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More feedback on Dogg VX and VMD VS Boss VXT

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by Deebee7, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I have to purchase this week and still can't decide between Boss VXT or Snowdogg. Both are new, and I've researched both for a long time. Externally Snowdogg is a little harder to hook up, is stainless, and has a thin metal motor cover, double act cylinders. Both, and I hate to say this but its true, power control motors are made in China. Which one should I get and why. I service 30 to 50 people per event, residential and commercial both.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Nothing's new about the VXT but the wings, same system otherwise.
     
  3. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28


    I meant I was buying new, not used. So that said, is one truly better then the other besides the things I already know?
     
  4. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I think you get more with the snowdogg for your money which is why I bought the 9'6" V last year. My choices were the VXT, Fisher Extreme V, and SD VX95.

    Snowdogg comes with fast hydraulics, simple wiring harness, same warranty, stainless, double acting cylinders, adjustable trip edge, snow deflector, and there are small touches/attention to details that the others didn't have (rubber strips on the ribs between the moldboard to prevent rusting).

    The boss was nice but I wanted trip edge and double acting cylinders. It was as expensive as the fisher and also had no deflector either.

    Fisher was very expensive no deflector and I didn't like the center pin design. Plus stainless was another $400.

    Comparing the three I feel the snowdogg is built heavier as well. the center pin is designed like the Boss the lift cylinder is larger than the other two, it has wing stops that the fisher charges extra for as well.

    As far as mounting its very easy and I like the jack. It makes mounting a snap especially if the plow settles into the ground at all- adjust the plow up and she goes right on. I had plenty of times that a Fisher needed a car jack to get it lined up with my truck.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Dealer, dealer, dealer, everything else is secondary

    Every owner will explain why the plow he's running is the best.

    You need to decide, chain or direct lift, trip edge or full trip, etc. but regardless look at the dealers.

    What do they stock in supplies/parts?

    What kind of service dept they have and what are their storm service policies?

    Then you can worry about SS vs Painted, boss smartmount vs snowdawg trailer jack, etc.
     
  6. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28


    True, they say they will be there for me, and funny thing is they are the only local dealer and sell both
     
  7. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Both have excellent customer support in my experience (I run snowdogg and work has boss)
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I'm talking grassroots in his home town walk up to the counter service.

    Yes both manufacturers stand behind their product.
     
  9. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Yes I've had good luck with both (in both respects)
     
  10. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    I have the SnowDogg VMD and love it. Built from the VX frame, It has flared wings and just looks great. Hydraulics are fast and the hook up is simple. Best of all, no rust on the stainless. SnowDogg has the VMD, VX, (Flat Wings) and the VXF (Flared Wings). All look great but aesthetically and considering windrowing the VMD and VXF are great.
     
  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    What is the VXF? Was this just released?

    Nevermind I just looked on their website and now I want one.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  12. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    VXF is a flared winged v plow. It's more aggressive looking and it throws the snow further when doing a speed pass.

    Here are a few pictures.
    The plow on the left is the SnowDogg EX80 series. Right: The VXF 85
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  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I love it. looks like its replaced the VX series, the non flared plows aren't on the snowdogg website anymore. What'd it set you back?
     
  14. Plowman52

    Plowman52 Senior Member
    from Flint
    Messages: 146

    You can still get the non flared tho if that's what ya want
     
  15. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Jim- click Home at the top and at the home screen it pops up at through bottom of through plow listings.
     
  17. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Nice looking pictures Brah!

    Thanks
     
  18. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    The VX is still available but I think the VXF will be its replacement. That is not set in concrete yet though.

    Those are not my trucks but the VXF go for $5,300 - $5,700 installed around here. Depending on size.
     
  19. Krumm

    Krumm Member
    from CR, IA
    Messages: 51

    ill buy a VXF when snow dogg comes out with wings for them. but im guessing thats a ways out so a 8.5VX with wings may be in my near future.
     
  20. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    I'll find out if there are wings or if they are in development on Monday when I get to the office for you.