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Got Really pissed using my new V-XT....

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by gunsworth, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    That I have never used one before in the 14 years I have been plowing :jester: that and my face hurt afterwords from smiling the whole time

    seriouisly, was the first plow of the year for me, 3 clusters of cars, had to adjust to using more buttons, had plenty of time so I took it easy, yet i still got the lot done in 40mins, whereas with my straight blade no matter how fast i went I could never hit 45 mins (was usually 50+). And I didnt have to touch anything up when done.

  2. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Add a set of Boss wings & it will take you 30 min or less.......
  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    A v-plow is the way to go, I love mine, you can move much more snow with one.
  4. habart30

    habart30 Member
    Messages: 58

    no doubt.. Boss wings are the way to go. A little pricey but you won't regret it!
  5. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    I also have to admit that my new VXT is far superior in plowing to my old RT-2 v plow in every aspect but one. It has taken me awhile to get used to it, I could feel the old 3 button controller in my sleep, but I'm getting the feel of the buttons now. It really shoots the snow farther on my long drive especially.
    I put on a little plowing clinic for one of my friends the other day when he was pushing snow with his farm loader(regular bucket). He couldn't believe that I could move the snow that fast and pile that high.
    Bet he gets one next year. MUD
  6. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    great looking setup, im strapped between the 8'2 vxt and a regular 9'2. i just dont know yet.if you could would you have gotton the 9'2 or the 8'2 you have?
  7. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    I fI did all commercial I would want the 9.2, but after my commercial route is done I help my other truck finish residentials, and the 9.2 would just be too big for some of them. I was just gonna get another straight blade originally, but the day I was gonna go get a new one I stumbled upon this on craigslist for 3500$, a local dealer put it on one of their demos last february, so it had less than a month of use on just their lot. Could not pass it up, a lot less than I was gonna drop on a new straight.

    I will probably look into wings next year for it though, but with this crappy winter it hasnt had a chance to pay for itself lol
  8. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    I love my 9'2" v. I'll never go back to a straight blade- especially when doing any lots, even small ones.
  9. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    I do 95% commercial, have a 9'2 regular & a 8'2" VXT w/wings. The VXT with wings is the way to go.
  10. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 960


    Dito, I own a 9.2 VXT and two -8.2 VXT's. get the 8.2 with wings, you will be glad you did...

  11. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    i forgot how to use mine . :confused:
  12. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    used it for the second time friday. got kinda pissed for real though, kissed a curb going less than 3mph while coming to a stop for my shoveler to get in and it appears I bent my A-frame, the side that hit is definitely not level with the other anymore. still seems to work fine but I suspect it will wear the cutting edge differently. Given how new this plow is I am very disappointed, wish I had stuck with a straight blade, ive really hit some curbs with those and had no damage. in slick conditions, its not always possibly to keep clear of everything, I do the best I can and cant believe this light hit could bend the plow. Cant say I would feel comfortable letting one of my guys go out with this plow, I will keep them using the straightblade on my other truck (6 years old and been through hell, but still true as the day it was installed 3 trucks ago)
  13. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Seems like that would be a poorly made plow if it bent that easily, did you take it to a dealer to get it checked out to see if it really is bent?
  14. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    The bending problem has happened before to others I believe. If you have to get a new beef it up.
  15. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    no, but it is pretty clear that the one wing comes in further and lower than the other, even from inside the truck. Im gonna take some measurements once i get some other things done. Dont really want to pay a bunch of money to the dealer to tell me what I can figure out on my own. if I do find it is bent I will just shell out the 300$ for a new frame and beef it up and install myself. Im thinking winter is pretty much done here in MI so Ill have plenty time.
  16. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    $300. Wishful thinking there.
  17. bigc1301

    bigc1301 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    love mine too
  18. bossman34

    bossman34 Member
    Messages: 67

    I would be really surprised if such a small impact could do anything but scratch the paint. I have nailed curbs enough to throw me out of my seat and into the steering wheel and have yet to do anything. My father used one for 10 years and beat the snot out of it. he did tweak a wing, he was going 30 + and hit a raised manhole cover. Even then it still worked fine. I bet its just the natural play-- I noticed from day one that my left wing comes in a 1/4 inch or less farther than the right wing on my Boss. So either your wrong or your lieing.... Not that i care much just my 2 cents
  19. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

  20. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Hey Gunsworth.

    Check and make sure that both wings are retracting fully. The wing should firmly come in contact with the center section of the plow. Boss had a batch of center sections welded improperly. I noticed it on my new 9'2" VXT when I picked it up. The drivers side wing was not retracting the final 2" or so. (Which was about a 5/8" gap between the wing and center section where it should of actually been touching).

    If that is the problem, your dealer will fix it for you under warrenty.