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can a v-blade that doesn't have a trip edge trip when its in a V formation?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rodney57104, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. rodney57104

    rodney57104 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am just about to buy a v-blade and got to thinking. If I have it in the scoop mode and hit something solid I think I'm coming to a stop? anyone have this problem?
     
  2. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Very subjective and been covered a million times. try searching this forum for the answer but in short some say no and some say yes. im with the yes catagory, it will trip
     
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    It trips...no worries
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Fisher is the ONLY full trip V blade.......thats why I bought one.:D
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Fixed your post :waving:
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I have had a Boss V not trip in the angle position. It pretty much knocked me out. It was a paved lot and there were some bad pot holes filled with gravel. Needless to say the blade dug in and I don't remember much from there. Amazingly I didn't break a thing. I have not had a problem in the scoop but any blade is vulnerable when angled or scooped. Maybe the Fisher is better but I've had good luck with the Boss.
     
  7. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Fisher and Western have a trip edge. The Boss has full wing trip, so basically it wont trip in scoop, however the hydraulics are designed to relieve/pop on a severe impact. I purchased a salt spreader from a guy who totaled a Boss V in scoop on a sewer cap. It stoped the truck, bent the frame on his Ford truck as well. He got the truck fixed and had a brand new Boss V. He had his seat belt on, he was lucky. I dont know if the plow was set up properly, However a Fisher or Western would just trip the one edge and keep moving.
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    My Snoway Vee trips in full scoop.
     
  9. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    As does my Boss. It trips in every position!!

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2007
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    Yes, it will trip in every position.
    Iv'e been running one for 10 years.


    It is a Myth. Who told you it (a V plow) will not trip?
     
  11. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    trip

    it will trip when the rear axle flips over the top of the blade when you hit it hard enough .
     
  12. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Important tip JD Dave....... Wear your seat belt at all times.
     
  13. kwegman003

    kwegman003 Member
    Messages: 65

    im thinking about getting a 7ft6in V and was wondering the same thing.