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Boss center hinge?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by alternative, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    my center hinge wont accept grease through the holes? Should i just spray with white lithium or silicone? what else do you grease and a V Boss
     
  2. ToolMaker

    ToolMaker Member
    Messages: 84

    The holes might have paint in them try cleaning them out . I use a needle point attachment I got from NAPA and just stick it in those holes and pump until I see grease.
     
  3. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Last fall I released the spring tension on the wings, unbolted the center shoe, and drove the center pin out. That way I could inspect it for any wear, sand any rust off, and clean the holes out in the collars that it slides down into. After cleaning it up I put a pretty good coat of never-sieze on it and drove it back down into position. Problem solved, (I think).
     
  4. hyperpack

    hyperpack Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    If the grease holes are plugged with mud or rust a good way to unplug them is to run a drill in them,you can tell when it hits the hinge pin then just back it out,works everytime for me.
    Hyperpack
     
  5. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    holes plugged/??? i try with the needle adaptor, just comes out same hole. will try to clean out holes - i guess/?
     
  6. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Clean, drill them out, hit with an air gun to blow out any other debris, then grease with one of these.

    GreaseGun0002.jpg
     
  7. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    Does that attcchment just screw on to the grease gun???
     
  8. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Yes, it does.

    Here is a closer look.

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  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    I got mine at napa,
    here is a pic of it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  10. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    What kind of grease are you guys using? Just curious
     
  11. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I think, the fact that your greasing is more important than what type.

    However, the messier and stickier the better.

    I've found Amsoil Heavy Duty Synthetic (the black stuff) to be a pretty good all around chassis grease. Nice and thick. Nice and stringy, and doesn't wash away (what is most important in our case). I'm not a huge fan of Amsoil, but finding cases of decent grease at todays auto parts stores is difficult. A case gets me through about a year between cars, trucks, and my mowers.
     
  12. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    I used Fluid Film on mine. Pretty much sprayed it on everything that moves on the plow, I'll see how well it does come the end of the season.
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    Use a grease with molybdenum. The heavy thick gray stuff,
    Avoid using wheel bearing grease as it's to thin, it is washed out easily by the snow.

    no, Al-oil :nono:

    Personel reasons