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Boss 8.5 v with wings

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by John Mac, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I have been reading post on this site that say wings are not useful on v plows. I installed these on my Boss 8.2 v and they make sense to me.
    The plow is 10.2' with an added 50 lbs to the plow. No extra lbs problem.
    In the scoop positions they add 2' to the width of the plow. The angle of the wings is about 20 degrees forward and helps pull snow into "v" 2' wider swath with less trail off. The other positions are just the same a straight blade. "All good" the the extra 2' with out the weight and cost of the 10' v is great. Bigger is better! Any comments appreciated.
  2. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624


    I did this 3 years ago with a 9' 2" Boss Vee.

    I got whipped on pretty good by a lot of the Blizzard guys.

    Run. Save yourself. :D
  3. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    How do you keep the tips of the plow wings from dragging or hitting the road when you are driving? I have to kick the wings out on my Boss 8'2" or they will hit after a dip in the road.
  4. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Hey redhenny

    I put hunks of urethane on my Wings. I dont care if they scrape a bit over a dip or two. Urethane wears unusally well.

    MOW ME OVER Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Hey Pro

    Where did you get your urethane for the pro wings and how thick is a piece?


  6. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Hey Pro seasons
    How do you like your back plow, and how wide is it? Looks like a nice setup. I'm working on a new mount for mine, I haven't used it on my 02 2500HD yet but I used it for four seasons on another truck. I really miss it and hope to get it on and pulling snow soon.
  7. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    The only problem with the pro wings on any plow is they are always in the forward position. Which is a problem when windrowing because the snow wont roll off the trailing side of the blade.
  8. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Can we get some pics?
  9. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    How do you mount pro wings to a Boss V? I have a set of wings on a straight blade and like the idea of putting some on my Boss 8'2" V but see a problem. It seems that the piece that goes through the moldboard and gets pinned on the back side of the plow is not long enough to go all the way through the boxed section on the back of the plow. How do you get around this?
    Are there any other wings that would work on a V plow?
  10. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Mow me over,

    Get yourself a coupla' hunks 14" tall and two inches thick. Long as you want. Make 'em an inch or so out past the end of your wings for a bit of curb protection. Got mine from a guy in Dayton, Ohio. Bartman, Barley, something like that. Delivered by common carrier. Driver said " Ive been DYING to find out what this was!" Came 12 feet long. Took two of us to drag it off the trailer. :D


    What your saying makes sense, but the snow rolls right off with the blade angled all the way. Go figure.


    I love that thing. 8 feet wide. I bought it for three reasons. I hate to back drag. Ballast. And down-pressure.
    And boy, do I ever HATE to backdrag

    butler L$S

    Put the big hole RIGHT above the box section and put the pin on it. Now this is a bit too high according to the directions but it's okay. The wings are just hanging from the hole you just made, swinging, right? Now rotate 'em up to where you like 'em and mark them for the two bolt on pin braces.

    Get those all drilled and installed and you will find that the stock rubber pieces will no longer work because your wings are angled downward a bit. That's okay 'cause the rubber sucks anyway Put your two new 2 inch thick, 14 inch tall U-Edge pieces on where you like and mark em and drill em and you got it! Get out the tape measure and measure how wide your wallet is gonna get!
  11. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    I like the idea of the u edge on the wings but would worry about the blade not being able to trip.
  12. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    you do have to cut a 1.5 " in the wing.

    The only downfall I ran into is that you have to cut a 1.5" hole into your plow. I used a cutting torch to do this because we did not have a drill that big.
    The only other problem is the the extra width when transporting. The plows all the way up in the v position does miss the ground about 6". The same as the plow with out the wing. The reason for this is the 20 degree angle of the wing makes the plow hang the the same as stock plow. The best of both worlds! Extra width and V versatility. All this for $200.00.
  13. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I put a set of Pro Wings on my Boss 8ft super duty. Its the same box construction as the V blades. I cut off the pin on the pro wing and drilled a hole where the pin was.Then I made a new pin from a large bolt with a hole for a tractor pin. The bolt slides thru the Pro wing thru the plow and then put on the lock pin.I drilled the hole in the moldboard over size and the welded in a piece of tube to seal the two box sections, which also made it much stronger.That way I didnt need to use that 5 inch washer that comes with the wings.I ran this setup for 6 years before trading off the plow.
  14. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette Member
    Messages: 63

    I put pro wings on my 9'2" BossV. I drilled the hole with a 1 1/4 " hole saw(drill bit). no problems, no braces in the way, just followed the directions that came with it ( except the part about not putting it on a V plow). So what did I do wrong ???
  15. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Using only one wing?

    Has anyone ever just put one wing on? Say on the left side of the blade so when you angle the blade right for windrowing it will just trail off...

    ProSeasons, How are you going to attach the Sidewing and use your Backdrag blade?
  16. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    The snow does trail of wing when angled. The snow does trail of because the pitch of the wing is only 20 degrees forward from the plow. Not going to keep snow from windrowing. The pin on the wing that goes thru the moldboard is long enough and does work. Locate that location and drill or cut hole. Insert pin and lift wing into desired position and mark for other two brackets and bolt them into place.