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New Boss V question?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Landmark1, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Landmark1

    Landmark1 Member
    Messages: 58

    I just got a guote for a new 8'2" Boss V $3000.00 plus trading in my 5 year old 8' straight blade. Just wonder if I should go for it? Any input? Thanks.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well most Boss V plows sell for around 5-6000 installed. So they're giving you about 2 grand for your old one.
     
  3. Landmark1

    Landmark1 Member
    Messages: 58

    $2600.00 to be exact, just on the fence about spending the money.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Take care of it and it will last for years .
     
  5. tilawn

    tilawn Member
    Messages: 55

    ummm yeah that is a hell of a deal I think. with trading your okd one in saves you time and energy of trying to sell it afterwards
     
  6. bossplowguy

    bossplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Go for it, you won't be disappointed
     
  7. rickbays

    rickbays Member
    Messages: 46

    This is my 1st year for the vee plow and i will never plow with a stright blade again.
     
  8. DieselDan172

    DieselDan172 Member
    from Mass.
    Messages: 34

    I've been pricing 8'2 Boss' this past week. The best price I could find was $5,100 Installed.
     
  9. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    I second that! Ive been plowing for over 30 years...This also my first year with a Boss V.. I will NEVER go back to a straight blade!
     
  10. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    goooood deal
     
  11. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I would take that in a second. My installer had a hell of a time to find me a 7'6" V anywhere in MN, and after weeks of waiting, I finally got it on my truck today. And yes, I did pay more than $5100. At this time of year, I couldn't expect any hot deals on a Boss plow.
     
  12. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    You will love the V.
     
  13. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    7'6" V???? What do you have it on, a S10???? Snap some pic's, I've never seen a 7'6" V, I know Boss makes 'em, just never seen one.

    Landmark-- Do the deal....once you use it the money you spent to upgrade won't EVER be an issue.
     
  14. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Millsaps118,

    I put the 7'6" V on a 04 Chevy 1500 Z71 Crew. Boss only recommended only going up to a 7'6" straight blade, but with front timbrens and some ballast, it seems fine so far. First plow I've ever had, and it's my primary vehicle for now, so I plan on not beating the s#!t out of either of them.

    Once I figure out how to upload pics, I will try to get some on here shortly.
     
  15. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Oooo...I figured your rig was not big enough to handle the weight of a 8'2". Who found you a 7'6" ? Smith, Plow World, or Aspen?

    Get those pic's, it'd be cool to see a 1/2 ton with a Boss V !
     
  16. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Got it through a local sub distributor that was dealing with Crysteel equipment in Fridley.
     
  17. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Got it through a local sub distributor that was dealing with Crysteel equipment in Fridley.

    Wasn't told - nor care - where Crysteel got/swapped it from. Their last semi load about 10 days back didn't have anything smaller than an 8'2" V, and I was a chicken to try it with the extra weight. Have to live with the decision to err a bit on the safe side.
     
  18. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    A smaller plow can come in handy, as you also have the versatility to go through drive-throughs and bank drive ups or the option to go bigger with some wings if you want to. There are just some places you can't go with a big plow.
     
  19. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Yes please post some pics of your 7'6 V where as I am looking to try to find one now and put it on my truck.
     
  20. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    Are you trading in your 8' straight blade and keeping your existing truck & wiring harness?
    If this is the case, I would ask them to install the dual burn relay kit on your harness.
    Either way, a new v-blade with SmartLock cylinders costs about $1000 over the price of a straight blade...Not such a bad deal considering the new lights are much better!