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HELP!! v OR vxt OR dxt ???

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Indy, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704


    I just sold my Straight Blade with Boss Wings (and the Truck).

    I have a 2011 GMC HD, 3500, Crew, Single rear wheel.

    It is set up with a mount for a V and I am ready to pull the trigger, BUT, I haven't been watching what's going on with boss plows so I need your help.

    With the wings I had 9'-6" or so on the straight blade, and liked it.

    This truck is a crew cab instead of a Extend cab.

    So my question is:

    V in 8-2 or 9-2
    VXT in 8-2 or 9-2
    or DXT in 8-2 or 9-2
    I don't mind used, but being in the middle of the season here, I am not having any luck with anything in good condition.

    The 8-2" DXT in Steel here is $ 5535 and the poly is $300 more.

    So, what should I do....................AND GO!:salute:
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    9.2 dxt. Because when is the last time you wished you had less plow or got done too quick?
  3. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I vote 9.2vxt. If I had the extra money I really wanted the 8.2 V for my 2500 but couldn't afford it. Wish I would've waited another paycheck now. Oh well. My 8' straight works well for now.
  4. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 968

    I just wish they were that cheap here in New York! They were talking 8k….
  5. duraplow

    duraplow Member
    Messages: 77

    I am in the same boat, I wanna go with the stainless DXT but not sure if it's worth the extra money...
  6. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    I own 4 flat tops and one stainless dxt. The trip edge on the dxt is very nice and noticable to have. Only negative is the added weight (compared to the flat tops). Competitor v plows are close to the same weight (stainless ones all seem to be low 900lbs).
  7. Jakedaawg

    Jakedaawg Senior Member
    from N. Mi
    Messages: 134

    I have a simialar rig and also just switched from a straight blade. I went with Poly V-XT 9'2". Cant believe I waited so long to join the 21st century. It's a whole new plowing experience. Where I live poly is the key, these plows are allready heavy without a couple hundred pounds of frozen snow and ice on the blade.
  8. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,921

    You do know the poly blades are actually heavier, right?
  9. Jakedaawg

    Jakedaawg Senior Member
    from N. Mi
    Messages: 134

    Yep. But not as heavy as a steel with frozen snow and ice caked in it.
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Anyone in indiana, michigan, ohio or ill that has one for sale???
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I'm in IL. 65mi NW of Chicago.
    I have a 9.2 Poly V.
    New motor 2/14/13
    New A frame this year
    New edges 2 or 3 weeks ago. I think they have 3 storms on them.
    Has smart lock cylinders as well to allow back dragging.

    No pictures of just the plow but I have some of it on the truck from past storms this year.

    The plow lights do work, I just choose not to use them.

    Taken this morning (1/11/14)

    From a couple weeks ago.

    Pre season with the old edges.

    $2950 obo.

    PM me if you're interested.
  12. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I pushed with a stainless dxt, 9'2", its 2 weeks old. I love boss plows but this one, i hate and will never buy one. the edge trips over an ice cube and also just bounces up and down not stop running the parking lots. give me the flat top or xt any day. a flat top v, and a fisher were on the same lot and didn't have and problems. oh and all driving the same speed and in the same direction.
  13. snow & salt inc

    snow & salt inc Junior Member
    from indy
    Messages: 5

    bobcat of Bloomington in. has one vxt 9.2 in stock I think
  14. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481

    I really like the idea of dual trip. I've got trip edge on mine, but still have to pay close attention to curbs that happen to be higher than my cutting edge. If I were to back up and buy a new blade again, I would have gotten the 9"2' DXT in stainless is what I would have gotten. I like my blade just fine, but would definitely like to have the dual trip feature.