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Just bought my first plow!!!

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by stonylake rxp, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. stonylake rxp

    stonylake rxp Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I just purchased my first plow and I love it. It's a Boss 7'6" Ploy straight blade and was owned by a guy I woked with. He bought it new in 2001 and used it for 2 winters when he was living in Sudbury, it has been in his garage since then as he has moved south to the city where a snowblower will do. Many people have told me that the Boss plow is the best you can buy, hope this is true! Plow is super fast and the hand controller is great, didn't take long to get the hang of it. Wish it would snow everyday!!!
    Anyways I have a few of questions to ask, first is regarding the dampening shock offered by Boss, are they worth adding to the plow to dampen the return and tripping of the plow when it folds over? Second is regarding the rubber snow deflectors, are they worth installing? Third is the 4th spring that the 7'6" blade doesn't have, should I be installing it as well?
    FYI ..The plow is monted on a 1994 Dodge 2500 Diesel, 458,000kms and purrin like a kitten!!!
    This site is awesome, seems like a lot of really nice and knowledgable guys on this site.

    This is my first post....it's good to be here:
  2. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Congrats and welcome to plowsite
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    To answer your questions - It really depends on what you'll be using the plow for. If just your own driveway and maybe a couple of others (which is what a lot of guy say), then don't worry about doing or getting anything for the plow. You can learn to plow your driveway so there won't be that much or very many shocks. I don't think you CAN put a fourth trip spring on a 7.5' - you'll usually find four trip springs on commercial plows or 8'ers. As for the rubber deflector, only if you do many private roads or long runs. I do private roads without a deflector and do just fine; mainly because I can't go very fast due to the curves and narrowness of them. Basically, don't worry about any add-ons until you find a need for them.

    As for being the best, that's pretty much a matter of opinion. You'll find everyone thinks what they have is the best. To me, the best is the brand sitting on your truck and paid for.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2008
  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Mick pretty much summed it up there. Good luck and welcome to plowsite.
  5. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Congrats and welcome. Do you have any pictures of the plow?
  6. 2500Hemi

    2500Hemi Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I would get the shock absorber

    Hello, I have a Super Duty on my 2500 gas job. It has 4 springs and a shock absorber. I feel as though you should at least have the shock absorber because you can really feel it work. With having a 3/4 ton I think you should probably have the extra spring also. just an opinion.
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    He has a 7.5'. The Super Duty is a commercial 8' plow so apparently not what he has.
  8. stonylake rxp

    stonylake rxp Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the advice guys, I think I'm going to get the shock for sure. A lot of what I plow is gravel roads with plenty of large rocks that stick out ( several inches in a lot of spots ) so the plow always grabs on them even with shoes on the plow. Once we get a good base I should be ok, but I just cringe every time it snaps back.

    I'll get some pictures posted in the next couple of days.

    Stonylake rxp
  9. 2500Hemi

    2500Hemi Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Sorry to upset you, but I never said that is what he had?? I simply stated what I had because it has the shock absorber and the extra spring (over his model) and I think they work well. Also my plow is 7'6'' not 8' .