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plow seems slow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Stud Bro, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Just dusted off the V plow today changed the fluid and hooked it up and the hydraulics seam slower than before if i have the blade in the v and switch it to the scoop one wing gets there faster than the other one am i loosing my mind or is this the way it always was and i just never noticed it let me know what you think.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Totally normal on most of them for one wing to be faster than the other, especially so after a fluid change..

    Does it seem slow to lift also?
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    Did you clean the filter?
    What kind of fluid did you use?
    Are your electrical connections clean and free from corrosion?
    All of them.
    How old is your trucks batt?

    Yes, the wings always went at different speeds and one will beat the other.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sometimes if one spring is a little tighter it a little slower.Also depends on how your hitting the buttons.
     
  5. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I only use boss fluid
    i checked cleaned and put on dielectric compound on the contacts
    the batteries are brand new optima yellow top

    But i had no idea that boss had a hydraulic filter please explain i bought this plow used and never got an owners manual

    Where is the filter?
    How do you clean it?

    any help would be great
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The filter is located in the fluid reservoir and if you don't know the history on the plow..removing the reservoir and cleaning the filter would have been a good idea while you had the fluid drained out of it:cry:

    ...good info but I guess a little too late..
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    There is a screen/filter in the valve block.
    It is stamped on the valve block with an arrow pointing to it.
    Just remove, clean and reinstall.

    I only use boss fluid in all of my plows, Hiniker and western power unit.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2007
  8. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    OK i still don't under stand is the screen on the pump or is it on the hydraulic assembly sorry if this is a stupid question but i just can figure it out it would probably help if i got off my A** and go out and look at the plow however thanks for the help so far
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    I hear yea..

    It is in the valve block.
    You know the thingy with all the hose things attached to it...;)
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And, their's a screen filter on the pick up tube in the reservoir. The filter in the valve manifold is a secondary filter.
     
  11. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    thanks for explaining im going to check them 2 marow thank again
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    You sir, are right !!
    I had/have brain fade:dizzy:
    (got other things on my mind)

    You will need to drain the fluid and remove the reservoir to get to it.
     
  13. KarlG

    KarlG Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Boss Plow

    Looks like your question has been answered. You can download manuals and part schematics here:

    Boss Plow Service Documents
     
  14. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I downloaded the manuals and they say nothing about the fluid screen good thing i talked to you guys or i would have never figured it out thanks again