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Straight blade w/wings to vxt/dxt, worth it?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by plowzilla, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Hey gang, I am looking for responses from other members who made the switch. I have an 8' straight blade withe the Boss wings on it. I have been using this set up for years now, mostly to get snow out of storage facilities. Has anyone gone from this set up to a newer vxt/dxt? Is there much difference in the amount of snow moved per pass? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    I went from a straight blade with wings to a DXT with wings last season. I can easily move/relocate close to 2x the amount of snow with the DXT with wings.
     
  3. Fjtort2

    Fjtort2 Member
    Messages: 64

    Yes, came from similar plow.. Went DXT this year.. Blows my mind!
     
  4. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,884

    Yep. That is all. I'll never have a plow without wings again, either. Even a V plow. I tried mine without Tuesday night for about 20 minutes. It sucked. My straight with wings was the same size as my DXT and wings is now.

    I'll never go back on a truck with just a front plow. Truck with an Ebling or other large back blade, it would be a consideration.

    After having to break into one of my lots this morning with a combination of drifting and city snow banks 3 feet high, I'd probably never go back to a straight blade at all. I had 4 entrances to do, and I tried each of them like the blade were a straight blade before I used v, and all it did was shove the truck around. With 3000 pounds of salt in the v box and a 1000 pound Ebling on the back.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
  5. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    My brother had a 8.5 boss superduty with wings. It worked great but my dxt with wings moves a ton more snow. It also works a lot better for cleanup. I will never go back to a straight blade.
     
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    When I got my DXT last season the wings were about two weeks out and I plowed a couple storms without them, yes the V was a big improvement over a straight blade but with wings on a V it's a huge improvement and well worth the $600.00.
     
  7. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    First year with a Boss VXT. I will say that it beats a straight blade plow hands down. I will never go back.
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    Spend $600.00 for a set a wings and you'll be sporting a major woody.
     
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    I went from a Fisher 7.5 with wings to an 8.5 vee with wings and the difference is amazing. I know you're asking about Boss but the basics are the same. The vee blades are so much more productive than the straight plows it's ridiculous. I shaved close to 30 min off my route just due to increased carrying ability. The DXT is a pretty sweet plow too. If we didn't run Fisher we would go Boss without any question.
     
  10. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I have two BOSS V plows with wings. The wings do not just make them wider, they are at a different angle and make them hold more snow in, so you can push big huge piles around. If I had to use a straight blade on all the crooked silly driveways I do with only a few places to put it, I would have to let 1/2 of them go.
     
  11. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Thanks for the input. I like to occasionally drive with the wings on my straight blade when lots are close together. Have you ever driven with the wings on and if so, what position is the plow? thanks
     
  12. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I only take the wings off if I need to bust into very deep snow. Drive with them on in the V back position.
     
  13. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I drive my 9.2 with wings as long as there isn't much traffic. Just a little forward from full V.
     
  14. robber27

    robber27 Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 53

    I have been thinking about buying wings for my 9.2 Dxt I'm very happy with the amount of snow that it moves compared to my old strait blade. 600 seems like a lot of money for a set especially since I'm paid hourly. It does seem like the people that have them are very happy with them. Question for the guys with wings, is 20% more carrying capacity close to what they add?
     
  15. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    If you get paid by the hour find out if they're going to pay you more for adding wings. If not, skip them.
     
  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    Hard to actually put a number on much more capacity, but efficiency is up 25-30% using plow time for a means of measurement.
     
  17. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I wouldn't be surprised if it can carry 30+% more.. it carrys almost as Mich as my 10ft boss push box!!
     
  18. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Any trouble pushing that much snow at once?
     
  19. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    If it is wet snow I have gotten more snow in front than the truck has traction.
     
  20. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,884

    The only time mine come off on my 8'2" is when it's put away for long term storage. I pushed 6 inches of wet heavy half frozen slop Monday night in 4LO and didn't take them off. The only time I've had traction issues is if there's ice on the lot under the snow like Monday night. The only time the truck lost traction was trying to half ass stack that sloppy stuff.

    I would agree. I'm able to do a 5.8 acre lot with just the front blade, and it's not an easy lot for about 2 acres of it, in under 2.5 hours. That's with 2-4 inches of snow depending on the drifts. I'd hate to go back to anything. I tried plowing for about 15 minutes without the wings on it and about lost my mind.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2015