v-plow help!!

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  1. CHATAWAY

    CHATAWAY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I am stuck with a hard situation here. The Boss 9' 2" and Western MVP 9' 6" are my finnalists but they both have some differences!

    BOSS 9'2"

    - Full triping
    - heavier mouldboard 11gauge
    - doesn't come with
    rubber deflecter
    - has joystick control
    - no locking cylinders
    for back draging

    Western MVP 9'6"

    - Triping edge
    - mouldboard 12gauge
    - comes with rubber deflecter
    - has a hand held controler
    - looks like it comes with
    locking cylinders


    There seems to be lots of talk on this board with v-plow operators being pleased with thier systems.

    this is a hard dissition for me alone, any help with this topic would be highly appreciated.

    [Edited by CHATAWAY on 12-23-2000 at 06:19 PM]
     
  2. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 LawnSite Member
    from WEST MI
    Posts: 201

    This is my first year on my Boss 8', but I really do love it. The standard three switch controlls really are a natural, and it took no time to get the hang of them. The cylinders lock for back dragging, although I have a rear plow and never backdrag with the Boss.

    Its built like a tank, and seems to hold up very well to the everyday abuse.

    Flip a coin and go buy either one of them. You'll never regret it either way.

    Once again, as everyone here has said before, go to the best dealer, that will be more important in the future than what name is on the front of the plow.
     
  3. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    If it's a toss up... go with the best dealer.
     
  4. CHATAWAY

    CHATAWAY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I would go with the closest dealer, if there was one!!!

    the so called dealers here just order anything when needed no parts or plows in stock. Nice bussness hey, and the prices are no comparison to your areas ( $7000can for a v-plow and that is uninstalled $750 installation)

    closest dealer that seems to know and stock product is over 1000kms away ( if I leave this afternoon should be back christmass morning!!!) and if something is missing for the install, it is not like running back to get the part. But I'm willing to take my chances...

    thanks guys

    BTW I hear the Boss plow can backdrag for little distances
    30ft or so before going to the scoop postion, this is probablly all you would need in order to get infront of the snow.


     
  5. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 LawnSite Member
    from WEST MI
    Posts: 201

    Every BOSS Power-V Plow is available with our optional SmartLock™ cylinders–to keep your blade locked securely in the Straight-position when backdragging. And all without slowing your plow down the way double-acting cylinders do.

    This is off the BOSS website.
     
  6. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    go with the extra 4" on the western
     
  7. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    The 9'6" western v can only be installed on the 450-550 series truck. If you have a smaller truck than that the boss is the only way to go. IMO its no choice at all.
    Western all the way. The full trip on a v plow simply doesnt work period.
    Dino
     
  8. CHATAWAY

    CHATAWAY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    PlowKing

    I nerver realized this, so Western has no v-plow to mate with a dodge one ton then!!

    I can just see it get the Boss now then next year they improve that trip on the blade.


    I have seen the lobo v-plow (will work on one ton duallies) and for what they want for it just can not be justified. the plow looked very light duty, and all the talk is about this speacial Down Pressure System. (Just found out this plow too is full trip also)


     
  9. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    western has an 8.5' v plow on the market for your 1 ton dodge.

    Geoff
     
  10. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    Yes they do, its the 8.5' v plow that they have had out for 4 yrs. The 9.5' v plow is new for this year.
    Dino
     

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