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vxt scoop problem

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by gc3, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    I have a 3 year old boss 8'2 vxt. The other night it started acting funny during the storm. When in scoop and raising up, without any snow( I was troubleshooting it ), it starting clicking, shaking, and was chattering. Almost like it was to heavy to lift. Everything else worked fine. Anyone ever see this before?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    low on fluid
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    Yea. X2. Sounds fluid related. How did it angle ?
     
  4. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    x3 fluid mine did same thing when it was low
     
  5. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Thanks, I will check it out. It angled fine. I had it flushed and fluid changed the end of last season. I only plowed 2 times with it so far ( commercial lots ). How could 2 plows make the fluid low? If I only notice it in scoop mode , so far, how can low fluid not effect the other angles or raising? Thanks
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    Well if the fluid was never filled the right way to begin with you changed at end of last season,,,I usually do it before the new season
     
  7. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    I had a boss service shop do it when they prepped it for storage. You'd think they'd know the right way to do it
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    Maybe a new kid er something
     
  9. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Why would only one hydraulic lift of the plow be affected and not the others if they all draw from the same place?
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    B/c up and in scoop use all the fluid at the same time
     
  11. 03fordboss

    03fordboss Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 47

    In scoop both the angle cylinders are full of oil and when up the lift cylinder is full of oil, the resevoir is as low as it can get when all three cylinders are full of oil.