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Boss or Meyer

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by dans43, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. dans43

    dans43 Junior Member
    from Bethel
    Messages: 3

    I'm purchasing my first plow, I've looked at all the majors and I'm down to Boss & Meyer. I like the Boss a little more but Meyer has a 0% financing for 36 months. Any feed back on either is appreciated.
     
  2. 95HDRam

    95HDRam Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I have been plowing with my Meyer blade for years now and have nothing bad to say about it. Will be purchasing a new Meyer after this season. I am one of few in my area that runs a Meyer but they will all say that I am out there every storm with no major issuses.

    Can't give an opinion on the Boss since I have never used one but I am sure this thread will spark up plenty of people for both sides.

    What Year, Make, Model is your truck and what type of jobs will you be doing will also aid in a decision.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Boss v plow.close this thread!;)
     
  4. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    grandview is 110% correct. your comparing like the best plow company and the worst plow company
     
  5. 95HDRam

    95HDRam Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Which is why we don't use the Boss :laughing:

    Just messin with ya
     
  6. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    if you tryed one you wouldnt go back, its so nice not having the blade go flying when you hit bumps. and the mounting system is great
     
  7. 95HDRam

    95HDRam Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Have thought about it a few times but a V-plow wouldn't benefit us enough to get one. Hey I can't knock Boss since they out sell every other plow company. Numbers don't lie. We just use what works for us.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You know Boss is good,even GP has seen the light and dumped his Curtis.
     
  9. dans43

    dans43 Junior Member
    from Bethel
    Messages: 3

    2001 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 liter gas 4800lbs front end
     
  10. dans43

    dans43 Junior Member
    from Bethel
    Messages: 3

    my other concern is the Meyer is 822 lbs, about 185 more then the boss. the meyer dealer told me they make adjustments to the torsion bars and suggests at least 400lbs of weight in the bed. is this normal? the Boss dealer didn't mention any of this.
     
  11. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Very normal to crank the -t-bars up and add ballast. You should probably do it with either plow. I have a poly Meyer, and while it still works 15+ years later, I won't ever be buying another one. There are way too many other plow manufacturers that are WAY better. Just my $.02.
     
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    You need to check out the new Meyers, it ain't your daddy's snowplow.

    I know of someone that could literaily run any plow out there has them all right there available in the shop Boss, Western, Snowdogg, Meyer, etc and he uses the the new Meyer Vees.
     
  13. JT SNOW

    JT SNOW Member
    Messages: 74




    Fisher XLS......Now close the thread...I will run over your Boss "V" and pooped it out....:eek:
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012
  14. JT SNOW

    JT SNOW Member
    Messages: 74

    I agree...Meyers has come a very long way....Its a nice plow.....Thumbs Up







    Other than financing why Boss or Meyer.....Are those the only 2 dealers...Dealer support is key in a new plow.....Meyers, Boss, Fisher, Western, Blizzard, Curtis, Hiniker,Snowpuppy....are all good plows.....:nod:
     
  15. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    My Meyers plow worked, But my boss V is the best plow I have ever used !!
     
  16. JT SNOW

    JT SNOW Member
    Messages: 74




    My Boss worked sometimes....................My Fisher XLS is the "Best" plow i have EVER used.....:laughing::laughing:


    I just love Boss owners.....Blind Loyalty.....:laughing:
     
  17. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    nobody wanted to hear about the fisher.... check thread title:laughing:


    Ive used a meyer straight blade for years, switched to a Western (hd blade but the wiring harness is junk) then back to meyer with the MD-II hitch.... Last year I saw the light and bought a Boss poly VXT. The Meyers have held up great but the last couple years coil valve issues and faulty lighting on the plow have plagued me. I wouldnt call last year a test for the BOSS but the v plow has cut my time by 1/3 at least vs the meyer straight plow in the few plowable events.

    I cant comment about the new meyers or their v plow but it also comes down to Dealer Support.

    .02
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  18. JT SNOW

    JT SNOW Member
    Messages: 74






    :laughing:.....Agreed...Nobody wants to hear the truth the Fisher is the "Best"...(all you Boss owners this is a joke so calm down)....



    Maybee there should be a hybrid of the Meyers and Boss and we can call it the Meybo...Birdseeded can fab one up for us......Thumbs Up
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The manufacturer has nothing to do with it, any vee will be faster than a straight blade.

    But it's not the Vee that creates the speed in most situations it's the scoop configuration.

    Hiniker's Scoop plow is as efficient has the vees with out all the hydraulics. They just won't work as well for drift country.

    For most snowplowers the clean up advantages of the scoop is what provides the efficiency.

    The box wing plows (DD's expanding triplets or Snoway's R series) are even more efficient and better snow movers in the straight blade configuration.
     
  20. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    JT I was just giving you a hard time. Thumbs Up

    Basher you're right the v is a different animal than a straight blade. I looked into the Blizzard Power Plow but after reading the dealer support issues and my local meyer/blizzard dealer being arrogant I decided not to go there.

    If we had a fisher or western dealer around I would have considered the XLS or Wideout.