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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #61
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I plow my lot with a backhoe.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #62
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yes i have. ive used a few mvp westerns and i much prefer my boss any day. i wont be buying a western anytime soon.
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only ran westerns for my dads company, now that I have my own I couldnt pass up my Boss and it just seems like they did a better job overall, lots of little things that I have been impressed with.

Westerns are very nice too and I wouldn't complain if I had one, I just really like my boss and will likely go with a V on my next truck
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:39 PM   #64
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only ran westerns for my dads company, now that I have my own I couldnt pass up my Boss and it just seems like they did a better job overall, lots of little things that I have been impressed with.

Westerns are very nice too and I wouldn't complain if I had one, I just really like my boss and will likely go with a V on my next truck
i have never ran a western but i dont know if i want to run anything else besides my boss. im not dogging westerns im just really happy with the boss
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #65
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #66
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I've been running my western for almost 3 years now. My dad's got a boss 7.5' both are great plows... Mine is the commercial duty his is the heavy duty. But looking close my blade has more reinforcement but his frame is far more than mine ( I have the 8' western )
Granted his is 3 years old mine is 13 years old
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #67
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I've been running my western for almost 3 years now. My dad's got a boss 7.5' both are great plows... Mine is the commercial duty his is the heavy duty. But looking close my blade has more reinforcement but his frame is far more than mine ( I have the 8' western )
Granted his is 3 years old mine is 13 years old
i know my boss used to run a western before i started plowing for him. he never told me anything was wrong with, he just got rid of it because it was on a 2 wheel drive truck
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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #68
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here is my plow rigs 03 ranger for residential and commercial lots 6'6" blade with pro wings makes it 8'6" and the 88 chevy with all new drive train 8' blade with pro wings looking to get a back blade and salt spreader for the ranger and a set of airbags for the rear
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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #69
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My company has a boss, western, and a blizzard. Before this year i had never used anything but a Boss 9'2" poly-v. They got me running the blizzard power wing 10" now. The Western is also a 9'6" MVP. All of the trucks are 99 and newer Super Duty. We also have a 8' pusher box mounted on a New Holland Tractor.
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Heres mine built it from parts I had from other projects . Its like plowing with a tractor .
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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #71
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I personally have 3 unimount westerns one ultra mount western, 1 meyer and a box blade on the skid steer the guy we work with runs three unimount westerns and one boss V.

I really like the new ultra mount compared to the unimounts.


I work on all his equipment and the boss gives us more problems than any other. There plow connectors suck.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #72
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My 2000 Ram has an old Fisher. It's never let me down and still has one original line on it, but is very SLOW!!! And I don't like the trip edge. I have broken two spring mounts.

Used one truck with a Western, no problems no complaints.
My 06' Ram had a Boss. I loved it, VERY fast and never had a problem with it.
The next plow I buy will be a Boss V.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #73
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i dont like the trip edge design either stan. they always break springs, edges or ripps the mount off the plow.

i like my boss cause i dont have any chain flop when ever i hit a bump. i also like how wasy it is to mount and the lights are really bright. i can adjust the pump in 2 seconds to faster or slower. the float mode is nice. i like the boss wings alot. i really like the width of just my v plow since it if were any wider id be getting tickets around here. the 9.2 is perfect for me. some of my lots are really small and i need to stack snow high and out of the way. the boss allows me to do that. i have no complaints about my boss. i will own another for my 3rd truck next year.
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I just use the bucket. Does far better than one might think.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #75
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I just use the bucket. Does far better than one might think.
yea i could imagine, it probably scrapes it damn near clean right?

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I work on all his equipment and the boss gives us more problems than any other. There plow connectors suck.
i think that is probably the only thing i have seen gone wrong. on my boss' crew cab there is a short somewhere in it so sometimes the blade will not work at all. on my truck though there has never been a problem

but since i just jinxed myself it will probably mess up tonight

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here is my plow rigs 03 ranger for residential and commercial lots 6'6" blade with pro wings makes it 8'6" and the 88 chevy with all new drive train 8' blade with pro wings looking to get a back blade and salt spreader for the ranger and a set of airbags for the rear
how does that ranger do in heavy snow? does it still push it around pretty good?
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unless your looking for ugliest/most abused looking plow trucks mine are not worth taking pics of......

#1 86 chevy, 44-12bolt, sm465/203 6 1/2 cylinder 350......camo'd
lasted 3 years........ancient 7'6 western

#2 84 chevy 3/4 ton, didnt even make it till the snow flew before I gave up on it due to electrical issues.......plowed once it did allright. Industrial western 7'6 plow

#3 (current truck of 3 years) 87 chevy 3/4ton......mildy built 454, sm 465/205, 3/4ton 44&14bolt ff, siped 285's , 7'6 western..........she's beast, and plows like a MOFO!

#4 1962 IH 460 tractor.....60 HP 6 cyl, 7' 2 stage pto rear mounted blower, and I can pin in my ancient old 7'6 western into the loader bucket. Only use it when theres over a foot, or the truck is broke.
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unless your looking for ugliest/most abused looking plow trucks mine are not worth taking pics of......

#1 86 chevy, 44-12bolt, sm465/203 6 1/2 cylinder 350......camo'd
lasted 3 years........ancient 7'6 western

#2 84 chevy 3/4 ton, didnt even make it till the snow flew before I gave up on it due to electrical issues.......plowed once it did allright. Industrial western 7'6 plow

#3 (current truck of 3 years) 87 chevy 3/4ton......mildy built 454, sm 465/205, 3/4ton 44&14bolt ff, siped 285's , 7'6 western..........she's beast, and plows like a MOFO!

#4 1962 IH 460 tractor.....60 HP 6 cyl, 7' 2 stage pto rear mounted blower, and I can pin in my ancient old 7'6 western into the loader bucket. Only use it when theres over a foot, or the truck is broke.
hey whatever gets the job done!
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Couple of the rigs.
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I really like the new ultra mount compared to the unimounts.


I work on all his equipment and the boss gives us more problems than any other. There plow connectors suck.
unimount to ultra mount is night and day, very smooth.

Are you talking about the electrical connectors, cuz yes those do suck my plow is less than 5 years old and mine are already shit, and I always kept dielectic on them.

If you meant where it mounts to the bracket I dont see that, that was the one area that I think boss did a phenomenal job with.

Aside from blowing out a line (slid into a frozen bank angled, oops) I havent done anything to mine besides change the fluid. It still responds quicker than my dads newer ultramount mvp even with my corroded connections imho
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why did you guys decided to go with the snow ex rather than a Flink (i dont know what they're called, the ones that go right on the back of the dump and you just fill the bed with salt)? i have never used anything other than a snow ex but it seems to me like you would want to be able to carry more salt?
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