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I Bought the New 7'6 VXT

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Deebee7, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I put my half down payment down this week on the new size VXT 7'6 steel. Going on a F 250 Supercab, 94,000 miles. Got lockout cylinders, and put 4 G's into the truck to make it a ready as possible. Lets hope I don't get let down. Will never really see a profit but hey I'm okay. If truck or plow fails I will take a loss. Lots of drives on my to-do-list. Thanks for listening!
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    Why such a small blade on a 250?
  3. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    75% residential drives. Plus I figured it would save me 600 outta the gate, could add wings later. I'm a pretty small operator. Did I screw the pooch?
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    A 7.5ft blade on a 3/4 ton truck looks like Grandview naked.
  5. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    upgrade to the 8'2"!!!!!

    In the V position its is only 81" wide. Also noticed that the blade thickness is 14 gauge unlike the 8'2 & 9'2" that are 11 gauge. The 8'2" is 72lbs heavier

  6. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    I have to agree with everyone else, your gonna wish you had the bigger blade. I myself have a lot of resi's and have an 8'2" V and am always wishing it was a 9'2".

    So get the 8'2" before it's too late. Trust those of us that use them.
  7. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    You are all pretty sure then...I will see what I can do. Steel NOT ploy is the consensus? I saw less corrosion and stickiness on POLY but saw holes and chips punched thru it too. What do you three guys use?
  8. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Get an 8'2"!
  9. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Unless you're doing 100% residential, you gotta go at least next size up. That extra 8" will cover the extra 600 bucks upfront with increased efficiencies on commercial lots.
  10. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    I have an 07 poly V and have never had anything punch threw it. Their is small chips in it though but not serious. I will probably buy another Boss poly when I replace my current one.
  11. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I have an 07 F350 with the 9'2 and an 05 with the 8'2 both have wings on them neither of them have a problem. I would NEVER consider going with a 7'6 UNLESS it was for ONLY Banks or Residentials. I also ONLY run steel blades, I hate how bad the Poly's fade due to trucks are unable to be parked inside during winter. Shop gets full with all the mowers and trailers haha.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  12. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I bet, nice pictures. Makes me get pumped up.

    Poly fades and is a little brittle I noticed.

    Snow removal is a huge op. I've realized that and come to light with it. I will not be able to keep with it at a bigger level due to lack of money and manpower. My objective is to keep my lawn resi's happy in winter too. No need for them to bid out separate mow and snow maintenance when they sometimes have to bid the fert, herbicides, and tree trimming sometimes already, etc. I can only expand where I'm capable and large scale snow is not it in the near future.
  13. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Then for you I would still say the 8'2", because when you are able to expand the snow half of things farther you still have a blade that is more useful then just for resi's only, the 7'6" was designed more for the homeowner with extra money wanting something for their own driveway. I am not sure what your 7'6" was going to cost but I priced a new 8'2" and it was just under $6k they are kinda steep but if it snows 15-20 times you should see your investment back and then some.
  14. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    What did you end up getting?!
  15. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Well before we all started this thread the guy put the 7'6 together. I felt bad and said I'd take it. We'll see because he ran outta mounts two weeks ago and hasn't scheduled me back in yet.
  16. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Wow, still no mounts? We talked I know 2 or 3 weeks ago...
  17. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Yeah its frustrating
  18. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    man you might kick yourself for the 7'6".... he can sell it to someone else! trade up to the 8'2" before its too late
  19. Deebee7

    Deebee7 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I know most think different and I value your opinions, but with my service capacity and service areas, I think the 7'6 gives me the versatility to use small on res and tight spaces. I can add wings down the road for the bigger jobs!

    And he is picking up my truck as we speak for installation over today and Monday

    I may be better off with the 8'2...
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  20. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481

    Well, I don't know if the mounts from the 7'6" are the same for the larger ones or not, but if they are, he could always find a used blade-side in the future for not a lot of money if he felt a need to.