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Made and installed deflector today.

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by johnnysnok, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    Wanted to install a deflector on the Boss V plow but some of the costs were crazy.
    So we purchased a stall matt which goes on the floor in a horse barn for $30.00.
    It was then cut down to the size we needed and we attached it with 1/2 bolts and nylon lock nuts thru the steel straping we cut for the top. The strapping will now get painted to protect it. Tested it today and it really throws snow far and no more white outss on the windsheild. Thumbs Up
    There is even enough matt left to do 6 more plows.



  2. Sabsan84

    Sabsan84 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    That is a really nice job, it even looks beefier than factory, where can u get the matting from, horse supply dealer or like any home depot or tractor supply type store? thanks
  3. SMillerHD

    SMillerHD Member
    from IN
    Messages: 69

    Very nice! Take a little mat and make the middle deflector, you will be surprised how much snow will come over the middle.

    Looks better then factory, bet it last a long time! I would never have a blade without a deflector.
  4. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    Thanks..The matt was purchased at Tractor Supply.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    yes add a middle piece....just tap a hole in the top of the part the springs attach to
    I have pics in one of my posts that show how I did mine

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Looks real nice. How thick is it?
  7. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    This stuff is 1/2' thick.
  8. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    How flexable is the mat?
  9. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    When it is cut 9" wide and 2" are under the metal strapping it really is pretty stiff.
  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Without the middle, you might as well have none of it. It's all gonna funnel through the middle.
    What you did looks good just finish it off.
  11. loc

    loc Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    That looks really nice. How long was the mat.
  12. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    The matt comes 4' x 6'
  13. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    If there's no cord in that mat it will rip easy. I think Boss calls for a piece 21"x23" for the center section, I would bump it up to 24" square and trim the excess if you make the center piece.
  14. GA73

    GA73 Member
    Messages: 90

    cords mean nothing my boss flap is shot after 4 years. looks like someone sliced it with a razor blade
  15. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    That is cool.
  16. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 627

    Looks real good. Thanks for sharing.
  17. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    I made my deflector right after I bought my plow, 3yrs ago. Like a few have said, get the center pc in there...you will really like it then!

    a few pics from the 18" blizzard we got last week... glad the center was there!


  18. LawnmastersMike

    LawnmastersMike Member
    Messages: 47

    Do you have any more pics of how you mounted it? I've been thinking of making one myself just dont really want to drill holes in a brand new plow.
  19. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    I know how you feel but after too many white outs i did drill thru the top lip of my New Plow.
    I felt it was the only way to get any strength. Maybe someone else has an idea for you if you do not want to drill your plow.
    I do not have a rear view of the install maybe i can get one another time. It is just a washer and a lock nut.
  20. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790