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wondering about a -v- plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by go plow, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I was just wondering about the -v- plows on the market, ive seen and heard of people that have bent wings , what causes that? and is it common??? thanks
  2. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    IMO the most common cause of torn up plows and bent wings has to be drivers who act like they are in a demolition derby... There are always exceptions (plows poorly welded etc.) and of course people make mistakes, but there is nothing wrong with a v-plow if you treat it reasonably. Mine is a '96 and it is still straight and has moved a lot of snow in its time. I liked it so much I bought an identical one, similar vintage. It is also straight.

    Do a search on Boss v-plows in particular, people seem to complain about them the most because they are full-trip which suits me just fine, but the more aggressive drivers really need the quicker-acting trip-edge. There are a lot of posts about this issue.

    Some of the discussions even tend to get a bit 'heated' as some of us take our work very personally....

  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I love my V-plow.:nod:
  4. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    thanks for your reply, i also take my job personal..... its what we do, and how we put food on the table!!!! the reason i asked was because i think that a -v- plow would do me well, as my 9ft fisher that i have is a bit large for some driveways that i plow, or i should say plowing with a striaght plow is tricky in most driveways that i plow, but before i spend all that money, i just wanted to know from people who use them all the time and not just hear all the bad point about something, of course a snow plow is not a buldozer, most of my friends think that they are.....once again thank you... good luck to you this winter!!!!!!!!!!
  5. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I used a straight blade for 6 years when I worked for someone else. Last year I went solo and got the BOSS V blade and there is nothing like it. We get hit with a lot of drifts, the V goes through them with no problem at all. The are alo nicer, in my opinion, for piling your snow. I have had drifted drives that took two hours with a straight blade, and the same drive with a V would be about 15 min.
  6. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    love my fisher v, trying the 810 on my newest ruck but will never go back to a straight blade. I went with fisher because of the trip edge. Boss looks like a good plow too though.
  7. Ripple

    Ripple Member
    Messages: 88


    Once you go V I hear you never go straight again :redbounce

    I plow for a living but I take my time and DO NOT abuse my equipment.
    I will not buy any other PLOW EQUIPMENT besides Fisher or Western!
    Fishers are heavy heavy duty and last forever!!!
  8. ratlover

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

    Dont know what your talking about:p jk:)

    I much prefer my fisher V and the western V I ran in thier tripping ability. Like the boss's other features like its speed and controller and how far it angles and it is a good built blade but IMO its design is crap IMO. Just think full trip has no buisness in a V. It does seem to work ok for people though but I bet if given the choice even the hard core boss V people would prefer to see boss with a trip edge;) I'd probably run a Boss V over a fisher or western V actually if boss was trip edge. That said I wish I woulda had a blizzard for my type of plowing. Actually was very close to ditching my 9.5' fisher for a blizzard 8611 lo pro
  9. jess_29

    jess_29 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Here's a funny story! Last winter, our most experienced plow guy said he caught a piece of asphalt with the 8ft Fisher V and he actually tore the one wing up the centre! Im sure he was flying through the lot, but what can you do? It ended up costing us $3800 to replace the wing. It couldn't be welded apparently.:rolleyes: