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lift piston pin failure

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by bubajuk, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. bubajuk

    bubajuk Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Finally got out this year w/ my brand new 8' SD straight . Worked about 2 hrs. and suddenly couldn't't lift the plow. Get out to find the piston flapin in the breeze, pin gone! What the F?! Thankfully I remembered i had a hitch receiver pin in my tool box (I don't even have a trailer ) and it was perfect, like the F'n thing was made for it. Perfect length and diameter,un-F'n-believable. Back to work in 5 mins. What should I tell the dealer? I'm still kinda pissed that even happened.
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I doubt the pin actually broke before it dissappered. More than likely the retaining clip fell out first and then the pin just worked it's way out.When you replace the pin, use a "lynch" style retaining clip to hold it in.The "hair pin" style clip's aren't nearly as reliable.
  3. bubajuk

    bubajuk Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I didn't mean to imply I thought it broke, I'm sure it just worked out. If I wouldn't have had the replacement I would have been livid.
  4. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    missing pin

    i can till you from experience they do not tell assemble the plow that the lower pin needs to be inserted from the shoe stand side put the hair pin (or) Lynch pin on then if they come off its from snow and ice.if the clip comes off then the pin is retained by the stand.one of the things you run into when you sell and install them.