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Bent and and Broke left wing!

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Grisi24, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Grisi24

    Grisi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Here are some picture of my wonderful problem... Three months out of warranty and then today I broke a spring of that left wing.





  2. Grisi24

    Grisi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Here are some more images. This is the left wing... I just noticed the damage the other day and was not to happy... I am working with the Boss dealer right now on repairing the damage.





  3. Grisi24

    Grisi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    One more image of the plow. I was going to just weld the part back but the wing is bent to much. This wasn't like this when I changed the cutting edges to the new style a month ago. I do not remember hitting anything either... unsure the cause!!:help:

  4. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    They wouldnt warranty it even if your warranty was still good! my plow is 3 months old and the push frame is bent and the wont warranty it, **** they wouldnt even warranty the return spring for the wing that snapped in half. Boss is horrible.
  5. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    You want them to warranty bent push frames and bent wings??? Was it a part failure or misuse??

    If YOU hit something and bend the plow in some way, why should the manufactor pay for it?? These things are designed to remove snow, not curbs or manhole covers.

    You say you didn't feel it or didn't hit anything?? BS, the wing doesn't bend that much to the point of tearing/cracking the lower hinge without you feeling something.
  6. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Hell, I did better than that. Couple hours with the torch and welder back to normal.
  7. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Did your main hinge pin lose its retainer bolt and work its way up?
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    ya but the plow should have been designed to trip when you hit manhole covers and curbs its part of plowing hitting stuff
  9. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    It is. If it doesn't then its not adjusted properly.
  10. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    i have noticed these plows will trip if you hit the obsticale just right but the plow dont trip over far enough for it to go over the object and bring the truck to a dead stop, almost putting you threw the windsheild, this is how my push frame bent. but the plow still plows fine so thats all that matters it just hangs lower on one side raised up. and my springs are adjusted by the manual so you cant say they are to tight, the blade just needs to flop over a tad more than it does to go over the object. like a manhole cover.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    If it's not tripping properly, loosen the springs a little.
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Not sure how thats possible. Mine will lay right down flat on the ground if you push it hard enough.
  13. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    my brother has experienced this also going about 15 mph in scoop dead stop he stopped so hard one of his headlights broke off the mounting plate.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Couldn't you bring your spring to a different dealer? I get mine warrantied without a problem. Gone thru 2 this season so far, I just bring em in and they exchange em out. No questions asked. Boss will reimburse them for it so I don't know why your dealer wont?.:dizzy:
  15. Grisi24

    Grisi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    I moved the pin up to remove the broken part. As for the news... Boss is going to front half the cost of the left wing. Which I am more than happy with. I am happy that they did anything at all!:drinkup:
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Eact same thing happened to mine, so I made a new eye plate and welded it back on. The only reason the front hinge cracked was because the eye was broken. I hit something, it wasn't the blades fault, that it broke, it was mine.