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boss v blade down presser

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by road, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. road

    road Junior Member
    from nl
    Messages: 1

    I have 8'2 boss v blade, I am looking to put down presser on it . need some diagrams or pictures . the blade is 3 years old with smarthitch 2 .
  2. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    what is a down presser ???:jester:

    And reading the title to this tread just brought back a load of bad memories..my head is already starting to hurt..

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Yep I remember that thread.

    Do a search in the boss thread and you'll find exactlly what your looking for.
  4. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Might help to spell pressure right in your search
  5. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Not the downpressure thread again. Im shutting my computer off and going home.
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I remember that thread, lmao.

    Snoway is the only plow with down pressure Otherwise you are SOL
  7. LHK2

    LHK2 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    What do you need down pressure for? Boss back drags fine, been using boss for 10 yrs.
    Down pressure is great if you want to destroy your plow or truck.
  8. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    So what your saying is that i over thought the problem again!!!!

    Then i wont mention the fact that you would also need to change the valve body also so that you can run the dual action cylinders.

    All your going to get by jumping some wires and adding diodes to the controller is the equivelant of DD's Scrape Lock function that they use on the personal plows. Just going to close the valve for the drop function but wont be able to put pressure to it.
  9. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Not try to be a smart a$$ just trying to figure it out? In my opinion Crash and Cre are some of the most knowledgeable posters on here and if they are unaware of a way then I'd really like to hear how to do this.
  10. A Man

    A Man Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Alright, I'm probably going to get hell for this, especially since I have limited knowledge of hydraulics, but for fun would it be possible to run some wire from the switch used to hydraulicly connect the plow to the truck which applies down pressure to mount the plow into the cab on a remote switch. Obviously that wouldn't work on it's own since the motor would have to run in order to maintain the pressure, but would it not be as simple as to put an inline electronic shut off valve to maintain the down pressure? Alright let's here boys.....................:D
  11. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Man, they sure have the wool pulled over your eyes. :jester:
  12. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  13. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Wow - What happened to this thread? Did things get out of hand? Last time I posted here things were pretty civil. I would still like to hear how Boonman gave his plows DP so if anyone caught the explanation could you please post it.
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Might as well delete the whole thread

    Half the posts dont make sense anymore since the other half disappeared
  15. boonman

    boonman Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Wow. I guess I posted something wrong....... Oh well. I guess if anyone really wants to know, maybe email me.... Or something to that effect.....
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I am sure you are welcome to post how to do it

    Several of us are quite interested so feel free:drinkup:
  17. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I sure would like to know.

    I do know that with a few wires and maybe a diode you can lock the down valve but that wont give you true down pressure, just the equivelent of DD's version of Smart Lock whick locks the blade in the down position.

    To get "true" down pressure you would have to add a 2 way cylinder, another valve, another hose and a switch on the controller with those few wires.

    So yes boonman, post what you have!
  18. boonman

    boonman Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I guess Iam not welcome to post it. I didn't even get into specifics and it all got deleted. I spent last night looking things over again, and I believe I have simplified it even more. There now looks like there will only be one wire to hook up in the truck with an arming switch, and then a box to install in the tower with a few wires to hook up.

    And there is no need to add any cylinders or valves, provided you have a smarthitch 2 plow. It's already there. In order to have downpressure, the pump must run the entire time you are back dragging. I have experimented with a pulser, which pulses the setup intermittently, to give the pump a rest. But this seems to make it a little less effective. And the pump has a built in pressure relief, so it can't really be harmed. Although, accelerated wear on the motor brushes will result. But hey, it's worth it. I am gonna experiment with my newest theories, and it will make it even easier. :bluebounc But we'll have to set up a time to post it, before it gets deleted. So that everyone can at least save a copy of it.....
  19. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Boonman, I know why your posts were deleted and its not because your not welcome here. Lets just say it would be best for you if you took any requests for info on what your working on and not run them through the forumn. I will admit that i was kind of baiting you (sorry), this topic has been beat up in the past and its best that it not be run through the mill again for several reasons.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I agree crash, We all remember those convo that in this forum