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Boss plows, Good or bad

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by zippi, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. zippi

    zippi Banned
    Messages: 6

    Boss plows, Good or bad
     
  2. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Boss is really popular around my area. I'd say they are just as good as any of the other top brand plows. Their pro plows are very similar to a western pro. I have never used one, but a lot of guys around here swear by them. Its like trucks: some guys like ford others like dodge, and some people even like chevy. lol:D
     
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Boss-for me its been good.Id buy another .
     
  4. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Absolute garbage!!:realmad:
     
  5. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Foz

    Thats all you have to say.....Do you have anything like a story or something to back that BOLD statement.....
     
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    very good
     
  7. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    '03 8'2" V-boss steel moldboard

    $4600.00 installed in Pa....w/joystik

    vboss.jpg
     
  8. Santo

    Santo Banned
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  9. Santo

    Santo Banned
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  10. JeffY

    JeffY Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Love the Boss, have seven Boss plows; two 9'2" and five 8"2. We also have just one Western plow. All plows are V-blade.
     
  11. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    No trip edge on the boss

    The Fish has one , and Im looking to DEMO one some time soon even if it's on dry surface.
     
  12. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    3 years old and no problems.


    Knock on wood...

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  13. ROSELAWN

    ROSELAWN Member
    Messages: 78

    I run all Fisher plows but Boss is a very good plow and has a respectable history with people that use them.
     
  14. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    Santo, Boss does have a trip edge on their straight blades. I have a 7.5' trip edge and love it.
     
  15. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    While I don't run them personally,most of the ones we see are for maintenance only.They hold up very well,and have an excellent hydraulic system.I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.
     
  16. Plow Babe

    Plow Babe Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    We have an 8.5 straight blade on one of our pickups, this will be our sixth winter plowing with it - great blade, very strong. The only problems we have had with it was last season we had to replace a solonoid, also our rookie operator did not check the bolts, some got loose, and he just kept plowing until the whole blade was hanging off the frame, and he trashed the cylinder so we had to replace it.

    Overall, we are very happy with the Boss, and would buy another one if we were looking for that type of blade.

    The blade-trip / trip-edge thing is personal preference and what works best for you.
     
  17. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Micah;

    We purchase 2 10 Ft Vee plows last season to put on GMC 5500, had hydraulic leaks, solenoid go bad, head section replaced on both plows due to ovaling out of the hole for pin, welds cracked or broke on both plows where wings join to the head section, absolutely s#^! service from the dealer, and no help from Boss until new dealer took over, & I am still waiting on replacement parts! The last of the 2 trucks went tonight to get the Boss replace with a 9'-6" Western Vee.....now 6 trucks with all Western Plows...I wouldn't put a Boss plow on for free!!!!!!!!
     
  18. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Foz

    Now I can see wher you are coming from.
    That must have sucked bad!!!
     
  19. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    I meant the V's , they dont,

    I believe the Fish has one.
     
  20. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    I meant the Vbgrove.

    Do you have the RT3 standard hitch or theSmartHitch????????