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How Well Does A 7.5' V Plow Clear The Tires?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm looking for people that have experience with 7.5' V plows to give me some advise and information. I'm going to be buying a new truck this Summer and I'm pretty sure it's going to be a 2nd gen Tundra. I only have two driveways that I plow (sometimes 3) but, one is pretty long and the other has a big parking area I have to plow. I know I don't need a V plow but, I would really like to have one. My question is, how well will a 7.5' V plow clear the tires of a 1/2 ton truck when it's in V or scoop? If it won't clear the tires I'll probably end going with an 8' Fisher HD. I have scene people put 8'2" Boss V plows on Tundras but, I'm still not sure how I feel about having that much weight. If I get a Tundra it will be getting Bilstein 5100's and Timbrens. Thanks for any input you guys have.
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Idk about a v but I have a 7.5 on a 3/4 extended cab long bed and don't worry about it.

    You can always add wings
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm currently running a 7.5' Fisher strait blade on my Dad's Tundra and it clears the tires when angled. The Boss wings weigh 100lb so when you put them on a 7.5' Boss V it makes it weigh more than an 8'2" Boss V. So, I don't know what to do. I'm just trying to do all my home work before Fall when I go to buy a plow.
     
  4. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    What about a Meyer or snows off v. They're usually lighter
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm not a fan of Meyer plows. What's a "snows off" plow? If you mean Snow Dogg, the Snow Dogg 7.5' VMD weighs the same as a Boss V.
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Just bum back a touch from full scoop
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Snow dogg I'm on iPhone. What's wrong with Meyers? They're have a bad reputation for no reason.
     
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    True, I never thought of that.

    That might be true about Meyer but, I have heard a lot of bad things about them and the Meyer dealer in my area sucks.

    Thanks for posting that. I'll have to do some measuring before I buy a plow.
     
  10. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
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    Nothing to measure. Everything is online.

    A boss 7.5 V is 74" in scoop and a 2nd gen Tundra is 67.9" wide at the tires.
     
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the info. I never thought to look online but, I'm a little old school when it comes to some online information and I'm only 20. :dizzy:
     
  12. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
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