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how have boss poly plows held up?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by tom18287, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. tom18287

    tom18287 Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 33

    hey guys, probably getting a new DXT for my new truck. considering poly. how do they hold up? does it get brittle over time? does the red fade out? how much heavier are they than steel?


  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481


    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    My v-blade is 10 years old and poly is still in good shape . Few gouges and scratches and fades to a light red - pink color . I would buy another one ...Thumbs Up
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,366

    I had one, the poly kept peeling up on the bottom.

    I won't buy one again. Steel or Stainless for me.
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Color fade is the only issue we've experienced. Never had an issue with the material itself. Currently have 3 polys, 3 years old, and two 5 years old.
  6. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I've had a couple poly, I like them better than steel. Color will fade, especially if stored outside, mine are always stored in the garage so it's not as noticeable.
    Like mentioned above, it can/will get scratched and gouged, but all in all I prefer poly. I have a steel blade this year because I couldn't pass on the deal.
  7. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn Member
    Messages: 87

    I have a 7.6 straight blade poly, guessing around 10 years old and is doing great. I keep it in the garage so the color hasn't faded and no cracks or gouges. Also now that I think about I can't recall any problem with snow sticking to it. I mean I'm sure some does but I can't think of a time when I was aware of it.
  8. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Poly don't rust
    Poly don't need painted
    Store poly covered or indoors in the summer and it won't fade much

    I wouldn't own a steel one other than stainless.
  9. robber27

    robber27 Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 54

    I love my poly DXT, snow doesn't stick to it like it does to steel and best of all no molboard rust. I plow a few gravel parking lots and have noticed the rock leaves tiny scratch lines in the poly, I'm sure some of this could be avoided by back dragging more early in the year until things are froze down. Would buy poly again!
  10. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    The only problem mine has had is one side one of the bolts holding the mold broke. It eventually packed with snow and peeled back. It was easily fixed with some self tappers. I love my.poly I would buy another mine is 3 years old and literally no rust at all and it has been used hard
  11. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,783

    There was a thread on the moldboard issue, it is an easy fix. Would've been nice if the designers used the same hardware for the whole thing but the bottom row bolts into welded expansion nuts inside the channel iron on the bottom. Cheap fix here http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=157425
  12. Ramitt

    Ramitt Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I was told by my boss dealer they store their poly plow outside its 5 years old and not faded... I found it hard to believe and im sure he was convincing me on the ploy since it was the last one they had left on the lot.. As far as the poly peeling up there is a fix for it.. Not something you wanna do to a new plow but usually its the commerical guys that have a problem with it.. The snow builds up behind it and after solid hours of use it starts to pull it off.. Residential/small commercial guys dont seem to have a problem and if you park your truck in a heated shop its even less common.. As far as weight they are not much heavier than steel and thats just do to the extra supports for the moldboard
  13. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    I'm on my second poly V. It's held up great for me. No color fading yet. The snow only sticks to the cutting edge...not the poly