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Boss wing question

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Stud Bro, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    This is my first year with the boss wings (and i love them) and there mounted on my 8'2" V. My question is when your windrowing or piling is it normal for the wings to fold back on the plow. I would imagine that my plow just cant handle the added load that the wings put on it. If i take the wings off i dont have the problem unless i really hit some solid. I change the fluid twice a year and only use boss fluid and no its not low on fluid. if it is light fluffy snow i dont have an issue its when you get into the heavy stuff that i notice it. Its not a big deal just wondering if anyone else has a similer issue. The day it was folding bad we got 8 inches of heavy snow so i can imagin the load on the plow was allot. Let me know what you guys think thanks for all the advice.
     
  2. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    yes it is normal, by adding the wings you increase the size of the blade which then increases the load you place on it. when the load reaches a certain point a pressure relief vavle allows the wings to fold back to prevent damage.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It just like 04superduty described, and it's normal....

    You can turn the relief valve setting up on them to compensate for the additional load with the wings on but it's not a good idea...as then it will be set too high for when your not running the wings, and may not relieve soon enough before causing damage...

    I get asked a lot about turning up the relief pressure on the Boss V's...but I don't do it. I will check the setting to make sure it's set at 2800 psi like it should be but I wont turn them any higher...and neither will most Boss dealers...

    The wings, wing cylinder mounts and the center hinge are designed for a certain amount of load/stress and no more.. turning the relief's up puts additional stress on them that they're not designed for... they're snowplows...not bulldozers ;).