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Choosing a plow for my needs

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GreenscapesWV, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. GreenscapesWV

    GreenscapesWV Junior Member
    from wv
    Messages: 13

    Mainly doing 8 apartment complexes a couple dr offices and about 25 residential. I have a 2500hd crew cab 4700 front axles and was deciding between the boss powerv-xt or the super duty straight 7.6" plow steel. Any suggestions and input is appreciated. I am on these 2 plows so please dont suggest any other brands thanks
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    7 1/2 too small for such a BIG truck

    I use a 7 1/2 on my jeep and when angled I still run over the snow with my rear tires
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Boss 8.2 v plow will work.
     
  4. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    Sounds like you need another truck and plow:)
     
  5. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,530

    Based on the truck, you need at least 8'. If you are set on a v than the 8'2".
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I have the same truck and I run a 9'2" V-XT poly.
     
  7. GreenscapesWV

    GreenscapesWV Junior Member
    from wv
    Messages: 13

    is the v plow pretty low maintenance? any problems with it so far? also how does the truck react to the plow and ware on the truck from the plow? thanks
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No problems with it, of course if you plow like an idiot then things will break,
     
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Speaking from personal experience?
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I personal seen it done by other guys and not me.
     
  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I was joking
     
  12. GreenscapesWV

    GreenscapesWV Junior Member
    from wv
    Messages: 13

    i was thinking the v plow wouldbe too heavy for my truck but i see its only 100 lbs heavier on the boss site from the straight7.6" plow
     
  13. addictedtolands

    addictedtolands Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 12

    You will never go back to a straight blade after having a V. Punch holes through deep snow or banks, windrow, carry, to versatile to give up once you have one and get used to it.