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8' trip edge too heavy

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by greymare89, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. greymare89

    greymare89 Member
    Messages: 34

    Boss' website lists the 8' trip edge at 788 lbs compared to 698 lbs for the 8' full trip plow. I have a 2003 Chevy 2500 HD and have the chance to buy a 7'6 hd mm2 fisher at a good price or the 8' trip edge boss (both around the same price). I have a feeling the Fisher will be sold before I can get money to the guy since he's in another state. If I went with the 8' boss trip edge will I be setting myself up for disaster? At 788 lbs is is much heavy than most plows comprable in its size. Like I said the truck is a 2003 so things are starting to get loose, I don't want to be breaking things on the truck left and right.....
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    7'6 won't clear your front of the truck. The Boss is much better for that truck. Even the new Chevy will sag.
  3. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    grandview is right on the 7'6 being to small. I have an 8'2 poly V on my 03 2500HD which is heavier than the Boss plow you looked at,my truck has no timbrens and barely sags at all.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    8 footer is not to heavy for your truck.
  5. bleacher43

    bleacher43 Member
    from MA
    Messages: 44

    I happen to have an 8' Boss trip edge off the front of my 2500HD. Handles it quite well IMO.
  6. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Grandview really again, with the GM bashing...
    I'll put anyone of my GM's against your turd, oops frog, ah man Forp.....

    Greymare you'll be fine. Timbrens & 4 turns in the bars & you'll even know the plow is on.
  7. Stuffdeer

    Stuffdeer Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    Taking posts a little personal? Its a known fact because of the suspension set up. A Chevy does squat more....he's not saying one or the other is better. I love my Ford for plowing, and if I had the money, I'd have a Chevy as a personal truck because they ride so much better!

    But just for comparison sake...I put a 9'2 Vxt on my 250...and get less than 3/4 inch of drop in scoop mode...the guy down the street has 2+ in or drop with a regular 8'2 blade...

    But I do love the way they ride!!
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  8. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Just messing with Grand, I know his Ford, will outpush my GM's :laughing: