I have a 2012 825i with a Boss V plow on it. Last winter I had to replace both front axel shafts and joints first time and 2 weeks after getting it back I had to replace one again. This year winter came early and sure enough its down yet again. John Deere tells me to go thru our local dealer but the mechanic there is clueless...not certified John Deere. Help!A couple of things we have noticed when selling the Boss Blade
The Boss Blade is a lot heavier than anything Deere has. Mainly has to do with the hydraulic set up that comes with that blade. Plus you have flared wings which adds more metal. What we have done to counter act that is to crank up the shocks in the front and add about 200-300 lbs in the bed of the gator. That levels it out a lot better.
The other thing is the power requirement for The Boss blade is a big higher than what Deere recommends. So if you are running a lot of lights, and the blade, and a heater, etc, there could be a power issue.
With that said, The Boss Blade is a very nice set up. And for the money you really get a pretty good blade. The idea that you can raise and lower/pitch both wings independently from the cab using their remote, it's pretty cool..
Overall i would say it's well worth the money as long as you set up the suspension right and add some weight to the bed! Out of our 4 dealerships we have purchased 20 blades from our distributor had have 3 left. And that's over 2 years.