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Plowing with wings on a V?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by MSS Mow, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Looking for opinions on plowing gravel lots/driveways with wings on a Boss V Plow. Any problems to consider??

    Thanks
     
  2. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    I have wings on my 9.2, I plow a road thats prolly a 1/4 mile long, mostly gravel/reclaim. It does a really good job. Wings work to keep the road nice and wide. I was concerned too at first being gravel but they work great. I have no complaints.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I have been meaning to post a thread like this. My specific question is how does windrowing in a parking area with angled wings on the trailing edge work?

    I don't think my English teachers would like that sentence :angry: :laughing:
     
  4. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    By the time you have the blade angled all the way to the side, the trailing wing is pretty much straight, parallel to the front bumper of your truck. Front wing is more forward and doing less. Windrows just fine and still has that little bit of extra reach...

    On a driveway or even a really small lot, I wouldn't bother unless they were already mounted from another job nearby. On the 9'-2" plow driving in traffic with the wings on is an accident or ticket waiting to happen. Middle of the night, not so bad, I just move tight to the shoulder when traffic comes towards me. Definately overwidth though, and not worth getting out and installing them just for a driveway.
     
  5. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    Wings on a v-blade work incredibly well, although not much advantage over a straight blade with wings in a wide open parking lot. The ability to Grab snow and control it is however a huge advantage
     
  6. Will Hughes

    Will Hughes Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I have wings on my 9.2 VXT and they work great! I dont usually bother to take them off at all I do a few driveways with them and my commercial lots. The only thing that may be tricky is driving in traffic. If driving through town or tight spots you may have a hard time. But it is a V plow so you can manover it in tight areas. Like I said I always keep mine on even when dring through town if you do so I would recomend dring with your light bar on and be prepared for the idiot that think they can fly right past you. I do not regret getting the wings one bit it's a huge time saver!
     
  7. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    why not just angle the blade to the side ?
     
  8. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Because now you've got a huge blind spot and your actually the same width when you're in V.
     
  9. Will Hughes

    Will Hughes Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    That and you would not be able to see the head light or turn signal if you angled it all the way to the side.
     
  10. Dewey

    Dewey Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I have a Boss 9'-2" vee I have had it for 7 years I had a local welding shop roll a 1/8" piece of steel 10" wide and weld it onto each side.With a little reinforcment on the top and bottom... We kept the bottom off the ground about 4 " and I bolted a thick piece of rubber to the bottom it works great !
     
  11. Dewey

    Dewey Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I have a Boss 9'-2" vee I have had it for 7 years I had a local welding shop roll a 1/8" piece of steel 10" wide and weld it onto each side.With a little reinforcment on the top and bottom... We kept the bottom off the ground about 4 " and I bolted a thick piece of rubber to the bottom it works great ! Oh ya it He only charged $80 for matrials and labor !!!:nod:
     
  12. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Pictures?????
     
  13. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    That would be interesting to see.
     
  14. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Thanks all for your opinions!
     
  15. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    well I have a 8'6" western pro plow and its not real close to blocking the lights so why not put wings on it ?????