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Need Help Finding/Picking a Plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by jitaly, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. jitaly

    jitaly Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hey everyone, im new to the world of plowing and was curious on your feedback. I have a F350 i plan on plowing with but have no idea what kind/size of plow to get. I have mostly residential accounts, only a handful of commercial. What do you guys recommend for a beginner? Vee or Straight?
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,251

    Plywood, cheap and easy to replace.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    You might try a 8'6" straight blade first the move up to a vee. Otherwise a 9'2" would be a nice choice on your 1 ton. Depends on your budget and your justification which one to spend the coin on.
  4. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    If your accounts can handle a 9.2 V then I would suggest making the purchase and never have to worry about upgrading.
  5. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Western or Hinicker.
    Never Meyers.
    If most are residential, then stick with a straight and save money. Something wider then your wheel well. Hope you have wide drives to plow because a big 1 ton and a large blade will be tough for a beginner. Better have insurance.
    But if buying new, might as well fork up the extra dough and get a V. Can never go wrong with a V.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  6. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    For res. I would suggest a straight blade for the simple fact easy to use cheaper and you can get a back drag blade for it so when you have to pull snow away for garage doors and stuff just my .02 but if you go with a v make sure to get smart lock cylinders.
  7. Duramax101

    Duramax101 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    If its dual rear wheels you'll definitely want the 9'2 & smart lock cylinders.