Boss and others Emergency kit

Sno

Senior Member
Location
Bryan, Ohio
I'd like to put a kit together for an 8'2 Boss V plow. I know you can buy one but I'd like to make my own complete with tools.. I also have no use for the shoe parts that come with the kit. :rolleyes:

Not sure what breaks most so to be sure to get everything and not forget any small item, I'd like to hear some suggestions from the Boss owners.

I suppose we can add other plows to the discusion also.

First off, do we really need the Boss brand Hydrolic fluid or is there an alternative?
 

paul soccodato

Senior Member
Location
westchester ny
not familiar with the boss plows, but for my western's i have spare hoses, hitch pins, cable's, pumps, seal kits, solenoids, pistons, trip springs, nuts & bolts. almost everthing to rebuild a plow. most of the stuff stays back at the shop, and some stays in the truck.
 

Roger Dodger

Senior Member
Location
nw Pa.
Originally posted by paul soccodato
" ... almost everthing to rebuild a plow. most of the stuff stays back at the shop, and some stays in the truck.

LOL - so what's really left back at the shop? A moldboard? A headlight assy'?:)
 

paul soccodato

Senior Member
Location
westchester ny
i only keep small stuff with me when i plow, atf fluid, a spare hose, nuts and bolts, trip spring w/eye bolt. all the hardware stays at the shop, pump's, piston's, etc... . i am a maitinence fanataic, so when i have time, or after a snow, i check the entire plow, the truck, the salter, everthing. if i dont like it i change it. i also have a spare truck w/ plow if i need it. you get a good snowstorm and you cant service your clients because of a plow/truck breakdown, your outta buisiness.

ps no extra moldboard though, got a millermatic 250 amp mig, and plenty of steel to put anything back together!
 

PreFabber

Member
Location
SE PA
check out the "known problems w/ boss" thread. i'm buying a boss and only seem to have good reviews with only minor problems that are easy to fix. The place that i'm buying my plow from has been a dealer for boss for nine years and he still has the same parts on the shelf from when boss made him stock them then, except for about a dozen hoses and dozen solenoids. Last year they sold over 70 plows, so after about 600 plows sold and only a coupe dozen parts sold, i'd say they're a heavy duty plow. I hope that gives you some confidence in your plow.
 

kawdude

Senior Member
Location
Western NY
i carry extra spring, hose, batt cable, hose, solenoid, hitch pins, bulbs, fuses, TOOLS, a flashlight, penatrating oil, tow chain, wire, duct tape, cell phone, a jack that i can use to lift the plow incase of such a tragedy and other misc stuff that might just come in handy, and all this stuff adds to your ballast:)
 
After plowing with mine for the past few years, I've narrowed the extra parts to a center hoof ( lot looks like crap with out it ) and 1 qt. plow fluid, thats it. The hydraulic hoses are heavy enough that I check them prior to going out and during the season, just make sure everything is good and tight the way it should be and off we go. Make sure to put lots of dielectric grease on your connections to keep moisture out.


Joe
 

fiftycav

Junior Member
Location
Somerset, nj
Once again this seems like a good thread to ask some of you guys a few questions about maintainence and repair. It seems like these topics are really beaten to death here on plow site. I have only owned a plow for a year and I am wondering how tempramental are these things any way? I have changed mu fluid once or twice but thats about as experienced as I am with these things. Now I am hoping I did it correctly because I don't want to be stuck. It works great but the way some of these guys talk, thier plows breakdown more often then they actually work.
 

paul soccodato

Senior Member
Location
westchester ny
most of the plows out thier are reliable units. take care of it by,washing it , changing the fluid, and basic maitinence(read the owners manual). ive had plows 10-15 years old with no problems.
 

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