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Plow drains power sometimes killing the truck

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by br2, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. br2

    br2 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Just got a RT3 Boss Strait blade it has been working great for the last 2 months now it drains battery when lifting and sometimes killing the truck. If I bump it up several times is seems not to use as much power. The truck will start right back up. Altinator shows 14 VDC charging. I have had Meyer e 47 for the past 13 years. I know alot about Meyer but not Boss. Any ideas? I looked through old posts but I didn't find any problem like this. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Check your battery connections and plow connections under the pump cover. Does it do it when your running the truck and plowing? I am willing to bet you have a loose battery connection somewhere. Also just for grins check the trucks frame ground too. Check that out and get back to us.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  3. br2

    br2 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    It only does it when I am using the plow. I can drive the truck allover with no problem. Thanks For the help
     
  4. br2

    br2 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    If I rev the truck or use the plow at a faster idol it seem to work better and not drain the power.
     
  5. Walkermowers1

    Walkermowers1 Junior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Messages: 20

    You NEED a Dual Battery For plows thats why you get the snow prep package
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    It doesn't take much for a loose connection. Just throw a wrench on them and double check. Is the plow new or used? I would double check under the pump cover being new or used eitherway. If all is tight I would have your alt and battery checked out next. Yes it will help with the truck running at higher rpms. The alt is spinning faster creating more juice.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Bad battery or poor plow cable connection for sure. Thumbs Up
     
  8. br2

    br2 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    thanks I'll check that out tomorrow
     
  9. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Happened to me before, I brought it to autozone and the guy could take the positive cable and move it with out any trouble. I never even thought about that until he pointed it out to me. After that I didn't have a issue.
     
  10. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    What make/engine?
     
  11. br2

    br2 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for all the help. I cleaned the ground cables and it seemed to work better for a couple drives then it started acting up again.. I am going to run an extra ground cable from the bettery to the frame tomorrow . Hopefully that will thake care of it.
    It is a Chevrolet 2500 with a 350 motor

    :mechanic:
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Hope that's not where your plow ground is located.
     
  13. coyote

    coyote Member
    from montana
    Messages: 39

    Common problem...heater fan down radio off it all helps..mine does the same in dark with lites on..daytime no prob.