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Boss vxt hoses

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by CSLC, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. CSLC

    CSLC Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Anyone having issues with the hoses rubbing on the plow itself and causing hoses to fail prematurely? Any ideas what I can do to fix this?
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    John Deere makes hose guards that are quite beefy but also a little pricey.You can just cut some rubber strips from coolant hoses,conveyor belting,etc. and wire tie them over your hyd. lines.There also is a type of armor-tec type sleeve that you can use or even the old fashioned slinky type hose protector.
  3. Diesel Bob

    Diesel Bob Member
    Messages: 33

    I added some hose from the hardware store (fuel or coolant hose), buy a size that when you cut it open you can wrap it around your hydraulic hose and then zip tie it on.
  4. bossman34

    bossman34 Member
    Messages: 67

    The easy and cheap way is to cover it all in split loom, I did and it has worked great. It also keeps the sun off of them and prevents dry rot.
  5. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    epdm sprayer hose you can get a 10 foot roll pretty decent just cut to length split and zip it
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    I wrapped mine with old fire hose. There's an old guy on hear that taught me that trick.
  7. Mopard

    Mopard Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I'm surprised Boss doesn't supply something for this ... it is a definite problem with the VXTs.
  8. CSLC

    CSLC Senior Member
    Messages: 260

  9. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Hose Wrap

    I checked with our service department and we do have a hose wrap available. The part number is HYD10728. You can view the part in the BOSS part search: http://www.bossplow.com/support/part-search . I have also attached a photo of the part. Hope this helps!


  10. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 981

    Yes, a definite problem.
  11. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    Excellent info.
  12. Mopard

    Mopard Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Yes, helpful info but not so helpful when you buy a brand new VXT and this protective wrap is sitting in Iron City. How much extra would we have to pay to have this necessary part included with a new plow?
  13. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    How about nothing extra? I love Boss plows and have owned and do own them but the pricing is getting out of hand. Including the smart Locks now is nice but the price increases this year are more than the Smart Locks as an option last year. Good try at hiding the yearly increase tho.
  14. Mopard

    Mopard Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I think including the Smartlocks as standard equipment was brilliant ... but I need them, as does anyone else that doesn't strictly plow parking lots. Not being able to fully manipulate the wings while backdragging is enough of a penalty but without Smartlocks it is basically useless.
    I doubt protecting the hoses properly from premature failure with a little wrap is going to break the bank for Boss.
    Curious, how much did the price go up for a 9'2" VXT poly in the US? WIth the dollar the way it is I'm finding better deals than what I paid in 2010 here in Canada.