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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bucks County PA
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I've been plowing for a while now. 8ft boss, 8ft Western and a 9ft Western.
They are all built very well. The Boss has been beat up pretty good, was involved in an accident with a telephone pole and the thing has never let me down. Its a very tough plow. Its motion control is faster than the Westerns. The lights could use an upgrade. A new Boss will have nice lights.
The Westerns are built well too. They mount to the truck easier than the Boss. Boss has an electric system that lifts the lightbar onto your truck, Western you manually pull up the two shoes. Very easy! My new Western on the 550 has awesome lights!
My f.550 came with a 9ft meyer. Sorry to bash but meyer plows are junk. Compare any meyer to a boss, western, blizzard or fisher. First thing I did was take that thing off. People I know with Meyers are constantly fixing things. Since I've bought my plows all I have ever done is change fluid.
My personal opinion- Are you doing your own lots or working for someone else? You'll be fine hourly with straight blade and even doing a few of your own sites. I have no exp with the wide out plows. But if you have your own contracts get a v-plow. Can't stress that enough. Time is important. When your trying to get you sites done and you have long pushes straight blades leave to many windrows when v-plow will scoop them right up and your off to the next site. This will even cut down liability with sites that have traffic. Less windrows, less backing up. Hourly pay, who cares your boss is probably making money off you per hour.
06 F.350 Lariat. Daily tower.
Suncoast Trans, MTW Stage 2, Warren 175/75's
Tuned by Tony Wildman- 515rwhp/973rwtq
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97 F.350 Reg Cab 7.3 New Trans w/ upg. converter, no cat, AFE intake.