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hi all im a newbe got a few ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bigrich954rr, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    ive been looking over this site for a while and tryed to learn as much as possible. today i picked up my plow (boss 8ft super) so now im cool enough to join. but i got a few ? i have 96 f350 reg cab when i put the plow on. the front end dropped alot i was thinking of putting air bags up front anything good or bad about the idea and what brand would be good. if any one has tips or hints on plowing or how not to kill your truck in one season feel free to give them. i started a glass/construction company and am hoping to add plowing and maybe landscaping in the summer, im just trying to grow.
  2. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Boss Hydraulics?

    when lowering the plow, the plow drops really fast and hard, is this normal for a boss plow? could it damage a black top drive-way? from lock to lock is really fast which causes the truck to jerk to whatever side the plow moves to, is that okay or should it be slowed down? i would prefer the fast speed i just wanna make sure it wont damage anything.
  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Welcome to plowsite!! :waving: The drop speed is fully adjustible. There should be a set screw with a retainer nut around it on the back of the pump housing. Loosen the nut and adjust the set screw to desired speed, tighten the nut.
  4. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Junior Member
    Messages: 8


    ok thanks ill look for the adjustment
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    One piece of advise - don't carry glass to one job while plowing snow at another. :nono:

    Welcome to Plow Site.
  6. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I would put a set of timbrens in the front. that will help!!!

    welcome to plowsite! :waving:
  7. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55


    put on some timbrens
  8. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    any reason not to get air bags
  9. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    how many miles are on the truck?
    it is a 4wd truck correct?
  10. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    timbrens are cheaper and eaiser to install. air bags will provide a better ride. it is all up to you. the install on a set of air bags is pretty involved and you need an air compressor.
  11. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    plus a lot more $$$$ I do beleive!!!
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    those air requires alot of other stuff to make it work timbern are the best solutions
  13. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    They didn't have much to say about your advice :waving: .
  14. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Proabably because it was so insightful, everyone is still contemplating it :dizzy: .

    Or else ignoring it, hoping it'll go away.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2004
  15. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    I think they just glassed right over it. :) :) :)

    Sorry couldn't resist. :nono: