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Be Content or Upgrade ?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by jmckee2, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. jmckee2

    jmckee2 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Just before winter, I bought a slightly used 2010 7'6 Boss Standard Duty Straight blade and have since put used wings on it which helps a bunch on a church lot I do, but are a pain taking them on and off to transport from job to job. I only have a handful of driveways and a church this year, which is fine with my other work schedule. I plan on adding a couplde more churches next season. I have the chance to buy a 2009 Boss 8'2 Poly V in great condition, it has smart locks and the curb guards which would be nice for the church lot. I would be out of pocket only $300-500 if I sell mine with wings and buy this V, is it worth it to upgrade to the V without wings, or be content with my current set up and finish the season with the small amount of plowing I do.
  2. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    sell sell sell I dont think you can go wrong with a V blade, you will be able to stack higher than that straight blade and you will have more control of the snow, Id say do it.

  3. jmckee2

    jmckee2 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Do you think the scoop position vs. mine with wings is way better?
  4. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    For the $300-$500 difference, I'd say its worth it for not having to get out of the truck and remove/install your wings when your done.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Yep I agree. Question though, why do you have to take them off between jobs? I guess maybe in your area the cops are more strick but around here they don't care.
  6. jmckee2

    jmckee2 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I take them off because of the overall width, almost 9'6 and Boss site says don't transport with them on and also a couple driveways are too narrow to plow with them on, but some drives they help a bunch.
    Rbronkema Ghtfd- how much more do you like the v than the straight with wings?
  7. Stinson Landscp

    Stinson Landscp Member
    Messages: 45

    Sounds like a no brainer. Just make sure your truck can handle it.

    This is my first season ever using a V plow....lets just say i wont be buying a straight blade again
  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    once you use a V you will never go back to a straight blade (even with wings)
  9. jmckee2

    jmckee2 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Right now the 7'6 blade is roughly 600 lb and the 8'2 poly v looks to be around 800 lb, I did put timbrens on and weld the gussets in place even before I mounted the 7'6.
  10. rjlucas4th

    rjlucas4th Member
    Messages: 41

    You will love the V plow once you use it. There is no way that I will ever go back to a straight blade after having the versatility of the v plow. You wont be disappointed!!
  11. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    not many guys here in central ohio take off the wings but i will say that since i bought my 8'2" v-xt i'll never own a straight blade again!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

  13. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    i will personally say ive seen a 15-20% increase in my production
  14. jmckee2

    jmckee2 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks for the replies guys, I'm trying to make the deal this weekend, if it doesn't work out, I'm sure I will find a V before next season.
  15. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Go for the 8' 2" blade and eventually wing it.
  16. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    haven't taken my wings off since I put them on.......that's one answer

    the other is, I think I would enjoy a v for moving piles or long distance pushes......

  17. jmckee2

    jmckee2 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Another question on my upgrade to v plow, do I only have to change controllers or upgrage wiring? I have brand new wiring with 13 pin truck plug in and 9 pin controller plug.
  18. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Get th V. Problem is you'll likely plow with it for a couple storms and then look for wings for it. You can never be too productive. But it's still a good upgrade, especially for that price.
  19. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    why sell the straight with the wings?? take the wings and brackets off and put them on the new v blade. then in v you'll be fine going down the road, depending how strict your cops are.
  20. jmckee2

    jmckee2 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I'm working on getting a xt right now and my wings wouldn't fit, but I was thinking that when I was looking at the std poly v. I also thought it would be an easier sale for my 7'6 blade to include the wings as option for another $300-400 more. Anybody know about the wiring set up? If I need v wiring or just v controller