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Thinking about an upgrade....need some info

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Grn_Mtn_Boy, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Grn_Mtn_Boy

    Grn_Mtn_Boy Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Hello everyone,
    I'm currently running a 2005 1/2 chevy with a 7.5' trip edge boss.It's always handled it fine. GM offered me a top off on my credit card points so I was thinking about trading for a new 2011 1/2 ton but I've been told the new truck won't support the weight. The dealer installs Fishers and they put on the HT model which is half a plow in my opinion. Has anyone put a 7.5' trip edge on a 2011 1/2 Chevy?
    If I can't put my plow on a 1/2 ton, I'm probably going to go with the 2500HD. If I do that, I'll be tempted to upgrade my plow to a 8.2 V. I'm sold on Boss but I've never used a V plow. Do they operate like the Fisher where you can hit one button to go to V or scoop? Or is each wing controlled individually? If so, is this a big deal when your plowing for 8 hours at a time?
     
  2. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    If you get the joystick control it will operate like that. If you push it forward it goes into scoop, pull back and it goes in to the V and left and right operate the same way. The only thing that takes a little getting used to is the up/down switch on the joystick.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    the new handheld controller is GREAT
    one touch for scoop,left,right and up/down
     
  4. JimRoss

    JimRoss Member
    Messages: 99

    You can order a plow package on the 2011 half tons Chevy.
    I have a new Boss 7.5 std poly on my 09 1500. I'm 130# over my GFAW.
     
  5. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Get the 8.2 V and handheld control. I hated the control at first, then I started to hang it on the end of the shift lever.
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    You can shift the truck and run the plow with one hand. (btw, the controls are VERY EASY to use.)

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    I have plowed for over 30 years. This is by far the easiest (and fastest) setup I have ever used!
     
  6. Grn_Mtn_Boy

    Grn_Mtn_Boy Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks for the pics! I have that type of control for my Boss straight blade. It took me a while to get accustom to it as well. Before that I was using the mini joysticks Fisher has. I plowed with my Father for years with Fishers. Now I moved on to Boss and he's using Blizzards ( models purchased before Fisher acquired them).