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Half Ton's with V-Plows?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by plowguy43, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Hey guys, been slow in here but am wanting to see how many of you are running V Plows on half tons? If you are running a combo, please post up a picture I'm really interested to see how the different half tons hold a V-plow.

    Please no bashing, let's see them!
     
  2. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I know one guy who has a 04 dodge with the 7' 6" boss v, it's held up ok, but he babies it
     
  3. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
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  4. MattsMowingOH4

    MattsMowingOH4 Member
    Messages: 55

    I have a 2014 Siverado 1500 Double Cab with a 8'2'' Boss VXT. With a 2.25'' Leveling spacer and ballast in the back it dose great. On lighter snows I will even throw my Boss wings on from my DXT! I have always had a half-ton in fleet. I don't have any pictures currently but I always update my thread with fleet pictures once a year.
     
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Nice, I'd love to see that setup! Guy nearby has a Tundra and it handles the Boss plow well. I'm assuming since the Boss is fairly light most half tons would hold them ok.
     
  6. MattsMowingOH4

    MattsMowingOH4 Member
    Messages: 55

    I don't know about light it's a 785lbs plow and another 100lbs with the wings. I do enjoy my heated seats, mirrors, and backup camera that my other work trucks do not have!
     
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    If I hadnt had Fishrr push plates and wirring given to me I would have got wo h a Boss V on my Tundra.
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Yes not "light" but definitely lighter than other V Plows. Seeing as some 7'6" straight blades are nearly 700lbs, having a wider V Plow that weighs a little more is worth it IMO.
     
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    The 7.5' XV2 weighs 914lb. What is the point of making a 7.5' plow that is way to heavy for a 1/2 ton truck? Like I've said before, Fisher should make an 8' V plow that weighs around 700lb for 1/2 tons.
     
  10. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
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  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Boss also makes 7.5' V that weighs around 700lb. I just don't think 7.5' would be quite wide enough. I know with a straight blade going from a 7.5' to an 8' makes a huge difference.
     
  12. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
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    You are right, but add a set of wings, which would add minimal weight, you've got a pretty good sized plow that can move quite a bit of snow for a half-ton.
     
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    When I was looking into Boss V plows the dealer told me that adding wings to a 7.5' would make it heavier than the 8'2".
     
  14. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
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    I guess that's possible, but I haven't done the research to see how much Boss wings weigh. I'm guessing that pro wings don't weigh that much. I've checked Snowdogg's website, and I could find their wings before, but I can't find them at the moment to compare (their website sucks). But for arguments sake, if the wings weigh 50 lbs. a piece, you're adding an additional 100 lbs, but you've gained an entire two feet worth of snow removal. I don't know, I guess it's all relative when considering that 700 lbs, is probably plenty on a half-ton vehicle, so an additional 100 lbs. could be a huge difference. Especially considering how much more weight there will be when the plow is full and pushing snow.
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    That's how I felt about it. I didn't want to go over 750lb but, another 50lb probably wouldn't make a huge difference.
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    how about......?

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  17. Yankee

    Yankee Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Here I am stressing about putting a 720lb fisher on my 2013 Sierra 1500. when I went in to buy the truck they said they couldn't put an HD on a 1500, I told them if it wasn't rugged enough to plow I didn't need it so they rigged up a 7.5HD (630LB) right away. 7.5 is just a little too small. Any issues with your front end? Thanks.
     
  18. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    I ended up putting Timbrens - new HD Springs - HD shocks and its held up for now. This was AFTER I also believed a 1500/150 could handle putting a 700lbs-ish plow on it! It eventually tore up the front end and this was with a Boss Standard straight blade. Went through a hub, two spindles, and other misc parts! My F-350 handles my Boss DXT fine though! Just my opinion - well - actually experience.
     
  19. RIRAM2500HD

    RIRAM2500HD Senior Member
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    Messages: 106

    I simply can't justify putting a 8' plow on any 1/2 ton. But that's just me.
     
  20. b&esnowremoval

    b&esnowremoval Junior Member
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    I have a 7' 6" Boss V on my 2014 Ram 1500 and we have the same plow on a Tundra that's been on for 3 years with no issues. This will be the first year for the Ram. Fawr is 4000 on the Tundra and 3900 for the Ram but with a little extra ballast I don't see an issue. The only thing I was worried about was the electronic power steering but I've seen a few other Rams with them last year and talked to guy that did commercial with it and he said zero issues so far. From what the dealer said it's not a weight issue on the steering but rather an issue with both the plow and EPS both demanding power at the same time, if that becomes an issue I'll put in a diesel dual battery setup and heavy duty alt...
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015