Straight Blade Owner's and Installation Manual

Straight Blade Owner's and Installation Manual
S N O W P L O W
A Division of Northern Star Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 787 Iron Mountain, MI 49801-0787
ISO 9001:2008 REGISTERED
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ATV/UTV STRAIGHT BLADE
INSTALLATION & OWNER’S MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY ............................................................................................................................................................................. 2
INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................................................ 5
TIPS ON PLOWING SNOW............................................................................................................................................... 6
SNOWPLOW MOUNTING & REMOVAL PROCEDURE .................................................................................................. 7
MAINTENANCE & STORAGE ........................................................................................................................................... 8
PUTTING PLOW INTO STORAGE ................................................................................................................................... 8
TAKING PLOW OUT OF STORAGE ................................................................................................................................. 8
SNOWPLOW ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE ......................................................................................................................... 9
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM INSTALLATION PROCEDURE ................................................................................................. 10
KICKSTAND ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE .................................................................................................................... 13
HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT FILL PROCEDURE ............................................................................................................. 14
ASSEMBLY DRAWING AND PARTS LIST .......................................................................................................................
STRAIGHT BLADE CONTROL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................... 15
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (PLOW SIDE) ........................................................................................ 16
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (VEHICLE SIDE) ................................................................................... 17
STRAIGHT BLADE WIRING DIAGRAM .......................................................................................................................... 18
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.......................................................................................................................................... 19
RECOMMENDED BOLT TORQUE .................................................................................................................................. 23
WARRANTY ...................................................................................................................................................................... 24
BOSS Products / Northern Star Industries, Inc. reserves the right under its continuous product improvement policy to change
construction or design details and furnish equipment when so altered without reference to illustrations or specifications used herein.
This product is covered under one or more of the following patents: 2,137,853 4,074,448 4,658,519 5,568,694 6,035,944 6,108,946
6,134,814 6,170,178 Other Patents Pending
BOSS BACKS YOU UP
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Safety
Serious injury or death can result if you do not follow these instructions and procedures which are
outlined further within your owner’s manual
Read this manual and all labels carefully. Follow the operating procedures described.
NEVER exceed Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings. Overloading could result in an accident, vehicle
damage or personal injury.
Follow all Operator Safety instructions and age restrictions found in your ATV/UTV Owner’s Manual.
NEVER use Plow System for any other purpose than plowing snow.
When transporting, position plow so as not to block vision.
NEVER change blade position when traveling.
ALWAYS use LOW RANGE and never exceed 5 mph when plowing.
ALWAYS use LOW RANGE and never exceed 5 mph while transporting plow.
ALWAYS use LOW RANGE and never exceed 5 mph while operating plow.
ALWAYS lower blade when vehicle is not in use.
Make sure Plow System is properly attached before moving vehicle.
NEVER ride or lift persons on Plow System.
NEVER get body parts between Plow System and vehicle while servicing or operating.
NEVER operate on steep inclines.
Operators should ALWAYS wear a helmet and all other applicable personal protective equipment
while operating plow.
Operators should ALWAYS keep both hands on the handlebars while operating vehicle and Plow
System.
NEVER operate vehicle or plow unless Tire Pressure and Vehicle Ballast Requirements are
satisfied.
ALWAYS remove ignition key and unplug Plow System before servicing.
Installation of Plow System may affect vehicle warranty.
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Safety
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating Plow System without proper instruction
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, accident, or personal injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to operate the Plow System
properly in different situations.
All operators must read and understand the Owner’s manual and instruction labels before operating the system.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the vehicle with the Plow System not properly attached. The pins are not fully engaged.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, accident, or personal injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the vehicle when the Plow System is not properly attached.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the vehicle with the Plow System in a position that blocks your vision.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Collision with obstacle or another vehicle causing personal injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the vehicle when the Plow System is in a position that blocks your vision.
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Safety
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Positioning body parts on or between Plow System while operating Plow System or the vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury or death can occur if a person gets caught between moving parts or falls while vehicle is in motion.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never ride in, ride on, or stand next to Plow System while someone is operating it or the vehicle.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Exceeding recommended speed limits set for operation types.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, accident or personal injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not exceed recommended speed limits. Always travel at proper speed for terrain, visibility, operating
conditions, and your experience.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating Plow System or vehicle with improper tire pressure or without recommended ballast.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, accident or personal injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always maintain tire pressure and ballast requirements specified on www.bossplow.com for each application.
Hydraulic oil can be harmful if ingested. If oil is ingested, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITTING. If conscious, give two
cups of water. Get medical attention immediately.
If hydraulic oil is spilled on skin, wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Launder
contaminated clothes before reuse.
If hydraulic oil is exposed to eyes, flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
If hydraulic oil fume inhalation causes adverse affects, remove exposed person to fresh air. Get medical attention.
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Introduction
A REVOLUTION AGAINST SNOW
Congratulations on purchasing the finest snowplow made. The BOSS sets the standard for
quality, reliability, craftsmanship, and performance. Our products are designed, built, and
proven in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where winter is a way of life. And we back it all
up with exceptional customer service and satisfaction. We’re not just setting the standard.
We’re leading the way.
The BOSS SNOWPLOW has been carefully designed and built for years of carefree
performance. With its simple attaching system, the BOSS can be attached or removed in
seconds. For safety, the BOSS includes cross-over pressure relief to prevent damage by
overstress. Where A-Frame and moldboard fatigue are a common problem on conventional
plows, a BOSS PLOW will stand up to severe plowing conditions.
To keep your BOSS PLOW in top shape, take a few minutes to study this manual. It will show
you how to use and service the BOSS, familiarize you with all of its parts, and give you helpful
tips on plowing snow.
If you have further questions, your local BOSS DEALER is the person to talk to. They know
your plow well and want your complete satisfaction.
IMPORTANT
Keep this section for your record.
Date Purchased:________________________________________________
Model Purchased:_______________________________________________
Plow Serial Number:_____________________________________________
PURCHASED FROM
Dealer Name:__________________________________________________
Dealer Address:________________________________________________
Dealer Phone No.:______________________________________________
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Tips on Plowing Snow
Know the area you are plowing, hidden obstructions such as curbs, pipes, etc. can cause damage to
your plow or vehicle.
Do not let the snow accumulate; always plow with the storm.
Always wear your helmet when plowing snow.
Occasionally, the plow blade may be in a position where it cuts off airflow to the radiator. While this is
a rare occurrence, it can usually be corrected by raising or lowering the plow slightly.
Always lower the blade when parking your vehicle. This reduces the load on your vehicle’s springs
and guards against any potential mishap caused by a falling plow.
Always remember to plow at a safe speed. The faster you plow the harder you will hit hidden
obstructions.
Do not get body parts between or under the plow and vehicle when servicing or operating the plow.
When transporting, position plow so as not to block vision.
Do not change blade positions while traveling.
For more plowing tips please visit our website at www.bossplow.com.
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Snowplow Mounting & Removal Procedure
ELECTRICAL
PLUGS
SNOWPLOW MOUNTING
STEP 1
COUPLER
REAR PIN
PIN RECEIVER
ATV/UTV
STRAIGHT BLADE
Pin Receiver
Fully Engaged
BE FULLY ENGAGED. FAILURE TO
COMPLETELY ENGAGE BOTH SPRING
PINS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL
INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.
RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE.
IS IN USE. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY
IN TO THE UP POSITION WHEN PLOW
ROTATE AND LOCK THE KICKSTAND
Coupler Spring
BOTH COUPLER SPRING PINS MUST
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
1
KICKSTAND
KICKSTAND HANDLE
Coupler
2
SNOWPLOW REMOVAL
STEP 1
COUPLER
HANDLE
KICKSTAND
ELECTRICAL
PLUGS
PLACE THE SNOWPLOW CONTROL IN THE FLOAT POSITION.
ROTATE AND LOCK THE KICKSTAND IN TO THE DOWN POSITION.
ADJUST COUPLER SPRING PINS TO THE OFF POSITION WHILE
PUTTING UPWARD PRESSURE ON THE COUPLER HANDLE.
STEP 2
COUPLER
REAR PIN
PIN RECEIVER
WHILE HOLDING ON TO THE COUPLER HANDLE CAREFULLY
ROTATE THE COUPLER DOWNWARD AND AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE.
DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL PLUGS AND INSTALL ELECTRICAL
PLUG DUST COVERS.
BACK THE VEHICLE AWAY FROM THE SNOWPLOW SLOWLY.
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KICKSTAND
PLACE THE SNOWPLOW CONTROL IN THE FLOAT POSITION.
LINE UP THE VEHICLE WITH THE SNOWPLOW AND DRIVE STRAIGHT
IN UNTIL THE REAR PIN CONTACTS THE PIN RECEIVER.
REMOVE THE ELECTRICAL PLUG DUST COVERS AND CONNECT
THE ELECTRICAL PLUGS.
ADJUST COUPLER SPRING PINS TO THE ATTACH POSITION.
STEP 2
COUPLER
HANDLE
USING THE COUPLER HANDLE MANUALLY PULL THE COUPLER
UPWARD AND TOWARD THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE SPRING PINS SNAP
IN TO THE ON POSITION.
CHECK THAT BOTH SPRING PINS HAVE FULLY ENGAGED IN TO THE
COUPLER. SEE CAUTION INSERT.
ROTATE AND LOCK THE KICKSTAND IN TO THE UP POSITION.
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Figure 1. Snowplow Mounting & Removal Procedure
Maintenance & Storage
Maintenance
Your BOSS PLOW is designed for reliable service with minimal maintenance. To ensure that it gives you the same
high performance year after year, please use it properly and observe the following maintenance precautions.
Inspect the following on a regular basis:
All fasteners, pins, retainers, nuts and bolts for tightness. See Recommended Bolt Torque located in this manual.
All hydraulic lines and connections for wear and leakage.
Hydraulic cylinders for leakage, rods for rust or pitting.
Cutting edge wear.
Hydraulic fluid level (CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL). Fill hydraulic pump reservoir using BOSS High
Performance Hydraulic Fluid or equivalent. See Hydraulic Power Unit Fill Procedure located in this manual.
Control Harness and Power/Ground Cable Connectors for corrosion. Apply dielectric grease at least once a
month during the plow season.
Apply grease to coupler spring pins and kickstand pivot.
Putting Plow into Storage
1. Drive the snowplow to a storage site. Follow the normal procedure for dismounting from the plow.
2. Disconnect all electrical plugs and coat each connection with dielectric grease (valve assembly, pump, pump
solenoid, and battery). Install all dust caps and plugs provided.
3. Touch-up any rust spots or chipped paint.
4. Loosen the trip springs.
5. Grease the coupler spring pins and kickstand pivot pin.
6. Lower the lift coupler until the lift cylinder is completely compressed. This will protect the lift cylinder from
corrosion.
7. Grease the exposed chrome on the angle cylinder to protect from corrosion.
Taking Plow out of Storage
1. Check all fasteners for tightness. See Recommended Bolt Torque located in this manual.
2. Check hydraulic hoses for cracks and leaks.
3. Check hydraulic oil level (CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL). Fill hydraulic pump reservoir using BOSS High
Performance Hydraulic Fluid or equivalent. See Hydraulic Power Unit Fill Procedure located in this manual.
4. Tighten the trip springs.
5. Coat each electrical connection with dielectric grease (valve assembly, pump, pump solenoid and battery).
6. Grease the coupler spring pins and kickstand pivot.
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Snowplow Assembly Procedure
Snowplow Assembly Procedure
Note: This procedure is used for the assembly of the BOSS ATV/UTV Straight Blade Plow. Part numbers for the BOSS
ATV/UTV Straight Blade Plow are listed on the parts explosions in this manual.
Figure 4. Trip Spring Assembly
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5. Insert Trip Springs (26) through the holes
Figure 2. Adjustable Blade Mount Assembly
provided on Push Frame Attachment Bar (3) as
shown in Figure 4.
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1. Align both Blade Mounting Brackets (5) with Blade
6. Attach ½’’-13 x 5-1/4’’ Spade Bolt (27) around the
Assembly (4). Assemble them in to the
centermost position as shown in Figure 2 (this
position may need to be adjusted depending on
vehicle height).
loose end of Trip Springs (26).
7. Insert the threaded end of Spade Bolt (27)
through the hole in the spring mount brackets on
the back of Blade Assembly (4). Secure each
Spade Bolt (27) with one ½” Flat Washer (28) and
one ½’’-13 Self-Locking Nut (29).
2. Loosely attach using two 5/8’’-11 x 3’’ Hex Head
Cap Screws (49) and two 5/8”-11 Self-Locking
Nuts (47).
8. Tighten ½’’-13 Self-Locking Nuts (29) until the
coils on Trip Springs (26) are approximately 1/32"
apart.
Figure 3. Blade Assembly Attachment
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3. Attach Blade Assembly (4) to Coupler / Push
Figure 5. Blade Guide Assembly
Frame / Push Frame Attachment Bar / Cylinder
Assembly using two 5/8”-11 x 3 1/2” Hex Head
Cap Screws (48) and two 5/8”-11 Self-Locking
Nuts (47).
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9. Attach Blade Guides (30A) to Blade Assembly (4)
using 5/16’’-18 x 1’’ Self-Tapping Hex Head Cap
Screws (30B), 5/16’’-18 x 1’’ Hex Head Cap
Screws (30C), and 5/16’’-18 Self-Locking Nuts
(30D) as shown in Figure 5.
4. Tighten all four 5/8’’ -11 Self-Locking Nuts (47).
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Electrical System Installation Procedure
Switch Box Control Mounting Procedure
SmartTouch™ Control Mounting Procedure
SWIVEL
MOUNT
Figure 7. SmartTouch
TAB
TM
Mounting Hardware
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1. Remove the Swivel Mount and Tab from the
MSC05058 Swivel Mount Kit.
Figure 6. Switch Box Control Mounting Diagram
2. Use the enclosed alcohol wipe to clean a spot on
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the vehicle interior where you want to place the
TM
SmartTouch Control. Wipe dry immediately with
a cloth or paper towel.
1. Slide the ¼’’-20, #06 U-Bolt (52D) over the left side
vehicle handlebar grip as close to the control
cluster as possible. Slide the ¼’’-20, #04 U-Bolt
(52C) over the vehicle handlebar on the opposite
side of the control cluster.
3. Do not apply when the surface temperatures are
lower than +60˚F (Working temperature range of
the adhesive is -40˚F to +200˚F).
2. Loosely assemble the Switch Box Control
4. Peel off the paper backing on one side of the
Mounting Brackets (52A) to the U-bolts (52C &
52D) below the handlebar using four ¼’’-20 SelfLocking Nuts (52E) as shown in Figure 6.
adhesive and apply to Swivel Mount. Apply
maximum pressure to all areas.
5. Apply the Swivel Mount onto the spot of the
3. Align the Switch Box Control (51) with the Control
interior that was just cleaned. (MAKE SURE IT IS
IN THE CORRECT PLACE) Once it is placed it
cannot be removed without destroying the
adhesive.
Mounting Brackets (52A) under the control cluster.
Assemble using four 1/4’’ Star Washers (52B) and
two ¼’-20 x 1/2’’ Thumb Screws (52G).
4. Adjust Switch Box Control (51) to desired position.
6. Clean the back of the SmartTouchTM Control with
Tighten all mounting fasteners.
the alcohol wipe.
NOTICE:
Switch Box Control should be positioned in such a manner
such that the operator will not come in to contact with any
part of it in the event of an accident.
7. Peel off adhesive backing of tape, apply to Tab,
and press firmly.
8. Remove remaining backing and apply the Tab to
the back of the SmartTouch
pressure for 30 seconds.
5. Slide the four Rubber End Caps (52F) over the
exposed ends of the U-bolts (52C & 52D) for
added operator protection.
TM
Control. Apply
NOTICE:
After attaching the Swivel Mount, let it sit unused for 72
hours before attaching the SmartTouch™ Control to allow
the adhesive to bond to the surface and insure secure
mounting.
6. Route the Switch Box Control (51) wire and
connector along the existing vehicle control wiring
down the handlebar and steering stem, under the
central cowl/fender area. Secure wire using
supplied cable ties.
9. Place SmartTouch
10
TM
Control on the Swivel Mount.
Electrical System Installation Procedure
Control Wiring Installation Procedure
6. Route the Vehicle Side Wiring Harness (17) and
Vehicle Side Power/Ground Cable (16) together
upward and along the vehicle frame toward the
vehicle battery and Control connector.
Secure wiring using supplied cable ties. Mount
Control connector using supplied dash bracket
and hardware on UTV applications.
NOTICE:
All wiring should be secured under fenders in a position
that provides sufficient room so that hot or moving parts
will not be contacted. Vehicle damage could occur if wires
are not properly secured.
Figure 8. Control Harness Mounting Bracket Install G10754
1. Locate an area under the left side front bumper
fascia to mount the Control Harness Mounting
Bracket (25A). Verify that the bracket will not
interfere with the vehicle suspension, tires, or
headlights.
2. Transfer the mounting hole locations on to the
bumper fascia and drill holes using a 9/32’’ drill
bit.
3. Attach Mounting Bracket (25A two styles included)
to the vehicle using two ¼’’-20 x ¾’’ Hex Head Cap
Screws (25B) and two ¼’’-20 Self Locking Nuts
(25C) as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 9. Control Connection
4. Install plug end of Vehicle Side Power/Ground
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7. Connect the Control connector to the mating
Cable (16) on to the Control Harness Mounting
Bracket (25A) using the two Power/Ground Cable
Mounting Brackets (24A), two ¼’’-20 x 1-3/4’’ Hex
Head Cap Screws (24B), and two ¼’’-20 SelfLocking Nuts (24C). Attach lanyard of
Power/Ground Dust Cap (23A) to lower Hex Head
Cap Screw (24B) as shown in Figure 7.
Vehicle Side Wiring Harness (17) connector
as shown in Figure 9.
5. Install the Vehicle Side Control Harness Dust Cap
(22A) on to the large plug end of the Vehicle Side
Wiring Harness (17) and insert the harness in to
the Control Harness Mounting Bracket (25A).
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Electrical System Installation Procedure
Figure 10. Key-On Power Source Connection
Figure 11. Battery Connections
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Note: This 12V+ source should only be active when the
vehicle key is in the ON position. Failure to wire to a “key
on” source can allow a condition to occur causing the
battery to discharge.
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9. Connect the eyelet end of BLACK Vehicle Side
Power/Ground Cable (16) to the NEGATIVE
battery terminal.
NOTICE:
Before splicing into any electrical circuit, identify the
circuit with a test lamp. Failure to test circuits may result in
vehicle damage.
10. Connect the eyelet end of RED Vehicle Side
Power/Ground Cable (16) to the POSITIVE
battery terminal.
8. Connect the un-terminated BLACK/RED key-on
power source wire of the Vehicle Side Wiring
Harness (17) to a key-on 12V+ power source on
the vehicle using the supplied electrical terminals
as shown in Figure 10. Location and end
termination type will vary depending on
application.
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Kickstand Adjustment Procedure
Kickstand Adjustment Procedure
Note: The following kickstand adjustment procedure is
intended for a new plow system that has not yet been
attached to the vehicle. Due to variation in vehicle height,
this one-time adjustment must be completed to ensure
proper alignment with the vehicle when mounting and
removing the plow.
Figure 13. Kickstand Adjustment
Figure 12. Kickstand Operation
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3. Loosen the 3/8’’-16 Jam Nut (9C) on the
Kickstand.
1. Locate and adjust the plow Kickstand to the
lowered position by pulling the Kickstand
Handle straight outward while rotating the
Kickstand counter-clockwise, downward until it
locks. See Figure 12.
4. Rotate the Kickstand Leg (9A/B) to adjust the
height of the plow system up or down until the
Rear Pin of the Coupler contacts the bottom
flat portion of the Pin Receiver of the
Undercarriage as shown in Figure 13. (If
additional height is required, install the longer
Kickstand Leg included with the Plow System).
2. Assuming that the vehicle Undercarriage has
been installed (refer to vehicle specific
Undercarriage installation manual), align the
vehicle to the plow as if mounting the plow.
Refer to the “Snowplow Mounting & Removal
Procedure” located in this manual.
5. Tighten the 3/8’’-16 Jam Nut (9C) on the
Kickstand.
6. Attach the snowplow to the vehicle. Use the
“Snowplow Mounting & Removal Procedure”
located in this manual to properly attach the
snowplow to the vehicle.
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Hydraulic Power Unit Fill Procedure
Hydraulic Power Unit Fill Procedure
Note: The following hydraulic power unit fluid fill procedure
is intended for a new plow system with an empty hydraulic
system.
HYDRAULIC FLUID FILL
1. Remove the four Plastic Rivets (43A) holding the
1. FILL
Coupler Cover (42) on to the coupler and remove
the cover.
FILL
2. RAISE
ANGLE LEFT
ANGLE RIGHT
LOWER
2. If not already attached, attach the plow to the
vehicle on a level surface. Refer to the
“Snowplow Mounting & Removal Procedure”
located in this manual to properly attach the
snowplow to the vehicle. The blade should be
lowered and in the straight position.
3. RE-FILL
FILL
USE ONLY BOSS HIGH PERFORMANCE
HYDRAULIC FLUID OR EQUIVALENT (MIL 5606)
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Figure 15. Hydraulic Fluid Fill Procedure
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4. Fill the Power Unit reservoir to the fill line with
Boss High Performance Hydraulic Fluid or
equivalent (MIL 5606) (Approx. ½ quart) as shown
in Figure 15.
5. Re-install the Fill Cap in the Power Unit reservoir.
6. Operate the plow. Refer to the “Control Operating
Instructions” section in this manual for operation
instructions. Raise the blade, angle to the left,
angle to the right, and then lower in the straight
position. Repeat this several times.
Figure 14. Hydraulic Fluid Fill Location
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7. Refill the Power Unit reservoir to the fill line and
3. Locate and remove the Fill Cap from the Hydraulic
re-install the fill cap.
Power Unit (10) reservoir shown in Figure 14.
8. Re-install the Coupler Cover (42) and Plastic
Rivets (43A).
Note: When checking hydraulic power unit fluid level be
sure to park vehicle on a level surface with the with the plow
blade lowered and in the straight position.
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Control Operating Instructions
Switch Box Control Operating Instructions
SmartTouch™ Control Operating Instructions
ON/OFF SWITCH
BLADE RAISE/LOWER
ANGLE RIGHT
ANGLE LEFT
Figure 17. SmartTouch™ Control Operation
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1. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to turn the
Figure 16. Switch Box Control Operation
Handheld Control on. Green LED indicators will
light up on the control.
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1. To RAISE the blade of the plow, press upward on
2. To RAISE or LOWER the blade of the plow, press
the left toggle switch paddle.
the center button to the desired position.
2. To LOWER the blade of the plow, press
3. Holding the LOWER button for 2 seconds will
downward on the left toggle switch paddle. This
will also activate the “FLOAT” function.
activate the Automatic “FLOAT” feature. (The
center LED indicator will turn RED.)
Note: The FLOAT function allows the plow blade to
mirror the contour of the ground.
Note: The FLOAT feature allows the plow blade to
mirror the contour of the ground.
Note: Press upward on the left toggle switch paddle
returning it to the neutral position to turn the FLOAT
function off.
Note: Press the raise button to turn the FLOAT
function off.
3. To ANGLE the blade of the plow to the LEFT,
4. Pressing the Angle Left button will swing the plow
to the left, pushing snow to the left.
press leftward on the right toggle switch paddle.
This will push snow to the left.
5. Pressing the Angle Right button will swing the
plow to the right, pushing snow to the right.
4. To ANGLE the blade of the plow to the RIGHT,
press rightward on the right toggle switch paddle.
This will push snow to the right.
6. The control should be turned off when not in use.
It can then be unplugged and stored.
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Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)
1
4
7
10
13
2 3
5 6
8 9
11 12
14 15
Figure 18. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)
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Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Vehicle Side)
3
6
9
12
15
2
5
8
11
14
1
4
7
10
13
3
6
9
2 1
5 4
8 7
Figure 19. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Vehicle Side)
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Straight Blade Wiring Diagram
BLACK
BLACK/RED
BROWN
GREEN
BLUE
RED/BLACK
RED
HYDRAULIC MANIFOLD
AUX HEADLIGHT
BLACK/YELLOW
BLACK
ORANGE
RELAY
FROM
CONTROL
HARNESS
WHITE
BROWN
WHITE/BLACK
BROWN
MOTOR
BLACK
SOLENOID
RED
FROM
BATTERY
CABLE
20 AMP
INLINE FUSE
Figure 20. Straight Blade Wiring Diagram
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Control Harness Wire Color
Wire Function
Black
Black/Red
Brown
Green
Blue
Red/Black
Red
Orange
White
White/Black
Black/Yellow
12V+ to Control
12V+ from Key-On Power Source
Ground
Blade Left
Blade Left
Blade Right
Blade Right
Lower
Raise
Motor Start Solenoid
Aux Headlight Ground
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Guide
Glossary of Problems:
1. Pump motor does not run.
2. Pump continues to run with control switches in neutral.
3. Plow blade will not lower.
4. Plow blade will not raise or raises slowly (pump motor runs).
5. Plow blade angles while plowing snow
6. Plow blade will not angle or angles slowly (pump motor runs).
7. Plow blade angles while plowing snow.
8. Oil leaks from cylinders.
9. Battery goes dead with all switches in neutral.
10. Plow does not clean-up snow from low areas.
11. Oil running out of fill cap of hydraulic pump.
12. Pump chatters when raising or angling blade.
PROBLEM
1. Pump motor does not
run.
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check power/ground
cables and control cables
are connected properly.
Check for voltage at pump
motor while ignition switch
is on and control switch in
the RAISE position.
RESULT
Connect.
If voltage is present, pump
motor has failed or pump
has seized. Motor brushes
may be replaced, otherwise
replace pump/motor
assembly.
If voltage is not present
Check for power to the
between one large terminal
solenoid by testing for
and ground, the cable
voltage between both
between the battery and
large terminals and
solenoid is disconnected or
ground.
broken.
Check for voltage between If NO voltage is present,
the other large terminal of solenoid has failed and
the solenoid and ground
must be replaced. If
while jumping power to the voltage is present, wire
small terminal with the
from small terminal of
white/black wire.
solenoid to ground may be
disconnected or broken.
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Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
2. Pump continues to run
with control switches in
neutral.
3. Plow blade will not lower.
4. Plow blade will not raise
or raises slowly (pump motor
runs).
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Test power to the control
box by checking voltage
between black wire and
ground at the white 9-pin
control connector of the
vehicle side harness with
the ignition switch on.
Disconnect controller,
ignition ON.
Check power/ground
cables and control cables
are connected properly.
Check wiring on valve
manifold for proper
connections.
Check for voltage between
solenoid valve terminal
and ground with ignition
switch on and control
switch in LOWER/FLOAT
position.
Test power to the control
box by checking voltage
between black wire and
ground at the white 9-pin
control connector of the
vehicle side harness with
the ignition switch on.
Check hydraulic fluid level.
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RESULT
If NO voltage is present,
power from key-on 12V+
source has become
disconnected. If voltage is
present, check wiring and
control.
If pump continues to run,
solenoid has failed in the
closed position. Quickly
remove power to the pump
by disconnecting the
power/ground cables to the
plow. Replace solenoid.
If pump stops running,
check control wiring for
short between black and
white/black wire or a failed
switch.
Connect.
Refer to the Wiring Diagram
located in this manual.
If voltage is present
solenoid valve or valve coil
has failed. Replace valve.
If NO voltage is present,
power from key-on 12V+
source has become
disconnected. If voltage is
present, check wiring and
control.
Hydraulic fluid level should
be filled to fill line. See
Hydraulic Fluid Fill
Procedure located in this
manual.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check that power/ground
cables and control cable
are connected properly.
Check wiring on valve
manifold for proper
connections.
Load test vehicle battery.
Check pressure at lift
cylinder port of hydraulic
power unit.
Check LIFT Solenoid
Valve
5. Plow blade angles while
plowing snow.
Check angle solenoid
valve on manifold
Check pressure
6. Plow blade will not angle
or angles slowly (pump
motor runs).
Check hydraulic fluid level.
Check power/ground
cables and control cable
are connected properly.
Check wiring on valve
manifold for proper
connections.
Load test vehicle battery.
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RESULT
Connect.
Refer to the Wiring Diagram
located in this manual.
Replace battery if weak or
defective.
If pressure is less than
1200 psi (at end of lift).
Motor brushes may be
defective, pump pressure
relief valve may be
contaminated, damaged, or
set less than 1200 psi,
pump may be worn.
Lift solenoid valve not
opening completely.
Replace.
Check wiring and controller.
If solenoid valve is
contaminated, clean or
replace.
If pressure relief valve is
contaminated, clean or
replace.
Hydraulic fluid level should
be filled to fill line. See
Hydraulic Fluid Fill
Procedure located in this
manual.
Connect.
Refer to the Wiring Diagram
located in this manual.
Replace battery if weak or
defective.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check Angle solenoid
valve.
7. Plow blade angles while
plowing snow.
Pressure relief valve
pressure set too low.
8. Oil leaks from cylinders.
Check rod condition.
9. Battery goes dead with all
switches in neutral.
Possible short in switches.
10. Plow does not clean-up
snow from low areas.
11. Oil running out of fill cap
of hydraulic pump.
12. Pump chatters when
raising or angling blade.
Possible short in wiring
harness.
Possible short in valve
coils.
RAISE/LOWER switch in
incorrect position while
plowing.
Watch customer mount
and remove plow for
proper procedure.
Hydraulic fluid level over
filled.
Hitting snow banks too
hard.
Hydraulic fluid level low.
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RESULT
Angle solenoid valve not
opening completely.
Replace.
Check wiring and controller.
See an Authorized BOSS
Dealer for pressure relief
valve adjustment.
If rods are pitted or rough,
polish with copus cloth or
extra fine steel wool.
Inspect wiring of controller.
Repair damaged wire.
Replace coils.
Place switch in
LOWER/FLOAT position.
See Snowplow Mounting &
Removal Procedure located
in this manual.
Reservoir should be filled to
fill line. See Hydraulic Fluid
Fill Procedure located in
this manual.
Do not plow recklessly.
Add hydraulic fluid.
Reservoir should be filled to
fill line. See Hydraulic Fluid
Fill Procedure located in
this manual.
GUIDE TO RECOMMENDED ASSEMBLY TORQUE
Figure 21. Recommended Bolt Torque
G10410
NOTE: The torque values listed above are based on dry, coated bolts, variables such as oil, or other
lubrications may appreciably alter these values and must be taken into consideration.
NOTICE: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL FASTENERS BE PROPERLY TORQUED TO
ASSURE A SAFE OPERATING PLOW. RE-TIGHTEN ALL FASTENERS AFTER 2
HOURS OF PLOWING.
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BOSS SNOWPLOW
COMMERCIAL WARRANTY
What this warranty covers:
This warranty covers defects in material and workmanship except as set forth below.
Who is covered:
The original purchaser from an authorized dealer.
For how long:
Parts: 2 years from the date of purchase.
Labor: 2 years from the date of purchase.
What BOSS PRODUCTS will do:
BOSS PRODUCTS will, at its sole option, repair or replace defective parts at no charge.
What you must do to for warranty service:
To obtain warranty service, purchaser must return the defective snowplow to any authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer (preferably the
one from whom the snowplow was purchased) within the warranty period. Purchaser must be able to verify the original purchase date.
All transportation costs to and from the dealer will be the responsibility of the purchaser. To locate the authorized BOSS dealer nearest
to you, call toll free: (800) 286-4155.
What is not covered:
This warranty does not cover:
1.
Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.
2.
Snowplows or parts repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer.
3.
Snowplows or parts which have been subject to misuse, negligence, accident, improper installation, maintenance, care or
storage.
4.
Snowplows mounted on vehicles other than those listed in the BOSS SNOWPLOW APPLICATION CHART AND
SELECTION GUIDE.
5.
BOSS PRODUCTS does not assume liability for damage to your motor vehicle resulting from the attachment or use of a BOSS
PRODUCTS snowplow. Vehicle risk is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
Limits of BOSS Products Liability are:
BOSS PRODUCT’S LIABILITY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS. BOSS
PRODUCTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER,
EVEN IF DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT OF BOSS PRODUCTS.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
This warranty does not apply if you purchased your snowplow for personal, family, or household use. In this case, refer to t he BOSS
Snowplow Limited Consumer Warranty.
BOSS PRODUCTS is a division of
Northern Star Industries, Inc.
PO Box 787
North U.S. Hwy 2
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
(2013-2014)
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BOSS SNOWPLOW LIMITED
CONSUMER WARRANTY
What the warranty covers:
BOSS PRODUCTS warrants to the original retail purchaser of a BOSS snowplow who purchases it for personal, family or
household use, that the snowplow will be free from defects in material and workmanship except as set forth below.
Warranty period:
Parts: 2 years from the date of purchase.
Labor: 2 years from the date of purchase.
What BOSS PRODUCTS will do:
If, within the warranty period, the snowplow is found to be defective, BOSS PRODUCTS will repair or replace, at its sole
option, the defective parts at no charge to the original purchaser.
What you must do for warranty service:
To obtain service under this warranty, purchaser must return the defective snowplow to an authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer
(preferably the one from whom the snowplow was purchased). The purchaser must establish the warranty period by verifying
the original purchased date. All transportation costs to and from the dealer will be the responsibility of the purchaser. To locate
the authorized BOSS dealer nearest to you, call toll free: (800) 286-4155.
What is not covered:
This limited warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.
2.
Snowplows or parts repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer.
3.
Snowplows or parts which have been subject to misuse or service, negligence, accident, improper installation,
maintenance, care or storage.
4.
Snowplows mounted on vehicles other than those listed in the BOSS SNOWPLOW APPLICATION CHART AND
SELECTION GUIDE.
5.
BOSS PRODUCTS does not assume any liability for motor vehicle damage resulting from the attachment or use of a
BOSS PRODUCTS snowplow. Vehicle risk is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
Warranty limitations:
THIS WARRANTY IS OFFERED IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY.
THE DURATION OF ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE
DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY.
BOSS PRODUCTS LIABILITY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OF THE SNOWPLOW, INCLUDING LABOR
AND REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS. BOSS PRODUCTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF DAMAGES ARE CAUSED
BY BOSS PRODUCTS NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT.
State laws:
Some states do not allow exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or the limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have the other rights which vary from state to state.
This warranty does not apply if you purchased your snowplow for other than personal, family, or household use. If so, refer to
the BOSS Snowplow Commercial Warranty.
BOSS PRODUCTS is a division of
Northern Star Industries, Inc.
PO Box 787
North U.S. Hwy 2
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
(2013-2014)
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