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Boss V... wobbles while driving

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by alternative, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    the v wobbles from the center while driving. What is wore?? is this serious?
    Thsnk
     
  2. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    its normal for a plow to move while going down the street , but what i would do is, lift you plow off the ground ,make sure you keep your feet away from the blade, you should know that already!! and try to move that plow you should be able to notice slop in your plow ,some is normal, but if you can move it alot i would start by taking it apart one pin at a time and replace them as needed, i do this every year, also now would be a great time to put alittle grease on the pins.......
     
  3. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    How do i replace the pins.?? thanks i will check for slp in plow tonight.
     
  4. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    well, the simple way is to see how much it moves, like if you raise your plow, the hold on to one end of it, try to move the plow keeping your eyes on all the plow pins, if they move alot, you need new ones, or, what i would do is take your plow apart one pin at a time as i stated before. most people do this as a pre season inspection
     
  5. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    I did notice the center hinge bolt was somewhat loose... ???
     
  6. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Should i put Loctit on the bolt??
     
  7. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
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    The wobble is likely from wear to the horizontal pin area that joins the T-Frame to the center section.

    When brand new, there is absolutely NO wobble. Everything is tight.

    After a season or two, things loosen up a bit. But this is good. Plowing surfaces are NEVER totally flat, and the biggest problem with the Boss V's is that they don't follow contours as good as other plows. As they wear, they get better at this.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Plus, fixing it would likely require T-Frame, Center section, and Horizontal pin replacement. None of which are cheap.
     
  8. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Thanks for the info TLS... apreciated
     
  9. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
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    It could get this bad

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  10. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    I dont understand what your pic are of... what part is that???
     
  11. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    chtucker????

    what are the pics of... is that worn..and what will happen now. ?
     
  12. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Now i dont know what to do about this... it seems pretty loose, and i noticed the center bolt was very loose.
     
  13. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
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    What center bolt? There is no bolt, its a huge steel pin.
     
  14. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    That is a picture of the center pin sliding out towards the drivers side. The roll pin on the passenger side failed and the center pin shifted. It broke both welded collars off and boogered the a frame. A new center tower, A frame, and pin..... with some modifications was needed. Just make sure you check the pin before every trip, so this doesn't happen to you.
     
  15. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    What?

    dont really know what pin youre talking about and collar?? need a detail pic. It was tough to see in yours. THANKS>>
     
  16. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Here is a line drawing of the center section for a 7.5, 8.2, 9.2 plow.
    [​IMG]

    The pictures that chtucker posted are of the HORIZONTAL hinge pin that connects THIS center section to the T-Frame.

    This is a picture of a 10' BOSS V center section....see the difference? This one is 10lbs heavier.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2005
  17. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    Thanks TLS

    now i can visualize.. but my problem -- i believe is in the center hinge (pin) the left wing wobbles a bit.. right not too bad. Think its the pin (Vertical) is this a pain to replace and is really necessary? Thks
     
  18. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Ohhhh.......you mean theVERTICAL hinge pin......Totally different story.

    Yes, the bolt that keeps this pin must be tight and yes, this bolt gets locktite.

    So, one wing is tight and the other is WAY loose? Thats odd.

    Have you been keeping each hole greased?

    Unless you broke a wing hinge mount, I cant see how one side can be noticably looser.

    How old is plow?
     
  19. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    5 yrs old... and its not REAL bad,, you can notice in cab of truck while driving, that the drivers side wobbles...kinda up and down.
     
  20. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
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    Hey tls...

    have you ever had this problem.. and how hard is replacement? bet its $$$