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boss plow part help

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by bigboss1977, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. bigboss1977

    bigboss1977 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 119

    The hydraulic part the raises and lowers the plow, looks like some kind of bolt and nut that goes through the hydraulic part..... its near the kick stand, That part is missing, and the plow is stuck in the down position . The hydraulic it self works fine, goes up and down fine with no problem. Don't know if its some kind of pin or bolt and nut assembly. My boss dealer is already gone for the holiday or I'd just call them. Any help would be much appreciated.....thanks
     
  2. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Go to Bossplow.com, there is a service page, has parts info, you should be able to find the part number there then figure out where you can get it. Or, try the online chat function with them and they should be able to help you out. Click on the Boss logo on the top of this page, then "Tech support" has parts look up, parts posters and online help. Good luck!
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    By your description I'd say you're talking about the lower clevis pin in the lift cylinder. If it's an RT3 it's p/n HDW5563 but you can throw any 5/8" pin or bolt and nut in there for now if needed.
     
  4. bigboss1977

    bigboss1977 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 119

    Yeah thanks, wouldnt a bolt and nut be better anyways? I ordered two of clevis pins, an extra in case this happens again.
     
  5. tugboat609

    tugboat609 Member
    Messages: 55

    Yeah just had same problem myself. Cotter pin worked loose and pin almost fell out. Luckily I check my stuff out often and I caught it in time.
     
  6. bigboss1977

    bigboss1977 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 119

    First year with a boss plow....now I know what to check and look for better. Luckly my receiver hit pin was 5/8 and saved the day....temparly fix.....and it worked. Anyone use a bolt and a nut instead of the clevis pin?
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    A bolt and nut works just fine too, more preference than anything.
     
  8. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    The only thing wrong with a bolt is you need tools to install and remove . I would advise keeping a spare in the truck with your spare 3:00 AM replacement hose ! I carry a spare power solenoid too , hell they're only a few bucks and if you have one , you'll probably never need it . I haven't blown a hose since I started carrying a spare !
     
  9. bigboss1977

    bigboss1977 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 119

    Yeah, I keep hoses in the truck and spare power solenoid. Along with some tools. Seems like the bolt would hold in the better. But now I keep some clevis pins as well.
     
  10. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I have never lost one , but I'm going to throw a spare in the goodie bag . I hope you're getting more snow in utah than we are in VT !
     
  11. bigboss1977

    bigboss1977 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 119

    No its been extremely dry here too....weather guy said we've set some records for being so dry....the lack of snow is killing me. We've been stuck with this high pressure in the state so every single storm just goes right around us. Hopefully things will change soon, hopefully for all of us hu.