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Just looking for help on choosing a new plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ColoradoKid, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. ColoradoKid

    ColoradoKid Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am not commercial. I started researching what plow to buy and it appears it depends on several issues. I was hoping to give my situation and see what several would suggest.
    I am just looking to plow my road (3/4 mile) plus my drive (1/2 mile). I live in the mountains (foothills) of Colorado so at times we get hammered. The biggest problem is with wind blowing (100MPH) the snow back after plowing so I want to throw it as far as possible off the side of the drive. I have a 2007 Dodge Ext. Cab. Short Bed, Gas Hemi. Our road and drive are dirt/gravel with the occassional rock sticking up. A concern for a poly plow?

    It seems the locals are Boss, Snow way, Western and Meyer.

    What do you thing? Steel, SS, Poly, Straight or Vee? Any brand suggestion?

  2. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Boss XT steel 8.2
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Stay away from poly for what you plan to plow
    Dealer support and service is more important then brand.
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    A Boss 8'2" V plow would work good for you IMO.
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Isn't the power-vxt made to throw snow farther to the side with the tall flares at the ends of the blades. Seems like that would be a good choice. Or just drive faster with a regular blade :D
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    By the way, plowing and "occasional rock sticking up" should not be mentioned together. :cry:
  7. Mick

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

    For the ultimate, I'd suggest a stainless steel V-plow and side wing. Then, if you want to really get with it, get a tailgate sander. You've now spent a ton of money and ruined a nice truck.

    Seriously, an 8' straight blade should do it. Any major brand.
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    One of the rare situations I would recommend a trip edge. If drifting is an issue then a Vee is a good idea, Which with your dealer choice leaves me with having to recommend my least favorite manufacturer of the three and suggest the Western Vee.
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    You forgot to mention that he needs a F550 and deisel motor, or he'll never get it done right:D.........seriously though, I would have to agree that if you use a little bit of common sense and a little bit of strategy you should have no problems with a 8ft straight blade for your situation.
  10. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    new meyer Super V2 8.5' wesport:D

    new meyer v2 8.5.jpg
  11. 2feetdeep

    2feetdeep Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I would go with the Boss V-XT