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New Boss wings, & other good modifications

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Alaska Boss, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Just wondering if anyone out there has had a chance to try the new Boss angle wings yet? I just got a set, the dealer for Alaska said they were available last year at selected dealers in the lower states, but not up here. They look pretty beefy, and they're angled at 30°... putting them on my 9'2" V-blade gives me an 11' wide "bucket-blade",.. (I could scoop up a Blizzard 810.. lol). We've only had about 3" of snow so far.. so I scraped around with them a little.. the rubber bottoms seem to bend & flex ok... so hopefully the damage will be minimized. (Not sure how flexible they'll be at -50° tho... lol) Last year, I replaced my center snow catcher with a rubber door I made up myself,.. I've had the same trouble with the "hoof" buckling under & tearing off,.. & so far what I made has done good.... the main thing is I hate leaving any "snow trails" down the middle of my pass.. & I have none with what I made up. Also.. just as a side note, an easy & "free" way to double the light output of your late-model Boss plow with the new double-bulbs, is to simply splice in a relay off the highbeam side & tap it into the lowbeam hot wire,.. so when you hit your highbeams, your lowbeams stay on too... giving you double the light. My truck is a 1992 Chevy 1-ton w/quad headlights, & so I tapped into mine before the plow harness... & now I have double the light output on my truck & plow both.. for a simple $6 relay. I doubt this would work on double-filament bulbs.. as having both filaments going in one bulb would burn it up. The difference in light output tho is amazing!! I'll try & post a few pics of the wings....

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  2. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    11' wide "bucket-blade"... lol

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  3. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    I'll try & make these bigger... another shot...

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  4. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Re-did the first 2 a little bigger...

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  5. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Full-scoop position... (Dream of this, Blizzards.. lol)

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  6. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Last one... a person probably doesn't want to drive down the highway with the wings on.. good thing they attach/detach in about 15 seconds...

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  7. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    oooooops.. one more... fresh grizzly bear track on my driveway this morning... gonna need a "Wide-blade" for this guy... :eek: :eek: :eek:

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  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Damn good looking setup!! :nod:
     
  9. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    thanks for the pics. i have woundered how they look mounted up. let us know how they work this winter.
     
  10. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Hey Casey, now HE can say "get wide" ! LOL. :nod:
     
  11. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2005
  12. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I would love to put those on our 8'2" V's, but for 500.00, We're going to have to get a lot more snow than we have for the last couple years. Eventually I will have a set though, I just have to pass them by the banker (my wife). That'll be now prob as soon as I pay her off first.
     
  13. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I posted this in another thread before but there's a local cat here who fabricates and installs wings for plows for $150.00 and they're just as durable if not more durable than any other brand out there.
     
  14. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    Alaska Boss,


    Now thats a V plow. Get Even Wider!:redbounce
     
  15. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    These wings cost $418 in Anchorage, AK,... (Installed: $160 more) I would think they'd be cheaper in the lower 48 states, seems like everything else is. Took me maybe 1½ hours to install them myself. They're kinda spendy, but I know that they'll have paid for themselves several times over before the season is over. (If they hold up). I plow NO pavement at all... all gravel & dirt roads & yards, so the key will be not tearing them off. Maybe a urethane bottom edge might be better in the long run than the stock rubber.... :confused:
     
  16. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    if i hear go wide get a blizzard one more time i am going to scream. :eek: :) :rolleyes:
     
  17. progmc

    progmc Member
    Messages: 51

    Hey alaska boss what did you use to make your snow catcher with? Have any pics? thanks
     
  18. progmc

    progmc Member
    Messages: 51

    Hard to see that far
     
  19. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    I'll take some close-up pictures of what I made up to replace the center snow catcher as soon as I can. Maybe I should start a new thread for that... in any case... stay tuned...
     
  20. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Can you snap some pics (close ups) of your hoof modification for me?

    Thanks!