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V Plow Michigan

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Deebo53, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Deebo53

    Deebo53 Member
    Messages: 47

    This is my first year in the industry...got a 2010 F-350 and 5 commercial accounts with mostly residential. Im looking for a Boss V plow but it seems like the whole region is out of them. If found a 8 1/2 ft western but i heard Boss is more reliable. Please if anyone has any contact information on where i can get a good v plow installed with mount and wiring as well as a salt spreader it would be greatly appreciated....It's supposed to snow on Tuesday over here :D
  2. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    In the old days western v had some problems but are very nice now !I'd try Knapheide in flint
  3. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    You could consider a expandable or C plow. That would open a lot of options and in my opinion, and I think they will be replacing the V plows in the not to distant future. The V plow was a great idea, but I think they are going to be a thing of the past. Blizzard, Western, Fisher, Curtis, Hiniker, Meyer, Boss, and in my opinion Snoway's are all good reliable commercial use plows (however not all listed above have expandable or C plows). Also, check craigs list for a good used plow, Good luck to you and your search, Dave
  4. jkski

    jkski Member
    Messages: 86

    Take a look at the Meyer Super V2, it is a great plow and I would think it would be available.
  5. Deebo53

    Deebo53 Member
    Messages: 47

    Thanks for the input guys.

    I've heard there have been a lot of issues with Meyer plows. In my first year of work im trying to establish a good reputation. Are C plows just as good as V plows? Will be hitting a lot of commercial next season, this year is mostly a learning process.
  6. jkski

    jkski Member
    Messages: 86

    I can't speak for others but my experience with Meyer products has been great over the years. I think every plow will eventually have an issue so the difference between a happy customer and an unhappy customer comes down to dealer support. If you have a good dealer near you for whatever you decide to purchase, then you are more likely to have a positive experience.

    That being said, I can not speak for the earlier versions of the Meyer V plow but the SV2 from 2011 and forward changed over to a new Monarch pump, which I am told has eliminated the issues. With a 3/5 year warranty it is hard to go wrong.
    Good luck.
  7. Deebo53

    Deebo53 Member
    Messages: 47

    Thanks a lot man...i will def look into them and compare prices and everything you mentioned as well...Good luck on your upcoming season
  8. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I would stick with the boss v plow if possible, i have had a blizzard plows before but IMHO i thinkthe boss v plows are built a lot nicer and very easy to work with. Check craigslist, i have bought plows of craigslist before and not had a problem, just make sure to scan every inch of them over
  9. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    BOSS Power V, where are you in Michigan? Above or below the Big Mac???
  10. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    +1 for the meyer v2. They are also offering some sweet financing right now. I just picked up an 8.5' V2-it's a very rugged unit, very different from the meyers of the past. I never would have bought one a few years ago, but they look to be the among the best out there right now.
  11. Deebo53

    Deebo53 Member
    Messages: 47

    I checked all over craigslist, nothing really there in good condition. I live around Farmington Hills area. Seems like everyone ive talked to is all out of Boss V plows, ideally thats what I would like to work with first year.
  12. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    so if we get snow tomorrow what are you going to use? a shovel?

    check out www.equipmentspecialistsinc.com/

    Ask for Jim in sales if you call, you'll get a better deal than you would anywhere in michigan even after shipping. You'll have to put it together, but if i can anyone can.
  13. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    another idea is go to boss website and go to the dealer finder and start calling. Thats what i did when i wanted to find a nice but used plow mount and found a dealer about 40 minutes away but was 400% better to deal with then my local dealer.
  14. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    You also have CPW out of Illinois if you really need to get one and it's not to far of a drive to go get it.

  15. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    I found this in another thread yesterday that might interest you.


    It's a comparison of the fisher v to the boss v.

    I'm not endorsing either one as I've never owned a V plow. I currently have a Blizzard 810. I wouldn't recommend a Blizzard.
  16. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Weingartz (Farmington) has a VXT BOSS 8.2 for 6190 Installed
    Only problem is they are about a week out.

    Monroe Truck Equipment (By far BEST installs I say!)
    8.2 Power V

    Light adapter kit
    $5936 INSTALLED

    Shoes Not included- $114 3 pack
    Smart lock cylinders (back dragging) $299 MORE
    Deflector (installed) $315

    Just about a week and a half out, Maybe quicker...

    You're a little late my friend!!!!
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  17. Shoreline

    Shoreline Member
    Messages: 59

    Check out Jones Equipment in Fort Gratiot, they might have a Boss or two in stock.
  18. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I am not experienced with the new Meyer, I had some older Meyers that never let me down but there technology is ancient. I run western v plows now and love them, they are a lot easier to work on if you ask me, and a lot more up to times with the hydraulics and stuff like that.
  19. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    my meyer v2 8.5 was cheaper (even installed) than those boss prices. I did the install myself, because I take more time to solder connections etc, and i like knowing how it went in if I ever need to troubleshoot. Plus the dual action cylinders allow you to get unstuck better, I like the idea of the trip edge more. Very nice unit. Just stay away from a used meyer-as their technology and design has come a long, long way in the past couple years.
  20. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    This would be the route i'd suggest. save some payup