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Price.. Good? Bad?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 01CTD2500, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. 01CTD2500

    01CTD2500 Member
    Messages: 55

    Local dealer quoted me $4,507 for a 09 7'6'' Power V and $500 for Wings and $475 for installation, but free installation if I buy before a certain date.. how do those prices sound?

  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    r u goin with 7.6 for price?
  3. 01CTD2500

    01CTD2500 Member
    Messages: 55

    Thinkin 7'6 on the silverado because it will be mainly doing smaller places, and can put wings on if I need it in a larger place, it is also lighter to help save the front end.

  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is the truck a reg cab? If so then the 7.6 would be ok, but you'll still be wishing you had gone wider at initial purchase time.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    For 300 more you could go with a 8.2 and call it a day.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Have you run a Vee before? If not you'd be surprised, they are much more manuverable (once you learn) then a regular blade. I did drives with a 9'1" for years, then my help sold it on me so i pushed a 8' 6" straight blade last year. it was a lot harder to get around with then the Vee blade. Until you've tried it you can't understand;) It's like a fish and fire kinda thing.

    Go 9'2" and forget the wings. as for the weight, you'll never take the wings off so you'll be carrying it anyway. JMO
  7. CAT 245ME

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

    A 7'6" V is just too small for a 2500, you will wish you went bigger in the end.

    I would recommend the 8'2" or the 9'2".
  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Go with the 8'2" minimum.
  9. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251


    Unless the price difference in your area is huge I would go with the 8'2". I just bought a 8'2" VXT for $5100. So $4500 sounds about right. $475 for installation though? I was given a $200 discount when I asked them not to install the plow. Unless my dealer was giving me a different installation price to put a little more in his pocket. Prior to my 8'2" I had a 7'6" I changed so i could increase productivity. I never listened when everyone told me that 8" would make a big difference.
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I got quoted $5000 for a 9'2" V XT installed by my dealer. Another $200 for SmartLocks. As soon as I find a couple more trucks i'm going to get atleast one. The price difference really isnt alot between the v plows. Go atleast 8'2" JMO
  11. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    NoFearDeere, who do you use as a plow dealer?
  12. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    I just checked into putting a 9'2" boss v on a 08 chevy 3500 and the front axle is not recommended for a plow with that much weight.
  13. Wieckster

    Wieckster Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    He probably uses Ames in Freeport would be my guess
  14. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    yeah better get an 8 -2 or 9-2 on that 2500, i s houlda got the 9.2 on my 06 F350, but the 8 footer is ok.

    FYI, last year i got my 8ft 2" power V XT model for that price , no wings and i installed it, Id say its at least $300 too high.
  15. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    WHAT? the extra foot cant weigh m uch more than my 8-2... whats the axle on that 08 3500? Ford can run a 8 foot 2 V with any 250/350 any configuration with a 5600 or 6k front axle... which i have the 6k.. A dually has a 6k too but can get more ballst of course.
  16. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The GM's only have a maximum of a 4800 lb FAWR. A diesel or crew cab put them over on the front axle rating (on paper ;)).

    GM really needs to get off their proverbial butt's and up the axle ratings with a suspension re-engineer....it's long, long overdue.
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    And there in lies the differance, everybody costs went up 7-12%. Unless the dealer has pre-price increase inventory expect to pay more.
  18. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    damn, and im a GM guy really lol, i never knew, learn somethin every day :)

    What was the front axle on a pre 08 model, like the 06 2500hds? at least 4800 or less than that even. No wonder why my f350 feels damn stiff up front compared to my buddies couple GM trucks, i mean its more like an F550 chassis cab truck up front but not that brutal.

    A 7k 3500 weight truck has to have at least 4k up front from the factory right?
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Either 4670 or 4800. Like I mentioned they were never higher than 4800 lbs, in ANY body style. Not good for those who need a heavy/big plow.

    Yep. Doesn't give you much FAWR reserve capacity does it?
  20. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    how are you a gm guy with allllllllllll fords in your sig?????????prsport