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buying 1st vee plow help

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by jce4isu, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    im getting ready to buy a vee plow this will be my 1st vee is there any thing i should know about plowing with a vee plow i dont want to mess it up payup

    i paid $2500.00 for a 8"2 boss vee 2years old smart hitch mount and wiring
  2. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    One big thing - They don't trip near as easily as a straight blade. And when they do trip, you can drive right up overtop of them and bend the main frame...........

    Just be a bit more carefull..........
  3. nobletousha13

    nobletousha13 Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 124


    what did you just say. drive right over it. yeah only if you complete wreckless :nono:
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 4, 2006
  4. Offroadz71

    Offroadz71 Member
    Messages: 40

    Be careful in the scoop position if you are doing commercial accounts. Cause if you hit a sewer lid, you will do some damage cause the trip feature does not work in that postion as you would like, other than that I love it, and yes I am careful.
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I tossed and turned for weeks about which V blade to buy, some guys were probably tired of seeing the different posts but we decided on a Fisher 8.6 ExtremeV SS. It trips in every position and this thing is super fast and powerfull, I cant say enough good things about it.
  6. Offroadz71

    Offroadz71 Member
    Messages: 40

    Well maybe I need to clarify this better for you. When in the scoop position, if you hit an object, for example with the right blade. The hydrolics release the pressure that allows the blade to accept the object, more or less the blade comes back to a position where the trip portion will activate. However if your other blade is still in the scoop position, you will more than likely damage or twist something. But if you are traveling at a higher than recommended speed in a scoop position, I don't care what plow you have you will lose something. Rule of thumb always travel slow in unexpected terriory. And use the scoop position in area that you are familiar with.
  7. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    When in the scoop position Boss cylinders release so it fords back and can trip. But don't plow fast and use caution. Each system has it's drawbacks like a trip edge and an 8 inch curb you better know where it is.
  8. Theo Epstein

    Theo Epstein Member
    Messages: 59

    That is a falacy regarding a trip-edge! If you hit an 8" curb, the leading edge of the base angle hits it first. As the base angle begins to trip, the blade also raises up in the air, clearing the object.