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Boss V-Plow Bouncing on Truck

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by lawnlandscape, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Our oldest boss set up is a 2006 F250 with a boss V plow.

    I rarely personally drive this truck but was in it the other day, and about 3 blocks down the street from my house there is a nice dip in the road.

    When in every other truck the plow holds tight when going over this dip.

    On this truck, when going over the dip in the road the plow bounces like 3 times. The mount also needs to be jacked up every time when installing the plow.

    Is this just a matter of tightening the 4 springs on the bottom to fix this?

    Thanks Guys! :salute:
     
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,874

    Did you measure your upper pin hole height? It should be at 15.5 inches, if it's not then you need to look at the truck side as an issue.

    If it's measured correctly, then you need to check the spring tension, Boss says 3/32" if I recall correctly. We just use a business card to set our tension springs and have no problem with the blade bouncing.

    Is just the BLADE bouncing, or is the whole plow side bouncing?
     
  3. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    The ENTIRE plow is bouncing.
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Pins might have slop in them
     
  5. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    how do you tighten the trip springs? Holy hell!! we took an impact wrench and everything else to them. We can not loosen them or tighten them at all...
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,943

    Heat. And lots of it
     
  7. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,874

    If the whole plow is bouncing then you've got other issues, the trip springs probably don't have anything to do with it.

    Check all the hardware on the truck mount, all the hardware on the plow, and the pins, both fixed lower and moving upper that pin it to the mount.