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Which plow for Crew Cab Long Bed?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Petr51488, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Some of you may have seen the truck i bought. It's an 08 gmc 2500hd Crew Cab Long Bed Diesel. At first i was set on not buying a plow, but then it got me thinking. I am able to get 2 pretty nice size lots and many more to come if needed. I was wondering what size plow to get. I was looking at the BOSS website and wanted the V-plow. I'm pretty sure you can angle them both ways, V, and Scoop.. Do you think the plow would be too heavy for the truck? And how much should i expect to pay for a plow like that with installation.. Or just the plow alone? Thanks for the help..
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Im not sure if the plow will be too heavy or not. But you will be looking in the high 4's to low 5's or so for a Boss V. You should also check the power V XT from Boss
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Thanks, that was actually the one i was looking at. Is that with installation? I guess my best bet would be to call up a few places and find out.. How wide of a plow do i need?
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    I have the same truck as you but a dually. I put a 8'6" Western MVP with Pro Plus wings. Pushed for the last 2 nights without any problems. The plow is heavy though.
  5. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Do you think they would give me problems with warrenty work?
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777


    GM doesn't recommend ANY plow on that truck..and neither does Boss for that matter.

    Probably have trouble finding a dealer who will install one....

    But I'd go with a 9.2 V XT if it were me...:D
  7. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    did you say you were plowing run ways? that is one lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggg truck.
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    My truck is out of warranty. If I broke something under warranty I am sure I could find someone with a 7'6" I could hook up and bring to the dealer.:jester:
  9. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Our Western 8'6" MVP with Pro Plus wings was $6600 installed in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Not sure how much the Boss' are but you'll love the V-plow regardless. They are a little heavy though.
  10. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I've got a 06 Chevy CC/LB and well, besides the fact I don't want to plow with it. Much too hard to turn and I just don't have any huge lots (maybe good for roads too), anyway, when getting my other plow fitted, I asked at the Curtis dealer.
    They said 7'6" was the max they would go with it.
    The truck already weighs like 7200lbs empty.
  11. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Ahh.. not the news i wanted to hear. I asked my salesman at the dealer a while ago and he said he might be able to work something out with the warrenty issue. Thanks for the input anyways.. I'll give a few places a call and find out some more info.
  12. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    Yeah, I went to the BOSS website and every plow they make will exceed the GAWR for your truck. They dont even recommend a 7'6".....sorry man....You could probably beef up the front end and maybe then a dealer will put something on it..Good Luck
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    More food for thought...

    I wouldn't trust the well being my $40,000 investment to the word of a salesman.:D
  14. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Now that's good advice!!
  15. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Me neither. lol I would do alot more research before i go out and invest money into something that can void my warrenty.
  16. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    if you dont need a V-plow to break up drifts I would highly recomend looking into a blizzard 810 or better yet the 8611LP.

    I have the 810 for my 06 2500HD and love it, but wish I would have known about the 8611LP.
  17. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    I looked into blizzard too but i heard that they are heavy. The only reason why i went more towards the v plow was for the "scoop" feature. Its not really needed.. but how much would the blizzard run me?
  18. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I agree with Tman.
    I paid a little less than that a year ago for my Boss on my 97 F350.
    I took the plow off and installed onto the truck in my sig.
    I did this install, and it wasn't that bad as long as you have tools and basic wiring understanding. That way you could bypass the dealer red tape, and save $500.
    Just my .02
    Add Timbrens and ballast, crank the tbars and let er fly!:D
  19. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    The blizzard 810 weighs 950 pounds and the 8611lp weighs 1083 according to www.blizzardplows.com

    According to www.snowplowsupply.com (my dealer) the 810 is $4834 + 500 for install. I paid $5,500 for mine installed with taxes last year from there. I would assume the 8611lp would be about $5-700 more.
  20. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Plow? I would just put landing lights on that aircraft carrier you got there.