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boss worries

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by kpmsnow, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. kpmsnow

    kpmsnow Senior Member
    from Elkhart
    Messages: 156

    I have just recently bought my first boss v-blade. I've always bought western v-blades but decided to try boss because the boss dealer is closer and open 24 hours during snow events for parts. I have a few concerns though and don't trust the dealers word completely due to the fact that i didn't see a blade on his truck at all. I've heard guys complain that the boss doesn't back drag very well unless it has the smart lock cylinders because of the one way rams with spring return? Also that in the v or scoop position the blade doesn't really trip! doesn't that result in a lot of damage or at least a lot of steering wheels to the gut? i'm worried that giving up my 2 way rams and my trip edge isn't worth the convenience of being closer
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You can backdrag without smartlocks I do ,yes the wings do fold out but then it drags just fine. Do it don't trip and it doesn't fold over either. I've hit my head once or twice before ,but if you know your lots you won't have a problem. I do carry extra springs in the truck just in case and keep some extra bolts an nut to in case it does break off ,just buy eye bolts a little longer then the ones that are on there now or you won't be able to get the spring back on.

    You won't be disappointed in the boss plow.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That explains so much. :D
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Once you experience the benefits of direct lift, full trip your concerns will become joys.................. that's most poetic:eek:
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I've been running my XV for two seasons, this will be the third. Second month out I hit a driveway cut in Vee mode. Brought the truck to a dead stop. Had the sander freighted. Must have been 11K. Fortunately I had the blocking under my toolbox in front of the sander. Bent the front panel of the bed. My wife got a seatbelt burn. I hit my head on the wheel, and must have blacked out for a couple of seconds. I had a bruise for a week. Trip edge didn't do crap, obviously. You know that formed piece of the cutting edge at the center? Folded it right up. In that situation the Boss would have flipped, I presume. In scoop, the DD trip edge works, sometimes.

    I looked over a V-XT this summer. I think you will be very pleased.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    A trip failure in a full trip is often a result of improperly adjusted crossover relief valve pressures.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And also specifically on a Boss vee; because the trip springs were set too tight.
     
  8. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Is it a safe bet that it was at least twice. :confused: :D

    I don't know about so much.................................but it does explain a little. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  9. kpmsnow

    kpmsnow Senior Member
    from Elkhart
    Messages: 156

    i appreciate all the feed back. Are the smart lock cylinders worth while then or could they cause more problems then they are worth
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They don't cause any "issues" per say. A few years ago there was a bad run of them but like anything else manufactured that can and does happen. They were trouble free before and have been since.
     
  11. kpmsnow

    kpmsnow Senior Member
    from Elkhart
    Messages: 156

    Cool Guess now all i need is snow!
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's why my Dr told me to get into an easy job that doesn't need much mental thinking.

    Plow up,plow down. Go forward go backwards.:dizzy: