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Quick Plow Hook Up

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by nate456789, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    Anybody have any tricks for lining up the truck with the plow when hooking up?
    It takes me about 4 or 5 tries to get it right. It is a pain to keep getting in and out of the truck.
    Other than that I love the quick hook up of the Boss Plows.
     
  2. adhiggie

    adhiggie Member
    Messages: 49

    Short of adding a snowplow site system from Boss I would just do it a few times in a row and pay attention to the placement of everything. That seems to have worked for me...
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,611

    Leave it on all year.
     
  4. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    yep...that's it. Practice!
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Until you get the hang of it place a dot on the rear of the plow lamp with a paint marker and a second one in the inside of the windshield to line it up with. That will get you close. Most guys simply use a body line on the hood but not all trucks have a definitive rib on the hood any longer.

    Most guys get the hang of it after a few storms and no longer need the gun sight method. You'll likely do the same.
     
  6. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Put the plow on a couple of cheap furniture dollys and push the plow to the truck. You will get it right the first time, everytime.
     
  7. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I use the body line on my hood and line it up to the out side plow light bolt, I get it almost every time! Good luck buddy! `;~)
     
  8. chitown sparky

    chitown sparky Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I line the hood crease with a white line I made on the back of the plow light and I hit it every time 1ST try hope that helps
     
  9. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

  10. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    On my 97 2500 the line in the hood that is right in front of me lines right up with the bolt on the plow light so I am able to drive in first time every time.

    Works for me
     
  11. zman300

    zman300 Member
    Messages: 39

    X2 on a dolly.
    Made one for my Western, plan to do the same for the Boss.
    Drive in push the plow to the truck. And when the plow is off the truck you can move and store it out of the way .

     
  12. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    I like the Dolly idea, especially since it's in my garage. I saw the picture on here where someone welded a wheel on a post and used the plow shoe mount holes for the wheels.
    My concern is the height - What is the maximum height until you have problems with the tower lining up?
    Seems to be sensitive to the 15 1/2 " on the truck side.

    Furniture dollies would make it too high for mounting wouldn't it? They are like 5 or 6 inches off the ground.
     
  13. zman300

    zman300 Member
    Messages: 39

  14. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    Well, heres what I did with mine. I got a 3/4" concrete bit and driller four holes in my shop floor. I got two 2x4's about 18"s long and drilled two 3/4" holes in the same spot as the concrete. I obviously spaced the two 2x4's enough apart to fit my tire thru. So what I have is two 2x4's that act as a chock for the inside and out side of the tire. So I pull the tire in between the two pieces and drop the plow. This way I just pull into the wood and it's lined up the same every time. If this makes any sense. I guess an easier way to explain it is the automatic carwashes that guide your tires..
     
  15. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Yes, the dollys are a little tall for a V, but I just tilt the V to the rear just before I push it in the mount. After a couple of practice tries, I have it down to a science.

    You can get 2 dollys at Lowes for like $60.00
     
  16. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    My truck has the center line in the hood. I painted a red center stripe on the light bar of the plow. I then stick a telescoping - magnetic pickup tool on the stripe. Line up the hood center with the pickup tool. Hit it first time, almost every time.
     
  17. w4hyi

    w4hyi Member
    Messages: 60

    just find a pallet jack u can move where ever u want plus it will raise about 4 or 5 inches and it about 2 inches off the ground
     
  18. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Practice...

    I've played a few games of Chase the Plow, but not recently Teh RT3 hook up just keeps getting better and better. Last night I pulled up to the plow with 3" of fresh already on the ground - hooked up, plowed my 1 acre clearing, two passes on the 1000' drive, 1/2 acre lower clearing, 1/2 mile road one pass each way, back up and dropped the plow - all in less time that it would have taken me to sink one pin on my old meyer.