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dxt v question..

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by vmj, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    Just purchased a new v dxt.. gonna take some time to get use to this plow I see.... was wondering if ther I a valve adjustment to slow down swing of plow when changing positions??
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,529

    Too fast.....never to fast

    Once you master it, you'll want more speed.
     
  3. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    lol I hope so not likeing the slamming and banging right now....
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,529

    All good Vees do that, once the temps drop and the oil thinkens a bit, it won't be so bad. Not a Boss guy but willing say No speed adjust on wings, maybe on drop. The extra banging will knock the snow of the wings too.

    My westerns shake the hell out of the truck
     
  5. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    I def need some practice with this thing. wouldn't mind slowing down the drop,so it doesn't bang.....
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    There is quill adjustment for the drop speed
     
  7. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    thanks ill have to look in booklet to see where that is...
     
  8. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    I printed manual off line, and there is no info in it for adjustments...
     
  9. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Look on the back of the head gear. There is an Allen head screw with a lock nut. Clockwise will slow the drop speed. 1/4 turn at a time.
     
  10. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    thank you I will do that... nothing for the angles..?
     
  11. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Nothing for angle. You'll get used to it. You'll find when you activate both rams at once they slow down. It'll come to you with a little practice.
     
  12. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    What you might be seeing in the angles is due to the return springs.

    I think the "official" setup is to be able to slip a piece of paper between the springs.

    We stopped that a long time ago. With the plow all the way back, we tighten return springs till they are just slightly loose - no pressure at all on the spring. Plow moves plenty fast enough and no banging back on the return - could be kidding myself but it also seems that we go thru less return springs....

    In a quite shop, moving a Boss vee back and forth up and down, makes a lot of noise, makes you wonder.
     
  13. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

  14. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    your welcome.... and thank you for the video.. I just saw that last night on ur home page when I signed onto it.. thanks....
     
  15. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    I do have to play with it alittle more... but I whould consider doing this,as long as it don't effect my warranty... lol
     
  16. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Loose return springs would have no effect on warranty I'd bet, it's probably a bit easier than it returning hard. Those springs when they break, can sound like a gunshot.

    Boss is the boss, you will not be disappointed, they have great function and reliability.

    Yes Boss I'm kissing up while speaking the truth - I have a 2012 Freightliner M2 in need of a plow, 10' DXT or 8611, that is the question. Can we run DXT with central hydraulics, will the valve body allow fluid flow thru - I want to take the motor out of play and just use your valve body and controller?
     
  17. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    framer1901 - We certainly appreciate the kind words - Thank you! We do sell a Central Hydraulics box that includes hoses and quick disconnects. However, you would need to access aftermarket parts for the hydraulic controls as that is not included. If you are interested in learning more about how this system works, please call Jamie, one of our BOSS Factory Service Technicians, at 800-286-4155 ext. 2 and he would be happy to provide you with additional information.
     
  18. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Called, asked and answered - Jamie is the guy, much easier way of getting things done. A Big Vee will be hanging up front, the only question will it be red or shiny and if it's shiny will CPW have or be able to sell one by the end of the month. PM sent.