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8.2 v or 8.2 vxt for new purchase

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by hanson1999, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. hanson1999

    hanson1999 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Looking for some input on what plow to purchase. no commercial work just a few farmyards and miscellaneous private stuff. Do get some drifting on the roads.

    the regular v is $200 cheaper than the vxt. $250 more can get poly vxt.

    Its going on a 02 chevy 1500hd.

    15 lbs weight difference shouldn't be a big deal??

    I had a 8.2 rt2 v and loved the plow. Just wondering if the vxt is worth more money or if i would have any overheating issues with the taller wings?? Farthest i travel is about 5 miles on gravel roads from yard to yard.

    thanks in advance
  2. chitown sparky

    chitown sparky Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    i got my 8'2" vxt 2 years ago and during the blizzard last year I could plow right down the street in the v and it was throwing the snow all night long I LOVE it would never get any different it will make up the difference in cost the first year. JMO
  3. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Honestly if your not going to do streets or commercial accounts there is no point. I have a VXT on all of my bigger trucks(that can handle it) and we love them i plow with a 10' VXT and its nice while in subdivisions because we can shoot snow half way up yards. Which is a plus!
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    VXT so you can see the plow :nod: today's trucks have such a high hood you cannot see the shorter blades when they are angled or in the Vee.
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    The poly is well worth the money.
  6. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Hahahha on my kodiak i have 3FT plow markers on it just for that reason... otherwise like you said i wouldnt even be able to see the plow. especially since i cut off the plow lights.