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V plow sagging to one side

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by DFLS, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    I have an RT3 Power V, the driver's side hangs lower to the ground. Noticed this last season. The plow frame on the truck is level, both ears are the same height on level ground. When the plow is mounted, the whole tower is leaning lower on the driver's side. Real obvious when looking at the truck from the front : the light bar is crooked compared to the hood of the truck.

    With the plow off the truck in V position, standing in front of plow, facing plow : If you grab the light bar with two hands and push to the left, the tower moves over and the light bar sits level. Let it go and it leans back down. There seems to be some play towards the driver's side where the push frame mounts to the Center Section. No droop to the passenger side, just from "level" to "down on the driver's side" The drivers side outside cutting edge is worn more than the passenger's side edge especially on the outside edge..

    Is it possible that my Horizontal hinge is bent? What else could be causing this?

    Thanks....
     
  2. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    yep , mines bent too . i wacked an inlet that jumped in front of me last year :realmad:

    my holes are elongated too . was supposed to weld them up and re-drill them , but was tooo busy
     
  3. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    I think this started last season when the driver's side frame mount became loose and we had lots of heavy snow before I figured out what was wrong...

    So the fix would be to eliminate the elongation in the holes of the Push Frame and the Center Section on the driver's side?

    So take the plow apart and see which holes aren't round anymore, fill with weld and re-drill?
     
  4. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    my frame is tight sound & straight. yes , its where the head gear and sector meet . it gets elongated and sloppy . some say it now meets the contour of the road then . hmmmm. im trading in some plows next year for new ones anyhow. every 3-4 years i unload them on ebay .
     
  5. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    I do about 8 hrs average storm with around 12 storms per year. Plow probably 5 years old so that's about 500 hours on the plow. Everything else is fine, even could buy new center section and push frame and pin for $1000...
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How are the springs if they are loose the plow will wobble some.
     
  7. SMiller

    SMiller Member
    from IN
    Messages: 46

    Is the A-frame bent like all the rest of the Boss plows? The A-frames are junk on these plows!
     
  8. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    A- frame not bent, and springs tight. I am pretty sure that it is the horizontal hinge pin and the holes it goes thru are elongated on one side which creates the droop. It only droops to one side, most likely due to the time frame last season where the truck mount came loose and allowed the plow to become unstable on the driver's side. Plus I remember a few late night jolts that helped out with the metal stretching...