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V XT - Poly or Steal?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by wtfgreen, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. wtfgreen

    wtfgreen Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I'm buying my first plow, and have decided on a Boss V XT. The dealer tells me that the poly is the way to go because it throws snow better and doesn't need to be painted.

    What does everyone on here think?

    Also, what is a good price for a full set up on a 2009 Ford F250?

  2. Injunfarian

    Injunfarian Member
    Messages: 99

    Check out the site sponser ESI Trucks they have good deals going on right now.

    As for Poly and Steel its all personal preference I bought into poly(still need to plow with it) but now I am wishing I have gone with steel due to easy to repair(welding) and lighter up front and if you maintain it(fluid film etc) it should work just as good as poly to throw snow and wont need to paint it as often.
  3. mike custom

    mike custom Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    yeah im having the same dilemma but I think ive decided on the steel bc A) its a little lighter, and B) because I have a feeling salt and sand will get between the poly and the backframe and be harder to clean out. I have a 8 ft steel now and I think so long as you get out and powerwash the **** outta that thing a day later you'll be good. As far as snow sticking on, big whoop. it'll beat my truck up less, cost less, and hopefully last as long. good luck with it man!
  4. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    I hate to tell your dealer, but the poly's fade like a SOB if left out at all, thus, still needing paint.

    I would definately go with the steel as it is lighter than the poly. Also, the steel will throw the snow just as far as the poly. You're dealer is blowing smoke.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Boss seems to be pushing the Poly as "easier on your drivetrain". They claim the snow slides easier.

    I think my choice would be poly, I guess. The plow is stronger, and you can change the skin very easily. I wonder if they will offer SS skins soon.
  6. jitaly

    jitaly Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hey everyone, im new to the world of plowing and was curious on your feedback. I have a F350 i plan on plowing with but have no idea what kind/size of plow to get. I have mostly residential accounts, only a handful of commercial. What do you guys recommend for a beginner?
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  8. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Steel.....You dont have to change any thing....Lighter.....Easier to fix....Oh and they look much nicer......Oh and Gravel could be hard on the poly
  9. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Oppps sorry double post
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  10. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I will throw my vote for poly if it stays indoors when not in use. I guess I don't understand how steel is easier to fix, when all you have to do with a damaged poly (if you can find a way to damage it) is slide out the damaged moldboard and slide in the new piece.
  11. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    I will throw my 2 cents in. I have been plowing for 35 years and the only plow on my fleet is the Boss Poly V. I have several and they all look close to new even after 2-5 years of age. They are stored inside, however, I still feel the poly is the way to go. As a matter of fact, I am calling today to get a price on a new 8'2" Boss Poly XT for my personal F350 !!!
  12. PLM873

    PLM873 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Ill throw 3 cents in. I have 4 steel boss plows and 1 poly and i store it inside during the summer but sits outside on the truck during the winter. We call the poly plow the pink power because it is faded so bad. Its on a 2004 Chevy 2500 and the son of a buck faded so bad. Maybe because I got a bad one.? Oh well, it still pushes snow but I have not noticed a difference in performance. And as far as being easier on a transmission.... That all depends on the driver for sure....