I'm considering buying an 8' poly plow this season for a 2500 series chevy. Would like to know if anyone has purchased and used a Boss or Meyers ploy blade. I'm concerned about backdrag and durability.
I wouldn't own anything but a poly plow again. I've had both Western and Meyer and loved them. I had a truck I bought a couple years ago that had a Western Pro Plow already on it, and after a month or so I bought a poly skin to cover it with. Nothing sticks hangs on to a poly. Boss I hope is the same.
I just ordered a 9-2 poly V for a 2500HD chevy but from everything I hear I shouldn't be disappointed. Used units are always buyer be ware as far as I'm concerned. As far as back blading I never saw any difference between steel or poly. Usually the poly units actually weigh a few pounds more. I don't think you'll be unsatisfied with the poly choice.
I have a boss 7.5 sd steel and think it back drags better than any plow I have ever used( fisher, meyer,western) and stacks better too. Also meyer don't seem hold up as good as boss, fishers and western do. but I do think they have a good paint job and a very good hydro system.
I would think it would be advantageous to have a steel plow and put the poly "skin" on the steel plow. This would give the advantages of poly with the rigidity of steel. Anyone have other thoughts on this?
If installed right that really won't be a problem Dino. I did it on an old beat up steel plow that was rotted so bad it actually had a few holes in the mold board. Adding the plastic for + or - $60 and an hour and half of effort was worth it & gave me another season out of a plow that shouldn't have been used really. The plastic really deflected snow well versus the years before where lots of snow would build up in the holes & knicks. I would drive down the road with a big wall of snow stuck to the front of it. The real poly plow I had was a great plow too.
Well this will sound weird coming from a Sno-Way rep, but in my opinion you can't go wrong with a Boss poly plow. I look at a lot of plows in the market place and if you have narrowed between Boss or Meyer, and you have the truck to carry a Boss poly, then I would have to side with the Boss plow on this one, just my opinion but if you have the opportunity to view both, you will see what I mean. Not saying Meyer doesn't build a good plow, but construction differences are big.
I have never used a Boss and am unsure about the Hyro system. I here it is fast. I know that the one Meyer I have has an Diamond (Meyer) E60H and I love that powerpack. Better then any Fisher I have even the Insta Act in my opinion. The E60 is simple and seems easy to service. It is fast and has low amp draw. Now I beleive that Fisher makes the best plows out there, but if I was ever to assemble a plow from different manufacturers I would use the E60 Powerpack with the Fisher Blade.