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Boss hinge pin problem

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by packey, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. packey

    packey Member
    Messages: 97

    Has anyone had problems with the hinge pin working loose and breaking bunions out the blade where the main frame attaches to blade.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I haven't.

    Can you post pics

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Are you talking about the center hinge on a vee? I have. Luckly I had to reattach my snow deflector in the center and caught it in time. But a pic or 2 would be awesome.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I saw a guy with bunions on his feet, but havent seen any on my plow....j/k
    yeah I agree with the picture thing
  5. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    b onions

    wtf are you talking about,Boss has always had hinge issues when i ran boss i had more weld then moldboard but Hiniker solved that problem with a new backbone hinde assembly and they came out with that on there v plow. does your plow have signs of this on it , you might find them on the cutting egde . http://www.drfoot.co.uk/Bunion_Pictures.htm
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2008
  6. Pushin_On

    Pushin_On Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Rear hinge pin.

    I have lost the rear hinge pin on the a frame part. there is a cotter pin that holds the pin in place, i replace them every year now. It aloud the blade and a frame to shift back crushing my hyd. reservior and snapping the lift/lower cylinder,:angry: I check them before each use. I was thinking of converting that to a hardened bolt with locking nut. Any sugestings?
  7. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    Crap that sounds bad
    so your pivot pin 1" or so pin might of broke inhalf, came out , yeah i had the problem of that too when i had the boss.Im not sure if you will have the clearance side to side for a bolt and nut, when the plow is in the vee position there are very closed corners back there, i had welded a large washer on the end of the pin it worked for awhile until i hit a curb and sherred the pin in half and had to use a torch to cut it out, , if you do weld a washer on the end make sure you shorten the pin a 1/4 inch or so to make up for the washer and weld on both ends otherwise when you go to put it in the v and plow the washer will smash and dent into the rear or the moldboard, Good luck, as always take some pictures and post, its fun seeing damage:)
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2008
  8. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    I think packeys problemis the same as pushin on

    Check out the post packey i left, let us know if this is what you meant thanks Paul
  9. packey

    packey Member
    Messages: 97

    A friend of mine was showing me the problem. He is a mechanic for a equipment company and has had 2 separate plows in the last week both less than 2 years old with the same problem. Basically wher the hinge pin attaches the blade to the main frame the bhe mounting area has broke out. Both plows are 9 2 v plaws one is used commercailly and the other is used by a business owner for his persoanl lot and home.
  10. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    are you talking the horizontal 8 inch pin or the vertical pin that joins both wings together

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I am pretty sure it is the pin the plow pivots on when lifting and lowering. Under your locking pins. Make sence?
  12. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    You are talking about the large pin that the push beam atatches to the moulboard, right?We have had alot of trouble with the pin shearing off the cotter pins that hold it. We gave up and put a couple of good weld beads on the ends of the hinge pin so it cant shear off the little cotter pin.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2008
  13. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    God i cant believe how many posts are wasted on saying the same thing,
  14. Big Boss Man

    Big Boss Man Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 14

    Boss makes a replacement pin for the troublesome roll/cotter pin setup on the front of the A- frame, it's basically a bolt with lock nut, I cross drilled it and put in a grease zerk, $18 list
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,249




    Had problems with all of the above.