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Boss RT3 Coupler Spring Pins Not Aligning With Holes

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by thetrub, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. thetrub

    thetrub Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hello, I just finished installing an RT3 Straight Blade Boss Snow Plow. I cant get the plow on the truck. When I raise the Coupler Tower using the Smart Hitch switch, it raises fine, but the coupler spring pin does not align with it's mating hole (the hole is higher than the coupler spring pin). I have the 14.5 " from ground to the push beam pin receiver hole that Boss recommends. I called Boss and they said the kick stand was set to high. I tried lowering it and still the same results. Anybody ever run into this problem when installing this type of plow? Thanks.
     
  2. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    last i knew all standard duty/super duty/ v / and v-xt's the truck side is supposed to be set at 15 1/2 inches from center of hole to ground 141/2 inches is for sport duty plows

    also know what type of truck and how it is set up helps on getting answers
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  3. thetrub

    thetrub Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Yes-Sport Duty

    Yes you are correct....it is a sport duty. Had a thought...could it be something loose on the plow slipping under load? Thanks.:D
     
  4. thetrub

    thetrub Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Its a 2001 Chevy Suburban 4x4

    Forgot to mention its a 2001 Chevy Suburban 4x4.
     
  5. thetrub

    thetrub Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Figured it Out

    I think I figured it out. I bought a used mount and have the wrong push beam assembly. All parts on the mount, RT3 and Sport Duty are the same with the exception of the pushbeam assembly. They look identical from the pictures, but there must be some difference because the part numbers are different. I wonder if I could modify the RT3 to a Sport Duty Pushbeam?
     
  6. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That would certainly do it.

    You're not going to "easily" (but properly) change the mounting hooks on the pushbeam without major surgery or cost. So your best approach is to purchase the correct Sport Duty pushbeam even if it means purchasing it new. Fortunately they're not expensive.