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Has anyone else done this???

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by DCS MN, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I was plowing during our last storm and it go down to -4 or so. Plowed all night with little problems except that the plow functions would not work all of the sudden. I would run it into the snow bank and usually it would work again????
    Second I got home and realized I split the cross bar that the lift cylinder connects to(would post pics but camera got run over). I am running two boss's right now, is this a common problem?
    Is the electrical problem common.
    I have had little to no problems with Boss till this year.:confused:
     
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

    run it into a snow bank?
     
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    check your 13 pin plug you prob jarred it ,might have had ice hanging from it .
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I had that problem the other day. I took my air hose to both plugs blew them out. So far so good. As far as the cross bar goes, this is what I would do. Take the lift cylinder off. Take a cut off wheel or sazall and cut the old piece off. Weld in a thicker dia. Tube in place. Or bring it to your dealer and say here ya go. What can ya do for me. I have seen this before on here before. The guys dealer cut out the old tude and re welded in a new thicker dia. Tube in place. Depending on how old the plow is you might try calling boss and pleading your case. Post some pics if you can. I know your camera is broken though.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  5. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I took off the lift cylinder, straightend the tube, welded that up. Then welded a piece of angle to the top to reinforce the tube. Looks almost factory.:nod:
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Just keep a close eye on it. Its mostly from going up into piles stacking snow.
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    There's a pix somewhere on here of someone else breaking the cross beam.
     
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I've seen that pic. It broke right next to where the cylinder conncets to the cross beam.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The only ones I've ever found to break the cross tube are those that had undercut welds on the lift cylinder attachment tabs. The undercut weld creates a stress riser in the tube thus it's only a matter of time and use before they crack. Good idea to check those welds closely on a new plow.
     
  10. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Exactly where mine broke, and we where stacking snow!
     
  11. agrizman

    agrizman Junior Member
    from Mich
    Messages: 26

    Broken tube repair

    I think that you may be reffering to a pic that I posted after I broke my plow. I cut out the old "tube" and replaced it with a 1 1/2" tube. I think it was 3/16" if I remember right. I has worked out very well up to this point. But remember, there has to be a weak point somewhere so proceed with caution. I will try and take another pic & post it tomorrow. Griz
     
  12. agrizman

    agrizman Junior Member
    from Mich
    Messages: 26

    Found the repair pics !

    Here is the repair that I did to my plow. Has not been a problem with it as of yet. Griz

    plow repair & light bar 002.jpg
     
  13. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    It is hard to tell from your pic but I straightend the tube, welded that and then added the angle similar to what you did.
     
  14. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 851

    looks good!
     
  15. redstroker_2002

    redstroker_2002 Member
    Messages: 62

    Look familar? I did this last week! notice how its a perfect break all around the tube! I got a havier pipe replacing that one!
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