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Boss SmartHitch2 guys

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rtm038, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    Hello all,
    I have some questions about the raising and lowering of the light tower.

    Lowering: Is it "powered" down (in other words, does the pump activate) or "gravity" down?

    Raising: If you let go of the switch while the light tower is going up, does it stop and hold its position or slowly lower back down to the a-frame?

  2. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Just bought mine yesterday and it does not power down it uses gravity.

    and if you stop the pump at any time gravity takes over.

    at least that is the way mine works.
  3. Duplantisjj

    Duplantisjj Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Same here..Only powers up to latch on.
  4. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    Thanks so much for the info. and good luck with new plows.

  5. Norman B

    Norman B Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    you shouldn't let it go down by gravity you should use power for up and down I have 2 of them.
  6. Breck75

    Breck75 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Why do you need to use the power to go down if gravity will take it down? Just curious. Breck
  7. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    what i heard was if you let gravity pull it down you can cause air pockets in the lift cylinder.
  8. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    When attaching and detaching the light tower, the switch controls up AND down.

    It's a double acting cylinder (two hoses).

    Maybe I don't understand the question, but...Why would you NOT use the switch?