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boss plow question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Land Design, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Land Design

    Land Design Member
    Messages: 31

    hi all,

    Wanted to know if any of you have this problem, i have a 8ft. poly boss plow (2002) with smarthhitch. Works good except sometimes when i turn the switches to the "on" position the left pin does not retract due to the fact that the trigger pin/spring which holds it back until the plow is raised up does not always hold. I find i have to move it very slow so the spring does not miss fire and actually holds the pin until the head unit is raised.
    Does anybody have this problem? Can I fix it by simply bending the spring up a little to catch the pin more or will that mess it up?

    One other question - I find i have alot of rust on my cutting edge, i wash it every time i plow. i had a meyer for 2 years and don't remeber rust like this. IS there anything to spray on the edge to prevent this?

    thanks for the help

    Land Design :waving:
  2. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I don't know about your boss question as I run fishers but as for the rust i treat my equipment with WD-40, Plow and spreader. I works well for rust reduction( you can get a bigger size then the small cans).... also is the cutting edge stock? That may be part of it.
  3. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I get 4 gallon cans for like $55 and then pour it into a cheap spray bottle

  4. flmusj

    flmusj Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Just bend the spring so it is in the middle of the pin. You will have to adjust the springs from time to time.
  5. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Another good product for that would be Fluid Film.Just like WD-40,but tends to stay on better and not wash off as easily.

  6. gssuperduty

    gssuperduty Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hi Land Desgin

    I also have a Boss Plow with the Smarthitch 2 .
    Both my pin retaining springs are bent. I simply bend them back into place. Some times I line up the plow and raise the tower then flip the switch to lock the pins in , i've done this several time with out a problem. As far as rust on the cutting edge , mine is rusting too. :rolleyes:

  7. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    Just pull the spring up a bit so it is in the middle of the pin and will stop the pin. I have to do mine every time I put the plow on. The dealer I bought mine from told me to check that spring and "adjust" it when mounting. I doubt the amount you have to pull it up will damage the spring any time soon.