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Vbx in short box

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by beaugross, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. beaugross

    beaugross Member
    Messages: 33

    Had anyone ran the vbx8000 in a 6.5 or 6.75 bed? After watching the video on the boss site, the ford they show looks to be a short box and it fits perfectly. However all the specs say 8'...
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I know a guy who ran one years ago, had to leave the tailgate down and rest it on there.
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I know for a fact an shpe2000 will fit in my short box. Compare the length to the boss and see
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    I know a polycaster fits in a short box. It can't be too much different size wise than a vbx.
  5. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,252

    I saw one in a short bed GMC this past storm. Fits fine.
  6. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    It works fine, that was my first concern. I have a 2011 F-350 SRW extended cab with 6.5 or 6.7 bed. There is still actually around a foot left over behind cab. The spreader unit of course hangs out but no farther than a tailgate spreader. If you had the new Boss v-box in a full 8' bed you would be able to keep your toolbox. That was the only draw back was tool box and transfer fuel tank had to come out. You will have no problem with short bed.
  7. beaugross

    beaugross Member
    Messages: 33

    Sweet...thanks for the input fellas...keep warm today. I had -18 in coudersport pa today.
  8. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    That's Gods country in Potter county?
  9. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Not far from me in Lock Haven, Pa
  10. beaugross

    beaugross Member
    Messages: 33

    Thats correct mike33
  11. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    You guys are right down the road from me, relatively speaking
  12. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Put 2 4x4 under salter done job!:salute:
  13. beaugross

    beaugross Member
    Messages: 33

    Next question...anyone run lime stone chips or pee gravel through one? That is a lot of weight with it being an electric motor...just curious.
  14. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
    from 4-5
    Messages: 173

    Ditto on this question.