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Boss Tow Hitch

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by JD Dave, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Had to tow our dually home this morning while it was out doing site checks so I thought you guys might want to see the tow bar we made up about 10 years ago. Clarke Moore Motors our local Boss dealer gave me a bent plow side mount and we just made it from there. Have only used it a few times but it's very handy.

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    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    Looks nice. Better then a towtruck
    someone still has to drive in the following truck steer and brake right?
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    No you just leave the trans and transfer case in neutral and all is good. I did have someone ride in it the first time just to make sure all was good though.
  4. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    how do you go about in terms or lights? turn signals etc???

    cool setup...
    i would turn the 4 way on the lightbar if nothing else!
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Hitch......?!?! You just wanted to showoff the Denali pulling it.LOL
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    We just put the 4 ways on, it's not exactly legal.
    Where do you see Denali written anywhere. ;)
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Typical Chevy,laying down on the job.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Why did they dump the 1/2 yard of salt behind the truck?
  9. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Thats cool ! Thumbs Up
  10. ihdriver7088

    ihdriver7088 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    haha awesome i need one for my farm!!!!!!!!
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    It's your eyes playing tricks on you, there is no salt.
  12. greywynd

    greywynd PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,370

    It's awesome how a tow bar works, and the steering (if it's in good shape), follows the tow vehicle, even around corners. I've used one a few times over the years, biggest issue now is trying to find a vehicle that you can mount one on.

    What happened to the dually?
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    It's looks like an idler on the serpentine went and just jumped the belt. I will fix it on Mon and know for sure.
  14. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Have you guys ever had a thought about something but didnt say it because you didnt it was true or right?
    Well i did! When i saw this i thought to myself "He's gonna end up ruining that Undercarriage!"

    Coincidentally i was reading another thread and found this post: JD DAVE what do you think??

  15. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    i dont see any issue, the mount was designed to be securely fastened to the frame, and typically these mounts secure to the frame much better than ant premanufactured tow bar system. Most only use 4 5/8 bolts. nothing compared to what these mounts use.

    I see the reasoning behind the question, but I think i would trust that setup more than the crap i see connecting vehicle and RVs on the highway.

    I dont see any way a vehicle could possibly pull hard enough to damage that mount, that steel is just way too thick. But hey, you cant post one picture on a web forum without somebody chiming in to tell you how wrong you are
  16. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Saw a picture on here in one of the threads with one side of the Boss push bar broke off. The piece on the front of the truck that the large pin goes through.
  17. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    I thought this is a halluva good idea. One tow bill would make this pay for itself.
  18. Semi-Crazy

    Semi-Crazy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I've thought of doing that as well, would work great when i need to drop one of my semis off at the shop, just drag the pickup behind me, dont need that wifes shuttle service

    I bet for 50 bucks or less in connectors( an rv 7-way plug for the tow vehicle and a plow end of the electrical harness) a guy could make a cord so the lights on the towed vehicle would operate!
  19. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    Happened to the white truck in May or June. If you see the skid mark on the pulley from the belt then its pretty clear what's screwed up. Cool little rig