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Boss OFF SEASON bull bar??

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Riccas, May 15, 2008.

  1. Riccas

    Riccas Member
    Messages: 60

    Fisher has had an off-season bull bar for a few years now... just clicks into the plow mount and now you've got a conveniently removable grill guard. I have been pining for Boss to come out with one because i have to un-bolt mine every time i want to remove it... whether its for a truck pull or to install the plow. In the winter this means i have to install and un-install almost daily. Its not really a big deal to keep a pair of 9/16 wrenches in the truck but it would be nice to have a quick mount system like the Fisher has. Anyone know of a way to mock up a mounting system for my current unit or if Boss has even thought about the idea? I called once and the guy on the phone couldn't understand what i was talking about :dizzy:


    All the best,
    -- Rick
     
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    bull bar

    i actually talked to them about 5 years ago they did not seam interested at the time ,i would be a piece of cake to make it use the standard pin hook up .
     
  3. Riccas

    Riccas Member
    Messages: 60

    I looked into the parts diagram and the entire verticle piece that houses the hydrolic pump with the vehicle hook up pins is 1 piece. its part number CPA04689 but it runs about $400... seems like a waste to buy that and hack it apart and bolt it to my current grill guard just to save a few minutes. So perhaps a better idea...

    Are there any quick release bolts out there? For instance instead of a lock nut or nut and lock washer, just a pin with a quick clip on it... BUT it needs to be tight like a bolt and nut would tighten 2 pieces together. All i could find was and adjustable clevis pin with multiple holes in them and you put a quick pin through it...

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    i think i need something that will tighten otherwise its not going to save my bumper or grill.

    Thoughts?
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  4. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    curently working on putting a chrome brush guard on my boss mount. will post pics when im done. probally wont be until after the 4th of july
     
  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Couldn't you take a RT3 light tower, new or used, and go from there? You know what I mean?
     
  6. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

  7. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
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  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I got a bent blade mount from my local dealer for nothing and I made a tow bar out of it, so we can pull them behing our tractors if need be. Most dealers have bent ones that will work fine for a bull guard.
     
  9. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    i guess i will be at general welding on monday
     
  10. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    keep in mind the forces that ur plow mount was designed for....pushing

    im sure, light to moderate pulling is ok,...but woulnt go heavy,......a winch. or towing the truck using it....
     
  11. NorwayAuto&Plow

    NorwayAuto&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    Im pretty sure your talking about the PROTUBE by Fisher. Id pull off the frame plates themselves but the PROTUBE is purely for looks and to cover up that the truck has a plow. Personally i like to use them as steps when i work on the motors of trucks. :)
     
  12. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    how much is a black powder coated pro-tube?
     
  13. NorwayAuto&Plow

    NorwayAuto&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    Black Powder Coated Protube is $315.00 installed.

    The Stainless Steel Protube is $440.00 installed.

    Where are you from?
     
  14. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    chicago, IL.
     
  15. NorwayAuto&Plow

    NorwayAuto&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    OK.... just talk to your local dealer and he should be able to hook ya up with a Protube in no time.
     
  16. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
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  17. NorwayAuto&Plow

    NorwayAuto&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    Very good taste with that... except the plow of course HAHAHA :). Nice work!
     
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I don't think the red fire truck, would look right with a yellow plow. JMO and it is posted in the Boss forum Fisher Boy.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  19. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

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  20. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

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