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Vplow on a strait plow mount?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sk187, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I am looking at a few trucks to get as backups for my existing truck.
    Alot of the trucks I am looking at have strait plows on them and I want a V.
    Is a Vplow mount typically the same as a equivalent sized strait mount?
    Can the handheld controller just be changed to a V style or does it need all new wiring?
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Depends on brand
     
  3. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Most seem to be Boss.
     
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    The newer boss stuff is all the same as far as I know. I can interchange between my 9.2 v and my 9' straight blade without changing anything. I just use the joystick for the v blade as well for the straight blade.
     
  5. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    All the mounts usually interchange within the brand.

    Boss I believe you just need a new controller if its 13 pin

    Dd you need a control harness and controller. Unless it's fleet flex
     
  6. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Excellent, if the newer ones can interchange that helps alot.
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    They have to be fleet flex. Which isnt more than 2 years old. You have to have fleet flex setup on your truck
     
  8. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Anything RT3 BOSS will interchange.
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I said that

    For dd has to be fleet flex unless you want to buy a new control harness
     
  10. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I can tell you on all my Westerns, the mount is the same, but the harness for the controller is different.....

    Vs are a 6 pin and straight are a 4
     
  11. 04hd

    04hd Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 170

    So if I have a western v with fleet flex I could purchase a newer straight blade and it would operate just fine??? I have an almost new v plow and have been offered an 8.5ft straight blade for a reasonable price. I would like to have it as a spare or maybe get rid of the v and put wings on the straight blade.
     
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Yeah if it's fleet. If not you'll need straight blade harness. Easy to install
     
  13. 04hd

    04hd Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 170

    :D Ok thanks very much. I know the straight blades a fleet flex!!!
     
  14. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Same controller I think too. Is your v a fleet flex