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Motor Solenoids

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by npswi, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. npswi

    npswi Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I have 4 plows (mostly Boss) that are all mounted on 3/4 ton 4wd trucks. I have been in the plowing business in N. Wisconsin for 19 years. Mt issue is that the motor solenoids I use do not last more than a year ot so.

    I use a 4 terminal "tower" style solenoid. They last a year or so then the main stud melts during use. I understand this is due to heat from the voltage traveling through the solenoid. Is there a better or higher amp solenoid that will last longer? Is this due to other issues?
    I keep all connections very clean and maintain the plows very well.

    Thats for the help
  2. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    google "cole hersee"
    they make heavy duty solenoids for ambulance's and fire trucks.
    they cost a little more but worth it IMO
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Better yes, but for a plow application Trombetta is the name you want.
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    What model number transfers over to a Boss soleniod B&B?
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Doesn't matter technically as long as it's 12 volt, but the 114-1211-202 is the one you want. This gets you the silver alloy contacts instead of plain copper.
  6. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    B&B , would that be 020 , don't see a listing for 202 ?
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Correct, 020. Typo on my part. :blush2: