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western vs boss

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by milkie62, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    I have a 1987 cable operated western pro that works just short of excellent.I was looking at the straight blade boss plows. How are they ? How do they compare to the western ? I guess I am partial to red plows.
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I have a Boss and I love it. I've never had any problems with it. Western makes a good plow also. My advice is no matter if you pick a western or a Boss, get rid of the cable system. They're old, outdated, and full of problems. My buddy spent all last winter fighting his and ended up selling the whole truck. :waving:
  3. grotecguy

    grotecguy Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I have never had any problems with my "old, outdated, and full of problems " cable operated Western pumps.
    Mark K
  4. JTS Landscaping

    JTS Landscaping Member
    Messages: 53

    i have the new boss straight blade and i like it most every one i know has a boss they are a really good brand the westerns are good to i had a hard time trying to pick between the 2.
  5. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I used a Boss 8ft Super duty straight plow from 1997 until last year. It was one tough plow. Only problem I had was I did break the welds on the A frame once.
  6. Silverhowie

    Silverhowie Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    8' Western Pro Plus vs. Boss Poly V 8'-2"

    Hi Plowsite, What a great resource this website is!! I'm shopping for a new plow now and have been back and forth so many times, I don't know which one I like better now. I was at one time totally sold on a Boss Poly V... until reading posts regarding the center shoe (does it leave a trail?). Also, knowing that I will have my fair share of driveways, I wonder how well the Boss V will back blade. On the positive side> I like fast moving hydraulics and plow lights of Boss. The wings you can buy for the Western Pro Plus with the optional back blade sound like a great deal too?? :rolleyes: Can anyone help?? (Both Boss & Western dealers are close by.)
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2004
  7. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I much prefer the triping of the western/fisher V's over the boss.