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Fisher EZ-V or Boss Vee?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by weeman97, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    ok please dont hurt me:blush2:! i dont want to start a brand war so please dont! i'm just new to V plows and lookin for what best suits my needs. i have watched both videos on both Boss and Fisher sites. boss was not as informative as fisher so. back to you guys PROS and CONS on these two plows! sorry if im annoying!!!!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Like my Boss 8.2 v plow

    Toby likes the Sno-Way v plow
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    No, this won't start a brand war at all. LOL
     
  4. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    i dont want a brand war. i just want personal opinions from people that have personally USED both plows. i dont care what one is better. i just want to try and get more info on both of them.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    Sno-way Veeeee....

    ;)


    Boss over fisher = no brainer...

    Boss, faster, no chain = better...:D

    It doesn't even matter if the fisher dealer lives next door...


    jmo.... don't hurt me.... hammer......
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    SNOWAY VEE, very similar to the Boss only Double acting cylinders and Down Pressure.
     
  7. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    but dont trip edges save transmissions???? HAHAHAHA:drinkup: on back to topic
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    I agree.. It will probably be my next plow...

    :rolleyes: lol
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Yes if you hit a transmission with a trip edge it will hold up better then running in to it with a full trip:nod:
     
  10. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    ROFLMAO :jester:
     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That was really funny LOL.
     
  12. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    nice one basher. :D lmao
     
  13. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I used both last year and I like the trip edge on the fisher but I like the Speed and reliability of the hydros on the boss Vs better.
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Has no bearing on the issue if its your own. You've got bigger probems then.. :jester:



    In no particular order:

    Boss V pro's

    Less valves/coils/wiring & hoses
    No manual effort to mount/dismount as long as the ground is reasonably level.
    All the advantages of cylinder lift (if thats what you like)
    Hydros very well weather protected
    Easiest vee to fix/diagnose
    Powder coating generally long lasting
    Fast/reliable hydros
    Rolls snow well
    No jack needed while detached
    Very intuitive wiring. Can make truck transfers easier and less expensive (no multiple harness's/Isolation modules/adapters)
    Can run any RT3 series Boss plow (straight or vee) with no changes/upgrades to the truck side (not even controller)
    Fair/good resale value (can be geographically dependent though)
    Slightly lighter in weight than a comparably sized EZ-V if FAWR is a concern on the application

    Boss V cons
    No trip edge (if thats what you want)
    Need Smart Lock option if you do much back dragging
    Pre-'08 plow lights occasionally explode on impact

    EZ-V pro's
    Trip edge (again if thats what you want)
    Double acting wing cylinders (no need for optional cyl for BD)
    Mechanical attachment system (if electric attachment scares you)
    Decently laid out hand held controller. (can be matter of opinion)

    EZ-V cons
    MM2 can be a headache to attach/remove depending upon conditions
    Hydros aren't weather covered (easier water intrusion)
    Wiring can be expensive (and a pain) at transfer time in the future (depending on what your switching it to)
    Hydros aren't as quick as they could be
    Generally replacement Fisher parts cost more than Boss
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Pre-'08 plow lights occasionally explode on impact

    What am I hitting that they are exploding?
     
  16. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    I take it your looking at a used plow as the EZ-V is no longer in production, it was replaced by the X-V. X-V has faster hydraulics then Boss, double acting cylinders give better wing control, back drag edge an option as well as wings.


    Bill
     
  17. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    no i'm buyin new...sorry for mis-naming
     
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    When asking for comparisons it does help to have the terminology correct...but doesn't change the list much:


     
  19. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    B&B thanks for ya imput....and sorry about the wrong terminology
     
  20. BK Hammer

    BK Hammer Member
    Messages: 64

    My XV hydraulics are very fast, hand-held controller works great (scoop and V positions with only one button)

    The angling rams are larger in diameter than boss-great plow and I like the trip edge because there is no snow loss when it trips. The blade rolls snow exceptionally well and it scrapes really good due to the steep attack angle. My plow was a gen one and had cutting edge and controller problems nearly from the start, but Fisher warrantied everything wrong and I have had no breakdowns since.