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Boss plow connector issue

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by gottaloveOT, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    On our trucks as well as our gators, the large vehicle to plow connector won't stay connected. A couple bumps or vibrations and the connector will either fall off or loosen up enough to not work. We have used a hose clamp around the outside and it just distorts the connector too much and we have also used zip ties but with all the off and on of the plows the zip ties get to be a pain too.

    Our old Curtis plows use the same connector and had the same problems.

    Anybody have an idea on how to keep the connector attached yet easy enough to remove on a regular basis?
     
  2. If its the power plug cut it off and use a Anderson plug and you can get small ones for the control wires.
     
  3. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    I've had decent luck buying thin brass metal stock from the rack at the hardware store, and wedging in the split pins to make for a tighter fit. That and zip ties seems to do the trick for us.
     
  4. Afsnowpushers

    Afsnowpushers Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    You can buy new truck side plug just the end. Cut off the old and put on the new one.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The cause is usually too much grease in the plugs. A little goes a long way and too much causes the plugs to in essence, hydraulic lock when forced together. It also makes the rubber too slick as well thus losing the friction fit between the two halves. Clean them out well and only add a small amount of grease and only to the pins themselves.

    Being rough with the plugs during disconnect doesn't help any either so watch for that also. Don't bend/twist the halves excessively while pulling them apart. Doing so only distorts the pins making what little friction fit they have even less.

    This applies to any connector of these type regardless of the plow brand.