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BOSS Salt SPreader Problem

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Eyesell, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I have a BOSS spreader that the motor that lifts the thing onto my bumper has taken a crap :realmad: My dealer told me that BOSS dosen't sell the motor alone, you have to but the actuator that the motor is attached to as well. Has anyone else had this problem, this is the second time this has happened, the first was when the salter was 3 months old, they just replaced the entire salter that time, but now they want $ 600.00 bucks for the part :cry: it's 2 months past the factory 2 yr. warranty.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :)

    Oh, one other thing, my dealer said the part is back ordered for 3 weeks from BOSS, I need help !!
     
  2. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    I'm in the same boat.

    I bought the spreader Oct 28th two years ago, went to mount it this year and the motor is crap. Didn't try to mount it till mid November so it was two weeks outa warranty.

    Local dealer says new part is $670 - I choked, it's a freaking $75 electric motor with a special end on it. Talked with the dealer I bought it from, they do sell just the motor, part number is 5898 fopr $350, the whole deal part number is 5897 for $670.

    They are going to try and get Boss to warranty the part, you can only hope.
     
  3. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Thanks for the great info, my dealer could'nt even find the motor number by itself :dizzy: I can't figure this damm thing out, worked perfect last year, up/down no problem, how can it crap out sitting inside, I'm totally stumped, that's why I think there should be a BOSS representative on this site regularly.
     
  4. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Mine worked just fine last year, came off the truck no problem. Cleaned everything up, sprayed some wd40 on the metal areas and put it in the corner of the garage - 7 monthes later that motor is junk. I took mine apart - you should see how bad it is.
     
  5. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Mine took a sh!t while it was on my truck last year. I had to unbolt the hitch to get the thing off. Luckly it was under warranty. This year the hopper cracked where the vibrator is mounted. Im going to sell my boss and get a Salt Dogg. My boss works good, but I use bulk and enough of it, I want to be able to load with my Bobcat. Anyone intrested in a like new spreader?
     
  6. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    My dealer just called me at said BOSS will not cover it under warranty, it's is truely 18 days past the the two year warranty....BOSS can kiss my A*S, I could see if it was the motor that spun the wheel throwing salt. I put the thing on in the begenning of winter and away I go, it's not like it's going up and down once a day.

    As soon as a new motor is on, you'll see the thing for sale right after, I'm done with BOSS :cry::gunsfiring::cry:

    And of coarse there are NO BOSS representatives on this site, you can only work through your dealer....:cool:
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2007
  7. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Sorry for venting !!
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2007
  8. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Well, I know it's been a while and I thought I should move this thread back up and tell everyone that my dealer did in deed warrent the part. He gave me some BS story and it cost me 2 dozen PRO-V's but I got a new actuator and motor, no cash outta hand other than the G-Balls :D
    Put the parts on and I'm back in business..:eek:
     
  9. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Good to hear they stood behind their product. I wonder what's up with the actuators going out? :dizzy:
     
  10. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Maybe I'm a little slow, what did it cost you 2 dozen Proscription Viagra?! I don't even want to know what G-balls are! LOL:p
     
  11. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    yamaguy, good one....you must not be a golfer, I forked over 2 dozen Pro-V Golf Balls to the guy that owns the BOSS dealership for taking care of this for me.
     
  12. emayer23

    emayer23 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    so is the moral of the story dont buy the tailgate spreader unless i want to replace motor every 2 years at least or has the problem been since fixed
     
  13. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    well im glad i didnt buy that smart hitch as an option on my spreader! that sucks for you guys though, i just hand mount mine with an extra person helping.
     
  14. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    dam im glad i dont waste 2g's on salt spreaders .... im sure boss makes good products .. but now im iffy on them ....

    eyesell - what exactly is wrong with the spreader ?
     
  15. kmwharley

    kmwharley Member
    Messages: 94

    My cousin had a boss a couple of years ago and ran into the same problem. The spinner motor and lift motor appeared to be the same if memory serves me correctly. Also we looked at the motor and found the actual manafacturer of the motor and contacted them directly. I believe that he paid about 75 bucks shipped for a new one. I would look closely at the motor and google the mfg. I will be worth your time!
     
  16. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    wow thats crazy ... boss is suppose to be the Rolls Royce of plows ... and they sell them for a high enough price ..... i think its time BOSS hits the drawing board for 2008 .. id be embarrased if i designed faulty crap like that and sold them for high prices .. just my .002
     
  17. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    There are two motors on it, one to raise and lower it ( on your truck ) and one for the actuator, they are both the same kind. What happen to mine was the motor that raise's it and lowers it on the truck took a crap.

    Dealer got me a new one and I'm off to the races.

    When the thing is working, it works great. If the motor that attaches it to your truck takes a sh*t as mine did you can always manually put it one and off, you just need a floor jack.