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Deflector a must?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by CJSLAWNSERVICE, Oct 30, 2009.


    CJSLAWNSERVICE Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    just as the title says, is a deflector a must? I have never used a plow with one before, and yes sometimes the windshield gets covered.... but I would like to set up my new plow right! 8.2 V-xt . what do you all think? 150.00 for the kit
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    For me it's a must-have. I don't know how people plow without them to be honest.
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Definately worth it. You don't know what you're missing until you have one. BIG TIME difference.
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    I never used a plow with one if you ask me and lots of guys on here and on the street don't use them either
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    If it says anything, I often run trucks in my fleet that I flip/resell. If they don't have a deflector, I put one on, even if we only use the truck 1 or 2 times. I honestly don't know how some guys go without for so long.
  6. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i have always used them but i know they help especially if you dont have a tall blade with a good attack angle
  7. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I have one and think its a must have as well. The firs year I had my plow I didnt have a deflector and it was terrible.
  8. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I have one on my 7'6" straight and I love it, you still get a little on the windsheild with high speed pushing (school lots, ect.) but it's worth the money!
  9. Troybaseball21

    Troybaseball21 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 89

    Think of it as a feature to enhance the curl at the top of the plow to keep snow from flying on your windshield. I have used them on both of my plows and I have no complaints. They have also come on the plows that I bought, but from my experience I think they are great.
  10. StormRanger

    StormRanger Member
    from NorEast
    Messages: 72

    Do it up. Well worth it
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Man,I better get into the 21st century. I don't have smartlocks or a snow defector and hold my handheld controller.
  12. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    It will look like this and I wouldn't have a plow without it.

  13. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    i noticed a big difference expecially when doing long passes with speed. Less snow blowing up onto the windsheild.
  14. Steve G.

    Steve G. Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    you don't always have to buy one, you could make one with old rubber and bolts... I'm sure other guys have done it before and will chime in on there way of custom making themwesport
  15. CrazyCooter

    CrazyCooter Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I didn't want to pay the dealer price so I will be fabbing one and installing it myself. I had a fisher 8 1/2" Xblade on my last truck and often was plowing just by looking out the side windows on the long, private roads. Not to mention the windshield fogging and cleaning off. If you don't want to pay the Boss price you can use rubber or conveyor belt - sells for about $40 on ebay.
  16. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    I wouldnt even think of plowing without a deflector. I plow some lanes that are close to a half mile long. Between your ground speed and sometimes the wind, without a deflector the snows back on the windshield.

    I made the deflector on my V. Great thing is the instructions are available on the Boss Website and actually show the sizes to cut the belt, as well as the hardware required!


    I have about 20 bucks in this deflector..


    Next years project is a set of extensions...:cool:

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  17. saldana17

    saldana17 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I put a deflector on imediately. Only mine was from the Implement Dealer. I installed a 90" x 8" x 3/8" belt that would be
    used on farm machinery. Minimal cost with great results.

    94 Blazer - Boss plow
  18. ROsborne

    ROsborne Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I installed mine a couple of weeks after. Especially after going through 4 sets of wipers. I installed it and never had to change the wipers again.
  19. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,736

    fullsize blazer? lets see a pic
  20. saldana17

    saldana17 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I sold my 89 with the western and don't have photos.
    I just bought a Boss RT3 7 1/2 feet with a smarthitch.
    Will be putting one on shortly. I had to drill holes in the top
    of the blade and I have a belt drill bit for drilling hole that involve
    cloth in the belting. Learge frnder washers on top with 1/4 inch
    stainless bolts and locking nuts. Will post a photo.