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Installing plow mount and wiring

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Calvinslawns, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Calvinslawns

    Calvinslawns Member
    Messages: 32

    Hi Everyone,

    Hoping everyone is staying safe while plowing. I am interested in buying a plow and installing it (the mount and wiring) myself. How difficult is this? I would be looking at mostly boss plows.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,749

    If your mechanically inclined and have the tools,,,not to bad.
    If your not, then, well, hard.
  3. sota

    sota Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 119

    I can only speak from doing mine (western suburbanite) but the wiring bits weren't painful, the major assembly part was straight forward (except for me being an idiot and skipping a step, and having to take it half apart again to fix that mistake,) the only issue with it was the manual that came with the plow was for a 3-port pump and mine was a 4-port. A quick look online found the right manual though. It was only the vehicle-specific frame that gave me hell. it was welded together badly so things weren't lined up correctly. I had to eventually cut it apart, line everything up, and re-weld it together. YMMV of course.

    I'd do it again, but then I've been told I have more balls than brains, so take that for what it's worth. :D
  4. Calvinslawns

    Calvinslawns Member
    Messages: 32

    I'm pretty mechanically inclined and have plenty of tools or a reason to buy a new tool. I just have to keep my eyes out for a frame that fits my truck now.
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,179

    Guessing you mean iso when referring to 3 or 4 port and not the pump. Also I would of returned the mount if you had to cut it up to get it to fit. Something is seriously wrong there.
  6. sota

    sota Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 119

    I said pump, and I meant pump. There's 4 hoses on my plow. they changed pumps or at least valve bodies a couple years back but for some reason the install manual that shipped with mine wasn't the updated version.

    as for the mount... I went back to the shop and he pulled out 3 more... all 3 were as bad or worse. I'm thinking what ever jig they used sucked. muscling it didn't work and drilling new holes was out of the question, as I have something else that uses the same holes, but on the other side of the frame horn.