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Just looking for help on choosing a new plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ColoradoKid, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. ColoradoKid

    ColoradoKid Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am not commercial. I started researching what plow to buy and it appears it depends on several issues. I was hoping to give my situation and see what several would suggest.
    I am just looking to plow my road (3/4 mile) plus my drive (1/2 mile). I live in the mountains (foothills) of Colorado so at times we get hammered. The biggest problem is with wind blowing (100MPH) the snow back after plowing so I want to throw it as far as possible off the side of the drive. I have a 2007 Dodge Ext. Cab. Short Bed, Gas Hemi. Our road and drive are dirt/gravel with the occassional rock sticking up. A concern for a poly plow?

    It seems the locals are Boss, Snow way, Western and Meyer.

    What do you thing? Steel, SS, Poly, Straight or Vee? Any brand suggestion?

    Thanks
    :help:
     
  2. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Boss XT steel 8.2
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Stay away from poly for what you plan to plow
    Dealer support and service is more important then brand.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    A Boss 8'2" V plow would work good for you IMO.
     
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Isn't the power-vxt made to throw snow farther to the side with the tall flares at the ends of the blades. Seems like that would be a good choice. Or just drive faster with a regular blade :D
     
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    By the way, plowing and "occasional rock sticking up" should not be mentioned together. :cry:
     
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    For the ultimate, I'd suggest a stainless steel V-plow and side wing. Then, if you want to really get with it, get a tailgate sander. You've now spent a ton of money and ruined a nice truck.

    Seriously, an 8' straight blade should do it. Any major brand.
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    One of the rare situations I would recommend a trip edge. If drifting is an issue then a Vee is a good idea, Which with your dealer choice leaves me with having to recommend my least favorite manufacturer of the three and suggest the Western Vee.
     
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    You forgot to mention that he needs a F550 and deisel motor, or he'll never get it done right:D.........seriously though, I would have to agree that if you use a little bit of common sense and a little bit of strategy you should have no problems with a 8ft straight blade for your situation.
     
  10. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    new meyer Super V2 8.5' wesport:D

    new meyer v2 8.5.jpg
     
  11. 2feetdeep

    2feetdeep Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I would go with the Boss V-XT