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Just bought my first Boss!

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Medicjdl, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    Hey guys I just bought a 8'2" V-plow. Looks new only been used about 20 times or so. It's a 2007 model. Is there anything I should look for or do this summer to it. It works GREAT and the edge looks new. I have to say I like the lighting system better on this one than on a new one. My local Boss dealer told me the same. Thanks Guys O I have a 2004 Chevy 2500HD pickup I'm plowing with.

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  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Looks nice. Throw a snow shield on there and you're all set to go.

    When you're ready to replace the cutting edges I suggest going with the new style which will eliminate the rubber snow-catcher.

    Good luck this winter.
     
  3. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    O and I see allot of people talking about this "SMART LOCK" what is it? And can you tell if I have it?
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Looks nice. I have heard pretty good things about them. It's just that stupid name that kills me.

    THE BOSS

    If you say so
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Boss V plows don't come with locking cylinders as a standard feature (probably the worst thing about their plows in my opinion). However, you can buy locking cylinders as an option and judging from the pictures you posted you do not have them.

    There would be a sticker on each of the cylinders saying "Smart Lock".

    If you do a lot of back-dragging you are going to want them but if you don't do a lot of it then you'll be fine.
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Does it have down pressure? :rolleyes::D
     
  7. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    I don't think Boss plows have down pressure.... I believe only the junk snoway plows have them. :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2009
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Please don't open that can of worms again.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Another satisfied Boss owner!:salute:
     
  10. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    If you need smart locks give us a call 877-361-2227...in stock and ready to ship
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    No ALL the Snoway plows have Down Pressure.:cool:
     
  12. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Get yourself some grease on those wing spring pivots. :nod:
     
  14. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    You are right B&B, I will just as soon at it stops raining here in Rhode Island. It rained 24 out of 30 days this month.... Ready for SUN!
     
  15. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I would replace the springs and keep those as spares. Keep everything greased and buy a snow deflector. You can get away with out the smarties, but if you have the extra money I say BUY them.
     
  16. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    Why do you say get rid of those springs? They look ok, just greased them and it's nice and quite.
     
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Quality SR has probably had a return spring break. They do that sometimes, so it is one of the things experanced Boss users "worry" about. The idea is not to break down and if you do have the stuff to get back in business quickly. In the snowplow business it pays to run your front line stuff and hang on to the "used" parts for spares.
     
  18. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I've never had a spring break on me but I've also heard of people breaking several of them throughout the course of a season.

    Just make sure you've got one on hand as a spare and you'll be okay.
     
  19. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    Thanks guys I'll make sure I get new ones then.
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Or if the unit has seen little use, just get one for back up and make sure the nuts are free for easy removal in the field. You can examine the wearpoints for a idea of how much operational time the unit has seen.