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Standard duty or Super Duty Plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by elshauno, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. elshauno

    elshauno Member
    Messages: 32

    I'm about to get a Boss plow but I'm not sure if I should get a standard duty 7'6 plow with 3 springs or a superduty 7'6 with 4 springs and some motor assist on the hitch. Is the super duty really worth it?
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    What are you installing it on?
    How much plowing are you gonna be doing with it?
    Any commercial?

    Generally speaking, the super duty will be a better buy in the long term if you plan to keep it for a long time but the standards are well built also. Just depends on what your going to be doing with it.

    The Super's are nice since they have the SmartHitch2 hookup and the trip return shock absorber that the standards don't have..although you can add both options to the standard..but if you plan on adding the options anyway, your better off buying the Super Duty since it will give you a stronger built blade made for commercial use.
  3. elshauno

    elshauno Member
    Messages: 32

    I'm putting it on a 1500 dodge so 7'6 is a big as I want to go. I will probably go with the super since it is heavier commercial and probably worth the extra money thanks for the input.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    What was the price difference the dealer quoted you between the standard and the super 7.5? The super is about 100 lbs heavier than a standard so what your installing it on might make a differece on which one you would choose...what year Dodge?
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2007
  5. elshauno

    elshauno Member
    Messages: 32

    Its an 01 dodge and it was 250 more for the super duty 3449 vs 3699 they said the super was 619 pounds
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2007
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    For only $250 difference, I'd go with the super duty for sure...
  7. elshauno

    elshauno Member
    Messages: 32

    Thanks for the replies Since I am a total noob to the plowing industry I am trying to get all the help I can can get.
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Then you came to the right place...
    Tons of good knowledge here...:waving:
  9. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Mine is a standard duty and I threw the optional shock absorber on it and have absolutely no problems. For $250, what the hey....get the Super Duty. Cant go wrong with a Boss anyway!:D
  10. beef the std

    I added the 4th spring and the shock to my 99 stnd and with
    some tlc and annual painting of rust,..she still performs

    didnt realize that there is 100# difference
    suppose half of that is the spring and the shock.

    Mine is a poly
    Did 24 resident drives (some 800 feet) over 15 times ea
    and that many more 'on-call' drives.

    waiting to see what is going to wear out
    so far so good
  11. nobletousha13

    nobletousha13 Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 124


    you'll be happy either way. the 1500 can take either one. if would recommend the shock absorber if you buy std. blade, so put that into consideration. :help:

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    whats the 7'6 super duty weigh?
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Close to 700 lbs..

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    so this guys way off???

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    never mind i found it says its 680 pounds.
  16. Stove

    Stove Member
    Messages: 79

    Im going trough the same situation same truck and everything, how much is your dearler charging you? My dealer quoted me 4,200 for the super.. I plan on giving him 4,000 cash!:gunsfiring:

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Go for the install yourself. If you have some basic wiring skills and can wrench on a car you can mount a snow plow to your truck. I saved around 400 bucks on the install. But if you don't feel comfortable doing it just have them do it.
  18. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    go for it

    man for the difference in the price and if you see the smart hitch 2 work hands down ,more bang for the buck !
  19. elshauno

    elshauno Member
    Messages: 32

    I'm going to install it myself I know it will take a little bit I'm good at doing stuff like that. I did tinker with the showroom model for a bit and it seems so sweet. I'm thinking about buying it tomorrow and getting it hooked up over the weekend.
  20. elshauno

    elshauno Member
    Messages: 32

    I paid for it this afternoon but I don't get it until next week have to wait on the mount to come in.