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VBX 8000 INfo

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Broncslefty7, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    does anyone have a picture or a measurement for ground clearance of a vbx8000 on the back of an f250 or 350. id like to pick up a boss spreader this year but the clearance doesnt look very good or as good as with a icechaser/tornado. any feed back would be awesome. ive been researching for months and looking to purchase by the end of the week.,
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    They adjust up and down, i think you can even tow a trailer with it in. No pics tho
     
  3. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    everything ive seen online shows them lower then the tow hitch. id like to have it at least bumper eight.

    how do you like yours? any complaints
     
  4. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    But it there great. The spinner unit comes off with 2 pins unplug wire, then put your hitch in receiver hook up trailer. When spinner is on its adjustable.
     
  5. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    There great spreaders I would buy another one
     
  6. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    wish they had those poly covers on them. that would be cool, we have a couple of properties we own that are like 30 mins from our snow base.
     
  7. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    The tarp goes on and off easy and will not blow off
     
  8. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    how is the chute structure, pretty solid? looks like it could be a little flimsy. (not snow bank resistant)
     
  9. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I will take my chute off if I'm plowing for a long time. I will say I did back into some piles and never did hurt it. The chute is mainly stainless steel it's just covered with plastic it's very strong I wouldn't suggest backing into stuff but it will take some abuse.
     
  10. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Keep the chutes off anything you buy. Epically if you have employees. Learned that the hard way
     
  11. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    kinda hard to sand without the chutes on though. i mean if i could keep the spinner at least bottom of bumper height it would be good.
     
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Put chute back on when you're sanding. No reason to have it smashed up when you're plowing lots
     
  13. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    true. over analyzing paralyzation. lol
     
  14. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I actually have aback up camera installed in mine. Just bought the ford oem and plugged in to factory plug. Works well.