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Plow wings make a difference?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by duraplow, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. duraplow

    duraplow Member
    Messages: 77

    I was gonna buy a set of wings for my 8'6" straight blade now that I've been using this blade more and my dad has my 8'2" V on his truck. Do the wings angle snow in like a scoop plow or Fisher XLS? My two accounts I plow out with my truck have aprox 500' straight pushes about 7 plow widths wide and I'm missing my V for the scoop.

    So how many have the wings and what are the pros and cons with them? I haven't found many pictures of them online
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    well tell you this I have a 8.6 pro plus with wings and it can carry lots of snow but down fall it doesn't windrow the best with the wings on.
    I have more places that we have to carry the snow to a place to stack. Maybe 20% of the jobs we can windrow
     
  3. duraplow

    duraplow Member
    Messages: 77

    Both accounts I have been doing for 6 years, these are the only two commercial accounts that don't have a machine with a pusher so its a good work out for a pick up. I only use to make two windrows with my V and then just start taking bites off the windrows. Use to take 45 mins with 2-5", now with my straight blade I'm over an hour just chasing roll off. I can only pile snow in the back circle behind the complex so I'd much rather be able to carry than windrow
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Sounds like you should just buy my 9' v man
     
  5. magnum1

    magnum1 Senior Member
    from ID & ND
    Messages: 249

    I have a Boss 7.6 w/wings on one of my skids wings make a noticeable difference in the amount of snow you can move . increases the bottom line Thumbs Up
     
  6. duraplow

    duraplow Member
    Messages: 77

    I just closed on a house last month so if money wasn't a issue, there would be a new V on the front of my truck. My old man offered to buy one for my truck but he only buys Westerns and I don't like being in debt to him or Westerns. I should have enough for new DXT by fall but each year I keep acquiring more bills and more business responsibilities
     
  7. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I've been using pro wings on my Boss 7'6' and I can move way more snow, gets me closer to building, cars, mail boxes ect. Also pro wings are set on a 22° angel each side, well for a while, mine are near parallel with my blade from hitting curbs all winter, there easy to straighten back out and easy on easy off
     
  8. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Wings are worth every penny!! I would either get a set of boss wings or a set of sno-wings made by ace equipment in Henderson. They are twice the wings that pro wings are.. if you have to clean many curbs I like the ace wings better than the boss wings. They are also less expensive.. but the boss wings are a clean install and much easier on/off.. I will never own a blade without wings.... Even a v.
     
  9. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    ^^^ I second what Rob said. My 9.2 V with wings is awesome! Only takes seconds to take them on/off if I will driving down the road between jobs. Great for my parking lots.
     
  10. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    Even if you windrow you will save time cause you can use more of the blade with less spill off the top end. I switched to a 9'2 Vxt from a blizzard and I miss the wings. I may buy some for the boss, but with the snow I've had this year breaking through drifts has become a regular function for my V. I've done some driveways that I know would've stymied my blizzard.
     
  11. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Wings on your V will just make u better Markus, if that's possible.
     
  12. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I finally added a set of Boss wings to one of my 8'2 flat top V's in the fall, I have never had them off since installation. Can't beat 10' of blade, carry's lots of snow and I don't think windrowing with the wings is all that bad.
     
  13. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    I put them on the list with my next cutting edge but the darn thing won't wear out....
     
  14. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Haha. I had a half worn out one that 1 used for 3 years. Was going to get a new edge this season but the truck was written off and the ins co paid extra for me to include the boss V. :)
     
  15. duraplow

    duraplow Member
    Messages: 77

    How much are the Boss wings going for? I haven't called my dealer yet, but saw them online for over $800
     
  16. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    I heard that that's about what they run...but I also heard that Boss was giving them to plowsite members who sing their accolades :D ♪ ♫
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014
  17. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    It's actually simple math. Boss wings make a 9'2" blade 20 percent larger.

    Take your Plowing time and cut even 5 percent off of it. 800 bucks is cheap, even if you just figure gas saved over 1 season. First free set from boss is mine. :)
     
  18. duraplow

    duraplow Member
    Messages: 77

    On my way back home tonight I saw a fresh delivery on new stainless DXT moldboards sitting on a trailer outside my dealer... guess I'm gonna have to pay a visit tomorrow and ask about wings too! :)
     
  19. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    I have been looking at buying a set for next season. For those that run them on a 9'2, do they help a lot when going around a tight corner? I have a few drives where the turns are real tight and the back tire pushes more snow into what I plowed. I would imagine the extra width would help but was looking for some real world answers.
     
  20. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I have wings on my 9.2dxt and they help all the way around... And Damn she will carry some snow with those wings.