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Headlights too low

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by MassSteelerfan, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. MassSteelerfan

    MassSteelerfan Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 19

    does anyone else have the problem of when driving with plow up that the headlights are hitting the back of plow blade? I was thinking of putting a spacer to lift height of plow. Just wondering if anyone else has had problem and if so how they delt with it. Thanks in advance
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Boss plow lights were never that good.
  3. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    My plow lights are never in the correct position . Reason being , ballast fluxuations from dispersing salt . Start out with 2.5 ton and the lights are in the sky . By the end of a storm they're where they should be . You'll need to find a happy medium .
  4. MassSteelerfan

    MassSteelerfan Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 19

    I love the plow other than that but the lights just hit the back of plow when transporting from job to job and can't see road, actually get a glare off back of plow which makes it worse. i have noticed some extra threads on bolt and thought a spacer may rise it enough to bring headlights over plow.
  5. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Just lower the blade alittle-works for me!ussmileyflag
  6. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    try aiming them up just alittle
    mine just barley reflect off the top of my snofoil before that they didnt reflect at all
    you could space them up but they'd be more likely to break off i think
    just lower the blade a couple inches if its really bad
  7. Jon Schuler

    Jon Schuler Member
    Messages: 30

    We end up adjusting them a couple times a year, not that tough, even if you do it outside. Ticks you off when you can see better with the truck lights switched on, huh?
  8. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    low lights

    you could just make extension bracket's , but boss made some part #msc03684 they are sold each .i put some on mt hd chevy and they made a difference . :salute:
  9. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    All that still doesn't alleviate the ballast fluctuation issue.
  10. jmann

    jmann Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have the same problem. Lights end up down and reflect off of the back of the plow. After ajustment I ended up painting the back of the plow mat black. Minimzes glare.
  11. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    THERE'S the right idea! It is ALOT easier on the eyes, and much safer, as well.
  12. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I don't know what set up or whatever you have but on my plow the bar that the lights are mounted on can be rotated to aim the lights up or down. I have the newer quick mount style if that means anything to anyone. Just rotate the entire bar so the lights aim where you want them.
  13. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I don't think it is where they are aimed as much as the actual height of the light itself to the height of the top of the plow.
  14. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I drop the blade a little. You can raise the lights if thats what you are asking
  15. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    my light bar/frame itself seems as if it is not setting level. The lights are pointed down to the ground?? Should it be level? If so, whats my problem.
  16. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    Added some lights.
    Wired to truck with extension cord plugs.

  17. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Load assist air bags in the rear help the ballast fluctuation issue.....
  18. millsap

    millsap Junior Member
    from CO
    Messages: 7

    lights on boss

    I just got a boss with a quick mount, and can hardly transport at nite without lowering the blade to a point of nervousness. The lights are adjusted all the way up. Can you tell me how you "rotate the entire bar"? Any ideas apprecaited!
  19. mnguy

    mnguy Member
    Messages: 80

    Yeah same prob I have a dodge 2500 with a boss 8 ft heavy duty. When I travel I have to drop the blade about a foot or more. The height of the lights are to low!! I liked my Hiniker better
  20. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I never have this problem with my 9' 2" V-XT unless I am plowing and the wings are moving around. In transport mode, I can see fine, just had to re-aim the lights some. I have the SmartLight2s btw.

    Are you guys with the issues running straights?