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Boss break in maintence

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by BRL1, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    Is there anything I need to do to my new plow for a break in period?
    This fall I got a 8.2 poly vxt.
    Also how often do I need to change the fluid?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    Once a year..
     
  3. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    Bought a dxt this fall too, as long as your dealer treats you right, the first year you shouldn't have to do anything. Mine greased everything and obviously the oil is new
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,512

    I like to do a high-speed drop to burn the edges in good
     
  5. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    What speed do you recommend?
     
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    Get back to the Western Thread to share your wisdom......:rolleyes:
     
  7. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    "I like to do a high-speed drop to burn the edges in good"

    Faster the better, lots of manholes and water boxes. Thumbs Up
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    If you haven't already check the torque of all the fasteners on the plow and truck mount do it.
    Pull the pump cover off and put die-electric grease on all the terminals.
    Put die-electric grease on the relays and headlight adapters under the hood.
    Grease the moldboard center pin every time you wash the plow or if you've driving on wet/slushy roads.

    The same dealer installed my DXT last year and I found loose fasteners and no die-electric, enough through Boss points it out in the installation manual.
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,512

    Its a boss, high speed drop off a bridge..... Lol


    30 mph for a few hundred feet
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,512

    That is the best advice I've seen anywhere here tonight I'm Plowsite
     
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    I'm good for it once a year and I like to get it out of the way as soon as I can.xysport
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,512

    It's day two what took so long....,thin air,age or mark wearing ya down
     
  13. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655


    Awesome that's what I needed to know!
     
  14. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    To help backdrag better some high speed reverse burn ins help greatly . A fue miles 4 or 5 times will do it.
     
  15. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,237

    Been distracted by a pellet smoker and the sunshine........

    Mark is more of a
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,483

    x2,
    find some new asphalt and around 45mph.
    then the edge is ready to go.
    like sharpening a knife.

    and all the talk about die-electric grease this can cause more problems than it stops.
    it insulates, i know some rave about it, i never use it.
    and the plug and connections on my 15yr old boss are just fine.


    "The most frequent Internet complaint is that dielectric grease insulates connections, making connections less conductive. The general basis for this claim is in the word "dielectric" used in the name. The word dielectric is assumed to mean the connection will have future problems because "dielectrics" are insulators. Generally, authors predict greases with powdered metal (in slang "conductive greases") will improve or maintain connection quality over time while dielectric greases will isolate connections because "that is what dielectrics do"."



    i use this but you dont need to use much as a little goes a long way.
    "NO-OX-ID"
    "A-SPECIAL Electrical Grade" is the electrical contact grease of choice for new electrical installations and maintenance. NO-OX-ID electrical contact lubricant is an electrically conductive grease that keeps metals free from rust and corrosion. This electrical contact grease has been used in the power industry for over 65 years to prevent corrosion in electrical connectors from low micro-power electronics to high voltage switchgear.http://www.sanchem.com/electrical-contact-lubricant.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015