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Emergency Spare Parts Kit

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by bltp203, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Looking to see what BOSS owners suggest to have included in a spare parts kit to take with me in the truck.

    My thought was to have the following:

    Solenoid
    3/8 hose
    1/4 hose
    Return Spring
    Recovery Strap
    Hydraulic Fluid (Boss)

    Am I missing something, or is this overkill as it stands?
     
  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I carry all of those except a spare spring...and for a strap ill use a 'come-along'
    Seriously ive gotten stranded (not with this plow) out 10 miles from home in white-out conditions and you can never be over prepared. Who cares, carry a sh*t load of stuff and if you dont need it consider it a good day. :cool:
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Make sure you have an extra eye bolt if you break the spring. Just make sure it's longer than the original one because you'll need the extra thread to get the nut on.
     
  4. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    boy scout

    just like grand view say's eye bolts are nice,extra relays,light rocker switch,smart hitch switch,and the right size wrenches to change the hoses.the lift strap from boss is nice!
     
  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Anybody ever get that emergency repair kit that boss sells? How much did it cost ya? I am considering getting that because it is all in its own case.

    Ryan
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,533

    Solenoid, coil
    3/8 hose (wing)
    1/4 hose (lift)
    Return Spring
    Recovery Strap/Chain
    Hydraulic Fluid (Boss)
    Eye bolt.
    head light.
    fuses
    tools
    angel ram (old habit)

    You can put together your own kit it's cheaper than buying one from Boss.
    The plastic carrying case is just not worth the price, plus their is not enough room to add anything to it.
    You should probably be carrying a tool bag/box with you anyway.
    Additional things to carry,
    flash light
    motor oil
    coolant/1gal
    radiator stop leak (old habit)
    spare fan belt.
    windshield wash,1gal
    fuses/truck/plow
    tire plugs
    a selection of bolts &nuts.
    dry boots, socks, shirt, gloves, carharts...
    hy-lift jack.
    a long tow chain
    tire chains
    shovel/ a narrow steel one, for digging out your truck when you over run the pile.
    TOOLS.
    cell phone
    If their is room the kitchen sink too.

    There is no time to run somewhere to get your truck or plow fixed when the snow is falling.
    You can fix most problems in a few minutes your self if you are prepared.
     
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Holy crap, you guys! Why not just carry a second plow in your box?? I must be way under-prepared because all I carry is a hose, oil and some fuses. I envy you guys who are able to do major repair in the field...my hands would get too cold for that sort of thing.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Don't forget the spare cup of coffee!
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,533


    ;) If there was room:D

    I can't fit the back-up truck and plow in the box or I would....
     
  10. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Well you guys are all more prepared than me, I don't even carry a spare solenoid with me. I think I am going to start though bcause it is always better tobe safe than sorry.