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Boss Standard Duty Question

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by marioazcats/nh, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. marioazcats/nh

    marioazcats/nh Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I would like to know if anyone has experience/thoughts on the Boss standard duty plow. i have a GMC Sierra, 2005, 1/2 ton and I plow my own rental properties, mostly gravel, about 16 properties. I had a Fisher before and had a good experience, but just curious how a full trip blade does compared to the Fisher. I am in New Hampshire. ussmileyflagussmileyflag
  2. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Welcome to PS
    I haven't run a Fisher, but I do have a Boss on a half ton and I am pretty sure you will like the Boss.........Was your Fisher a trip edge?

  3. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Fisher only makes trip edges
  4. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    I prefer a full trip blade over a trip edge. I was plowing on gravel one time and a stone got cought in the trip edge. That was fun trying to get it out.
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I had that happen, lift blade, push up against a curb and it pops out, may need to help it with a stick or screwdriver, but once you widen the gap it's wedged in it's not a big deal, I prefer trip edge plows, I like the way they perform on hardpack I really hate how full trip blades stay down in certain situations and don't see them any differeent than a full trip in other plowing conditions. Besides I'm a V guy, so it's the only choice...........
  6. marioazcats/nh

    marioazcats/nh Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Yes my Fisher was a trip edge! So I'm concerned because the Boss is a full trip. Everyone around here has Fishers. Does it trip easy and do you lose the load? As the Fisher dealer claims! I'm trying to decide which plow to go with!!
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  7. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I have a Western 7' 6" poly full trip now, and on my poly, I notice that it does sometimes trip, especially when you have some real icy snow. That said, I like it, it saves my truck suspension. Only way I would get a trip edge is if it came standard on a plow, like the MVP+.
  8. DScapes

    DScapes Member
    Messages: 94

    I'm running a BOSS Standard Duty 7.6" and I absolutely love it on my 02' GMC Sierra 2500HD. I've run a Western 7.6" super duty, I don't like the slow hydrolics and the overall weight of the plow.

    I ran both plows on 3/4ton GMC and a Chevy and I prefer the standard in my area (Columbus ohio) for the light amount of snows we get.

    I never once tripped the super duty besides curbs and stacking, but I did notice my standard tripping quite a few times during the last "wet" 5" storm we had here

    however, in saying that, the trip would keep the load and I'd just have to back off and hit at a slower rate to gain some momentum on pure blacktop, never lost a load or created a pack I couldn't get through

    the speed and power of the hydrolics on the BOSS plows are unreal, although i've only used Western to compare them too, the double click up/down(float) features are nice too

    if you're planning on pushing wet snow over 5-6" on more than one occasion, i'd recommend the super duty, but the standard is by no means any less quality, just lighter..

    i've never used a trip blade, but couldn't see myself ever getting used to one after having experience with full trips
  9. marioazcats/nh

    marioazcats/nh Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Seeing that we get quite a bit of snow in New Hampshire sometimes wet and heavy, I am leaning towards the Fisher!! I would buy a Boss if they had a Standard trip edge( their super duty trip edge is not rated for my truck:mad:.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    That doesn't mean you can't add timberns, and some ballast to your truck. Your truck would handle the 7'6" super duty trip edge just fine. Heck if you wanted to, you could add 3/4ton t-bars just to be safe.