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VXT or pull plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by jklawn&Plow, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    I do all residential and want to upgrade to save time and get more money long term.
    Will the 8.2 Vxt back drag well? I noticed the 8.2 has the most lbs per squ inch on the pavement but wonder if I should just get an ebling or other and keep my 7.6 std.
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Just get a back plow. It is going to be a lot faster then any front blade. If all i did was residentials I would have one on my truck and be done with it. The vxt is not going to help you clear those drives any faster even if it has a lot of weight to it. Might as well get a snowway with down pressure and a back blade and you will be a drive way machine.
     
  3. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 951

    Ebling

    Easy for me to say but get a Ebling, best investment bar now to add to a 3/4ton pickup....
    I will never be without one now that I own one.... on residential drives you will kick ass...

    Last storm I plowed 15 drives in under and hour with fantastic results...

    Best of luck.... and yes you can thank me after you try one....

    Al
     
  4. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469


    I could lift all four tires up off pavement payup
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  5. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Thats what I was thinking. I do need to lift out a toro one stage and a couple times a season ramp up a dual stage snowblower. It seems I might need to take the plow off for this. Also whats involved with hooking it up. I put the Boss setup on my truck, could I install the ebling-is it just as easy? and is it easy to pop on and off like the Boss front plows?
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Eblings are awesome. First year I've had one and I can't say enough about it.
     
  7. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I would agree the ebling looks awesome. A cheap alternative would be to add a hinged type bak drag bar to your current plow. Probably about $250 or $300, I made my own and a few others for friends and family. I am sure they don't work as well as the eblings. Everyone I made them for said they wouldn't want to plow without them.

    Also not as much to go wrong with them, plus you can still pull a trailer. No down pessure with it though. I am not trying to compare the two, The ebling is definetly made to backdrag, just trying to give another option.