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Question for Everyone!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by MDplowdriver, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. MDplowdriver

    MDplowdriver Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a 2010 Chevy 3500 1 Ton Dump Truck, Reg Cab, 4x4, Gas.

    I am having trouble deciding on a plow for it. Also a spreader, cant decide between a slide in or a tail gate. It will get mixed use with some DOT work but also parking lots/ private use.
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    If I had that truck I would put a 9.5' Fisher Xtreme V or and XLS on it depending on how many parking lots you are doing. I would put a Fisher Poly Caster in it for a spreader.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Disregard post #2 and go with a Boss v plow.
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Get a slide in vbox spreader if your Gunna be doing some DOT work you don't wanna be driving with your dump bed all the way in the air
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Disregard that post and go with post # 2
  6. MDplowdriver

    MDplowdriver Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Don't want to look too stupid.... I have only purchased sraight blades before, Fisher 7.5ft/ 8ft HD for two 3/4 ton pick ups.

    Does boss make a better v plow or is this just a preference?
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Preference and the bestThumbs Up
  8. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I'm with grandview boss is the best
  9. MDplowdriver

    MDplowdriver Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks everyone appreciate it
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Boss and Fisher both makes great plows. But, I like having a trip edge.
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    But if you didn't live in Maine ,you'd own a Boss!
  12. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I live in Maine and own a snowdogg, I'll never go back to a Fisher. Boss is my second choice but I like stainless, trip edge, and double acting cylinders.
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I don't care where I live, I'm going to want a trip edge.
  14. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Not a Boss fan either, and I'm in NY...I also like trip edge plows. Current plow is a Hiniker 8.5VF. Go with the dealer you trust the most. It's as important to shop for the rite dealer, as it is for the plow itself.
  15. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Can't go wrong with a Blizzard expandable. I have an 810 on my 06 with a Swenson RT electric spreader.
  16. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Boss, Western. The key is having parts and service available to you - close by!

    If you do V-plow get wings. If you do straight blade get wings.

    Slater depends upon how much you want to or have to salt. If it's a few lots and you know 10 bags will cover a lot then a tailgate is fine. If you have more then consider a vbox. vbox needs to have the salt emptied when done or parked in a temperature controlled garage or is will rock up on you and that is worse to fix than hopping out and pouring bags into a tail gate.

    Tailgate -> SNOWAY
    Vbox - SALTDOG
    Really big Vbox - stainless steel and who can service it.
  17. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    I would get a meyer. Dad had one for a while and it did great.

    Also, look out for the IFS on that thing. I guess any model before 2012 (maybe 2013) were prone to frame cracking around that area with the extra weight of a plow on it
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012