Boss Plow cylinder(?) Clicks when i raise the plow

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Plow man Foster, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
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    The other day i was in the truck plowing with a boss Poly 9'2 V Just doing commercial lots and i realized it seemed like the cylinder was clicking as i raised the plow (to stack snow)
    Do you guys think it was just because of maybe like ice build up on it or maybe because the snow was heavy.....?
     
  2. F-250 SD

    F-250 SD Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I am not sure if it is supposed to, however mine does the same in heavy snow
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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    Cylinders groan howl or squeak, they don't generally click. Clicking is either something dry that should be greased or something loose that should be tight. Dry or worn pivot/attachment pins, loose/missing bolts on the plow or mount, truck suspension etc.
     
  4. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
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    I think its the ice buildup in the L channel at the bottom of the lift cylinder (bracket that supports it. Mine has been doing this occasionally since I bought it 4 years ago. This site helps get you looking over your equipment. I cleaned it out and it went away.
     
  5. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
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    Wow that is a brilliant analogy.
     
  6. OP
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    Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yeah well actually i think its either build up or just heavy snow! Because it doesnt do it all the time....especially if im just wind rowing
     
  7. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    Could be heavy snow, I'll try to lift some with no ice buildup and see if I hear it