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XT really worth it?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 09Daxman, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. 09Daxman

    09Daxman Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Well I have been thinking about getting a plow for quite some time now and due to some recent things that happened in my family I think now is the time to get one. But I have a couple of questions. I have a 09 2500 chevy duramax CC/SB, and I would like to hang a 8'2" V on the front of it and I was wondering is the VXT was really worth the extra money? Does it really make that much of a different over the regular V plow? Also should I go with the ploy also? Or is it a waste? Cause from what I understand with my reading that I have been doing is that the ploy really only helps with keeping the snow from sticking to the plow. Is that all it really does? thanks for all of your help!
  2. SMillerHD

    SMillerHD Member
    from IN
    Messages: 69

    Poly no XT yes

    A good friend of mine runs 7 trucks, all Boss 8.2 V-blades, when the XT came out they switched to them, they simply stack and throw snow farther. On a long drive way or country lane one will really shine as it will simply throw that snow like you have never seen, much like a (municipal) county truck.

    I would not waste the money if it was a strait blade
  3. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    V-XT YES

    Poly YES

    I have both a poly straight and steet VX-T. After this last storm with wet snow, the poly stayed clean and I had to get out every once in awhile and knock snow off the V-XT.

    I will be selling the V-XT at the end of the season and upgrading to a poly.
  4. georgerk82

    georgerk82 Senior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 114

    Get the XT in steel, my poly always has snow stuck to it.
  5. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Xt is well worth it. My steel is covered in snow now, treat it with fluid film before a storm and now and then during it it will stay clean. You would think the snow would buff that fluid film right off but it doesn't.
  6. SMillerHD

    SMillerHD Member
    from IN
    Messages: 69

    Always lots of wax and sealant on all plow parts with fluid film everywhere as well. Just never been a fan of poly, they are heavier, cost more, and there is the possibility of having to replace it or have something come through it.
  7. georgerk82

    georgerk82 Senior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 114

    I use FF on my plows and the snow still sticks pretty bad on my poly XT, the blade is brand new so it should come right off.
  8. procutsnow

    procutsnow Member
    Messages: 49

    I had a loaner 8'2" Poly XT for the storm up here last week, snow sticks just like a steel plow and it's heavier and more money. There is also a picture floating around here with a fence post through the poly moldboard. That wouldn't happen with steel. JMO

    Good luck.
  9. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Steel XT. Stacks great and you can carry a lot of snow in the scoop position.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2010
  10. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I love my XT. It was a night and day difference going from the straight to the XT. I'll never go back to a straight blade.
  11. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    I bought a Poly XT last year just after Christmas before we got clobbered with all of that snow on the east coast. I love that blade i had a Meyer before and it is amazing. I do a few HOA's and it throws snow like i never thought possible with a pick up mounted plow. While cleaning up and widening the roads out the roll of the snow ended up taking down a few mail boxes. Not from hitting them with the plow but from the snow rolling off the blade. This blade is well worth the money i love it and would highly recommend it to anyone! Like a few others have said on long stretches you can get a little speed up it will throw the snow way back and stack like a loader! love it ! wesport
  12. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    XT - Yes
    Poly - Only wat to go....

    Have purchased two of these in the last 60 days. Have had the Boss poly's since they came out and they always look good, even after 4 or 5 years of use. Steel blades are a thing of the past like film cameras (IMO). Poly is also stronger than steel when it comes to hitting hidden objects. I have hit some pretty nasty things and my polys always looked like new, no dents, tears, etc. Been plowing snow for 36 years and love my new Boss Poly VXT's !!!
    (IMO only)
  13. 09Daxman

    09Daxman Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Ok I will go with a steel xt then. But whats a good price for a new one. I found one local to me brand new for 5200 or so uninstalled. Is that a pretty reasonable price? Thanks for all of your help guys!
  14. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Talk to Jim at Equipment Specialist. He will do you correct.
  15. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    While I think the V-XT is neat, I think way too many people buy it that don't neat it. If you're not windrowing lots of snow, or have especially long pushes, you probably don't need it. Unless you have a reason to get it, save your money for something else.
  16. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 640

    Yeah, but it looks bad azzzz!!
  17. procutsnow

    procutsnow Member
    Messages: 49

    My 9'2" VXT was $5695 installed with Smart Locks. I think the plow uninstalled without the locks was $5195. Hope that helps. Good luck.
  18. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Yes, but one can also consider resale value. I bet the regular line of V plows will be dropped eventually and having a V-XT now will allow you to recoup more later. For a couple extra hundred, its totally worth it.
  19. SMillerHD

    SMillerHD Member
    from IN
    Messages: 69

    Yes if you are buying new a XT is a no brainer, regardless of how much better it is or isn't.

    Strait blade a regular Super Duty is just fine if not perfect.
  20. 09Daxman

    09Daxman Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    That was another question I had. What are Smart Locks? And are they worth it?