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Boss plow wings

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by R.J.B., Sep 26, 2016.

  1. R.J.B.

    R.J.B. Member
    Messages: 99

    I just bought a truck with an 8ft steel superduty. I want to put a set of wings on it. The boss wings are pricey for 750.00 compared to buyers pro wings for 199.00. Just wanted to see how many of u use the boss wings and are they worth the extra $$$. Thanks
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    As Kimber once said...

    Buyers is the Harbor Freight of the snowplow industry...
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,681

    The nice thing about factory wings they are designed to work with that plow, pro wings are a universal fit.
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I have a set of Boss wings, got them when they were only $500 and then they were over priced.

    But, I will say they are very well built they will take the pounding and more.
    So maybe they are worth it, I couldn't see. Byers or harbor freight wings doing the job the boss wings do.
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,094

    I've run Buyer wings and they work, I also reinforced them so they woodn't bend too.
    I have a set of Boss wings for my V, I know they different but if giving a choice between a aftermarket or OEM I'd go with the OEM for the reason Kimber said. The Boss Wings are designed to displace the load over a larger area which introduces less stress into the moldboard. Buyes has 2 hinge pins that mount on the end of the moldboard and a post that telescopes through the moldboard.
    Also is you look at the geometry of the Boss wing and the Buyers the Boss will carry move snow due to the height of the wing and the curl/radius that follows the moldboard. The Buyer is just a flat plate that covers aboot 2/3 of the moldboard.
  6. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,248

    We have bent numerous sets of buyers wings in the past and now we have sets of western wings and one set of boss wings. I know they are built stronger but we might be a little bit more careful knowing they cost so much more.
  7. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I bought my first set of boss wings for a flat top rt2 when boss first marketed the wing. I purchased my second set on the way to pick up my vxt many years later. $850 well spent. I can't imagine working without them
  8. LogansLawnCare

    LogansLawnCare Member
    Messages: 84

    We have both, I thought the same thing $850 is a lot to spend compared to the $200 for the buyers wings. Hands down the Boss wings are better. They are better made and as others have stated they will carry more snow.
  9. R.J.B.

    R.J.B. Member
    Messages: 99

    I picked up the boss wings! after looking at the, in person well worth the extra $$$. Thanks for the input!!
    ceptorman likes this.
  10. smz89

    smz89 Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 14

    Overall for those who have them or have used them, are the wings worth the investment? I have 8' 2'' power-v xt I am thinking of putting them on. I run the plow on our 99 Ford F350 V10 single cab. Also, do many install timbrens?
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,094

    What are your springs rated for? I would say there's no need unless you're already over.
  12. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,920

    The wings are worth every penny.

    No timbrens here, running on new Super Duties.
  13. smz89

    smz89 Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 14

    So I bought the wings ext.. and where the pin goes into the top of the plow ext it is considerably loose. I'm wondering how tight that is suppose to be? Thanks!
  14. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,920

    Ours wiggle probably a quarter inch. Maybe a little more.
  15. smz89

    smz89 Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 14

    Roughly what these are doing. Thanks. Was hoping I didn't install them wrong.
  16. bigdeezle442

    bigdeezle442 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    The boss wings are worth it in my opinion. I have 3 sets and can't imaging plowing without them. They almost never come off, but I plow lots and my driveway. They certainly can handle a decent impact and not bend or break. I hope they make make them for the 10 ft but I'm not holding my breath.
    StratfordPusher likes this.
  17. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    Have wings on my 5 Boss Vee.. love them.. and can't plow without them..
  18. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    I use mine for plowing lots, then take them off for my driveways. Love them......definately worth the $$