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Center bottom bolt, Straight RT3

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Vtlumberjack, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Vtlumberjack

    Vtlumberjack Junior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 20

    Directly underneath my shock absorber, dead center. There is a Large horizontal bolt with what looks like threads on both sides of the nut. in theory you would think that the nut should be tight to the bolt. Is this the case or is it supposed to be half threaded. This may sound confusing and if it is I will try and get a picture of it. I am new to site, so just figuring things out. Plow is old style RT3 Superduty 7.5

    Thanks
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    A pic would be most helpful. Not 100% positive of what you're describing. Perhaps the bolts that attach the T-frame to the moldboard possibly?
     
  3. Vtlumberjack

    Vtlumberjack Junior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 20

    Attach are the pictures. Again this is dead center attaching blade to under carriage.

    IMG00235.jpg

    IMG00236.jpg
     
  4. Vtlumberjack

    Vtlumberjack Junior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 20

    another picture to show area...

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  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Tight is tight. If the dealer that assembled that plow cranked that thing down and bent that steel (that is black in color) it would weaken it. Thus causing you problems down the road. If you can take it as it sits and spin it freely by hand then give it a few turns to snug it up.
     
  6. Vtlumberjack

    Vtlumberjack Junior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 20

    I figured that I wasnt loosing my mind, and that it was were it was supposed to be. It's just a little concerning to see it "half" threaded and not knowing the answer. Thank you for the help
     
  7. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    its not supposed to be threaded all the way. its the pivot point between your moldboard and frame. and like RBRONKEMA GHTFD said dont over tighten it .
     
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I just looked at my 8 footer and its the same way as yours is.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Those are the T-frame to moldboard bolts I suspected you were referring to...and they're just fine, don't change a thing.