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Boss or Fisher?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FordTrucks77, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. FordTrucks77

    FordTrucks77 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am a landscaper , but new to plowing. I missed this season, but plan on plowing next season for my clients, and possibly some neighborhoods. I am from cape cod, we normally dont get much snow compaired to other places. we only have a handful of storms a year. I am unsure on what kind of plow to get. Boss or Fisher. I have a Ford Ranger Edge 4x4 that I figure I could use for driveways. I also have a 00 F250. Boss seems to be best as far as durability for comercial use. I deffinatly want a trip edge feature. thought about a homesteader for the ranger but will that be enough if that one time over a foot of snow falls? I dont want to turn around and tell my customers i cant handle it. I also dont want to break the bank. Best options for price and results? Thanks
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Ranger get a Snoway. F250 get a Boss V plow.
  3. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    Both brand are great brands. for the ranger I would go with the fisher HT, From what I have heard, they are great for back dragging drives. For the f250 an 8ft fisher X blade, also back drags well.
    The boss trip edge and the fisher hd blade do not scape that well and are poor at back dragging but the full trip boss scrapes great and also back drags well. So if go with boss get the full trip.
    I had a 7.6 boss full trip and felt the truck took less of a beating with a full trip than my fisher hd's
    Right now I am running a blizzard 810 full trip and I own 9.5 fisher xtreem V.
  4. FordTrucks77

    FordTrucks77 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I was under the impression the Fisher HT was too heavy for the Ranger and could damage it. Fisher ematch only has homesteader recomendation.
  5. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985


    Don't Listen to those Crybaby Boss owners.........:nod:.....:laughing:
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  6. OrganicsL&L

    OrganicsL&L Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 253

    If you have a local dealer, look hard at SnowDogg plows. They do have a trip edge, not sure if you can get one for your Ranger, but I have a TE80 (8') on my F250 and it is a great plow.
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What a great idea for a thread. Boss vs. Fisher.
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    To steal a Page from your Book.......Hee-Hee-Hee....:laughing:
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    If you don't have a local dealer in a brand forget it. You need local dealer support. To that end, in Mass we have more Fisher dealers then any other because they are the local manufacturer of note.

    The problem with the ranger is the low weight capability for a plow- the homesteader is a light duty plow- commercial use will be dissapointing (then again unless you're only doing driveways plowing commercially with a Ranger will prove the same).
    A properly set up Fisher will scrape fine tho back dragging is weak. I would get an X-blade for the F250 - scrape like a full trip, back drag like a full trip, but are edge trip and Fisher so tons of local dealers.
    Down on the cape the tight conditions of roads and drives, I would look for another small truck like a jeep with an LT, but I would skip the ranger.
  10. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Where are you on the Cape? I work in Hyannis during the summer and know that the cape dosnt get to much snow. I personally wouldnt get anything to expensive, but there are the times you guys get more than we do off cape.
  11. Luis@ NJ

    Luis@ NJ Member
    Messages: 30

    I second that! haha :gunsfiring:
  12. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    Boss plows invented the v plow. If your going to get a v....... go Boss.
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    You should put a 7' Boss Sport Duty on the Ranger and a Boss Trip Edge on the F-250.
  14. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Didn't you guys hear.....Fishers Parent company..Douglas Dynamics has Purchased Boss in a Leverage Buy out....

    Anoucement coming Soon....

    The First Project they are working on is Called the "FiBo"......Its an expanding "V"....Its a Full trip with a Tripedge...Its gonna be Really Cool.....:nod:.....:dizzy:
  15. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Serious question- on a boss VXT or power V when plowing in scoop mode with heavy wet snow does the plow trip because of the weight if carrying a lot of snow?
  16. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    No... Unless you start stacking and your plow gets caught on the curb while you're still driving forward then it will go down. But heavy wet snow, the plow won't trip but your truck may not be able to push it anymore.