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Myth or Fact?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by tjanddad, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. tjanddad

    tjanddad Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I am considering which plow to purchase before the upcoming season. Is it true that Boss is the heaviest plow on the market? Im trying to choose between a Meyer and Boss. I'm leaning towards Meyer for many reasons, but one specific reason, is because of the weight issue with Boss.
     
  2. Mick

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

    You need to explain that one. Are you WANTING as light a plow as possible?
     
  3. tjanddad

    tjanddad Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Im sorry, I should have been more clear. I'm not neccesarily looking for the lightest plow, but I have heard that the Boss will shorten the life of my front end faster than other brands. Just curious if it is true. I have a 2002 F350 4x4.
     
  4. Mick

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

  5. Mick

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

    It may require repair sooner having a heavier plow on it, but you have to consider that the heavier plow is more efficient and will last longer.
     
  6. tjanddad

    tjanddad Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Do you have a preferred plow?
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Works great.

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  8. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I have a Boss and love it :)
     
  9. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    not to get off topic, but is that a 8.2 on your truck? Im going to put a deposit down on a plow next week at the fair. Just cant decide if I should go 8 or 9. Im thinking 9 would be a little big on my truck and probably too big for some of my residentials.
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes it's 8.2 . I'll be there also looking to see what the sticker shock will be.
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    I wish all of my plows were Boss V plows.
    Things are going to ware out faster on a plow truck.
    Things are going to break.
    Your going to break things.
    The right plow for the job and the right truck.

    What truck are we going to hang this plow on?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    F350 Xlt !
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    LOL I missed that.. thanks.
    That truck would handle a 9 footer nicely or the 8 with wings..
     
  14. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I was quoted $4670 for a 8.2, plus 250 for smartlocks from General Welding.
     
  15. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Why are you leaning towards Meyer?
     
  16. tjanddad

    tjanddad Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Meyer's new warranty for one. No one in the industry can match the 2-3-5. Im looking at their trip edge version, and I like the changes that they have made.
     
  17. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i think meyer would be a good choice for you. i really like the way they are designed. i really like the classic mounting. also prefer the poly moldboard.
     
  18. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    I have never run a Boss. I own 5 Meyers and 3 Westerns. I have had more problems with Meyer than anything. I also refuse to pay the price of a new plow in an area that sees about 5 snows per year. The new Meyer plows may possibly be upgraded. The Meyer problems are always with solenoids and such, never with the blade other than the occasional leaking angle cylinder or busted pivot pins (common on older plows with rust and all). If I were in the snowbelt, it would be Boss or Western for me, but I hear good things about Fisher as well. Just no Fisher dealers around here.
     
  19. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    IS that a 8.2 with wings? Im just trying to look at all my options. It also looks to be a poly plow?
     
  20. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    Yea, it's an 8.2. With the wings attached it's almost 10feet wide.
    The wings are poly but the plow is steel.