Jon Geer, if your Boss is leaving snow like you describe, you should take it back to the guys who installed it, they must have screwed it up.
If you are in our area let me know and I can set you up with some guys who know how to install it correctly. They are in Holland, but worth the trip if the folks on the south end of town are installing things like that !
I know Greenquest stopped by today and showed me on his Boss mount that came out of Byron Center, how they mounted it way too high, and he had to re-do it himself. They were 3-4 inches off from the proper mounting height.
Blizzards are awesome, but Boss is still my choice...
Give me a call at 860 608-1842 and I will be glad to help you find these urethane center pieces. Or try www.articgroomer.com
Jon Geer's comments aside, for those boss owners who dont want to part with another 4K to change plow colors, try our new peices.
Also Jon, remember a v plow can still do some things even a blizzard plow cant. How easily can the blizzard open up 18+ inches on a roadway or driveway. Not near as easliy as a v plow can. All plow designs have there place in the market.
I RAN ONLY BOSS 9'2" V'S FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS, AND I JUST BOUGHT 5 810'S FOR MY TRUCKS THIS FALL. YES PINE ISLAND, WE DO A GREAT JOB ON BOSS INSTALLS, BUT THE FACT IS, A CLEAN CUT IS A CLEAN CUT. BOTH THE BOSS & BLIZZARD SHAVE PAVEMENT THE SAME, ITS JUST THE FACT YOU WOULD NEED A 14'6" BOSS V TO COMPAIR TO THE BLIZZARD 810. NOW, WHEN YOU BOUGHT YOUR 9'2" V FROM ME, WE TALKED ABOUT BLIZZARDS. THE 810 WILL NOT WORK AS WELL FOR YOU IN BANK DRIVE THRU'S & OTHER TIGHT PLACES, AND THERE IS NO SAVINGS FROM A BOSS TO BLIZZARD ON SMALL 1/2 ACERE LOTS, BUT LOOK AT A 500+ CAR LOTS AND YOU WILL CUT AT LEAST 20 MIN / HOUR. THE BOSS CENTER SHOES ARE PART #MSC4253 FOR ABOUT $50. I HAVE TRIED 1/4" RUBBER CUT IN A CIRCLE ABOUT 12" AND JUST USING ONE BOLT TO HOLD EVERY THING IN PLACE, THIS WAY WHEN YOU HIT STUFF, IT JUST BENDS OR SPINS. TRUST ME, IT WORKS.
Yes those center pieces came through me.
Jeremy was kind enough last year to send MPT a stock piece out of his pocket, and it took a while, but MPT finally made some. He didnt get charged because of his willingness to help us out. Jerre, give me a call, I will be glad to get some out to you as well. If things go well, I can even get you the evaluation pricing on them.
We all know that there are different types of plows in the market, and all have pros and cons. This thread was started for the purpose of showing boss plow owners who have up till now, only had a poorly designed center shoe available to them, that they now have a what we hope is a much better design available to them. For all you blizzard owners, I am truly happy that your plow works great for you, however, coming into this thread and slamming the boss owners or even comparing the two types of plows is not what this thread was intended for.
I appreciate all the insight that we get from the new plow dealers that are getting involved here. I am glad that we have many good dealers in our area, and I am sure Jon that you provide a valuable community service on the south end of our town. We have many good threads about everyones favorite brand as well, but this topic was simply about a problem solved by MPT, and I really appreciate that !
I haven't ran steel edges in a few years, but I have a new 9'2" Boss V that I just received the urethane for Thursday, and haven't installed yet. I ran the steel edges/rubber snow catcher yesterday, and already ripped it off ! Boss should be paying close attention to this thread, and giving MPT a call soon !
I was wondering if a single u-edge piece could be fitted across a V-Plow. Would there be enough stretch to form a V without ripping the urethane and would the center section stay down on the pavement in the scoop position?