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New truck What plow do put on it.........

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by cabletnt, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. cabletnt

    cabletnt Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hello I just bought a new 2008 2500 dodge truck...... What plow would you recomend ? I most do small home driveways..... thanks
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    An 8.2 Vee makes a nice residential plow on a regular cab. Extended or crew trucks work well with a 9.2 or an 8.2 with wings. Excellent snow containment with acceptable maneuverability.
     
  3. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
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  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    8.2 Vee now who makes a 8.2 veee....hum.....:jester:
     
  5. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    hey what are you doing in the boss forum!
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Wouldn't recommend any other brand when specifically asked in the BOSS forum. That'd be trolling.. :jester:
     
  7. cabletnt

    cabletnt Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hmmm

    Ive been looking at the boss plows so i thought i would post my question here. But is there a better more nutral place to ask ? I would really like to get input on what would be he best plow for the money. I got a quote for 4299.00 on a 7 1/2 foot heavy duty boss plow........
     
  8. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    cable youre in the right place! B&B was setting basher straight :D welcome aboard.
    if your driveways are somewhat tight i would suggest nothing bigger than a 8' straightblade or a 8'2 V. just for the sake of manuverability
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Perfect place for your question cabletnt, lets us know what brand your looking at, just an inside joke. :)

    Is that for a straight or V? Installed? Or cash and carry?
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  10. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    dont mis-quote me B&B. LOL i didnt say that haha
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Fixed. :nod:
     
  12. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
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    I would go with a 8'2'' poly vee. 1 reason being the snow wont stick to it. 2 you can stack snow higher than a straight blade. 3 if you do decide to go start commercailly snowplowing you wont be searching for a vee later. I have run the 8'2'' poly vee from boss for 3 years now and love it. Ran a 7'6'' steel straight blade 2 years prior to owning a vee. I wont buy another straight blade for my personal truck again.
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    You could throw it out on the Commercial Forum.

    B&B and I just have too much fun sometimes:nod:

    7.5 is not enough plow for a full size truck, actually can cause problem from being to small. at least 8ft straight blade,. if you do a lot of back dragging and go with a Boss Vee get the smart locks, and delete the exploding headlights opinion:jester:
     
  14. cabletnt

    cabletnt Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Its for a stright blade..... installed
     
  15. cabletnt

    cabletnt Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I should have said i have a back plow for this truck...... so no back dragging for me..
     
  16. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    If you're THINKING about going into commercial lots at some point in the future I'd get the 9'2 poly V. I haven't had a driveway that I can't get through and the extra foot makes for faster parking lot clearing.
     
  17. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    If your leaning toward a straight blade you'll want to at least consider a set of wings if your going to run a 7.5.

    But for straight blades I wouldn't go any less than 8ft. Three inches on each side makes a world of difference.
     
  18. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I just bought an '08 2500, quad, 8' bed, SRW. Got a 9'2" Boss V XT to go on it. Almost $7K, installed with emergency parts kit and shoes.
     
  19. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Definately step up and get the V now. You will be glad you did.
    I have a Sno-Way V and will never go back to a straight blade again.
    The Sno-Way down pressure is nice. Boss plows are great plows too. We have a Boss V and it works as good as the Sno-Way except for backdragging. JMO
     
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Does the Boss have smart locks? So you really like the SW better then the Boss. What year is the Boss and the SW?