RT3 Power-V Blade w/SmartHitch2 Installation Manual (Serial # 103272 higher)

RT3 Power-V Blade w/SmartHitch2 Installation Manual (Serial # 103272 higher)

RT3 POWER-V BLADE

WITH SMARTHITCH2

TM

INSTALLATION MANUAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WARNINGS................................................................................................................................... 2

SNOWPLOW MOUNTING & REMOVAL PROCEDURE ............................................................. 3

SNOWPLOW ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE .................................................................................... 4

LEVEL CUTTING EDGES ............................................................................................................ 9

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING PROCEDURE.......................................................................... 10

HEADLIGHT ADAPTER INSTALLATION PROCEDURE ............................................................. 15

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (PLOW SIDE) .................................................... 16

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (TRUCK SIDE) .................................................. 17

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING DIAGRAM ................................................................................ 18

RT3 V-BLADE MANIFOLD WIRING DIAGRAM ........................................................................... 19

HYDRAULIC VALVE ASSEMBLY PARTS LIST........................................................................... 20

HEADLIGHT AIMING PROCEDURE ............................................................................................ 21

HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT FILL PROCEDURE ......................................................................... 22

V-BLADE CONTROLLERS ........................................................................................................... 23

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE...................................................................................................... 27

RECOMMENDED PUSHBEAM HEIGHT ..................................................................................... 33

RECOMMENDED BOLT TORQUE .............................................................................................. 33

Original Instructions

BOSS PRODUCTS 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.

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PUSHING THE EDGE

MSC04082-15

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 carefully before operating this snowplow.

Many newer trucks are equipped with air bags. DO NOT under any circumstances disable, remove or relocate any sensors or other components related to the operation of the air bags.

Always follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations relating to snowplow installation. For recommended vehicle models refer to the BOSS Snowplow Application Chart and Selection Guide.

Vehicles equipped with air bags are designed such that the air bags will be activated in a frontal collision equivalent to hitting a solid barrier (such as a wall) at approximately 14 mph or more, or, roughly speaking, a frontal perpendicular collision with a parked car or truck of similar size at approximately 28 mph or more. Careless or high speed driving while plowing snow, which results in vehicle decelerations equivalent to or greater than the air bag deployment threshold described above, would deploy the air bag.

When transporting, position plow so as not to reduce visibility or block plow headlights.

DO NOT change blade position when traveling.

DO NOT exceed 40 mph when transporting plow.

DO NOT exceed 14 mph when plowing.

Always lower blade when vehicle is not in use.

Make sure plow is properly attached before moving vehicle.

Never place any part of your body under the snowplow at any time. Doing so may cause bodily harm and/or death.

Wear proper personal protection equipment when operating and servicing snowplow; including, but not limited to, clothing for cold weather and slippery surfaces.

Refer to vehicle manufacturer’s Owner’s Manual for proper driving and parking procedures including any specific procedures that related to snowplows.

To comply with Federal Regulations and to assure a safe vehicle, the Front Gross Axle Weight Rating

(FGAWR), Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR), and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GAWR) must not be exceeded at any time.

Due to the variety of equipment that can be installed on this vehicle, it is necessary to verify that the

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (FGAWR), Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (RGAWR), and the Gross

Vehicle Weight Rating (GAWR) are not exceeded at any time. This may require weighing the vehicle and adding ballast as necessary. It may also limit payload capacity of the vehicle. It is the operator’s responsibility to verify that these ratings are not exceeded.

Some snowplow components are very heavy

– use properly rigged 1/2-ton minimum lifting device to maneuver heavy snowplow components.

Snowplow operating noise level below 70dB.

MSDS are available at www.bossplow.com.

Hydraulic component installation and maintenance must be performed by trained personnel.

Never place body parts between snowplow and vehicle.

When transporting be sure to properly secure your load. Proper load securing instructions are available at www.bossplow.com.

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Snowplow Mounting Procedure

Figure 1. Mounting and Removal Instructions

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MSC6353

Level Cutting Edges

Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Note: This manual is used for the installation of all V-

Plows. Part numbers and illustrations may vary.

1. Begin the assembly procedure by cutting down each corner of the plow box so that each wall of the box will lie flat on the floor. The box can be used as a mat and will help prevent scratching the blade halves during installation.

2. Remove Left Blade Half (5) and Right Blade Half (4) from the crate. Lay each blade half flat on the box, face down.

5. Secure Center Hinge Pin (15) to the top of Center

Section (2) using one

1/2”-13 X 1-1/2” Hex Head

Cap Screw (93), and one 1/2

” Split Lock Washer

(108). Add threadlock to threads and torque to 56

FT/LBS.

Note: Plow shoes are optional. If added they should be mounted flush with the bottom of the cutting edge when the plow is mounted on the vehicle. When plowing on a solid level area (parking lots, roads, and driveways) plow shoes can be raised up to increase cutting edge contact on the plowed surface. When plowing dirt, gravel, or grass plow shoes should be lowered below the cutting edge surface to prevent the plow from digging into the plowed surface.

Figure 2. Blade Assembly Procedure. G10123

3. Align the center bushings on Left Blade Half (5) with the center bushings on Right Blade Half (4). Position

Center Section (2) on top of both blades so that all bushings align.

4. Insert Center Hinge Pin (15) through Left Blade Half

(5), Right Blade Half (4) and Center Section (2).

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 3. Push Frame Assembly Procedure. G10122

6. Stand Blade Assembly and Center Section (2) on the Cutting Edges with both wings forward in the scoop position.

7. Remove the loose Horizontal Hinge Pin (102C) that is inserted in the Center Section (2).

8. Slide Push Frame (3) into Center Section (2). Reinsert Horizontal Hinge Pin (102C) through Center

Section (2) and Push Frame (3) with the nut on the passenger side. Apply threadlock to threads add washer (102B) and nut (102A) and torque to 113

FT/LBS. For heavy use, welding nut (102A) to pin is recommended.

9. Attach Lift Cylinder (42) to Push Frame (3) with

Clevis Pin (104) and Hairpin Cotter (103).

10. Hook Spring Yoke (11) to the cross rod inside

Center Section (2).

11. Hook one end of Trip Spring (18) to Spring Yoke

(11). Attach the opposite end of Trip Spring (18) to the rear angle of Push Frame (3) using

5/8” Eyebolts

(98), 5/8” Flat Washers (112) and 5/8” Self-Locking

Nuts (111) . Tighten Self-Locking Nuts (111) finger tight.

12. Attach Angle Cylinders (40) to Center Section (2) using 5/8

”-11 X 4” Hex Head Cap Screws (90) and

5/8

”-11 Self Locking Nuts (111). DO NOT overtighten the nuts.

Note: You should be able to slightly slide the cylinder up and down on the bolt after it has been tightened.

Figure 4. Angle Cylinder Installation. G10121

13.

Pull both wings back into the ‘V’ position.

14. Hook one end of Return Spring (19) to the top hole on Center Section (2). Hook the opposite end of

Return spring (19) through 1/2

” hole in closest rib to the center using 1/2

” Spadebolt (97A), 1/2” Flat

Washer (97C), and 1/2

” Self-Locking Nut (97B).

Tighten Spr ing (19) until there is a 1/32” space between spring coils. Repeat this process for Return

Spring (19) on the opposite side of the plow.

15. Install one Push Nut Retainer (97D) on each end of the Return Spring (19).

Note:

Be sure Push Nut Retainer’s flanges are pointing away from the Eyebolt and toward the open end of the

Return Spring.

16. Bolt the rod end of Angle Cylinder (40) to each blade half using 5/8

”-11 X 4” Hex Head Bolt (90) and 5/8”-

11 Self Locking Nuts (111). DO NOT over tighten bolts. Repeat this process for Angle Cylinder (40) on the opposite side of the plow.

Note: You should be able to slightly slide the cylinder up and down on the bolt after it has been tightened.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 5. Coupler Assembly to Push Frame. G10119

17. Align pivot holes of Coupler Assembly (1) and pivot holes of Push Frame (3).

18.

Insert 1” X 3” Pivot Pins (100A) through Coupler

Assembly (1) and Push Frame (3). Secure with 1”

Flat Washer (100B

), 3/8”-16X1-3/4” Hex Head Cap

Screw (100C)

, 3/8” Flat Washer (100E) and 3/8”-16

Nyl Lock Nut (100D).

Note:

The 10’ V-Blade uses a 5/16” X 2” Bolt and a

5/16” Locknut in place of 3/8” hardware.

19. Tighten the four Trip Springs (18) on Push Frame (3) until there is a 1/32” space between each spring coil.

Figure 6. Assembly of Lift Cylinder Hydraulics. G10138

20. Remove the plug from the top end of Lift Cylinder

(42).

21. Attach one end of Hydraulic Hose (50) to Lift

Cylinder (42). Be sure to apply thread sealant compound to the pipe threads on Hydraulic Hose

(50). Tighten connection securely.

22. Attach the top end of Lift Cylinder (42) to Coupler

Assembly (1) using Clevis Pin (104) and Hairpin

Cotter (103).

23. Route Hydraulic Hose (50) in “S” shape and connect the loose end to the rear Hydraulic Fitting (54).

Tighten connection securely.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 7. Assembly of Hydraulic Connections. G10013

24. Attach one end of Hydraulic Hose (49) to the lower port of Lift Cylinder (42). Attach the opposite end of

Hydraulic Hose (49) to the center Hydraulic Fitting

(54). Tighten connection securely.

25. Apply thread sealant compound (do not use Teflon

Tape) to the threads of the 3/8” MNPT end of

Hydraulic Hose (52). Thread the hose into the port on Angle Cylinder (40) and tighten securely.

Note: Do not apply thread compound to the 1/4

” end of the hose.

Note: Do not get thread compound on the end of the hose as the thread compound will contaminate the hydraulic system.

26. Attach the loose end of Hydraulic Angle Hose (52) to the corresponding fitting on the hydraulic manifold. Tighten all hydraulic connections securely.

Figure 8. Light Bar Assembly. (Standard) G10132

27. Attach Light Bar (13) to the top of Coupler Assembly

(1) using two

3/8”-16 x 1-1/14” Hex Head Cap

Screws (91) and

3/8”-16 Nylon Locking Nuts (109).

Note: The light bar should be positioned as close to the

Coupler Tower as possible. Only two holes will be aligned for normal installations. Only two bolts per side are needed to secure the light bar.

Figure 9. Light Bar Assembly Adjustment. G10131

Note: Figure 9 illustrates that the Coupler Assembly and

Light Bar have two sets of 1 inch adjustment holes for mounting on different vehicles. These adjustment holes may be needed in order to move the light bar away from the vehicle’s hood.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 10. Headlight Mounting Assembly G10115

28. Check that End Cap (79) is properly inserted into

Light Bar (13).

29. Place Driver Side Headlight Bracket (82) below

Light Bar (13) and secure with one

3/8”-16 X 1”

Hex Head Shoulder Bolt (76A), one 3/8” Flat

Washer (76B), and one 3/8” Nylon Lock Nut (76C).

30. Fasten Driver Side Headlight (84) to Driver Side

Headlight Bracket (82) using four

1/4”-20 X 3/4”

Hex Head Bolts (76D), four 1/4

” Split Lock

Washers (76E), and four 1/4

” Flat Washers

(76F). Leave fasteners finger tight until

Headlight orientation has been completed. See

Figure 10 for proper fastener placement. Torque

to 6 ft-lbs. DO NOT USE THREAD-LOCKING

COMPOUND.

31. Repeat Steps 28 through 30 for Passenger Side

Headlight Bracket (83) and Passenger Side

Headlight (85).

Figure 11. Secure Wiring Harness G10126

32. Secure Wiring Harness (61) to Light Bar (13) using wire ties as shown above.

33. Attach headlight connectors to headlight bulbs by inserting the connectors up through the bottom of the headlight housings.

Note: See Headlight Aiming Procedure within this manual for proper adjustment of the headlights.

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Figure 12. Assembly of Blade Guides. G10071

34. Attach Blade Guides (16) to Blade Assembly (4) using

5/16”-18 x 1 Hex Head Cap Screws (94) and

5/16”-18 Nylon Locking Nuts (115)

Level Cutting Edges

Figure 13. Front of Blade Not Level to Ground.

1. If center of plow is not level with ground, adjust Bumper Stop (1).

G10670

2. To adjust Bumper Stop (1) remove plow from truck.

3. Using a floor jack support Pushframe (2).

4. Loosen the Four Trip Springs (3). Lower jack to floor to release tension on Bumper Stop

(1).

5. Move Bumper Stop (1) forward (one hole at a time) into Center Section (4) to bring front of plow down until level.

6. Tighten Trip Springs (3) until there is a 1/32” clearance between each coil.

7. Plow should be level to ground if not repeat steps 1 through 6.

Figure 15. End of Wings Not Level to Ground.

8. If end of wings are not level with ground, adjust Bumper Stop (1).

G10672

9. To adjust Bumper Stop (1) remove plow from truck.

10. Using a floor jack support Pushframe (2).

11. Loosen the Four Trip Springs (3). Lower jack to floor to release tension on Bumper Stop

(1).

12. Move Bumper Stop (1) toward truck (one hole at a time) into Center Section (4) to bring front of plow down until level.

13. Tighten Trip Springs (3) until there is a 1/32” clearance between each coil.

14. Plow should be level to ground if not repeat steps 8 through 13.

Figure 14. Bumper Stop Adjustment. G10671

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Electrical System Wiring Procedure

Electrical System Wiring

Procedure

Before starting any Electrical Wiring Procedure make sure that the engine is not running and that the engine has had sufficient time to cool down. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury or death.

Before starting any Electrical Wiring Procedure make sure to disconnect the battery. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury or death.

Note: If your connectors do not match the connectors on the wiring harness or you have a four-headlight system a Headlight Adapter Kit will be needed. If you are installin g a Headlight Adapter Kit, See “Headlight

Adapter Installation Procedure” located in this manual.

Figure 16. Driver Side Headlight

Note: Dielectric grease should be applied to all

G10140 electrical connections.

1. Disconnect the driver side headlight connector plug

(C) from the back of the driver side vehicle headlight.

2. Connect the Blue Sealed Beam Connector (A) from

Wiring Harness (60) into the back of the driver side vehicle headlight.

3. Connect the Black Rubber Connector (B) from

Wiring Harness (60) into the OEM Wiring Harness

(C). OEM Wiring Harness (C) is the vehicle connector that was unplugged from the back of the headlight in Step 1.

Figure 17. Passenger Side Headlight G10141

4. Disconnect the passenger side OEM Wiring Harness

(F) from the back of the passenger side vehicle headlight.

5. Connect the Blue Sealed Beam Connector (D) from

Wiring Harness (60) into the back of the passenger side vehicle headlight.

6. Connect the Black Rubber Connector (E) from

Wiring Harness (60) into the OEM Wiring Harness

(F). OEM Wiring Harness (F) is the vehicle connector that was unplugged from the back of the headlight in Step 4.

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Electrical System Wiring Procedure

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Before splicing into any electrical circuit, identify the circuit with a test lamp. Failure to test circuits may result in vehicle damage.

Be sure the wire loom does not interfere with the operation of the vehicle’s pedals.

Figure 18. Connecting Park and Turn

Note: Some trucks require a turn signal relay kit.

G10143

7. Connect the PINK wire from Wiring Harness (60) to the passenger side turn signal wire. Use the splice connector provided to you in the hardware kit.

8. Connect the VIOLET wire from Wiring Harness (60) to the driver side turn signal wire. Use the splice connector provided to you in the hardware kit.

9. Connect the YELLOW wire from Wiring Harness (60) to the driver side park light wire. Use the splice connector provided to you in the hardware kit.

Note: Be sure that the firewall is clear of obstructions before drilling in Step 10.

10. Drill a 1-1/4" diameter hole through the firewall. The hole should be located on the driver side, in an easily accessible area.

Figure 19. Internal Cab Wires G10144

11. Pull the two BLACK wires (H), BLACK/RED wire (I), and the 9 Pin Molex connector (G) from the engine compartment into the cab through the 1-

1/4” diameter hole in the firewall.

12. Install Split Rubber Grommet (Not Shown) into the hole that was cut in the firewall.

13. Connect the Two Tab Connectors (H) to Headlight

Toggle Switch (77A) as illustrated in the figure above.



All plow wiring should be secured under the hood 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.

14.

Choose an area of the vehicle’s dashboard for the light toggle switch to be mounted. Clean the area thoroughly. Allow the area to dry completely.

15. Remove the adhesive backing and apply the switch to the clean area of the dashboard. Apply pressure for 30 seconds.

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Electrical System Wiring Procedure

16. Secure the 9 Pin Molex Connector (G) and wire loom underneath the dashboard.

17. Plug the controller into the 9 Pin Molex Connector

(G).

18. Mount the plow control in a location that is comfortable for the operator to reach, and where the operator will not contact the control in the event of a crash. (See “V-Blade Controller Mounting

Instructions” located in this manual.)

19.

Connect the BLACK/RED wire (I) to a “keyed” 12V+ ignition source.

Note: This 12V+ source should only be active when the key is in the ON position. Failure to wire to a “keyed” source can allow a condition to occur causing the battery to drain.

Note: The solenoid must be installed so that the solenoid posts do not contact the body, hood, or any other conductive material on the vehicle.

23. Attach the eyelet end of RED Power/Ground Cable

(62) to the top of Pump Solenoid (64).

24. Connect Battery Cable (66) to the top post of Pump

Solenoid (64).

Figure 20. Solenoid Connections. G10145

20. Connect the WHITE/BLACK wire (J) of Wiring

Harness (60) to the small terminal on Pump

Solenoid (64).

21. Connect the BROWN wire (K) of Wiring Harness

(60) to the small terminal on Pump Solenoid (64).

Note: Location of the wires on the small terminals does not matter.

22. Attach Power Unit Solenoid (64) securely inside the engine compartment. The Power Unit Solenoid should be mounted in the upright position as illustrated above.

Figure 21. Battery Connections G10146

25. Attach the eyelet end (N) of BLACK Power/Ground

Cable (62) to the negative battery terminal.

26. Connect the BROWN wire (Q) to the negative battery terminal.

27. Connect the unattached end (P) of Battery Cable

(66) to the positive battery terminal.

28. Connect the RED Fused wire (O) to the positive battery terminal.

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Electrical System Wiring Procedure

Figure 22. Vehicle Connections G10148

29. Mount the Black 15 Pin Control Harness Connector

(60) to the lower area of the bumper using Control

Harness Mounting Bracket (70).

30. Mount the BLACK and RED 2 Pin Power Ground

Connector (67) to the lower area of the bumper using Power Ground Mounting Bracket with

Hardware (71).

Note: Installation location will vary depending on truck.

Figure 23. Relay Mounting. G10152

31. Attach the Relay Pack securely to the inside of the engine compartment using four Sheet Metal Screws.

The relays should be positioned upright as illustrated above.

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Electrical System Wiring Procedure

Figure 24. Vehicle Option Connector G10202

32. Locate vehicle option connector. Align the connector so that the Vehicle Option Connector is positioned to match the vehicle it is installed on. This is illustrated in Figure 24.

Note: If your vehicle is not listed in the above figure use the Standard Orientation. If the Vehicle Option Connector is not properly connected the lights on the plow will not function correctly.

Figure 25. RED/WHITE Wire Placement G10522

Note: Connection of RED/WHITE wire (R) is dependent on the grounding system of the vehicle that it is installed on. If the placement of RED/WHITE wire (R) is not correct the Low Beam bulb will not be illuminated when Plow

Lights are on High Beam.

33. Connect RED/WHITE wire (R) to the correct battery terminal for your vehicle. See Figure 25 for proper placement for your vehicle.

34. Secure all plow harness wiring.

35. Attach the snowplow to the vehicle. Use the

“Snowplow Mounting Procedure” that is located in this manual to properly attach the snowplow to the vehicle.

36. Test for the proper operation of the Headlight Wiring

Harness. Follow the procedures below.

Note: To test plow lights, the IGNITION must be in the

ON position.

LOW BEAM (Truck Lights)

Vehicle Headlight Switch

– ON

Low Beam Lights on Truck Indicator

Plow Headlight Toggle Switch

–TRUCK

RESULTS - Only vehicle low beam headlights should be illuminated.

HIGH BEAM (Truck Lights)

Vehicle Headlight Switch

– ON

High Beam Indicator Light

– ON

Plow Headlight Toggle Switch

–TRUCK

RESULTS - Only vehicle high beam headlights should be illuminated.

LOW BEAM (Plow Lights)

Ignition - ON

Vehicle Headlight Switch

– ON

Low Beam Lights on Truck Indicator

Plow Headlight Toggle Switch - PLOW

RESULTS - Only plow low beam headlights should be illuminated.

HIGH BEAM (Plow Lights)

Ignition - ON

Vehicle Headlight Switch

– ON

High Beam Indicator Light

– ON

Plow Headlight Toggle Switch

– PLOW

RESULTS - Both plow high beam and low beam headlights should be illuminated.

TURN SIGNALS (Plow and Truck)

Left Turn Signal Indicator

– ON

RESULTS - Both Left Plow and Left Truck turn signal bulbs should be flashing.

Right Turn Signal Indicator

– ON

RESULTS - Both Right Plow and Right Truck turn signal bulbs should be flashing.

PARK LIGHTS (Plow and Truck)

Park Lights on Vehicle

– ON

RESULTS - All Four, Left Plow, Right Plow, Left Truck, and Right Truck

Park Lights should be on.

Note: If any of the lights are not working properly, recheck the wiring against the “Electrical Wiring Diagram” located in this manual and make any necessary corrections.

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Headlight Adapter Installation Procedure

Headlight Adapter Installation

Procedure

Figure 26. Single Headlight Adapter Connections G10149

Note: This is a general diagram for most 2-headlight vehicles. All vehicles and headlight adapters may not be identical. Installation will be very similar.

1. Disconnect the OEM Headlight Connector Plug (A) from the back of the vehicle headlight.

2. Connect one end of Headlight Adapter (73A) into the back of the vehicle headlight.

3. Connect the Black Rubber Female Socket (B) of

Headlight Adapter (73A) into the plow wiring harness.

4. Connect the Blue Sealed Beam Connector (C) of

Headlight Adapter (73B) into the plow wiring harness.

5. Connect the opposite end of Headlight Adapter

(73B) into the OEM Headlight Connector Plug (A).

6. Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for the opposite side headlight.

Note: In some older vehicles it is not necessary to pull power from both sides of the headlights. In this case only three adapters will be needed. Follow the Headlight

Adapter Installation Instructions that are packaged with the Headlight Adapter Kit.

7.

Continue with the Step 7 of “Electrical System Wiring

Procedure” located in this manual.

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Figure 27. Dual Headlight Adapter Connections G10151

Note: This is a general diagram for most 4-headlight vehicles. All vehicles and headlight adapters may not be identical. Installation will be very similar.

1. Disconnect OEM Headlight Connector Plugs (A and

D) from the back of the vehicle headlight.

2. Connect two ends of Headlight Adapter (73A) into the back of the vehicle headlights.

3. Connect the Black Rubber Female Socket (B) of

Headlight Adapter (73A) into the plow wiring harness.

4. Connect the Blue Sealed Beam Connector (C) of

Headlight Adapter (73B) into the plow wiring harness.

5. Connect the opposite end of Headlight Adapter

(73B) into the OEM Wiring Harness (A).

6. Grease, tuck, and secure OEM Connector Plug (D).

This connector is not used.

7. Repeat Steps 1 through 6 for the opposite side headlight.

8.

Continue with the Step 7 of “Electrical System Wiring

Procedure” located in this manual.

Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)

Figure 28. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)

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G10271

Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Truck Side)

Figure 29. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Truck Side)

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G10272

Electrical System Wiring Diagram

Figure 29. Electrical System Wiring Diagram

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G10134

RT3 V-Blade Manifold Wiring Diagram

Figure 31. HYD07044 with SmartHitch2

TM

Wiring Diagram

Wire Color

Green

Red

White

Orange

Red/Black

Blue

Black

White/Black

Brown

Wire Function

Right Wing In

Right Wing Out

Lift

Lower

Left Wing In

Left Wing Out

SmartHitch2

TM

(12V)

Pump Solenoid

Ground

G10445

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Hydraulic Valve Assembly Parts List

Figure 32. Hydraulic Valve Manifold Assembly.

Ref. Description

31 Valve Manifold, RT3 V-Blade w/ SmartHitch2

TM

Valve Manifold, RT3 V-Blade w/ SmartHitch2

TM

(7’6”, 8’2”, & 9’2” Power-V)

(10’0” Power-V)

31A Valve, Lift / Angle

31B Valve, SmartHitch2

TM

Attach

31C Valve, Flow Control

31D Valve, Relief V-Blade (2800psi)

31E Valve, Check

31F Valve Coil

31H Coil Nut

31K Coil Nut (SmartHitch2

TM

Valve)

31L

Orifice Disc, 0.08” ID (HYD07092 only)

31N Ground Strap, Power-V

54 Hydraulic Swivel Fitting

Part Number Qty

HYD07092 1

HYD07044

HYD01637

1

6

HYD07047

HYD07048

HYD01639

HYD01640

1

1

2

4

HYD01638

HYD07059

HYD07060

HYD07108

MSC08850

HYD01620

7

6

1

2

1

4

G10000

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Headlight Aiming Procedure

Headlight Aiming

Procedure

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The installer of these snowplow lights must certify that installation conforms to applicable Federal Motor

Vehicle Safety Standards.

1. Place the vehicle on a level surface 25 feet in front of a matte-white screen, such as a garage door. The screen should be perpendicular to both the ground and the vehicle.

2. Verify that the mounted headlights do not exceed a height of 54 inches from the ground to the center of the light.

3. The vehicle should be equipped for normal operation. The snowplow blade should be in place and in the raised position.

4. Below are some points listed by the Society of

Automotive engineers (SAE) pertinent to headlight aiming. These points can be found in publication

#SAEJ5991D.

Preparation for Headlight Aim or Inspection

Before checking beam aim, the inspector shall:

Remove ice or mud from under fenders.

See that no tire is noticeably deflated.

Check vehicle springs for sag or broken leaves.

See that there is no load in the vehicle other than the driver.

Check functioning of any “level-ride” controls.

Clean lenses and aiming pads.

Check for bulb burnout, broken mechanical aiming pads, and proper beam switching.

Stabilize suspension by rocking vehicle sideways.

5. Mark (or tape) the vehicle centerline of the headlights and the vehicle itself on the screen. Mark the horizontal centerline of the headlights on the screen (distance from ground to headlight centers).

Figure 33. Headlight Aiming Procedure G10153

6. The correct visual aim for Type 2 headlights is with the top edge of the high intensity zone of the lower beam below the horizontal centerline and the left edge of the high intensity zone on the vertical centerline. See diagram above.

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Hydraulic Power Unit Fill Procedure

Hydraulic Power Unit Fill

Procedure

FULL

Figure 34. External Fill

– Backside View

G10043

Step 1 of the following fill procedure is intended for a new plow with an empty hydraulic system.

Initial Plow Position: Start with the plow un-attached from the vehicle and the lift cylinder completely collapsed. The light tower will be tilted forwarded.

1. Remove Fill Cap (30F) from Street Elbow (30G) and fill with Boss High Performance Hydraulic Fluid.

Continue to fill Street Elbow (30G) until no more fluid will be accepted. (Approx. 2 quarts.)

2. Attach the plow to the vehicle.

Note: If your plow is equipped with SmartHitch2

™ you must hydraulically power the light tower up. Do not manually push the tower up. Failure to hydraulically power the light tower up will create an air pocket in the hydraulic system. Oil will spill out of the internal breather cap.

3. Raise the plow.

4. With the plow in the raised position, extend and retract the right wing.

5. With the plow in the raised position, extend and retract the left wing.

6. Lower the plow to the ground.

Note: If your plow will not lower, Flow Control Valve

(31C) is completely closed. Refer to Step 8 to adjust

Flow Control Valve (31C).

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Figure 35. Oil Full Level G10411

Plow Position to Check Oil: The plow should be attached to the truck, sitting flat on the ground, with both wings retracted.

7. With both wings retracted and the plow lowered to the ground, check the fluid level. Fluid should be visible in the external fill port. If fluid is not visible, fill until visible. Your reservoir should now be properly filled.

Note: Hydraulic fluid should be replaced annually with

BOSS Snowplow High Performance Hydraulic Fluid.

Note: If your plow is equipped with SmartHitch2

™ you must hydraulically power the light tower down. Do not manually pull the tower down. Failure to hydraulically power the light tower down will create an air pocket in the hydraulic system. Oil will spill out of the internal breather cap.

When adjusting Flow Control Valve (31C) make sure all appendages are clear of the plow blade and observers are standing a safe distance away from the plow blade.

The plow may drop if your controller is in the FLOAT position. Make sure your controller is in the OFF position before attempting to adjust the plow. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury or death

8. Adjust Flow Control Valve (31C) to obtain the speed desired for lowering the plow by loosening the jam nut, then adjusting the set screw. Counter-clockwise adjustment will increase the speed the plow descends. Retighten the jam nut when the desired speed is obtained.

V-Blade Controllers

Joystick Control Operating

Instructions

Figure 36. V-Blade Control Operation G10157

1. Toggle the ON/OFF switch to the ON position. A red indicator light will illuminate on the switch. The joystick is now active.

2. To RAISE the blade of the plow, toggle the switch on the joystick handle upward.

3. To LOWER the blade of the plow, toggle the switch on the joystick handle downward.

4. To FLOAT the blade along the contour of the plowing surface, toggle the switch on the joystick handle downward until the switch reaches the detent position. (You will feel the switch click into the detent position.) The switch will stay in the FLOAT position until the switch is physically re-centered.

Note: The control must be in float to power the

SmartHitch.

5. To move the RIGHT wing OUT, push the controller stick to the right and forward.

6. To move the LEFT wing OUT, push the controller stick to the left and forward.

7. To SCOOP (Both LEFT and RIGHT wings OUT), push the controller stick directly forward.

8. To move the RIGHT wing IN, pull the controller stick to the right and backward.

9. To move the LEFT wing IN, pull the controller stick to the left and backward.

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10. To VEE (Both LEFT and RIGHT wings IN), pull the controller stick directly backward.

11. To angle the entire blade LEFT (Right Wing out

Left Wing In) push the controller stick directly to the left.

12. To angle the entire blade RIGHT (Right Wing in

Left Wing out) push the controller stick directly to the right.

13. The control should be turned off when not in use. It can then be unplugged and stored.

V-Blade Controllers

JOYSTICK CONTROL

UNIVERSAL MOUNTING KIT MSC04026

Floor

Mount

Door

Mount

Figure 37. Joystick Control Universal Mounting Kit Components

Reference Number

40A

40B

Description

Joystick, Intermediate Mounting Bracket

Joystick, Mounting Bracket

40C

40D

A

Joystick, Spring Clip

Pad, Foam

Screw, #8-32 X 1/4 Machine Black

B

C

Washer, #10 Flat washer Black

Nut, #8-32 X 3/16 Alum Binding Post

Part Number

MSC04028

MSC04029

MSC04027

MSC04038

HDW05591

HDW05592

HDW05593

G10109

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V-Blade Controllers

Control

Operating Instructions

Figure 38. V-Blade Control Instructions

ON/OFF: Push the ON/OFF switch to the left ON position to turn the control on. Green LED indicators will light up on the control. Push the ON/OFF switch to the right OFF position to turn the control off.

RAISE: To raise the blade of the plow, quickly press the center button upward twice. You can also press and hold the center button upward until the blade is fully raised.

LOWER: To lower the blade of the plow, quickly push the center button downward twice. You can also press and hold the center button downward until the blade is fully lowered.

FLOAT: The plow will automatically activate the FLOAT feature when the center button is quickly pressed downward twice. (The center LED indicator will turn RED).

You can also press and hold the center button downward for 2 seconds. (The center LED indicator will turn RED).

Press the raise button to turn the FLOAT function off.

“What Is FLOAT?”: The FLOAT feature allows the plow blade to follow the contour of the ground. Press the raise button to turn FLOAT function off.

Note: The control MUST be in FLOAT to use

SmartHitch2

TM

to attach or detach the snowplow.

G10365

ANGLE LEFT: To plow snow to the left, press and hold the left wing out and left wing in buttons simultaneously until the blades are fully angled.

ANGLE RIGHT: To plow snow to the right, press and hold the right wing out and right wing in buttons simultaneously until the blades are fully angled.

VEE: To create the Vee shape with the plow blades, press both the left wing in and right wing in buttons simultaneously until the blades are fully retracted.

SCOOP: To create the Scoop shape with the plow, press both the left wing out and right wing out buttons simultaneously until the blades are fully extended.

Note: The control should be turned off when not in use. It can then be unplugged and stored.

SLEEP mode: If the controller is ON but not used for

20 minutes, the automatic SLEEP mode will be activated. The controller LED lights will flash green and red when the controller is in SLEEP mode. Turn the controller OFF to deactivate SLEEP mode.

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V-Blade Controllers

Control

Mounting Instructions

Figure 39. SmartTouch2

TM

Mounting Hardware G10311

1. Remove the Swivel Mount and Tab from the Swivel

Mount Kit.

2. Use the enclosed alcohol wipe to clean a spot on the vehicle interior where you want to place the

SmartTouch2

TM

Control. Wipe dry immediately with a cloth or paper towel.

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).

4. Peel off the paper backing on one side of the adhesive and apply to Swivel Mount. Apply maximum pressure to all areas.

5. Apply the Swivel Mount onto the spot of the 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.

6. Clean the back of the SmartTouch2

TM

Control with the alcohol wipe.

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 SmartTouch2

TM

Control. Apply pressure for 30 seconds.

9. Place SmartTouch2 TM Control on the Swivel Mount.



After attaching the Swivel Mount, let it sit unused for 72 hours before attaching the SmartTouch2

TM

Control to allow the adhesive to bond to the surface and ensure secure mounting.

Note: Other mounting options are available. Contact your BOSS Snowplow dealer for more information.

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Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshooting

Guide

Glossary of Problems:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Pump motor does not run.

Pump continues to run with switch in neutral.

Pump will not lower.

Plow will not raise or raises slowly, motor runs.

While trying to raise the plow, blades extend and wings will not retract.

Wings drift back when extended.

Plow lowers too fast.

Wing(s) will not extend, but motor runs.

Wing(s) will extend, but will not retract or retract slowly.

10. Wing(s) retract too easily while plowing.

11. Oil leaks from cylinders.

12. Battery goes dead with all switches in neutral.

13. Plow lights are dim, will not come on or flicker.

14. Turn signals flash at a rapid rate.

15. High beam indicator light not functioning properly.

16. Blade digs into the ground in the V position.

17. Blade does not lay flat against the ground in the scoop position.

18. Blade trips too easily.

19. Plow does not clean-up snow from low areas.

20. Oil runs out of fill cap of hydraulic pump.

21. Pump chatters when raising the plow or extending wings.

22. SmartHitch2

TM

will not attach plow.

23. Plow lights and truck lights are on at the same time.

24. Plow and truck High and Low beam lights are on at the same time.

PROBLEM

1. Pump motor does not run.

DIAGNOSTIC CHECK

Check that power/ground cables and control cables are connected properly.

Check for voltage at pump motor while ignition switch is on and LIFT control button is pushed.

Check for power to the solenoid by testing for voltage between both large terminals and ground.

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 between one large terminal and ground, the cable between the battery and solenoid is disconnected or broken.

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Troubleshooting Guide

PROBLEM

2. Pump continues to run with switch in neutral.

3. Plow will not lower.

DIAGNOSTIC CHECK

Check for voltage between the other large terminal of the solenoid and ground while jumping power to the small terminals with the white wire.

Test power to the controller by checking voltage between black wire and ground at the white 9-pin connector.

Disconnect control box, ignition ON.

RESULT

If NO voltage is present, solenoid has failed and must be replaced. If voltage is present, wire from small terminal of solenoid to ground may be disconnected or broken.

If NO voltage is present, power from relay has become disconnected. If voltage is present check wiring and controller switches.

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 wiring of controller for short between black and white/black wire in controller, or failed switch.

Connect. Check power/ground cables and control cables are connected properly.

Check flow control valve. If flow control valve is completely closed, place

RAISE/LOWER switch in

NEUTRAL, then open the flow control valve.

Refer to the wiring diagram in this manual.

Check wiring on valve block for proper connections.

Check for voltage between solenoid valve terminal and ground with ignition switch on and control switch in FLOAT position.

If voltage is present solenoid valve or valve coil has failed. Replace valve.

Test power to the control box by checking voltage between black wire and ground at the white 9-pin connector.

If NO voltage is present, power from relays has become disconnected. If voltage is present, check wiring and switch of controller.

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Troubleshooting Guide

PROBLEM

4. Plow will not raise or raises slowly.

5. While trying to raise plow, wing(s) extend prior to raising plow and will not retract.

6. Wings drift back when extended.

7. Plow lowers too fast.

8. Wing(s) will not extend or extend slowly, motor runs.

DIAGNOSTIC CHECK

Check power/ground cables and control cable are connected properly.

Check wiring on valve block for proper connections.

Load test battery.

RESULT

Connect.

Refer to the manifold wiring diagram in this manual.

Check pressure at pressure port of pump.

Check LIFT Solenoid

Valve.

Check lower Solenoid

Valve.

Check the pressure and return line routing.

Check wing return solenoid valve on manifold

Check pressure

Replace battery if weak or defective.

If pressure is less than

2500 psi (at end of lift).

Motor brushes may be defective, pump pressure relief valve may be contaminated, damaged, or set less than 2500 psi, pump may be worn.

Lift solenoid valve not opening completely.

Replace.

Lower solenoid valve not open completely. Replace.

Pressure line MUST be connected from P on pump to P on valve manifold.

Return line MUST be connected from T on pump to T on valve manifold.

If solenoid valve is contaminated, clean or replace. If pressure relief valve is contaminated, clean or replace.

Check flow control valve. Close flow control valve to desired drop speed.

Check hydraulic fluid level. Hydraulic fluid level should be within 3/4

” from top of reservoir when lowered and in the V-position.

Connect. Check power/ground cables and control cable are connected properly.

Check wiring on valve block for proper connections.

Load test battery.

Refer to the wiring diagram in this manual.

Replace battery if weak or defective.

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Troubleshooting Guide

PROBLEM DIAGNOSTIC CHECK

Check pressure at pressure port of pump.

Check WING OUT solenoid valve.

RESULT

If pressure is less than

2500 psi (at end of lift).

Motor brushes may be defective, pump pressure relief valve may be contaminated, damaged, or set less than 2500 psi, pump may be worn.

WING OUT solenoid valve not opening completely.

Replace.

Refer to the wiring diagram in this manual.

Connect. 9. Wing(s) extend, but will not retract or retract slowly.

Check wiring and control box.

Check power/ground cables and control cables are connected properly.

Check wiring on valve block for proper connections.

Refer to the wiring diagram in this manual.

10. Wing(s) retract too easily while plowing.

Check for voltage between solenoid valve terminal and ground with ignition switch on and control switch in WING IN position.

Pressure relief valve pressure set too low.

11. Oil leaks from cylinders. Inspect fittings and Orings.

12. Battery goes dead with all switches in neutral.

Tighten fittings if loose. See

BOSS dealer for seal kit.

Check rod condition. If rods are pitted or rough, polish with copus cloth or extra fine steel wool.

Verify keyed fuse source. Refer to wiring diagram in manual.

13. Plow lights are dim, will not come on or flicker.

Check electrical connections.

If voltage is present, solenoid valve or valve coil has failed. Replace valve.

If NO voltage is present, check wiring and switch box control.

See an Authorized BOSS

Dealer for pressure relief valve adjustment.

14. Turn signals flash at a rapid rate.

Check headlight adapter wires.

Check relays for corrosion and function.

Check flasher.

Clean and repair any corroded or damaged terminals.

Verify proper headlight adapters are being used and are correctly installed.

Relays should click when energized.

Replace original vehicle flasher with heavy-duty sixlamp flasher provided.

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Troubleshooting Guide

PROBLEM

15. No high beam indicator or does not function properly.

16. Blade digs into the ground in the V-position.

17. Blade does not lay flat against the ground in the scoop position.

18. Blade trips too easily.

19. Plow does not clean-up snow from low areas.

20. Oil running out of fill cap of hydraulic pump.

21. Pump chatters when raising plow or extending wing(s).

22. SmartHitch2

TM attach plow.

will not

23. Plow lights and truck lights are on at the same time.

DIAGNOSTIC CHECK RESULT

Check headlight adapters. Verify proper headlight adapters are being used and are correctly installed.

Check Bumper Stop location.

Adjust Bumper Stop following directions in manual.

Push beam installed too high.

Lower the push beam.

Check Bumper Stop location.

Push beam installed too low.

Check trip spring adjustment.

Adjust Bumper Stop following directions in manual.

Raise the push beam. If push beam is at highest setting, Adjust the Bumper

Stop further into the center section.

Tighten springs. Replace springs if permanently deformed or damaged.

Place switch in FLOAT position.

Follow the dismounting instructions in this manual.

UP/DOWN switch not in

FLOAT position.

Power light tower down.

Do not pull the tower down.

Plowing on steeply inclined terrain.

Make sure key is on and controller is in FLOAT.

Make sure controller is staying in the Float position

Check valve block and

SmartHitch2

TM

switch for proper connections.

Check vehicle harness wiring to truck headlights.

Avoid too steeply sloped areas.

Pump reservoir over filled. Reservoir should be filled to

3/4

” from top.

Hitting snowbanks too hard.

Do not plow recklessly.

Hydraulic fluid low. Add hydraulic fluid.

Reservoir should be filled to

3/4

” from top.

Turn key on and put controller in FLOAT.

If controller comes out of

Float when using the

SmartHitch2

TM

switch, replace the controller.

Refer to manifold wiring diagram located within this manual.

Refer to electrical system wiring instructions located within this manual. Ensure

OEM is not plugged into truck headlight.

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Troubleshooting Guide

PROBLEM

24. Plow and truck High beam and Low beam are on at the same time.

DIAGNOSTIC CHECK

Check headlight adapters for correct connections.

RESULT

Light adapters for GM trucks can be plugged in two ways. Make sure all four adapters are connected in the proper orientation for your vehicle.

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Recommended Push Beam Height

Figure 40. Recommended Push Beam Height

Recommended Bolt Torque

G10364

Figure 41. 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 in to 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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