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V Plow Selection

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rf2014, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. rf2014

    rf2014 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I bought a 2006 Dodge 2500 with a Cummins 5.9L. FGAWR is 5200. I am looking for a plow to do a 1/4 mile private road into the cabin and get me anywhere on the lake pulling my fish house. Not looking into getting into the snow plowing business. Looking at a BOSS due to the good reputation and local dealer. My buddy has a V Plow and strongly suggests I go that route. Per BOSS' selector, I can only mount a 7'6" V-Plow due to the FGAWR. I have never plowed with a truck. I have read on some of the forums the 7'6" is too narrow and suggested going to a 8'2". I won't be driving any distance with the plow up front. Recommendations/opinions?
  2. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    Your truck will carry an 8'2" with ease.
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    I would put an 8' minimum but i run a 9' and sometimes its too small. Is your truck crew cab or longbed? Theres isnt a huge price difference
  4. rf2014

    rf2014 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    It is a quad cab short bed. I see there is only 70 lbs difference between the 7'6" and 8'2" BOSS but with it hanging out there must be enough to exceed the FGAWR.
  5. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    Yeah just toss some timbrens on it. It's because you have a diesel. Diesel is heavier.

    You'll be fine
  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I'd definitly go with the 8'2" v blade.

    I have an 07 dodge ram quad cab 1500 and I'm running the 7'6" v blade with no problems. depending on when I upgrade to a 3/4 ton truck I will be upgrading to at least an 8'2" v blade.