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V vs. Straight for 08' Sierra 1500??

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by tuckermoss, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. tuckermoss

    tuckermoss Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm getting a new plow this week (1st) and I have been told by some people that the V would be too heavy for my rig, even with leveling!...I do plan on trying to grab some accounts this winter and wonder if I should start with a straight (lower investment, weight and long term maintenance), until I get used to plowing???
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    A 7.6 vee I'm assuming? What type of work and how much do you plan to use the truck for?
     
  3. tuckermoss

    tuckermoss Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    yes a 7.6...I'm just breaking in to the business and will be in the U.P. where it snows a lot! But being my first year, i thought I should start with a straight to see how it goes and how my truck handles. I'm hoping to do mostly residential, and will take as many as I can get...just been getting a lot of differing opinions
     
  4. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    There is no reason NOT to go with a V plow. If your going to buy a plow, get the V....period.
     
  5. JK-Plow

    JK-Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    The Boss web site plow locator, lists the 7 1/2 V as being compatable with the 1500 GMC/Chevy. I would just make sure you have Timbrens or air bags on the front end. I had one Boss dealer tell me the 8 1/2 V could also be used on the 1500 GMC/Chevy. In the UP, I would go with a V.
     
  6. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I would agree with everybody else and go with V plow. I learned on a V then had to use a straight blade for a storm and it felt like I was lost when it came time for cleanup work. The V is much more versatile and personally I think its easier to learn with since you can do soo much more with it.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    For residential use I wouldn't hesitate to go with the vee. You'll thank yourself later.

    However do expect to need plenty of ballast and at least a set of Timbrens, and possibly a set of heavier coils.
     
  8. tuckermoss

    tuckermoss Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks all for responses

    Just when I thought I would go with the V, I spoke with the Manager of Marquette Automotive in the U.P. and he said that he's had nothing but problems with Installing V's on the new Sierras/Silverados...He said the suspensions are pussies compared to the older rigs (no torsion bars etc...). I do show on my spec. sheet I have the tow package and High Performance Suspension Pkg...but nobody can tell me what that means...
    I'm Lost again................
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Neither one means anything as far as the capability of the truck to carry a plow. A set of Timbrens and plenty of ballast is what you'll need.
     
  10. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    The Boss dealer here use to have a 1500 chevy with an 8.2 V, and I guess there was no problems.

    As to the question, get the V.