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lift chains?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by terrapro, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    i have an older boss 8.2 V with the lift chains and while i was driving around with the plow on i got alittle paranoid about about the chains coming off and started wondering if the chains are supposed to be run from the front or back of the lift. i have mine run from the back but it looks like the previous guy pounded down the chain locks and ran the chains from the front:confused:
  2. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    nothin :confused:
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I'm not familer with the Boss- try posting in the Boss plow section.
    Personally I have never seen a lift chain come off on it's own- either carrying on highway or plowing. my dump runs and old Speedcast.
  4. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    I think we used to run them from the front to the back. It was a long time ago, but thats how I remember doing them.
  5. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    As memory serves me I went front to back on both Myers and Western. Never had one unhook even if they bounced up when trucks hit bumps was more concerned that hey could snap.
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Terrapro,Since you said it's and older Boss with lift chains then you must have an RT1.The lift chains should go front to back.In fact I think you have a better chance of them slipping off if you run them back to front.
  7. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    yeah i was thinking they should probably be hooked coming from the front but then i was concerned about them possibly breaking from the extra stress of being wrapped around another peice of metal :dizzy:

    i might take a few pics when i mount it back up.....
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Just wondering,Are the chain slot's on the lift arm wore out? Is that why your concerned about the chain's slipping off?
  9. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    nope, when the plows lifted it doesnt really look as if the chains are secure
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2006
  10. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I use to tyrap the chain in on the older fisher, before the minute mounts. I have had the chain come off one time but that was enough.
  11. IndySnowPlow

    IndySnowPlow Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 214

    Simple solution for all "Chain Lift" plows.... Insert a bolt & nut's thru the chain in an offset style. This will act as a "stop" if the chain should actually come out of the slot.