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flared V plow or non flared

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by palatineplowboy, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. palatineplowboy

    palatineplowboy Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    hi all i am currently using a 8 foot western straight blade but currently in the process of buying a 2011 chevy 3500hd duramax dually with a flatbed and i was planning on putting a new snowdogg v plow on it from what i heard they are discontinuing the VX model which is not flared ends with the VXF model which is flared my question is is there any pros to the flare v plow or not the VX is cheaper from my local dealer which appeals to me but overall i just would like to know if there are any pros to the flare and how everyone likes the snowdogg plows

    Thanks
     
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    The flared ends will help in rolling the snow higher off the end of the plow moving it further. Will it make a huge difference? On bigger lots it will and depends how high the ends are. Our Extreme v's aren't very tall compared to a BOSS vxt or even a Myer's.
     
  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    I have been thinking about this as we have 1 boss 9.2 VXT and 3 other boss flat top v blades. I was trying to think of cons for the xt blades, and all I could come up with is that it has extra weight, and if you do highway driving, may block more air. Honestly I couldnt come up with anything else. They do windrow higher and farther so its good in deep snow, and has a bit more carrying capacity in scoop. We will be going xt from now on, unless there is some crazy price difference.
     
  4. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    Buddy has 3 boss reg v's. He bought a vxt 3 to 4 yrs ago and traded in after 2 months for a reg v. His big issue was he couldn't line the 2 blades straight all the time due to not having a straight top. 18 yrs experience and went back. I don't know if the change was bothering him or is it was a real issue.

    Imo unless you are plowing at higher speeds the flare won't change how it throws.
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    As for Snow Dogg.....

    I purchased a 7.5hd for our ford f-150 and was pleased with the contruction of the plow, ease of installation, and the ease of mounting and dis-mounting.

    For the price point, I was sketchy on the quality of the plow, but it's just as good or better than any comparable brand, so I think you'll be happy with the V.



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  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Im with white Gardens and I have a non flared VX95. Plow is built well (over 1000lbs with mount), I want the new VXF as I plow post storm and encounter some large drifts and banks from town trucks- my plow handles it fine, but the flare would be better.

    Only downside for me is clearing mailboxes as the wing height plus marker will hit them as I try to clear below them. My current plow goes ok but the markers always hit and have even moved some boxes around. Other than that nothing.
     
  7. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    IMO, it's like a parachute.

    Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
     
  8. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i run fisher and love them that just my opinion
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I know this doesn't answer your question but why are you looking at V's over a wideout type. I have 3 V blades and one Blizzard 810 and I will take the Blizzard everyday over a V blade.
     
  10. palatineplowboy

    palatineplowboy Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    thank you all for your input much how which is very helpful and to why i dont buy an extendable plow i dont feel like it will stack snow as high and in my lots i need them stacked high since i dont have many places to stack it to begin with unless im wrong with that assumption but every wideout ive seen havent stacked snow as well as a V IMO
     
  11. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,255

    Plowboy get a wideout or blizzard expandable.... stacking snow will not be an issue i can stack piles 10+ high no prob with the wideout.... I got both and just installed wings on my V cause it just dosn't compair to the wideout... productivity is unmatched hands down
     
  12. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    I have used the flat top V, and now I have a BOSS V_XT. Not a huge difference, but I don't feel the need for the rubber flap because of the XT top.

    I does windrow a bit farther too.
     
  13. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Have 2 flat top boss's and 2 VXT boss's. The flat tops work fine for what we do. I guess we dont really have accounts where we need to throw the snow..just get it to the end and stack it..and when you cant stack it high enough anymore that what the loaders are for. The flared wings sure do look bad a** though! I have one account that is all street work and I guess thats where the VXT shines. I can almost get it to there garage doors if you drive fast enough! lol
     
  14. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Why would an expandable plow not stack as well as a V?
     
  15. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,255

    My thoughts exactly
     
  16. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    The v's outward extend farther when stacking which makes the pile higher.
     
  17. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,255

    I have both plows and theres no difference
     
  18. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    So your saying a a wideout (or similiar) blade extends as high as a v plow? Because I think a basic tape measure shows different.
     
  19. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The mount on a Western V and wideout are virtually the same. The plow will stack until the A frame hits the headset. I think they would stack pretty close to the same but wouldn't say that 100%. I feel stacking snow is one of the hardest things on a truck and try not to do it. 6-7' is plenty high for me.
     
  20. potskie

    potskie Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 769

    This has been my observation with fisher products as well. I can stack just as well with my XLS as I could with an XV I just don't because it beats the piss out of my truck.