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plowing with v plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by cricket, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. cricket

    cricket Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have a boss V polly 8,2 and I noteiced on our last storm in ne ohio that my snowplow does not clean good.I will have 1/4 leftover after i plowed.My other truck has 8,2 straight blade
    and it's clean all the way to the ground.This week I bought a new set of blades and know I''m waiting to see if is going to be difference. Does anybody has simular problem?????
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    Is it sitting up on the shoes?
     
  3. cricket

    cricket Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    no I do not have shoes.
     
  4. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    you say its a brand new blade? maybe the cutting edge needs to be worn straight. Or the plow was assembled wrong and something is mis-aligned somewhere?
     
  5. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Straight blades always seem a bit better cleaning than Vees, but that 1/4 inch might be much. The new cutting edges will surely help.
     
  6. BOSS550

    BOSS550 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    MIght want to check and make sure the mount is set at the right height.
     
  7. Dent82

    Dent82 Member
    Messages: 43

    I was having the same problem, after I put new tires on. Once the blade wore down it was fine. However, I don't think a V blade will ever clean as nice at a straight blade.
     
  8. BuckeyeESPN

    BuckeyeESPN Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 50

    I am having the same problem. I just put on a new set of cutting edges with the built in curb gaurds and notice that the plow doesn't sit flat in the v formation. The center is sitting up maybe 1-2 inches off the ground. I pushed it down and it pops back up. What can I do to fix this problem..
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    How worn was the last edge? I always noticed that even though it had some life left in it, the older edge didn't scrape as good and as soon as a new one was installed, it was like brand new.

    And no, a V will not clean up as good as a V.
     
  10. THE05HD

    THE05HD Member
    from WI
    Messages: 74


    THEIR IS A ADJUSTING NUT IN THE CENTER OF THE BLADE, RIGHT BEHIND THE CENTER TOWER.

    WHEN THE BLADE IS SITTING UNLEVEL.... LOSSEN THE NUT, AND ADJUST IT FORWARD OR WHICH EVER WAY IT NEEDS TO GO TO LEVEL OUT.

    MAKE ANY SENSE ?

    IF NOT ILL TAKE PICTURES TO SHOW YOU.

    HOPE THIS HELPS.

    AARON :)
     
  11. THE05HD

    THE05HD Member
    from WI
    Messages: 74


    I AM ............... :confused:
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Bet you have down pressure too.

    TURN OFF THE CAPS, IT'S CONSIDERED YELLING

    Thank you
     
  13. THE05HD

    THE05HD Member
    from WI
    Messages: 74

    sorry for yelling.........................

    down pressure on a boss ??

    im still confused .............

    i have heard of some people doing it, does it work ?

    aaron
    ;)
     
  14. BuckeyeESPN

    BuckeyeESPN Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 50

    Can you send me a pic of it. I think that i loosened it up and adjusted it forward. But want to make sure. It really didn't move that much and do I tighten the nut back up?
     
  15. THE05HD

    THE05HD Member
    from WI
    Messages: 74

    Adusting the v - plow

    First you lossen the nut, Then move the ajuster forward,Then the plow will level out, Then retighten the nut.

    I will try to get a picture tommorow.

    Aaron :D
     
  16. BuckeyeESPN

    BuckeyeESPN Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 50

    I have tried that. But when I raise the plow up and put it back down it goes back to the old way.. I just need to make sure that I am doing the right nut... Thanks..
     
  17. BuckeyeESPN

    BuckeyeESPN Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 50

    Do you do this all with the blade on the ground or up in the air? That might help out..

    Thanks
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    Your new edge needs to be broken in.
    New edges do not scrape very well until there broken in.

    Find a nice smooth section of road / lot have the blade in the straight position.

    Lower the blade and drive. You need to wear off the square edge.
    It will soon be a cutting edge that will scrape the lot/drive clean.


    When you lower the plow drive froward a foot then check to see if the plow is plum with the ground. They always sit up a little if you lower them in the ^ position.
    As the weight is back on the ends of the blade.
    They did hit the ground first.

    Just like in the instructions to remove the plow, call for you to drive forward a little before you remove the plow.