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Opinions on Boss VXT Plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by DuramaxPowered, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. DuramaxPowered

    DuramaxPowered Member
    Messages: 86

    For the people who have personally used the boss vxt plows. How do you like them? Do they hold up? Do they do a good job scraping things clean? Lets hear the goods and bads.

    Also do you recommend the vxt over the standard flat top boss v plow? Anyone have wings for it also? How did they work and hold up? I want to install one on my 2002 chevy 2500HD crew cab short bed with the diesel. Would you recommend 8.2 or 9.2? Thats alot of weight for the truck. I know people do it. I did a search and read alot.

    Thanks for any information you can supply.
     
  2. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    I love mine. It does trip a decent amount, but most plows do. It does a great job stacking and easy easy to get on and off the truck. I have the 8.2 and its perfect for my 2500HD.
     
  3. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,248

    Well the guy I work for has all Boss vee plows and he just love the heck out of them. He has 1 VXT and 3 regular vee's all 8.5 or 8.2 what ever they are called. But in all seriousness what type of plowin do plan on doin commercial or residential or a combo of both. In my honest opinion if you do any Res at all 8.5 is big enough 9.5 is way to big to be doin drives. But if your doin like res/ condo lots then 9.5..A 7.6 or 8.5 is way more manuverable in spots verses a9.5 .As far as the wings go the are awsome but he says the rubber blade edge on the wings tends to chatter and sometimes skip,but other than that the move a lot of snow and stacking like said is HUGE. WE plow privat airplane hangers and terminals for a local airport down by me. They have regular equipt for the airport but the people whom own there own leir jets is who we do..He does say the VXT will throw snow way further than the regular one. Matter of fact he is going to get rid of the one regular vee and buyin another VXT and going to give me the other vee finally I cant wait. Hope this helps a littlte bit GOOD LUCKThumbs Up OH YAH almost forgot to mention they all mounted on F250 superduties 2 deisel and one gasser
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  4. Mopard

    Mopard Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    There are a bunch of real world user reviews in this BOSS section that you may wish to read.
    VXT poly is the only way to go ... I don't even know why they still make the flat top.
    If I had to buy another new plow this season there is zero doubt it would be another 9'2" VXT poly. I would never waste my money on an 8'2" either ... regardless of the type of plowing. In this case, bigger is better. If you plow any curves of any kind ... need to break trail in v mode ... or plan to use the plow in scoop mode ... you will regret buying an 8'2". The 9'2" is a perefect size plow for a 2500 ... 8'2" is too small unless you plan on wings ... imeo.
     
  5. DuramaxPowered

    DuramaxPowered Member
    Messages: 86

    This is what i wanted to know. I mostly plow auto zone,wendys,arbys,dr.office's,occasional airport runway and around airplane hangers. A couple driveways. Some places have curbs to work around so i dont want to use wings again actually. The rubber wing edges wear out to fast. I would rather have the curb guards and be able to scoop. This is why i want to goto a vplow from a straight blade wwith buyers wings.
    Also when i plow the runway sometimes i really need to be able to windrow the snow high and far. This is why i thought the vxt over the flat top plow. And i was really worried that the 8.2 would be to narrow in scoop and v. It sounds like the 9.2 is the way to go. My current straight is almost 10 feet wide with the wings. I hate to go smaller. Im afraid i might hate the productivity...

    But why do you like the poly over the steel? I would like to hear real world replys on this.
     
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,383

    To answer your last question.....a poly moldboard has many benefits like; no rusting, snow rolls and slips off much better. The rust issue would probably be the biggest benefit. It only ways 10lb more than a steel plow so to me its a no brainer.
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    I wish I could find the picture of the snow stuck to this guys plow. If the only reason to buy poly is to have the snow slide off easier that is reason enough. I have run poly plows since 2000. I had 2 Western V's that were steel and that is because the poly were out of stock.

    Get the 9'2" and take it off when you don't need it. They go on and off so quick there is no need to leave it on. I have Western, Blizzard and Boss. The next plow I buy will be a Boss poly V. If you need to throw the snow a long way then the VXT will do that for you.

    I got mine from ESI. They are great to deal with and installing 1 on your truck is very easy. GM has to be the easy of the big 3.
     
  8. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Yes, the new Chevys 11+ no drilling is required for the mount :) Thanks for the kind words Chris
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

  10. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    What he said. I found my 9' 2" was the perfect size for driveways in fact. Just go one pass and done. Remember, it shrinks to 8' 3" in scoop mode.

    Not to mention that the XT holds more snow and throws snow farther.
     
  11. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    We run 9'2" on our kodiaks plow alot of HOA and commercial lots with them... Work great
    Especially in our sub divisons we plow we just convoy the whole way through (3) GMC 4500's
    get them done pretty quick. And they are nice because if you get some good speed you can shoot the snow PRETTY Far up the median/ yards. also stacking is great. But as with any Boss plow they are great plows!
     
  12. chitown sparky

    chitown sparky Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I have an 8'2" ploy vxt and love the plow it throws the snow alot farther than a regular v. Would never go back or go with different brand so easy to put on yourself.