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boss plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CARDOCTOR, Aug 28, 2003.


    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i looked at a used boss plow

    i own 3 meyers

    what should i look for

    any weaknesses

    dont know much a bout them

    putting on 98
    dodge 3/4

    cardoctor:dizzy: :dizzy:
  2. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    If I were you I would stick with meyers so you can change parts and the ease to work on when they do break.But I have heard alot of good things about boss plows .Is the boss the one that KenP had?You want at least a 8' plow for the dodge 2500 .
  3. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    I don't mean to be wise, but could you try and do a search? I am pretty sure that there are some opinions discussed about Boss plows.

    I saw some Boss plows last year at the BBQ, and in my opinion they seems to be well constructed plow with some nice features, like the effortless mounting system. I did heard some weakness about Boss V plows, but other than that, they seems to be good plows.
  4. deluxeco

    deluxeco Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    I've been a die hard meyers user since 1981 until I bought a used truck with a boss plow,we have now pretty much converted all the trucks to boss plows,using the 8' straight & 8.2'power v on the 3/4 tons,the 9.2' power v's on the 1 tons & the 10'power v on the 2 tons.yes the old wifes tale of using meyers & western because parts are available just about anywhere(and a darn good thing too!) the boss plows have not let us down,zero hydraulic troubles,we do prefer the joystick control,the v blades will crack cutting edges if you hit something hard enough in the scoop position due to the plow not tripping in the v or scoop position,other than breaking trip springs no problems,they are well constructed & will add more weight to the front of your truck so some suspension majic may be required.the v's just save so much time plowing gas stations & daytime plowing of lots were windrows are undesirable.go to thier websight they will provide you with a video & info on all thier products.
  5. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Mike Nelson has a few Boss plows and could help you out too. He doesn't come around as often this time of year, try to PM him.
  6. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Make sure you have Smart Lock cylinders if you get a V plow.

    The smart lock cylinders will work better to keep the plow straight while back-dragging.

  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I for one am not impresed with their smart hitch mounting system, it took me and Andy 10 minnutes to mount his 7'6" strait blade.... wheres the 30 seconds:rolleyes: I have my meyer on in about 1 minnute:D
  8. Ohiosnow

    Ohiosnow Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 415

    Big Nate

    You must be doing something wrong or something is bent because anyone with it set-up right it's 30 sec. or less :rolleyes:

    Mine BOSS is setup on dollies & it takes 15 sec. :waving: 2 plugs & flip a switch and your done ;) it can't get any easier ;) Also there is no lifting,pins,chains,ect. BTW - I've seen a friends's 12-yr. old hook it up in less than 30 sec.

    I ran Meyers for over 20 yrs. & yes 1 min. to put on a Meyers too but a BOSS SmartHitch II is alot faster & 100 times easier.

    With any plow on dollies you don't have to line it up, just push the plow into place.
  9. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Smartlock cylinders are a must on a Boss V.Useless without them.

    The Smarthitch system is very easy to use.My 3 year old could hook it up.If it's taking too long,then something isn't right.

    They have very fast and reliable hydraulics.The only thing I don't like is the sharp edges on the rocker switch if you have the joystick.It will start to eat skin if your out for a long time.

    Also,with no lift chain,they don't bounce around very much during transport.
  10. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    I have a Boss 7.5' trip-edge and love it. It mounts quickly, even in the dark. The longest it took me to mount was 10 min the 1st time I had to do it by myself.

    To steal a phrase, "and now the rest of the story.."

    See I bought my plow in Jan. 2002 and mother nature decided to stop snowing for the rest of the season. So I took my plow off and left it sitting in my driveway (asphalt millings) until November when they called for a storm. So I went out to hook it up. It took a couple of minutes by myself to get lined up properly. Then the pins that drop in the lower hooks on the mount (if you see one you know what I mean) wouldn't mate up with the openings. They were about 1" too low! It seems the leg stand in the back had sunk into the drive way! :eek:

    So I spent the next couple of minute scratching my head about what to do before I realized I needed to jack the back of the plow up. So I had to rummage in the garage and find my jack and jack the back of the plow up.

    Once I did that the plow slipped right in and mounted in seconds. Now I just carry a small jack with me, just in case.
  11. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    :realmad: I wouldn't buy a Boss plow for $0.01, Western plows are much better...just speaking of teh Vee plows, but the trip mechanism is junk on Boss!
  12. oakhill2000

    oakhill2000 Member
    Messages: 98

    I only have owned Boss so I can't compare or say anything bad about the others but I also can't say anything bad about Boss. I loved mine and never had a single problem for the three years that I owned it. I just sold it as I sold the pickup but I am going to buy a new one this September for my new dump and won't hesitate to buy another Boss. I would rather stick with them then experiment. Good luck. Also just wanted to say hello to everyone I haven't been on the site since the end of April, been cutting grass with all this rain. I am starting to get the plowing fever so I figured I would start checking up on the site again.