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Boss V XT plowing a gravel driveway

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by hemipower5.7, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. hemipower5.7

    hemipower5.7 Member
    Messages: 43

    how does a V XT handle a gravel driveway, like encountering an obsticle?
     
  2. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Make sure you have your seat belt on:waving:
     
  3. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    like dog ****
     
  4. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Gravel no problem, Obstickle huge problem.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What type of gravel? If it's pea gravel it will suck all year. If it's other kinds once it freezes it will plow ok,unless the road is bumpy .
     
  6. hemipower5.7

    hemipower5.7 Member
    Messages: 43

    so best bet is a fisher Xtreme V?
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No.Boss!!!
     
  8. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Frozen gravel :nod:
    Unfrozen gravel:eek:
     
  9. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    yes fisher!!
     
  10. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Let the plow go down then once its on the ground give it a click or two up and you'll be fine. My private drive is gravel. I plow mine with my vee. I just let the plow down the give it a click up so your not pushing gravel the first few times until the base is setup' then I can set it on the ground and leave it.
     
  11. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Every plow sucks when ecountering an obstacle. Asking which plow is better here is like asking which truck is better, Ford or Chevy.
     
  12. LUCKY 7

    LUCKY 7 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    This is the answer (above). It's just fine until you have to plow a spring snow after the frost is gone... then it's not so much fun.
     
  13. That's what the trip is for.

    Oh Wait, The Boss doesn't trip.:confused:

    You could always chain it up.

    Nope, Scratch that, Can't do that on a Boss either. ;)

    Get a Western / Fisher

    Use a Pipe Edge until the ground is frozen.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  14. hemipower5.7

    hemipower5.7 Member
    Messages: 43

    I like the boss alot. the fisher has its advantages, but then so does the boss i mostly am going to be plowing blacktop but have a large gravel parking lot and a long gravel driveway, my dealers are another reason i have bought trailers from the dealership that sells boss, but i am not really fond of the fisher dealer. i guess it just comes down to the trip if boss v's had a trip edge i would def. but boss
     
  15. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    the boss is the only plow on the market. who wants to have a 800 pound plow slamming up and down on the front of their truck with every bump they hit. thats alot of wear and tear.
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Uhhh....What?
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Plowing gravel before it has frozen is not fun regardless of plow brand. While the trip edge on the Fisher is good, it's not perfect. I have bent more than one trip edge on mine. To me, the numerous advantages of the Boss vs the Fisher far outweigh the absence of the trip edge. You have only one gravel lot in your entire route. Take it easy, and you'll be fine.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    this is a big factor. You WILL be in to see him if you buy the XV.
     
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You should do some research before you continue to post incorrect information and REALLY put your foot in your month.
     
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    We've had good luck with Boss V's and we plow around 1.5 acres of gravel every storm with them.