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Boss or Meyer ?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 3311, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. 3311

    3311 Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Have looked at both.The Boss V XT and the new Meyer V2. Does anyone have any good input on these plows to help me decide?:rolleyes:
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The boss is a proven design, lots of happy users. The Meyer is a brand new unit with little or no track record, so its still an unknown.
     
  3. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    x2 for the boss. A very proven plow. while meyers looks decent from the pictures I saw the other day it is still new. IMO its a hands down choice
     
  4. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    x3 for The Boss. The shop i get my stuff from is owned by a guy ive known since high school. He always give it to me strait. He sells Meyer and Boss. Told me he likes the Boss plowes better than the Meyers but LOVES selling the Meyers because in the end he makes more off a guy who bought a Meyer, caues that guy always comes back for parts and repairs.

    He also told me the most common replacement part on The Boss is the plow stand, people forget to put them up after hooking up the plow and rip them off.

    If you buy a Meyer, buy the emergency parts kit, you will probably need it. We still have some meyer stuff, and replacement parts and tools in the truck for them.
     
  5. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    :nod::nod::nod::nod:
     
  6. jeff52984

    jeff52984 Member
    Messages: 99

    I have heard great things about the boss xt go with it
     
  7. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    The Boss is a good choice, but so is the Meyer, as far as the Meyer V2 being new..... its been around for 30 years! Yup this blade design was Diamonds original V plow, very sturdy, great lateral strength which is the weakest point in everybody else's design. The lift and push beams are the very durable and popular MD hitch system, which is the most economical to upfit to your next truck. The pump is a much more dependable pump than on Meyer's last offering of a V-Plow. I expect those who are pushing with a V plow will be taking notice in a few years when these already proven blades will still be straight and there's may not be. If you want to really get the low down on these blades, ask the guys in Maine who are still using the old Diamond V-Blades, there probably tell you that they have seen several hanging off of Minute Mount lifts!

    Good luck with your choice, either way you can't go wrong.

    Jay
     
  8. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Im going to go with.... The BOSS
     
  9. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    bossssssss.
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I was going to write something silly about the Meyer being a pretty yellow color, but instead I'll share some observations. Hinge design. I have a Fisher XV. IMO the weakest point of a Vee plow is the hinge. I would add my opinion is fairly valid, in that my hinge failed, and I personally know a dozen guys who's XV hinge have failed. Fisher had a good, solid hinge on the EZ-V. Not real sexy, but dependable. When they switched to the XV, they went to the Western MVP design. Not good. Do a little searching or reading if you have doubts. I looked a Boss V-XT over this summer. Immediately, the hinge was obviously far superior. Not a little better, mulch better. This is an observation backed up buy guys here that have Boss V-plows. No hinge issues. The new Meyer hinge looks better than the XV, but it doesn't compare to the Boss. At least not in the pics. Also, the Meyer uses a rubber piece between the blades at the cutting edge. Everyone else has gone to formed steel.

    People have their own opinions on which brand is best, worst, reliable, garbage, etc. Most of these opinions are formed by folks that have only owned or used one brand of plow. I have not owned either a Boss nor a Meyer, so I won't comment to that effect.

    At least you are checking around before buying. I wish I had done that.

    Happy shopping, good luck.
     
  11. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Unless I missed it, I didn't see this question posted in the Meyer area....leads me to believe you are pretty close to making up your mind.