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Boss V tripping to easy with Boss Wings

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by hairygary, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. hairygary

    hairygary Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I put Boss wings on my 8-2 V this year and am happy with them except for hopping and the trip springs tripping to easy in scoop.

    Let me explain what I mean, I do some storage facilities and I often go forward and backwards in scoop repeatidly and when the plow is in the air in scoop it seems to bounce up and down alot more than it used to, obviously due to the extra weight at the end of the plow.

    I am wondering if I adjust the nuts on the trip springs if that will help this from bouncing back and forth so much? Also is there any drawbacks to doing this?

    And on a side note, I do understand this is probably hard on my front end leaving the plow in scoop while in the air and going back and forth, but I am just trying to speed the process up and take it easy on my hydraulics and alternator, as I could probably use a bigger alternator on this truck.

    Thanks in advance for anybodys input.
  2. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I would think that the added weight would justify a little tightening of the springs.

    However, I can only imagine that keeping the plow in scoop in the air is accelerating the wear and tear of everything.
  3. White Knight

    White Knight Member
    Messages: 49

    The wings alone should speed up the snow removal process. Tightening the springs will work to a point but reduce the life of the spring. Recommended alternator output = 130 amps normal output = 90 – 110.