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Western Wideout vs Boss Vxt

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by hammerdstone, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. hammerdstone

    hammerdstone Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Ok I know this is another Wich one is better / wich one should I buy But sorry that's why we are here for each other . Its going on a 2015 F350 SD, I just dummped 2 myers and will never look back , But im looking to cut my plow time in half compared to plowing with my old rinky dinky myers, I have a boss as well and it has never ever ever given me a issue . I do alot of residential and some commercial . Im looking for someone who has operated both units and there opinions , if i were to get the Vxt pretty sure ill b putting wings on it but not sure if it will be akward to maneuver threw developments,,, Im new to v plows and have never operated one. I have 70 residential and 4 parking lots , TIME KILLED ME LAST YEAR ,,,,,Please help any info would b great !!! Thank you
  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I have a BOSS V 7'6" and a V 8'2", I put wings on them and never take them off. I do 90% residential. The 8.2 with wings is 10 feet wide. I have no problems, the wider the better for some of these dumb driveways with sharp turns, keeps you from driving over your rear tire tracks. With out a V I would spend 50% more time moving snow, as some driveways it all has to go in the same place.
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    They are two different styles of plow, kind of hard to compare and give you an idea which is better for your situation without knowing what you plow exactly. They both push snow and very well at that
  4. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    With that many residential accounts I would strongly recommend having a v plow in ur fleet.
  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,719

    The Wideout and other expandables shine on larger properties, ie 2+ acres, or tight properties where snow has to be carried a longer distance.

    For residential, I'd have V plows with wings. 8'2" and wings would be a good fit for most things, you can always drop the wings if it's too wide.
  6. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    If stacking piles is a concern then you can forget about the Boss. They can't stack nearly as well as a Wideout (or any other Western for that matter).
  7. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412


    I was just letting someone else start that argument this time. :D
  8. hammerdstone

    hammerdstone Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Well Ive never had a problem stacking snow, Im really looking for volume per push and durability , to me if you stack snow the correct way every time you plow and efficiently stack as high and far back as you can with out being in a rush then stacking would not b an issue . Now if your in a rush and being sloppy about it and cant wait to get to the next push and not stacking correctly then yes stacking would eventually become an issue for me with the meyers. Thats just imo.. Your feed back is great and much appreciated
  9. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 591

    I have used to have the 9'2 boss v and now I use the xls which is very similar to the western. Hands down I would get the wideout. I clear driveways much faster with it than the boss v plow. 10 feet wide and one pass some driveways are done. Another reason I love it that not many people mention is that I can co lapse it to 8 feet and get small areas.
  10. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 591

    It also carries snow a lot better. The only time I like the v is on a couple of my drives that are over a mile long with steep hills when there is over 15 inches of heavy wet snow. It is still doable with the xls, but not quite as easy.

    Since you don't get too much snow I would Def go with the wodeout
  11. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,731

    I do all commercial, with that said I will always have a 'V' plow in my ever-growing fleet. I have 3 wideouts now and will never drop that 4th V. It can do a lot the wideout cannot in those tight areas, and almost every site has a tight spot.

    I would buy a WESTERN v-plow and then a wideout with your next truck. Like other have said the v with wings really shines in tight areas. The wideout I sneak in places, but to really gain the productivity you need open lots.
  12. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,512

    Is that because its Chain Lift???............That's good to know....Chain Lifts stack Higher and Also save Transmissions.........:drinkup:......Thumbs Up
  13. hammerdstone

    hammerdstone Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Also the boss dealer is 2 miles away , western is kinda far , i had my heart set on the wideout , but after looking at the dxt with wings wow !, This is going to b hard , keep the info flowing guys thank you
  14. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Yes, exactly. The plow stacks higher because it uses a chain lift mechanism vs the direct lift system that's offered by Boss.

    I've heard that chain lifted plows also save transmissions but I don't believe that one's ever been proven.
  15. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    With the wideout and the prodigy you get the best of both world, straight blade and a v. The prodigy is nice and heavy which is good for back dragging. You can never go wrong with a western plow.
  16. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    A v can do everything a wideout can. But a wideout can't do everything a v can
  17. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,564

  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,512

    This is Debate that will never be won on here.....You Keep your "V" and I will keep my XLS and we will both be Happy.......:drinkup:
  19. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    It's not really debatable. It's common sense

    Trying to push a straight blade through a 3 ft drift usually doesn't work too good lol.
  20. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,512

    So....Your saying I have No common sense for owning XLSs.....Interesting....