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Boss V-XT 8'2" not latching in

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by rddiehl, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. rddiehl

    rddiehl Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Got everthing hooked up on my 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD but I cannot get my plow to latch in. My mount may be a 1/4" to 1/2" high do you think that could be the problem? It about 15 3/4" to the center of the hole. It coming up but the pins are not latching into the holes. Help please.
     
  2. pongow26

    pongow26 Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Use a floor jack and place it directly behind the plow. The plow frame should have a center point there and raise it up a touch while pushing the mount switch. That should be all you need. Boss plows are picky when not on perfect level ground
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    is the controller in float?
     
  4. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Makes sure the controller is in float and that you are on perfectly level ground.
     
  5. rddiehl

    rddiehl Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Yep got it in float. It going up just won't latch in.
     
  6. pongow26

    pongow26 Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Did you try using a Jack?
     
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Can't you just push on the light bar a little bit and get it to click in that way?
     
  8. rddiehl

    rddiehl Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Yep tried using a jack. Didn't try pushing on light bar yet. It must me too high or I'm doing something wrong.
     
  9. pongow26

    pongow26 Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Ok I know this is a stupid question but I have to ask since I cant see what your doing lol but you did switch the levers to on for the pins right?
     
  10. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Your torsion springs aren't broke and not allowing the pins to slide through are they?
     
  11. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    If your not on level ground and theres play in the driveline, when you drive into the plow and throw the truck in park, the truck might move backwards an inch or two which will mess everything up and not allow the bottom hooks of the mount to grab the fixed bottome pins on the plow.
     
  12. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    or like said above, the top brackets arent triggering the springs to move cause the spring is clamed and the pin is sticking out too far, if that makes sence, hard to explain
     
  13. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    My new 9.2 VXT has only been hooked up twice since new and I destroyed the torsion spring on the D side. Try lifting the light tower up and once you're close to where the pins should latch flip the latch springs and bump the tower up until it tries picking the truck up.
     
  14. rddiehl

    rddiehl Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    got it, I lowered the mount one notch and it hooked right up and came right off. this plow looks great on my red truck. thanks everyone for all your help. hookup took me and my brother about 8 hours.
     
  15. pongow26

    pongow26 Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Glad to hear ya go it all worked out how bout a pic so we can check it out
     
  16. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    How can you tell if a torsion spring is destroyed or not?
     
  17. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it doesn't look like a squashed pretzel it's fine.
     
  18. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Just wondering. Never heard of anyone destroying one.
     
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It happens from time to time but it's not what you'd call common. Still not a bad idea to keep one or two spares on hand just in case though. Not that they will stop you from attaching, just makes it a little less convenient.
     
  20. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    This is probably going to sound like a complete newby question but I am having the opposite problem with my plow.
    What happens is i drive into the plow like you are supposed to, then plug in the wiring, and then flip the levers, and then use the switch to lift the light tower up into place.. But what is happening is that as soon as i move the levers, the pins slide through. So what i have to do is leave the levers in the off position, lift the light tower up with the switch, and then while its up i have to hold the switch on with one hand and then reach down with my other hand and turn the levers to the on position and it goes right through. is this right or is something broken?