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Hey Boss...VBX8000 extension

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by John_DeereGreen, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714

    Since releasing the VBX9000 as just a taller version of the 8000...how about helping those of us that would like to retain flexibility in the fleet.

    Make a molded plastic extension that adds 1-1.5 yards of capacity that goes right on top of the 8000. Figure out a way to use the existing lift points as a locking and attachment system, extend the top screen sensor to the top of the extension, mold the tarp holders in and tada, a 3-3.5 yard box that can go on a 450/550, or be converted back to a standard 2 yard box for pickups.

    I'd happily pay 1500 bucks for something like this, just for the flexibility of it.
  2. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Thank you for your feedback Jarrett. We have shared your request with our product development team.
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,973

    Is the new 3 yard salter not any longer??? It's just taller?
  4. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    The VBX8000 will continued to be a offered as a 2 yard spreader and the VBX9000 as a larger capacity 3 yard.
  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714

    Thank you! Tell them to hurry up, I need it by fall! Haha.

    What are the hopper dimensions of the 9000 compared to the 8000?

    I'm just going off pictures here and eyeball measurements when I came up with this idea. The hoppers appear to be the same length.
  6. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Hopper Length
    - VBX 8000: 96"
    - VBX 9000: 107"

    Hopper Height
    - VBX 8000: 38"
    - VBX 9000: 49"

    Hopper Width
    - VBX 8000: 48"
    - VBX 9000: 48"

    - VBX 8000: 600lbs (auger) 650lbs (pintle)
    - VBX 9000: 710lbs (auger) 760lbs (pintle)