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Boss V plow - Busting Drifts?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by dingo151, May 14, 2009.

  1. dingo151

    dingo151 Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 17

    Hey!

    I'm considering up grading my straight blade to a V Boss. The reason is I have a few accounts that have some nasty drifts on their driveways. I'm wondering if by going from a straight 7.5 to a 9.5 V if I'll gain much drift busting ability?

    Thanks
    Dean
     
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I have busted thru some big drifts before with mine. Just be careful that they aren't hard packed/wet/frozen. You'll mess up your truck. How big of a truck do you have? I have a 8'2'' poly vee and I love it. Are you thinking a poly or steel? XT or regular vee?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The only thing you sometimes need to worry about is when you bust through the drift and back up you don't get to much snow behind the plow backing up.
     
  4. dingo151

    dingo151 Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 17

    I've got a 2002 2500 Dodge Cummins. The blade that I'm looking at is a 2001 - 9'2" RT2 'V' Blade Plow it's a steel plow, regular V, I think? The gut that has it had it mounted on a 3500 but I think I can put some timbrens on the front and pack the extra weight.
     
  5. Troybaseball21

    Troybaseball21 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 87

    I've got a 9'2" V steel on my 05 2500. Surprisingly the front of the truck only drops an inch. I actually measured it after I put the plow on. I think the weight of the plow is on 838lbs excluding the mount. The truck in my sig is what I am running. I went from a Hiniker 8'6" v which weighted 928lb before the mount, so going bigger and lighter is a benefit for me.
     
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I go through drifts with the V in the scoop position. Some Timbrens and about 600 lbs in the back would be a good idea.
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Interesting.......

    I love my Vee. Bought it for two particular accounts. One is 1/2 mile road through a blueberry field beside a lake. One little dip usually has two feet of snow in. It's fun to blast through in Vee.

    The other is a "up a hill around a corner" deal. Drifting is not so bad, except sometimes at the top, but it's nice to knock it out in Vee.
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If you go through them with the truck in a forward gear, that isn't necessary. :cool:
     
  9. BrewCityTommy

    BrewCityTommy Member
    Messages: 38

    does anyone have a preference between ploy or steel? i know the poly is suposed to let snow slide off more smoothly and its the same color all the way through, so it looks good even with scuffs and knicks...but i can imagine its as strong as the steel....what do you guys think, poly or steel-what do you go with, help a newbie
     
  10. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    The Boss poly blades are as impact resistant as the steel ones but, they do have a tendency to fade when exposed to light for a period of time. Then they become pink!! When people ask me what I would buy, I always say poly!! Oh, and Boss discontinued the poly v plow (the non XT version) this year. So you can only get the Boss poly V in the XT version now unless your dealer has any left over or they got any of Boss' leftovers.
     
  11. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I think getting a V will be great, Also I favor steel. I am not a big fan of the poly. They weigh more as well as fade. I have thought to myself a few times when I have dented my blade what would have happened if it was poly.

    9.2 V steel.
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Somewhere around here there is a pic of a branch through a poly blade. Many people say the poly blades are no better at shedding sticky snow, maybe even worse.