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Boss Wideout

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by DCS MN, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Did anyone use a wide out this year?
    How did it work?
    My main concern is the rubber cutting edge as opposed to Blizzards metal one.
    Any thoughts or suggestions.
    I am buying a new plow for a truck I just picked up and on my other truck I run a Boss with wings but would like the ability to flaten the blade.
  2. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Did you mean a Western Wideout? I have heard good feed back on the Fisher XLS, which is it's sister.
  3. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    What ever Boss's is called, Western, Fisher, any of them with the rubber edge hydrolic wings.
    There all the same company now Blizzard still uses metal edges and the others use rubber.

    Pros and cons????
  4. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Boss doesnt have anything with expandable wings, yet. However, they do have fixed wings that work very well. They just arent able to move in and out.
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    plowed with a guy with a western wideout and he loved it and i loved looking at it:jester:... scraped well and was real fast.
  6. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    My bad, I thought they all had the extendable wings.
    I have a boss with wings,
    I just want to know how the metal extendable wings(blizzard) vs rubber(western, fisher)
  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I had great results with my wideout...will possibly be adding another 1 to my fleet next winter... ..I did not run the stock wing edges, so i cant say from personal experience how they work... before it went out the 1rst time, I had installed some U edges that i purchased from jerre herre. They seem like they will last as long as the steel center. Personally, I feel the slight disadvantage they may have for scraping compared to steel, is made up for in safety and wear n tear on the truck/plow wings. The edges also have a molded-in curb gaurd to them, unlike the stock edges.

    P.S. I have heard rumors of steel wing edges for the XLS/Wideout may be available soon, if not already?
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  8. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I have a wideout and swear by it. Once you plow with one, you won't plow with anything else.
  9. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    man i saw the title and got all excited thinking that boss came out with an expandable wing plow that no one knew about :realmad:
  10. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

  11. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I'm sorry for getting everybody excited, I had one already bought for next year in my head but opps...:dizzy:
  12. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    haha its all good. were just dreaming anyways, from what it looks like i dont think boss will habve one in the near future. might be hanging a white plow off my truck in another year or to.,