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Looking to buy my first Plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by calebtk, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. calebtk

    calebtk Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    So I have a 2014 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 and also a 2009 F-250 RWD. I know I need 4x4 for snow so I'm trying to decide if I should get a newer 3/4 or 1 ton truck or if I can throw the Boss Sport Duty plow.

    I do mostly driveways right now but have several commercial accounts that I could do snow removal for. They are mostly small strip malls and retail centers and a few larger mfg. properties. Would a V plow be worth the extra money?

    Looking for suggestions on plows that work well with wet snow as we don't get a ton of dry snow in KC. Lots of wet stuff, and ice too. Also do the plows designed for the 1/2 ton trucks work very well.

    Thanks for all your responses.
     
  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    A BOSS V is worth Gold. I will never buy a straight plow again.
     
  3. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I agree that a boss is worth gold.... You cannot out plow a v plow in any means.
     
  4. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    A V plow is definitely worth the extra expense. I think for your truck you'd have to get a Meyer VLD, or a Snowdogg VMD. Both good plows, and the Snowdogg is stainless, which I like because it will always look new.
     
  5. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    The Tundra is considered a 3/4 ton by Toyota so you should be fine with an 8'2" power v. I've never owned and never plan to own a 4x2, unless I get to be such a big company that I have lawn trucks and plow trucks.

    I also doubt that you could pick up those accounts this late in the season. You best bet is to just wait until July or August and get the best deal on your plow. By the time you make your decision and your dealer has the time to put the plow on it will be the last week of February or first week of March. i.e. your not going to make your money back this season.

    Michael
     
  6. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    I wouldnt go with the sport duty if you get wet heavy snow. I was at a dunkin last storm there was only 2 inches of wet heavy stuff . A guy was tring to plow with a jeep with a sport duty boss. The thing was laid down more than it was plowing. He finaly gave up and left. I dont know if it was adjusted wrong or what but it was painfull to watch.
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    You are SO WRONG. There is no way that truck is a 3/4 ton truck. Where in the hell do you get your information from? It's got a 4,000 lb front end. I don't know any 3/4 ton trucks with a 4,000 pound front end. He would SEVERELY overload his truck with a 8'-2" Boss V.
     
  8. calebtk

    calebtk Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. The Boss and Western sites both put me on there light duty 7'6" straight blade. I just don't want to spend 4k now and then a year from now wish I had gotten a bigger plow on a 3/4 ton truck.
     
  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    OP, I don't see a problem with you doing either, putting a medium duty v blade on your existing truck, or getting a 3/4 ton truck with a full-sized blade. I would think that with a landscaping company you could easily find use for a 3/4 or even 1 ton truck. And if that's the case, that's the route that I'd go personally. I always go at least one size bigger than I need, because for some reason I always seem to grow into it. Whether it be with a trailer, a garage, or a truck. You always seem to find a reason to "go more". But that being said, your truck with a medium duty v plow will work fine for quite some time as long as you don't treat it like it's a bigger truck/plow.
     
  10. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    I don't waste my time looking up specs on other people's trucks. But when ever Tundra commercial shows how they are built to compete with 3/4 ton trucks, I can assume that they can take on the same weight loads. On their website they have a 2000+ lbs payload and a 10,000+ lbs towing capacity, exactly the same as 3/4 ton trucks. Are you telling me they put little springs in the front after putting in a heavy duty transmission and heavy suspension in the rear? If that was the case then the truck isn't built to be worked.

    Michael
     
  11. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    Yes. I'm saying that you don't know ****. Quit watching t.v. commercials. A 10K towing capacity is EXACTLY what half-tons are rated to tow. Mine is 18,000. That's the difference between a half-ton and a three quarter ton. Toyota does not offer a 3/4 ton truck and never has. Quit spreading misinformation.
     
  12. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    try sleeping on the other side of the bed. Nobody had stated that it only had a 4000lbs FGVWR until after I made my statement.

    Michael
     
  13. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    That's irrelevant. The point is, you're telling somebody what kind of plow to buy and how his truck will be fine with it based on no or incorrect information. If you don't know what you're talking about, don't comment. Plain and simple.
     
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    There is a 2014 Tundra Crew Max in my area that has a 7.5' Boss V plow on it and it handles the plow great. I believe it has stock suspension because it doesn't sit any higher than stock but, it could have Timbrens. I think you will be fine with a 7.5' Boss V plow and you could even put wings on it as well if you want the extra width. You could also get a set of Bilstien 5100's for it and then you wouldn't have any doubt about it handling a bigger plow.