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what spare parts should i keep on hand?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Bigplower, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    So i have a couple boss plows now and thankfully have only had problems with a hydralic hose. What parts should I keep on hand?
    Also, where is the cheapest place to get parts?
  2. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    A spare plow is the quickest 4am fix.
    Parts I stock:
    cylinder bolts
    Vee-wing springs/eye bolts

    Quart of Jack Daniels in case its too bad to fix.........
  3. bigboss1977

    bigboss1977 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 119

    Extra controller huh, do they go out often?
  4. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    2 qts. fluid
    angle cylinder hose
    lift cylinder hose
    lift cylinder clevis pin
    90 degree hydraulic elbow swivel fitting
    hydraulic fill tube with cap
    extra 10 amp mini fuses
    trip / return spring
    1/2" spade bolt, washer & nut
    dielectric grease
    couple of extra cutting edge bolts, washers & nuts
    bag to put everything in to keep in truck
    heavy duty 3" strap & ratchet (just in case)
  5. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Add the tools to work on it. This about says it all.
  6. ShadeScapesInc.

    ShadeScapesInc. Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 34

    I go through a wing spring at least once a season. other than that no problems. (knock on wood)
  7. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    My local Boss dealer sells emergency repair kits blade specific and are put in a heavy duty canvas bag to keep in your truck. They include everything I mentioned above and should be in every plowers truck. Cutting Edge Snow Parts 888-607-SNOW
  8. Bigplower

    Bigplower Member
    Messages: 52

    how much that cost?
  9. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Nope, never had to replace one, BUT we have had the rubber covers tear. Its much easier to swap controllers & keep going then to take 15-20 min to fix the rubber. When you have multiple trucks running, I always do the quick fix 1st.

    The only thing I'll repair on the road is a solenoid, if a plow breaks, we can grab a spare faster than fixing whatever is broken.
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    worst break down I ever had was due to power loss from the black and red power cables the go from truck to plow @ that plug.

    Change the plug to anderson 175 amp connectors, I did and never broke down again.
  11. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    3 ones I use---Equipment Specialists[a vendor here],CPW[Central Parts Warehouse--also a vendor here], and PPW--Professional Parts Warehouse.
  12. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

  13. Deckscapes

    Deckscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    $190 for straight blades
    $195 for v-blades