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how do you get downpressure with boss?`

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    i know everyone says they have downpressure

    and i know it lifts the front of the truck when your outside mounting the plow

    but how do you get it to do this while plowing? the down button just drops it or floats it

    so theres never any actually down pressure from the hydraulic while plowing?
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    This is always a fun subject....

    :popcorn::popcorn:
     
  3. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    You cannot get down pressure from boss plows like sno-ways. Like 2cor517 stated this is always a fun subject. Do a search on the subject.
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    You sure about that?

    This subject makes me miss Kevin. :angel: RIP
     
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    If that switch does it, just wire a switch inside your truck to jump that switch (trigger it from inside the truck) and you have down pressure. I know its not that simple but I'm just saying.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Who's "everyone"?

    None what so ever.
     
  7. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I thought Jersey was getting hammered again? I was looking forward to all Ramair's crazy scenarios he ran into during the course of the storm.
     
  8. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    but is it possible with a Boss plow?
     
  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Yes....... Like was said there is a switch on the plow, just move it inside (or use relays under the plow cover). and figure out how to hold the presure without running the motor.
     
  10. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741


    makes sense, to hold the pressure you'd need to add a valve or two. maybe need to add a small manifold to put those parts in, and might cost a couple hundred bucks. but makes sense.
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    No added valve or manifold... doesn't the plow "hold" pressure when you are driving around with the plow up. Have you ever tried to move the tower when the plow is shut off?
     
  12. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Just buy a back blade
     
  13. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    You wouldn't be able to get it hold pressure without the motor running. It has to be in float mode for the switch to work so if it is in float you will have power going to the cartridge holding it open. You would have to figure out how to activate that switch without being in float.
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    If your talking backdrag edge, not even close to the same thing. How does a backdrag edge peel up hardpack?

    If you mean a rear mounted blade, that's an unfair comparison. It's an additional piece of equipment, and several thousand dollars. Hard to justify if you're doing a few rural drives. And I don't think they can cut hardpack like DP on the front will.

    Hmmmm.........

    :popcorn:
     
  15. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Back blade will cut hardpack, but are you talking DP plowing forward?? Backblade will out scrape any backdragging plow with DP.
     
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Once again, wire that switch- it basically reverses the lift piston and pushes down (motor running).
     
  17. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    well that answers my question

    i didnt think it did, but so many people talk about plows that have down pressure these days lol
     
  18. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Boss has a one way ram on it.......lifts up, doesn't push down, ever, it will let the plow fall down, but not push down.

    If you reverse the piston as you say.......it will never lift:realmad:
     
  19. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Don't the newest series have a double acting cylinder?
     
  20. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    don't know.....just throwing monkey **** around:cool: