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Boss Pricing....

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by fiveptohh, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    So I have been shopping out new plows for the last week. I have been quoted $5200 for a new 8'6" Fisher XV2 in stainless not installed plus tax. I went and looked at the new Boss DXT 8'2" stainless and the best price so far is $6600.00 not installed plus tax.

    So is the Boss DXT worth $1400.00 more than the Fisher..? Seems like a lot more to shell out for a plow. Boss isn't even in the same ballpark price wise.

    Any comments and opinions would be great to hear one way or the other.
     
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,181

    Come price it in Canada...it'll make you feel better.
     
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,321

    The Boss and Fisher are two different beast but both are good plows. I've been looking at V's for about two years, talked to people, read up on the them, spent a lot of time crawling all over them seeing how they're put together and I ordered a DXT this past Wednesday. In my case money wasn't an issue, besides the construction and engineering differences dealer support was equally important.
    The $6600.00 is a good price, you may do better by going to a truck upfitter that is also a Boss distributor becasue they have more room to work with than a dealer. A friend of mine also just bought a DXT, he got his from a distributor and paid about $500 less than I did. As attractive as a great deal is you'll also lose dealer support from the local guy. For example, if you had a need for parts after hours during a storm and you bought for the local guy he should be willing to come in and help you out, if you bought from a distributor you won't get a hold of anyone, you're not a big account and they just don't care about small guys. Also if you went to the local dealer after buying from a distributor for after hours support they'd probably tell you to piss off due to not buying from them and not being a loyal customer.
     
  4. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

  5. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I seem to think that money is always a issue...I just don't see the $1400.00 to be worth it. The boss is a completely different plow but is it better than the Fisher..? I am not so sure.

    As far as needing parts after hours I am not really concerned with that. I always have spare hoses and miscellaneous parts in my truck. I have been doing this way to long to know better than to rely on someone else to get me out of a jam.
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    That's crazy price. Keep shopping. The Boss and DD are both high quality period.
     
  7. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    plow

    Call jim at equipment specialist it will b cheaper
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    Stay away from CPW.....unless u like it from...
     
  9. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    You were right!! Thanks for the infoThumbs Up
     
  10. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Jim has outstanding pricing for sure.Other than for appearance though,I really don't know why anybody would spend all that extra for stainless.You're only getting a stainless moldboard,everything else is painted red mild steel.:confused:
     
  11. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    While I agree its honestly not a whole lot more to upgrade to the stainless. And 4 years from now the stainless moldboard will still look nice and not rusted and chipped from missing paint.
     
  12. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I ordered the 8'2" Boss DXT Stainless this morning from Equipment Specialist in VA. They had the best price by far and they were a pleasure to deal with on the phone. It should be here by this Wednesday.
     
  13. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    No problem I have bought lots of plows through jim good guy no problems I am in the market for a dxt soon. Good luck^^^
     
  14. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I saved $1400.00 I could not believe it. Our local dealers are greedy..haha
     
  15. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    I just pm'd you didnt realize you did the deal with joe already lol...
     
  16. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Sure did thanks for the great deal!!!!!
     
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Stainless Steel is softer so it dents and gouges easier. Make sure to loosen the SS skin to clean the crap out and spray protection in the overlapping areas. We see a high degree of rust where the SS overlaps the mild steel trapping moisture and contaminates.
     
  18. fiveptohh

    fiveptohh Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I love the idea of loosening the SS skin and spraying protection..what do you use or reccomend..?

    Also I thought that stainless steel was stronger than mild steel...I know when I have tried to drill stainless steel it was hard as hell to drill through.
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Different grades of SS, different types of hard, impact vs abrasion. When you drill do you use oil:nono:not on stainless it will work harden try wax or Fluid Film.
     
  20. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Personally i would go with the boss. Boss plows have the warranty and the technology to back you up when you need it. I also am a boss fanatic and have spent alot of time looking at all sorts of different plows and ended up choosing boss. Before you buy consider the warranty...grade of steel...parts to break...and proven track record with each... i dont have the stainless DXT but i do have the poly DXT and i think its going to do wonders this year.