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20 years and still going strong

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Jim@esitrucks, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Just did a service on this V plow...behind the bumper mount, under hood hydraulics..still works like a champ
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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    It is a Boss plow,would you expect anything else!
     
  3. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    sweet!!

    someone donate a cant of paint!!
     
  4. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    I think he has put all the money it to it as he plans....he is selling the plow and truck now...
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Had a local outfit running one they purchased new in '87. Went 25 years on six different front line trucks until they finally retired it after last season. It was swapped onto the front of a Kubota tractor and will perform farm road plowing duty's during it's semi-retirement.
     
  6. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    I still have one also. It is on an 88 chevy.
     
  7. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I have one on my 89 chev, works great just a little PM and some paint and I'm ready to go.
     
  8. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    yeah its crazy to work on the old chain lifts...we've delt with a few all worked great!
     
  9. jnjpream

    jnjpream Junior Member
    from CO
    Messages: 8

    I have one that I modified to fit an RT3 frame.. I call it Frankenplow. Found an RT3 manifold for it too. I still have the old SH201 and a 1602 manifold. Thinking about selling them. Anybody interested in a spare? Is there a market for them anymore?

    Jeff
     
  10. 1984 Dodge Plow

    1984 Dodge Plow Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I'm currently looking for the 1602 for a V Plow I'm looking at getting. How much are you interested in for it?
     
  11. JOHNCTC1

    JOHNCTC1 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I have one on my 95 k1500
     
  12. Robb Fischer

    Robb Fischer Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Plow part

    Hi - Have this same exact plow and it's working great. Last year I sheared a pin and cannot figure out a part number or dimensions for a replacement. It one of the pins that hold the plow into the frame. I rarely ever take the plow of of the truck because all I use the truck for is plowing. It's one of the quick hitch pins that also holds the spring. When you pull the handle for the cable on the frame, it lifts these pins up so that you can back the plow off of the frame. Would you have any idea of the part number or the dimensions for the pin?
    Also, any idea of the age of the plow? I bought the truck (1990 Ford F250) with the plow from a farmer in my area, but he didn't have any of the paperwork.

    Thanks,

    Robb
     
  13. RIRAM2500HD

    RIRAM2500HD Senior Member
    from 02914
    Messages: 106

    That's amazing !
     
  14. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,273

    And it has "2" Headlights......
     
  15. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Must be they last longer when they have a chain lift because they do less damage to the truck!! Haha
     
  16. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    14 Years!

    My last Boss 7.5 Straight blade was 14 Years old and on 5 different trucks. Total maintenance was 3 hoses, 2 solenoid, 2 cutting Edges, Annual fluid changes. When I bought my new,Super Duty last year I put the old plow on Craigslist for $1500 I sold it to the first guy that looked at it. After selling it I had 7 more guys that wanted it. These BOSS plows sell themselves if you take care with them.Also this plow was on a Business truck as is my new one serving 53 Customers each Winter.
     
  17. BossEric

    BossEric Member
    Messages: 86

    wow, It's been years since we've seen one of those in the shop! I always tell the customers , it's all in the way you take care of your plows and equipment.If you want it to last 5 yrs or 20 yrs.
     
  18. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    Maintenance and taking care of it goes a long ways!
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Actually, the chain lift plows did hold up to hard use better.

    They were also 10x easier to hook up compared with the stupid Rapidtach that was anything but rapid.
     
  20. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    How in the hell did you get 14 seasons out of two cutting edges???!!??