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How to tighten center pin on new v plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Bigplower, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    Putting together a new boss v plow and can't find a way to tighten the pin that connect the push frame to the plow. The one end has a nut the other end has nothing to grip on to and it just spins. What am I missing?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    Pics?.... .
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Put the pin in from other side.
     
  4. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    An air impact / it will tighten right up.
     
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    This......
     
  6. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    It says to have pin with nut side on passenger side which I do have.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    But that's on the outside, would it hinge the opposite way then?
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  9. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    Air impact didn't work but it might just be that my impact is a piece and not that powerful
     
  10. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    No cotter pins for this
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Remove the loose Horizontal Hinge Pin (102C) that is inserted in the Center Section (2).
    8. Slide TFR09708 Push Frame (3) into Center Section (2). Re-insert Horizontal Hinge Pin (102C) through Center Section (2) and Push Frame (3) with the nut on the passenger side. Apply threadlock to threads add washer (102B) and nut (102A) and torque to 113 FT/LBS. For heavy
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    I don't own a boss but repair enough of them. We talking about the bolt that runs right to left, where the blade would rotate forward when tripping?
     
  13. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Your impact may just not have it. :( I have done one but had no issue. Push the A frame down to bind up the pin? Put the trip springs on to bind up the pin? Just ideas....
     
  14. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    Correct you are!
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Last season, pushin to please (Ron) bend/tore up the push beam. To our surprise, the nut had been gone a looooong time. He never noticed cause in Vee the wings hid it. The threads were on the driverside prior to disassemble. We bought a nut, cleaned up the pin (new was two backorder) and put the pin in from the pass to drivers. Impacted it is still going good day.
     
  16. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    get a friend and a large set of channel locks and I ran the impact its what I did and mine hasn't loosened ever
     
  17. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    im assuming its a DXT
     
  18. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    Correct put I also put together a XT this week and had the same problem. I think I am just going to weld the nut to the bolt...
     
  19. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    I always did . its the safest bet . dont want her backing out.:eek:
     
  20. BossEric

    BossEric Member
    Messages: 77

    Hey Bro, Just a little advice, if you can avoid it , don't weld the nut . If you ever have trouble ,and need to take it apart , then you'll end up buying a new center pin.We've put together hundreds of Boss V-plows , per instructions, never had a problem with losing a center pin nut.As the other guys have said,use a good strong impact ,put downward pressure on the center section and hammer it home. It's gona spin some , but it'll hold .Remember the nut has groves and must be turned the correct way, also as Boss instructs use the loctight provided.Just want to help.