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Boss v blade really wabbles

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by qualitycut, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
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    The blade seem like its lose or something? When I drive it sometimes teders back and forth.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    Need to look it over. May have lost the center bumper pad therefore loosening trip spring tension giving the appearance that it's falling off. Go over all other pins while you're looking, especially the horizontal hinge pin and coupler-to-push frame pins.

    Give it a good shake while investigating. wesport
     
  3. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
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    It goes side to side
     
  4. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
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    I checked it over today bump pad is there I cant get the bolt tight holding it on? Dont know if is supposed to or not. Also it is just the blade thats doing this nothing else.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    If the bumper pad bolt is stripped you'll want to address that before you lose it. You can drill it out and install a larger self tapping screw or for a permanent solution, drill a much lager hole and weld a nut in the push beam. Doing so permanently addresses the weak link of a self tapper in relatively thin material.

    The center tower should have some slack on the push beam but it shouldn't be excessive so if this unit has some age on it take a look at the horizontal pin and it's holes in the push beam and center tower. Be sure the end of the pin isn't missing thus working it's way out. To accurately check the holes for excessive wear it should be disassembled. Also be sure the trip springs are tensioned correctly otherwise it will appear something is worn out when in reality there's simply not enough trip spring tension.
     
  6. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
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    Stupid question but I just want to make sure. The long cut in the pad where should the bolt be on there or how do I know where it should be.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    The slot is what gives you the ability to move the bumper pad forward or back thus adjusting the pitch of the plow until the wings set flat on the ground in all positions. This is the whole purpose of the bumper pad being adjustable as heights vary so you'll have to check it and adjust it as necessary for your combination. There's a few threads floating around here on exactly how to perform the procedure. Search "bumper pad" and several should come up.
     
  8. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
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    Ok thanks a lot for your help.
     
  9. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
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    Well I founf out what its was the part from the A frame snapped today how do you get that bolt out? There is a nut on one end and flat on the other end.
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    Saw down through the center of the nut and pin threads splitting the nut in half. Then replace the horizontal pin with a fresh one during reassembly.
     
  11. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
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    Would you recommend getting a new a frame or welding it?
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    Depends on the damage.