings ahead when going in driveways and stuff but it's well worth it. My 98 and 02 have both had them on them since new and I've had very little problems with them.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Maybe you should have bought one anyway... a 9.2 is only 7.6 in the scoop position...and less than 8 ft in the V position also..