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Boss Municipal V 10' vs 9'2" vxt

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by greenearth, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. greenearth

    greenearth Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Other than 10"s and 150lbs is there difference in the build quality/strength between these two plows? I want to put the 9'2" vxt on my medium-duty but only if It wont be breaking apart as soon as I his a curb. Thanks.
     
  2. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,618

    Build quality is the same on both. The differance is that the 10 footer's hydralics are a little slower due to the fact that the lift and angle cylinders are larger on the 10.

    Go with the 10 you'll love it.
     
  3. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    The 10' is a heavier built plow for sure but I dont think you'll be disappointed in either one!
     
  4. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    The 10 ft.er is not sold with Smartlock cylinders, nor can you get them. Back dragging might be a bit difficult.
     
  5. greenearth

    greenearth Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for the info. The installed price on the 9'2vxt($5400)is about $1700 less than the 10' so I may have to purchase the 9.
     
  6. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    You will not be disappointed with the 9.2.........it can handle a ton of "aggressive" plowing and keeps coming back for more.
     
  7. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    What type of Medium duty are we talking here? You will want to make sure the 9' 2" clears your wheels sufficiently.
     
  8. greenearth

    greenearth Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Well I did not think to consider the width for clearance i was just worried about the build quality. Thanks for the reminder. Its a gmc6500. rear wheels measure 7'10w.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There's not even a choice then, need 10 footer without question. A 9.2 intended for the 3/4-1 ton class is neither wide enough nor designed to be robust enough for a truck of that class.
     
  10. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I just hope you don't have any back dragging plans in your future. Other than that, have fun, post pictures or a vid, and watch out for manholes in Scoop or V.
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No too many out there that would take on the type of accounts that require much back dragging intending to do them with a C6500.

    SmartLocks have never been available for the 10' because there's never been a demand for them, if you're running one back dragging performance isn't critical. Not that they're required to do so. ;)
     
  12. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    That would be what logic would dictate, but you'd never know.
     
  13. greenearth

    greenearth Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I usually try not to do to much back dragging but there always seems to be more than I expect. I use the truck mainly for salting our lots which are 2acre and under sites. The truck has a super tight turning radius so I thought this season I would put a plow on it. I will have to ask the dealer if the truck side mount is the same for both sizes.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They are not .
     
  15. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    It maybe harder to backdragg with the ten footer but at least you'll have a plow left to do it with. 9"2" is way to light for a C6500, I'd be surprised if BOSS even lists the truck as an applicable fit.
     
  16. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Hmm, must be why they don't, and have nothing but the universal 10 ft mount for a 6500. Keeps guys from mounting a severely under capacity plow on way too much truck when the mood strikes them..
     
  17. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Could we define "under capacity" here. Why would a 6500 destroy a 9' 2"?
     
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Weight, momentum, and force. A 9.2 isn't designed to be on a truck of that weight capacity due to the stress's capable of the truck placing on the plow for which it is not designed for. That's what a 10 ft is for.

    Like running a sport duty on a fully loaded V-box equipped 1 ton cab & chassis....wrong application thus the plow will suffer.
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I think I remember seeing a couple of those:cool:
     
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And if I recall correctly wasn't your most enjoyed install. :D