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What size should i get?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 10elawncare, Nov 28, 2007.

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what size?

  1. 7'6"

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. 8'

    15 vote(s)
    83.3%
  1. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    7'6" or 8' - Super Duty Trip-Edge.
     
  2. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    I'm going to be doing mostly res. driveways, maybe 1 or 2 small parking lots.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,568

    Full size truck?
    Then get a full size plow.
    Get the 8fter:nod:
     
  4. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    What size truck are you using? I use a 8' straight poly on my F250. I also bought the wings. Although with the heavy snow the last few years, it gets difficult pushing especially with the wings. Next time I would go with the 7'6" and the add the wings. Also I think a 7'6" would be better for your small properties.
     
  5. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    06 2500Hd Reg Cab. 6.0 v8.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2007
  6. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    I was thinking about the wings.... if i ever needed the plow to bigger i can buy the extensions and use those to get the few extra inches.but then take them off and have a small enough plow for the small driveways... just thought id ask everyones opinion. I dont want to make an $4200 mistake and be kicking myself in the arse later on. Thanks for everyones input i really appreciate it, please keep it coming!
     
  7. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    also, should i get the timbrens for the front? or is it not neccessay?
     
  8. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    bump to the top
     
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    see how your truck handles the weight then decide on tims
    prob go 7.6 n add the wings.
     
  10. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    anyone else?? have to make a decision by 430 pm tomorrow so any help is greatly appreciated!!!
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I'd go 8 ft without question..you won't be sorry.

    Not too many guys will say "I wish I would have bought a smaller blade".. and most say they wished they'd bought a bigger one...

    My route is 80% residential, I ran an 8.5 for the last three years..never once can I remember thinking that I wished it was smaller...in fact, in the 11 years that I've been plowing I went from a 7ft to a 8 ft and then to the 8.5...
     
  12. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    i already told ya go wit the 7.6 done deal pal




    add wings your 9.5. magic
     
  13. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    Thanks! I just dont want to make a mistake and be stuck with a plow that wont fit in my driveways or something stupid like that...
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    8 ft is the smallest plow reasonable for that truck.

    look at the width of the blade angled all the way, 7'6" gets pretty small.
     
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,568


    Exactely....

    How many drives are narrower than 8ft?
    If there to small then pass in them. They will be few and far between.
    If you wish to do small tight resi drives get a Jeep.
    You will make more $$ plowing large drives..


    He has a 2500 std cab short box.
    A 7.5 is to narrow, with the blade fully angeled he will be dumping snow back under your self.
    You will have a hard time plowing a path as wide as for your wheelbase.


    A 2500 has more than enough power to push a 8ft plow.

    I started with a 8ft plow I wish I got a 9ft I added wings now she is a 10.6 and I still have more than enough power to push a blade full with my 360.....
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2007
  16. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    i started with a 7.5' on my 250. after one season i went with an 8' and have been very happy since. my brother has a 8.5' on his single rear wheel 350 and i've plowed with that too. in my opinion the 8' is ideal for any single rear wheel 3/4 or 1 ton.
     
  17. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    Okay, thanks for everyones input! im getting an 8' Boss S/D Trip Edge. Thanks again!