Power-V Blade Plows

Power-V Blade Plows
Troubleshooting Guide
Glossary of Problems:
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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.
Wing(s) retract too easily while plowing.
Oil leaks from cylinders.
Battery goes dead with all switches in neutral.
Plow lights are dim, will not come on or flicker.
Turn signals flash at a rapid rate.
High beam indicator light not functioning properly.
Blade digs into the ground in the V position.
Bade does not lay flat against the ground in the scoop position.
Blade trips too easily.
Plow does not clean-up snow from low areas.
Oil runs out of fill cap of hydraulic pump.
Pump chatters when raising the plow or extending wings.
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.
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.
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.
Test power to the control box If NO voltage is present,
by checking voltage between power from fuse box has
black wire and ground at the become disconnected. If
white 9-pin connector.
voltage is present check
wiring and control box switch.
Disconnect control box,
If pump continues to run,
ignition ON.
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 switch box for short
between black and white/black
wire in control box, or failed
switch.
Check power/ground cables
Connect.
and control cables are
connected properly.
Check flow control valve.
If flow control valve is
completely closed, place
RAISE/LOWER switch on
control box in NEUTRAL,
then open the flow control
valve.
Check wiring on valve block Refer to the wiring diagram in
for proper connections.
this manual.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
4. Plow will not raise or raises
slowly (pump motor runs).
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check for voltage between
solenoid valve terminal and
ground with ignition switch
on and control switch in
FLOAT position.
Test power to the control box
by checking voltage between
black wire and ground at the
white 9-pin connector.
Check hydraulic fluid level.
Check power/ground cables
and control cable are
connected properly.
Check wiring on valve block
for proper connections.
Load test battery.
Check pressure at pressure
port of pump.
Check LIFT Solenoid Valve
5. While trying to raise plow,
wing(s) extend prior to
raising plow and will not
retract.
Check the pressure and
return line routing.
RESULT
If voltage is present solenoid
valve or valve coil has failed.
Replace valve.
If NO voltage is present,
power from fuse box has
become disconnected. If
voltage is present, check
wiring and switch of control
box.
Hydraulic fluid level should
be within ¾” from top of
reservoir when lowered and in
the V-position.
Connect.
Refer to the wiring diagram in
Hydraulics manual.
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.
Check wiring and switch box
control
Pressure line MUST be
connected from P on pump to
P on valve manifold. Return
line MUST be connected from
R on pump to T on valve
manifold.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
6. Wings drift back when
extended.
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check wing return solenoid
valve on manifold
Check pressure
7. Plow lowers too fast.
Check flow control valve.
8. Wing(s) will not extend or
extend slowly, motor runs.
Check hydraulic fluid level.
Check power/ground cables
and control cable are
connected properly.
Check wiring on valve block
for proper connections.
Load test battery.
Check pressure at pressure
port of pump.
Check WING OUT solenoid
valve.
9. Wing(s) extend, but will not
retract or retract slowly.
Check power/ground cables
and control cables are
connected properly.
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
WING IN position.
RESULT
If solenoid valve is
contaminated, clean or
replace.
If pressure relief valve is
contaminated, clean or
replace.
Close flow control valve to
desired drop speed.
Hydraulic fluid level should
be within ¾” from top of
reservoir when lowered and in
the V-position.
Connect.
Refer to the wiring diagram in
this manual.
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.
WING OUT solenoid valve
not opening completely.
Replace.
Check wiring and control box.
Connect.
Refer to the wiring diagram in
this manual.
If voltage is present, solenoid
valve or valve coil has failed.
Replace valve. If NO voltage
is present, check wiring and
switch box control.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
10. Wing(s) retract too easily
while plowing.
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Pressure relief valve pressure
set too low.
11. Oil leaks from cylinders.
Loose packing.
Check rod condition.
12. Battery goes dead with all
switches in neutral.
13. Plow lights are dim, will
not come on or flicker.
Possible short in switches.
Possible short in wiring
harness.
Possible short in valve coils.
Check electrical connections.
Check headlight adapter
wires.
Check for good ground of
plow lights.
14. Turn signals flash at a rapid Check flasher.
rate.
15. No high beam indicator
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.
Check headlight adapters.
RESULT
See an Authorized BOSS
Dealer for pressure relief
valve adjustment.
Tighten packing 1/8-turn
increments until leak stops.
If rods are pitted or rough,
polish with copus cloth or
extra fine steel wool.
Inspect wiring of control box
switches, replace switch(es).
Repair damaged wire.
Replace coils.
Clean and repair any corroded
or damaged terminals.
Verify proper headlight
adapters are being used and
are correctly installed.
Sand paint under headlight
mount to bare metal, securely
tighten headlight-mounting
bolts.
Replace original vehicle
flasher with heavy-duty sixlamp flasher provided.
Verify proper headlight
adapters are being used and
are correctly installed.
Refer to the wiring diagram in
this manual.
Check electrical connections
to plow lights/truck lights
toggle switch.
Center shoe adjusted too low. Add washers to the center
shoe to raise the tip of the
plow.
Push beam installed too high. Lower the push beam.
Center Shoe Adjusted too
Remove washers from the
High.
center shoe to raise the tip of
the plow.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
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).
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Push beam installed too low.
RESULT
Raise the push beam. If push
beam is at highest setting,
Adjust the Bumper Stop
further into the center section.
Check trip spring adjustment. Tighten springs. Replace
springs if permanently
deformed or damaged.
UP/DOWN switch not in
Place switch in DOWN
neutral.
(FLOAT) position.
Plowing on steeply inclined
Avoid too steeply sloped
terrain.
areas.
Pump reservoir over filled.
Reservoir should be filled to
¾” from top.
Hitting snowbanks too hard. Do not plow recklessly. Place
plow in V-position and break
up hard snowbanks.
Hydraulic fluid low.
Add hydraulic fluid.
Reservoir should be filled to
¾” from top.
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