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finally got the wings installed

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by turbo5560, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    took from my phone and the truck is DIRTY, but got the wings on a couple weeks ago and finally got a little snow to plow. Man these wings are awesome! I'd say it cuts 20-40% off a lot time depending on the lot.

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  2. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 358

    Looks awesome, I love that truck. Your satisfied so far?
     
  3. 01PStroker

    01PStroker Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    If u don't mind me askin how much did you pay for those wings approx. im thinkin about gettin some for my 8'2" v??????
     
  4. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    very satisfied so far. only thing is that it seems to make the plow trip when pushing into piles

    I paid about $600 from Equipment Specialists www.equipmentspecialistsinc.com call and ask for Jim
     
  5. ShadeScapesInc.

    ShadeScapesInc. Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 34

    Anybody running these wings on a v with the new style cutting edges? do you have to cut off the curb guards or make a notch in the wing cutting edge? Not trying to hijack your thread, just wondering.
     
  6. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    ya i have the new style with the curb guards, you just have to take a saw jaw or hack saw and notch in the wings cutting edge. Not a big deal at all. It even says in the directions how boss recommends you do it.
     
  7. 01PStroker

    01PStroker Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Thank you i will check it out!!!!!
     
  8. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Once you have wings you will never plow without them. Looking good
     
  9. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    i plow almost always with the wings on, except a couple condo places where the places are too narrow for a plow with wings, but when you take the wings off it feels like you are losing half a plow!
     
  10. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 559

    Whats the overall width of that blade with those wings now?

    sweet rig
     
  11. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    i think the wings are each 11". So with an 8'2" plow that would bring the plow to exactly 10' i believe!
     
  12. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 559

    Those must feel like night and day comparatively, can we see a pic in scoop with the wings
     
  13. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, have fun with it.
     
  14. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    sure here are a couple... hopefully you can see the full potential with a picture.

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  15. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 559

    i have a western straight blade with wings and they are a world of a difference and they are 6" each but im really looking into the boss v with wings looks really impressive,
     
  16. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I have a 7'6" fisher on my truck and I made wings last year. It is now 9'4" and I love them. Would never go back! Like you say, it cuts way down on plowing time and obviously, then, there are fuel savings as well!
     
  17. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    How long does it take to connect/disconnect each wing and how much do they weigh? Do you find yourself leaving them on all storm or taking them off to go down the road?
     
  18. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    They weigh 30 lbs a piece, roughly, It takes about 10 seconds per side to take on and off.
    The biggest problem is the installation, not that it's difficult... but i put a whole plow together faster than i put these wings on a plow. But consider that i'm not the most mechanical and i have been around boss plows for a while and know how they go together and i have never seen wings before i got them. But there is a lot of adjusting everything to make the wings fit right...
    They say to take the wings off while going down the road but i leave them on, biggest thing is they aren't the best for tight areas all the time.
     
  19. DARCO_PM

    DARCO_PM Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 19

    Any pics?! Please!
     
  20. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    you think it makes that big of difference even though you got a v?