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Boss V

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PINEISLAND1, Nov 20, 2000.

  1. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    Hey Digger, or anyone else who runs Boss v's-

    How often do you replace those rubber "horses hooves" that ride between your two cutting edges on the center post?

    Where is a good place to buy them and how cheap can you get them?

    Thanks,
     
  2. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Interesting you bring that up; we were just talking about them this morning. The shoe on mine keeps coming off because the bolts keep shearing off. I guess we're going to try some seal tight on them and see how it works. Digger told me that they welded some pieces or wings on there to deflect the snow w/ the plow. He can tell you more about them. Anyway, I think that center piece of about $60 a piece, so keeping a few around isn't terribly cheap. As far as how long they last, haven't kept on on long enough to find out.
     
  3. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Ours don't have those pices we use a anti stripping kit so I can't help you on this one.You might see if Plow Part warehouse has them.Also check with dino see if the make them in urethane.
     
  4. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    What is an anti stipping kit?
     
  5. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    What are we talking about here guys? I have an 8'2" Boss and all I have in between is the center cast iron round skid shoe. Has there been an improvement? As there is always a 4" strip of snow about 2" high left behind from the space in between the cutting edges.
     
  6. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Yeah on the new blades there are a round hoof shaped piece of plastic to catch the strips,but on the older blades there is a kit that welds on the back of the cutting edges,the kit is to expensive but once you have it you can make your own pieces for future use.
     
  7. Yardworks

    Yardworks Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Here's a cheaper way to solve the strip problem. I bought some 4 inch baler belt. Drilled 2 holes in each cutting edge. Then bolted a strip of belt on the front and back of cutting edge. You have to measure the front piece while the plow is in the cup pos. and the back piece in the v'd pos. I t works good. I don't have any snow strips left behind when plowing forward or backdragging. It was a cheap fix. I think I spent about $6.00 on the belting and It has lasted quite a while. Hopefully the wife will let me buy a new Boss next year with the center disk, but for now this works.
     
  8. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Question on the baler belt;
    Is it like conveyor belt rubber? How thick is it, & does it resemble anything we would know (what it looks like)?
    Lastly, where can you get such a critter as baler belt?
    I have the same problem with my older Boss, & was going to buy the cow hoof, either poly or steel......
    But if this works good, I'll give it a try. Thanks!
     
  9. Yardworks

    Yardworks Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Baler belt is about 1/4 " thick. It is used on round hay balers. It is very similer to a conveyor belt. I purchased mine at Fleet Farm. I'm sure you could find it at any farm implement dealer. I doubled up the pieces front and back. I originally wanted to get one of the hooves like the newer style, but the dealer said you can't put them on the old style. Something about the design, not enough clearance,space between the cutting edges .
     
  10. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Alot of places have a belting and rubber dist. If you look in the yellow pages or ask a tire dealer,one of ours is a Goodyear belting store.
     
  11. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I have the older 1994 RT II Boss and they say I need a PT# MSC01591 it is a Snow Catcher Kit. What is it and does anybody currently have one. They say it is two pieces of metal and welds to the back of the cutting edges. It lists for $18.25 so it cant be made of much. Anyone have any pictures of one?
     
  12. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    No pictures, but I have them installed on our older Boss' and they work decent.
     
  13. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Buy one set then make more.
     
  14. site

    site Member
    Messages: 61

    I see a lot of talk about boss plows on this site. Do they do anything better than other plows? Are they really that good? I 'm not tring to be a wiseguy I really want to know. How much are they? Can you get parts? Where I am (New Hampshire seacoast) EVERYONE Runs Fisher. I do too and my only complaint is price. They are pretty simple compared to any average tractor implement. You'd think they're cranking them out by the thousands why do they need to charge $3000-4000?