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My bent BOSS

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Midwest BuildIt Inc, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    straight side

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  2. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    not so straight side

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  3. Midwest BuildIt Inc

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  4. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    from the side

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  5. Midwest BuildIt Inc

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  6. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    and what my head lights look like after hitting a manhole cover

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  7. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    did i mention that the plow is not centered on the truck any more. and i replaced both scraper edges. and one marker.
     
  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
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    You better get it all fixed before it snows again. :( My axle shaft is finally getting fixed today. :redbounce
     
  9. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
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    Dang BNC! You're lucky you didn't become a hood ornament. Looks like a pretty hard hit.

    Buck
     
  10. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    Actually the hit that bent the blade was not that hard , maybe 5-7mph, and i only cought the corner of a curb. But the manhole cover that cracked my scraper edge and threw out my lights(apperantly the plow liked them as much as i did,they never worked good) , well i think i can still see the steering wheel imprint on my chest.
     
  11. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well if the other stuff wasnt enough , i just ran to get some cigaretts and noticed this, must have been from this morning when i was plowing a lot that i normally dont plow. I was pushing a pile back when what do i find inside of it, a concrete parking block.

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  12. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    another view, when is this bad luck going to end???

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  13. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
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    Dude, that's unbelievable, I might consider taking the winter off, this may be some sort of sign for you. :(
     
  14. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Is your hydraulic breakout force set to high or did the blade bend when it was folded in already. Whenever I hit something with the outside edge of my Boss V the wing will break away with not much effort. But it holds steady 100% of the time during normal plowing. I have to agree though, that manholes are the worst!
     
  15. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
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    I did the SAME thing back in 1997 or so. Season after I bought the BOSS V. Plowing a street, hit a manhole cover with the inboard wing at maybe 10-12 mph with 3K lbs of salt in the bed. Mine was much worse.. ..Wouldn't even scrape clean in several positions.

    I needed the following:

    2 blade halfs
    2 cutting edges
    T-Frame
    Center section
    2 coupler latches

    Boss stood up to the plate and offered me these parts at their cost.

    From that point on, I stopped plowing streets and understood and respected the plows ability to trip and not trip.


    Just a note....The newer BOSS V's with the diagonal blade strut ribs apparently prevent this from happening.

    The earlier BOSS boxed moldboards were very easy to tweak.....My newer one is built MUCH stronger than the old one.


    Is your cutting edge on the ground in all positions? If so, your lucky.
     
  16. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith Senior Member
    from IL
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    doesnt the boss V have a trip edge like the western ?
     
  17. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
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    I was in the v position , it folded back the wing , then bent the plow.

    TLS , my plow scrapes in all positions great after a little straightining , i also had my brother inlaw weld a 2" crack that showed up by the center hinge and also underneath wher the metal is buckled out to keep it from bending any more.
     
  18. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
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    No, they do not. The entire center hinge functions like a full trip plow.


    BNC,

    Your lucky all is straight. As you saw by the parts I needed, there was extensive damage....I'll have to try to dig up some pictures.....Way before digital cameras. :rolleyes:

    Originally BOSS told me to remove the wing, place in on the ground laying flat, and drive over it with a truck! :eek: I guess it was shortly after this that they started to design the angle strut into the blade.
     
  19. KUJAWA RSK

    KUJAWA RSK Member
    from PA
    Messages: 63

    Hi BNC
    I have the new book from CPW they have the right half for your
    plow $500 to $650. They have a web site on plowsite. :drinkup:
     
  20. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    thats a custom mod i don't want to do to my plow....i feel your pain though, i caught something sticking out of a curb last winter, stopped me pretty fast. Blade looked fine but would kinda hang low to one side whne picked up....could figure it out till i disconnected evrything durin the summer, the whole A-frame of the plow curved to one side...didnt mess anyting else up though

    good luck with the rest of winter ;)