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Should I get 8'2 or 9'2

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by ajslands, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I'm getting a vee! I just don't know if I want the 9'2 or the 8'2 I ran an 8'6" last year and I don't want to get a smaller plow, but still want to fit in residential drives and not be over weight on my front end.

    I have an o4 f250 6.0L diesel with 5200 fgawr.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    10 foot Boss v plow should fit.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    9-2 + wings
     
  4. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    8'2" V-Blade with Boss wings
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I think I'll get the 9'2 w/o wings, unless grandview wants to make a donation :nod:
     
  6. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    That's my vote. Then after the first time you use it, you'll wonder why you even considered the 8'2"..........trust me!

    :drinkup:
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I see your stil not awake yet :)
     
  8. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    A 9'2" Would be prefect or you truck, We have several of them on our trucks. They fit in most drives unless your doing a tight alley
     
  9. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    how are they on drive thrus? such as a bank?
     
  10. jimchris

    jimchris Member
    Messages: 45

    I ran an 8' 6" Hiniker poly V last year and now I'm buying an 8' 2" Boss poly V-XT. I didn't want to go bigger because I get big drifts in my drive and had trouble a couple of times busting through with the 8' 6".
     
  11. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Wont fit. But in general I've never had a problem with a 9.2 on a drive way
     
  12. Pinky Demon

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

    Could you elaborate more please? How big were these drifts? What was the "trouble" that you were having? Tires spinning? Thanks.
     
  13. jimchris

    jimchris Member
    Messages: 45

    Hard snow about 5" deep. I'm going with the 8' 2" thinking I can bust through better and with the higher blades at the ends should push as much or more in the scoop position.
     
  14. Pinky Demon

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

    They will help in both positions. But back to your previous post. Could you explain exactly what would happen to your truck when you were trying to push through? Was it a lack of power? Did you not have enough traction and your tires would spin? Would it push your truck around? Sorry to be nosy, but I'm looking to put a 9' 2" on my SRW F-250 and I'm gathering info on how it will handle. I've only run them on duallys with Vbox'es on the ass. What make, model, year of truck do you have?
     
  15. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Good choice.
     
  16. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Oh locking hydaulics too!
     
  17. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I find that 8' blades are the max for most DT's. Especially fast food DT's, JMO. When I do DT's with my V, I normally keep it in the V ( retract) position. That works the best for me. However, a 8'2" V is just over 7' in the V position. A 9'2" is just over 8' in V position. If you do a lot of these, It might be better to go with a 8'2 and get wings.

    Ditto!

    This is a must. Get them now, you will be happy you did. Also, you will pay less for them now.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Are you saying you have trouble getting through five inches of snow? The plow is not the problem.....
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    If you need a Vee to "bust though" five inches of snow you should re-think your existing equipment.
     
  20. jimchris

    jimchris Member
    Messages: 45

    I made a typo, that should have said 5 FEET of hard snow.