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How do I handle a flat with plow attached?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by fortywinks, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. fortywinks

    fortywinks Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 82

    Spent the morning in my 99 Sport Auto with 7' BOSS Sport Duty, about four hours of plowing. Noticed nothing unusual when I drove home and parked it. 2 hours later the passenger side front tire is completely flat. The plow is still attached. Is there anything different I need to do to remove the tire since the plow is attached?

    Loosen lugs, chock the wheels, jack vehicle and remove tire. Or should I attempt to disengage the plow first? Any help and advice is most appreciated.


    Will also be posting this on the BOSS Forum
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I'd put the plow in float while you're jacking it up.
  3. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    jack it up, youll be ok with the plow on
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Just put it in float and jack it up.
  5. tsut

    tsut Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 57

    Where you at? Using my TJ in Valley City. You must be near Akron if you got 4. We saw maybe three.
  6. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    change the tire
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Drop the blade, leave it in float. Jack up the truck, change the tire.

    Another duplicate post. Awesome.
  8. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Just like you would it the plow weren't attached , Jack up , change tire . Or if you have a plug kit , jack it up air up the tire and plug the hole . Not rocket surgery !
  9. fortywinks

    fortywinks Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 82

    Well I just went ahead and removed the plow. Removed tire (it had a large screw or nail in it) had it patched, then I put the tire back on. Had to jack the plow up a little to remount it but no problems. I'm back in business. Thanks for the answers anyways guys.

  10. fortywinks

    fortywinks Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 82

    I'm in Rocky River. We had about about three inches as well. I ended up taking the plow off, jacking up the Jeep, removing the tire (it had a large screw or nail in it), had it patched, then I put the tire back on. Had to jack up the plow a little bit when I went to remount it but all is now well again.
    I'm thinking about getting rid of my 2007 Silverado and getting a 2nd TJ. Love that thing. Maybe try to reinforce it enough to hang a 7.6 BOSS V on it like Plowmeister has. Of course I can't carry alot of firewood in a Jeep, which I use for heat in the winter.
    Thanks to all who offered their assistance.