Power-V and Straight-Blade Snowplow Owner`s Manual

Power-V and Straight-Blade Snowplow Owner`s Manual
Power-V and Straight-Blade Snowplow
Owner’s Manual
This manual covers all truck-mounted snowplows manufactured by BOSS Snowplow. As this manual includes
both Power-V and Straight-Blade snowplow information, some of the data contained within may not apply to
your snowplow.
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Original Instructions (EN)
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This product complies with all relevant European directives; for details, please see the separate product specific
Declaration of Conformity (DOC) sheet.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains a chemical or chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm.
Introduction
Read this information carefully to learn how to operate and maintain your product properly and to avoid injury
and product damage. You are responsible for operating the product properly and safely.
You may contact BOSS directly at www.bossplow.com for product and accessory information, help finding a
dealer, or to register your product.
Whenever you need service, genuine BOSS parts, or additional information, contact an Authorized Service Dealer
or BOSS Customer Service and have the model and serial numbers of your product ready.
This manual identifies potential hazards and has safety messages identified by the safety-alert symbol (Figure 1),
which signals a hazard that may cause serious injury or death if you do not follow the recommended precautions.
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Figure 1
1. Safety-alert symbol
This manual uses 2 words to highlight information. Important calls attention to special mechanical information
and Note emphasizes general information worthy of special attention.
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© 2016–BOSS Products
P.O. Box 787
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Contents
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
Safety............................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Preparation........................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Operation.............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Safety and Instructional Decals......................................................................................................................................... 9
Power-V Product Overview.................................................................................................................................................... 13
Power-V Controls..................................................................................................................................................................... 14
SmartHitch2 Switch.......................................................................................................................................................... 14
Couplers.............................................................................................................................................................................. 14
Joystick Controller............................................................................................................................................................. 15
SmartTouch2 Controller................................................................................................................................................... 16
Headlight Toggle Switch................................................................................................................................................... 18
Mounting the Power-V Snowplow......................................................................................................................................... 19
Removing the Power-V Snowplow........................................................................................................................................ 21
Straight-Blade Product Overview........................................................................................................................................... 23
Straight-Blade Controls............................................................................................................................................................ 24
SmartHitch2 Switch.......................................................................................................................................................... 24
Couplers.............................................................................................................................................................................. 24
Joystick Controller............................................................................................................................................................. 25
SmartTouch2 Controller................................................................................................................................................... 26
Headlight Toggle Switch................................................................................................................................................... 27
Mounting the Straight-Blade Snowplow............................................................................................................................... 29
Removing the Straight-Blade Snowplow............................................................................................................................... 31
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General Operation.................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Before Operation...................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Checking the Hydraulic-Fluid Level............................................................................................................................... 35
Adding Hydraulic Fluid.................................................................................................................................................... 36
During Operation..................................................................................................................................................................... 37
Protecting Your Transmission......................................................................................................................................... 38
Plowing Parking Lots........................................................................................................................................................ 39
Plowing Driveways............................................................................................................................................................ 40
Operating Tips................................................................................................................................................................... 41
After Operation......................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Maintenance............................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)...................................................................................................................... 43
Hydraulic System Maintenance............................................................................................................................................... 44
Draining the Hydraulic Fluid........................................................................................................................................... 44
Adjusting the Hydraulic Lowering Speed...................................................................................................................... 45
Checking the Hydraulic Lines and Hoses...................................................................................................................... 47
Miscellaneous Maintenance..................................................................................................................................................... 48
Levelling the Plow Blades (Power-V Snowplows Only).............................................................................................. 48
Adjusting the Angle of Attack (EXT Straight-Blade Snowplows Only).................................................................. 49
Adjusting the Aim of the Plow Headlights................................................................................................................... 51
Storage........................................................................................................................................................................................ 53
Storing the Plow................................................................................................................................................................ 53
Removing the Plow from Storage................................................................................................................................... 53
Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................................................................ 55
Optional Equipment and Accessories................................................................................................................................... 64
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Safety
Improper use or maintenance by the operator or owner can result in injury. To reduce the potential
for injury, comply with these safety instructions and always pay attention to the safety-alert symbol
which means: Caution, Warning, or Danger—personal safety instruction. Failure to comply with the
instruction may result in personal injury or death.
Preparation
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Read the Operator’s Manual before operating or servicing the plow.
•
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.
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Ensure that only trained personnel install and perform maintenance on the equipment.
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Many trucks are equipped with air bags. Never disable, remove, or relocate any sensors or other components
related to the operation of the air bags.
•
Keep your hands, feet, and clothing away from moving parts and mounting points.
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Ensure the plow is properly attached to the vehicle before moving it.
•
To comply with federal regulations and to assure a safe vehicle, do not exceed the front gross-axle-weight
rating (FGAWR), rear gross-axle-weight rating (RGAWR), and the gross-vehicle-weight rating (GAWR) at any
time.
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Operation
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Vehicles equipped with air bags are designed so that the air bags activate in a frontal collision equivalent to
hitting a solid barrier (such as a wall) at approximately 22 km/h (14 mph) or more, or a frontal perpendicular
collision with a parked car or truck of similar size at approximately 45 km/h (28 mph) or more. Careless or
high-speed driving while plowing snow can deploy the air bag.
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When transporting the vehicle, position the plow so as not to block your vision or the plow headlights.
•
Do not change the blade position when traveling from site to site.
•
Do not exceed 64 km/h (40 mph) when transporting the plow.
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Do not exceed 22 km/h (14 mph) when plowing.
•
Always lower the blade when the vehicle is not in use.
•
Never put any part of your body between the plow and the vehicle.
•
Do not operate the plow while ill, tired, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
•
Always wear your seatbelt while operating a motor vehicle.
•
Due to the variety of equipment that you can install on the vehicle, do not exceed the front gross-axle-weight
rating (FGAWR), rear gross-axle-weight rating (RGAWR), and the gross-vehicle-weight rating (GAWR) at
any time. This may require weighing the vehicle and adding ballast as necessary. It may also limit the payload
capacity of the vehicle.
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Safety and Instructional Decals
Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to the operator and are located near any area of potential
danger. Replace any decal that is damaged or missing.
MSC04603-5
1. Read the Owner’s
Manual for
information on
removing the plow.
2. Coupler spring pin
unlock
3. Coupler spring pin
unlock
MSC04604-5
4. Read the Owner’s
Manual for
information on
attaching the plow.
5. Coupler spring pin
lock
6. Coupler spring pin
lock
1. Read the Owner’s
Manual for
information on
removing the plow.
2. Coupler spring pin
lock
3. Coupler spring pin
lock
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4. Read the Owner’s
Manual for
information on
attaching the plow.
5. Coupler spring pin
unlock
6. Coupler spring pin
unlock
MSC01868
1. Warning­­­—read the Owner’s Manual.
2. Warning­­­—all operators should be trained before
operating the machine.
3. Warning­­­—coupler spring pins must be locked before
plowing.
4. Warning­­­—coupler spring pins must be unlocked to
remove the plow.
5. Warning­­­—do not block the vehicle headlights with the
plow.
6. Crushing hazard—do not stand between the plow and
vehicle during maintenance.
7. Warning­­­—do not exceed 64 km/h (40 mph) when
transporting the plow.
8. Warning­­­—do not exceed 22 km/h (14 mph) when
plowing.
9. Warning­­­— lower the plow when the vehicle is not in
use.
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MSC04595
MSC04605
1. Important—read the Owner’s
Manual.
2. Fill the hydraulic fluid to the bottom
of the fill elbow.
1. Important—read the Owner’s
Manual.
2. Raise the coupler tower.
3. Lower the coupler tower.
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MSC06353
MSC06354
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Power-V Product Overview
Figure 2
1. Hydraulic reservoir fill elbow
2. Coupler-tower cover
3. Hydraulic flow-control valve
4. Coupler
5. SmartHitch2 switch
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Power-V Controls
Become familiar with all the controls before you operate the plow.
SmartHitch2 Switch
The SmartHitch2 switch controls the movement of the coupler tower to facilitate plow attachment and removal.
With the controller in the Float mode, press the switch up to raise the tower and down to lower the tower.
Couplers
The couplers (Figure 3) secure the plow to the
vehicle push beam. Turn the levers toward the
coupler tower to turn on the spring pins. Turn the
levers away from the coupler tower to turn off the
spring pins.
Figure 3
1. Coupler tower
2. Pin receiver
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3. Coupler spring pin
4. Coupler lever
Joystick Controller
The joystick controller (Figure 4) operates the
movement of the snowplow. You can rotate the
Raise/Lower switch for right or left hand operation
by pulling up the joystick and rotating it to the
desired position.
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On/Off switch—turns the plow controller
on and off. A red light illuminates when the
controller is on.
Note: Turn off the controller when not in use
to prevent accidental activation of the plow.
Figure 4
1. Joystick
2. Raise/Lower switch
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Raise/Lower switch—raises or lowers the plow
blade. Press the switch up to raise the plow.
Press the switch down to lower the plow.
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Directional joystick—controls the direction that the plow moves
3. On/Off switch
– To activate the Float feature, pull the joystick back until it clicks into the detent position, allowing
the plow blade to follow the contour of the ground. The joystick stays in the Float position until it is
centered again.
– To move the right plow wing out, push the joystick diagonally right and forward.
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– To move the left plow wing out, push the joystick diagonally left and forward.
– To make the scoop shape with the plow, move both wings out and push the joystick forward.
– To move the right plow wing in, pull the joystick diagonally right and backward.
– To move the left plow wing in, pull the joystick diagonally left and backward.
– To angle the entire plow blade right, move the right wing in, the left wing out, and push the joystick right.
– To angle the entire plow blade left, move
the right wing out, the left wing in, and
push the joystick left.
SmartTouch2 Controller
The SmartTouch2 controller (Figure 5) operates the
movement of the snowplow.
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On/Off switch—turns the plow controller
on and off. A green light illuminates when the
controller is on.
Note: Turn off the controller when not in use
to prevent accidental activation of the plow.
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Raise button—raises the plow blade. Pressing
the button quickly twice automatically raises the
Figure 5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Raise button
Lower/Float button
Left Wing Out button
Right Wing Out button
Right Wing In button
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Left Wing In button
Angle left
Scoop
Angle right
V
blade.
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Lower/Float button—lowers the plow blade and activates the Float feature. Pressing the button quickly twice,
or holding the button down for 2 seconds, automatically lowers the blade and activates the Float feature,
allowing the plow blade to follow the contour of the ground. A red light illuminates when the Float feature is
active.
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Left Wing Out button—moves the left wing out
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Right Wing Out button—moves the right wing out
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Left Wing In button—moves the left wing in
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Right Wing In button—moves the right wing in
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Sleep mode—If you do not use the controller for 20 minutes, it enters sleep mode and the controller lights
flash green and red. Turn the controller off and on again to deactivate the sleep mode.
To perform different tasks, you can configure the plow wings as follows:
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To angle the entire plow blade right, press the Right Wing In and Rght Wing Out buttons simultaneously until
the blades are fully angled.
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To angle the entire plow blade left, press the Left Wing In and Left Wing Out buttons simultaneously until
the blades are fully angled.
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To make the scoop shape with the plow, press the Left Wing Out and Right Wing Out buttons simultaneously
until the blades are fully extended.
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To make the “V” shape with the plow, press the Left Wing In and Right Wing In buttons simultaneously until
the blades are fully retracted.
Headlight Toggle Switch
The headlight toggle-switch controls which set of headlights is being used. Move the switch to the TRUCK
position to use the headlights on the vehicle. Move the switch to the PLOW position to use the headlights on the
plow.
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Mounting the Power-V Snowplow
Note: The vehicle must be running before
starting this procedure.
1. Activate the Float feature on your plow
controller.
2. Line up the vehicle with the snowplow and drive
forward until the lower pin contacts the pushbeam pin receiver (Figure 6).
3. Turn the levers on the couplers to the Lock
position (Figure 7).
4. Remove the electrical-plug dust-covers and
connect the plow wire harness to the vehicle
wire harness (Figure 6).
5. Push the SmartHitch2 switch on the side of the
coupler tower upward and raise the tower until
the coupler spring-pins snap in (Figure 8).
Figure 6
1. Plow wire harness
2. Vehicle wire harness
3. Coupler spring pin
6. Ensure that both coupler spring-pins have fully engaged the coupler (Figure 7).
Note: Move the coupler tower until the spring pins engage completely.
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4. Lower pin
5. Pin receiver
7. Switch the headlight toggle-switch to the PLOW position.
Figure 7
1. Coupler tower
2. Pin receiver
3. Coupler spring pin
4. Coupler lever
Figure 8
1. SmartHitch2 switch
2. Coupler tower
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3. Coupler spring pin
Removing the Power-V Snowplow
Note: The vehicle must be running before
starting this procedure.
1. Switch the headlight toggle switch to the TRUCK
position.
2. Move both plow wings in to the V position.
3. Activate the Float feature on your plow
controller.
4. Turn the levers on the couplers to the Unlock
position (Figure 9).
5. Push the SmartHitch2 switch on the side of the
coupler tower up to release the pins, then down
to lower the tower completely (Figure 10).
Figure 9
1. Coupler tower
2. Pin receiver
3. Coupler spring pin
4. Coupler lever
6. Disconnect the plow wire harness from the vehicle wire harness and secure the electrical-plug dust-covers
(Figure 11).
7. Slowly back the vehicle away from the snowplow.
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Figure 10
1. SmartHitch2 switch
2. Coupler tower
3. Coupler spring pin
Figure 11
1. Plow wire harness
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2. Vehicle wire harness
Straight-Blade Product Overview
Figure 12
1. Hydraulic reservoir fill elbow
2. Coupler-tower cover
3. Kickstand
4. SmartHitch2 switch
5. Hydraulic flow-control valve
6. Coupler
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7. Plow shoe (optional)
Straight-Blade Controls
Become familiar with all the controls before you operate the plow.
SmartHitch2 Switch
The SmartHitch2 switch controls the movement of the coupler tower to facilitate plow attachment and removal.
With the controller in the Float mode, press the switch up to raise the tower and down to lower the tower.
Couplers
The couplers (Figure 13) secure the plow to the
vehicle push beam. Turn the levers toward the
coupler tower to turn on the spring pins. Turn the
levers away from the coupler tower to turn off the
spring pins.
Figure 13
1. Coupler tower
2. Pin receiver
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3. Coupler spring pin
4. Coupler lever
Joystick Controller
The joystick controller (Figure 14) operates the
movement of the snowplow.
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On/Off switch—turns the plow controller on
and off. A red light will illuminate when the
controller is on.
Note: Turn off the controller when not in use
to prevent accidental activation of the plow.
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Directional joystick—controls the direction that
the plow moves
– To raise the plow blade, pull the joystick
back.
Figure 14
1. Joystick
2. On/Off switch
– To lower the plow blade, push the joystick forward.
– To angle the plow blade right, push the joystick right.
– To angle the plow blade left, push the joystick left.
– To activate the Float feature, push the joystick forward until it clicks into the detent position, allowing
the plow blade to follow the contour of the ground. The joystick stays in the Float position until it is
centered again.
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SmartTouch2 Controller
The SmartTouch2 controller (Figure 15) operates
the movement of the snowplow.
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On/Off switch—turns the plow controller
on and off. A green light illuminates when the
controller is on.
Note: Turn off the controller when not in use
to prevent accidental activation of the plow.
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Raise button—raises the plow blade. Pressing
the button quickly twice automatically raises the
blade.
Figure 15
Lower/Float button—lowers the plow blade
and activates the Float feature. Pressing the
1. Lower/Float button
4. On/Off switch
2. Left button
5. Right button
button quickly twice, or holding the button
3.
Raise
button
down for 2 seconds, automatically lowers the
blade and activates the Float feature, allowing
the plow blade to follow the contour of the ground. A red light will illuminate when the Float feature is
active.
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Left button—angles the plow blade to the left
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Right button—angles the plow blade to the right
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Sleep mode—If you do not use the controller for 20 minutes, it enters sleep mode and the controller lights
flash green and red. Turn the controller off and on again to deactivate the sleep mode.
Headlight Toggle Switch
The headlight toggle-switch controls which set of headlights is being used. Move the switch to the TRUCK
position to use the headlights on the vehicle. Move the switch to the PLOW position to use the headlights on the
plow.
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Mounting the Straight-Blade Snowplow
Note: The vehicle must be running before
starting this procedure.
1. Activate the Float feature on your plow
controller.
2. Line up the vehicle with the snowplow and drive
forward until the lower pin contacts the pushbeam pin receiver (Figure 16).
3. Turn the levers on the couplers to the Lock
position (Figure 17).
4. Remove the electrical-plug dust covers and
connect the plow wire harness to the vehicle
wire harness (Figure 16).
5. Push the SmartHitch2 switch on the side of the
coupler tower upward and raise the tower until
the coupler spring-pins snap in (Figure 18).
Figure 16
1. Plow wire harness
2. Vehicle wire harness
3. Coupler spring pin
6. Ensure that both coupler spring-pins have fully engaged the coupler (Figure 17).
Note: Move the coupler tower until the spring pins engage completely.
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4. Lower pin
5. Pin receiver
7. Pull the kickstand spring-pin outward and raise the kickstand, then release the spring pin to secure it (Figure
18).
8. Switch the headlight toggle-switch to the PLOW position.
Figure 17
1. Coupler tower
2. Pin receiver
3. Coupler spring pin
4. Coupler lever
Figure 18
1. Kickstand
2. SmartHitch2 switch
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3. Coupler tower
4. Coupler spring pin
Removing the Straight-Blade Snowplow
Note: The vehicle must be running before
starting this procedure.
1. Switch the headlight toggle switch to the TRUCK
position.
2. Activate the Float feature on your plow
controller.
3. Pull the kickstand spring pin outward and lower
the kickstand, then release the spring pin to
secure it (Figure 19).
4. Turn the levers on the couplers to the Unlock
position (Figure 20).
5. Push the SmartHitch2 switch on the side of the
coupler tower up to release the pins, then down
to lower the tower completely (Figure 21).
Figure 19
1. Kickstand
2. SmartHitch2 switch
3. Coupler spring pin
6. Disconnect the plow wire harness from the vehicle wire harness and secure the electrical-plug dust covers
(Figure 21).
7. Slowly back the vehicle away from the snowplow.
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Figure 20
1. Coupler tower
2. Pin receiver
3. Coupler spring pin
4. Coupler lever
Figure 21
1. Plow wire harness
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2. Vehicle wire harness
General Operation
Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
Before Operation
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Familiarize yourself with the Owner’s Manual before operating or servicing your snowplow.
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Familiarize yourself with local snowplowing laws and regulations.
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Carry the following safety equipment and items in case of emergencies:
– fire extinguisher
– jumper cables
– tool kit
– ice scraper
– tow strap
– lock deicer
– flashlight
– washer fluid
– flares
– shovel
– first-aid kit
– bag of salt or sand
– fuses for your vehicle
Note: In case of emergencies, always carry a cell phone or 2–way radio when plowing.
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Wear warm clothes while plowing, including insulated boots, insulated underwear, a warm jacket, hat, gloves,
and sunglasses.
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Carry the following snowplow equipment in case of emergencies:
– hydraulic fluid
– pump solenoid
– hydraulic hoses
– trip spring
– cutting-edge bolts
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Ensure that your vehicle has been maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
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Consider adding a strobe light or backup lights to your vehicle if they are not already equipped.
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Ensure that your vehicle complies with the federal requirements for front and rear weight distribution. Any
ballast should be placed past the back axle toward the tailgate and secured in place.
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Ensure that all snowplow bolts are tight and torqued properly.
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Ensure that the snowplow lights are properly aligned and functioning.
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Ensure that the cutting edge is not over-worn and in need of replacing.
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Do not exceed 64 km/h (40 mph) when transporting plow.
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When transporting the plow, keep the plow in the straight or V position to reduce the chance of catching a
curb or snowbank.
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Turn off the plow controller when transporting the plow to and from a job site.
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When transporting the plow, do not block the plow headlights or your vision with the raised plow.
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Check the temperature gauge often while transporting the plow or plowing. If the vehicle overheats while
transporting the plow, stop and adjust the plow
position to allow more airflow to the radiator.
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Before it snows, inspect the location you will be
plowing and look for obstacles that will become
hidden once it snows. Look for things such
as bumper stops, speed bumps, curbs, shrubs,
water drains, fire hydrants, fences, and pipes. To
prevent damaging the area being plowed, your
plow, or your vehicle, mark any obstructions in a
way that will be visible after it snows.
Checking the Hydraulic-Fluid
Level
1. With the plow mounted to the vehicle, lower the
plow to the ground and ensure that it is in the
straight position.
2. Clean the area around the fill cap (Figure 22).
3. Remove the fill cap from the hydraulic reservoir
(Figure 22).
Figure 22
1. Fill cap
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2. Fill elbow
4. Ensure that the fluid comes up to the bottom of the fill elbow. If it does not, add more hydraulic fluid; refer
to Adding Hydraulic Fluid (page 36).
5. Install the previously removed fill cap.
Adding Hydraulic Fluid
1. Ensure that the lift cylinder is completely
collapsed.
Note: The lights should tilt forward.
Important: Do not manually pull the tower
down. This can cause an air pocket to form
in the hydraulic system and fluid to spill out
of the internal filler cap.
Figure 23
1. Fill elbow
2. Clean the area around the fill cap (Figure 22).
3. Remove the fill cap from the hydraulic reservoir (Figure 23).
4. Slowly fill the reservoir with BOSS high-performance hydraulic fluid to the bottom of the fill elbow (Figure
23).
Note: The reservoir holds approximately 1.9 L (2 US qt) of hydraulic fluid.
5. Install the previously removed fill cap.
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6. Start the vehicle and operate the plow in its full range of movement.
7. Stop the vehicle, check the hydraulic-fluid level, and replenish the fluid if necessary; refer to Checking the
Hydraulic Fluid Level (page 35).
During Operation
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Do not exceed 22 km/h (14 mph) when plowing.
•
Always wear a seatbelt while plowing.
•
Never plow with your head out the window.
•
When moving in reverse, turn and look behind you instead of relying on vehicle mirrors.
•
When plowing on dirt or gravel, lower the plow shoes to prevent scraping away the surface.
•
When plowing on asphalt or concrete, raise the plow shoes to scrape as close to the surface as possible.
•
Start driving forward before lowering the plow for a pass.
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As you come to the end of a pass, lift off the accelerator while starting to use the brake. At the same time,
start to raise the blade to help stack the snow and to make it easier on your electrical system.
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Protecting Your Transmission
Transmission damage is 1 of the most common problems that occur while plowing. The following steps can help
prevent transmission damage:
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Do not plow in overdrive unless your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual recommends it.
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Plan your plow pattern so that you drive forward as much as possible.
•
Come to a complete stop before shifting from forward to reverse.
•
Wait until the transmission engages before accelerating.
•
Accelerate slowly, allowing the tires to grip the road surface for better traction. Avoid spinning the tires.
•
Start driving forward before lowering the plow for a pass.
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Whenever possible, back into a cleared area.
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If you have a manual transmission, avoid riding the clutch while plowing.
•
Change the transmission fluid before and during the plowing season. If the fluid has a burnt smell, change
the fluid as soon as possible.
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You can install an inline transmission heat gauge to monitor the temperature in your transmission. If it
reaches 121°C (250°F), let the vehicle idle until the fluid cools.
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Plowing Parking Lots
•
Make sure that you know where the customer wants you to pile the snow.
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Use caution when plowing next to curbs.
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If a significant amount of snow is expected, plow during the storm rather than letting snow accumulate.
•
Keep water drains and catch basins clear at all times.
•
Do not stack snow by the road and block the visibility of vehicles coming or leaving the parking lot.
•
Use caution when plowing next to parked cars.
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When plowing snow that is next to a building, push snow away from the building.
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If you are responsible for clearing sidewalks, shovel them first so that you can plow the snow away.
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Plow areas in front of buildings and overhead doors first. With the blade raised and in the straight position,
drive up to the building, drop the blade, and pull the snow away from the building. Turn your vehicle around,
then back into the cleared area and push the snow to the outer edges of the lot.
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Push the snowbanks back far enough to accommodate future snowfalls.
•
After back dragging snow away from building, start plowing the lot. Begin by making a pass down the center
of the lot, and then push snow in windrows to the outer edges. If there has been a significant amount of
snowfall, push as much bulk off the lot as possible, then go over it again. In large lots, it may be best to break
your plowing down into smaller areas.
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Do not pile snow in the middle of the lot. It will be difficult to remove later.
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Do not pile snow near handicapped parking areas.
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Plow in straight lines whenever possible, and push snow to the outer edges of the lot. Keep the wind
direction in mind and pile snow downwind to minimize drifting.
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Plow snow during low-traffic hours, and always be cautious of cars and people in the lot.
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Once the majority of snow is removed from the lot, start the cleanup work. Begin by plowing next to curbs.
Be sure to square off corners where possible, and do not leave trails of snow behind.
Plowing Driveways
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Make sure that you know where the customer wants you to pile the snow.
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Drive up to the garage, drop the blade, then back up, pulling the snow approximately 2 truck lengths back.
Turn the vehicle around and back into the cleaned area. With the blade angled to the center of the driveway,
push the snow to the end of the driveway. Finish by pushing the snow into the corners at the end of the
driveway. Be careful not to leave snow on the road or sidewalks.
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Operating Tips
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Angle position—the blade is angled either to the left or right of the vehicle. Use this position for
windrowing or for widening the first pass.
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Straight position—the blade is positioned directly in front of the vehicle. Use this position when back
dragging.
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Power-V position—the blades are retracted toward the vehicle. Use this position for first passes, plowing
through deep snow, or punching through snowdrifts and hard-packed banks or windrows left by city and
country plows.
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Scoop position—the blades are extended forward to create an inverted V. Use this position when you must
push the snow straight ahead and not to the side, or for cleanup work.
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Windrowing—the blade is angled to the left or right of the vehicle. Use this to clear large areas by making
consecutive passes.
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Back dragging—with the blade in the straight position, raise the blade and drive toward the building. Lower
the blade and back up, pulling the snow away from the building. Back drag only 2 truck lengths, then turn
around and push the snow the rest of the way.
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Deep snow—when plowing deep snow, raise the plow several inches off the ground and plow off the top
layer of snow. Make several passes, plowing only enough snow to prevent overloading your equipment.
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Wet snow—when plowing wet snow, plow until the job is complete. Wet snow left in windrows overnight
can freeze and turn into tank traps.
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After Operation
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Lower the blade to the ground and turn off the plow controller when you have finished plowing.
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After plowing, let the vehicle idle for at least 10 minutes to allow the transmission fluid time to cool.
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Maintenance
Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)
Maintenance Service
Interval
Maintenance Procedure
Before each use or daily
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Check the hydraulic cylinders.
Check the hydraulic-fluid level.
Check the hydraulic lines and hoses.
Check the torque of all fasteners, pins, retainers, nuts, and bolts.
Check the cutting edge.
Check the plow shoes.
Check the wire-harness connector.
Grease the coupler spring pins.
Before storage
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Grease the lift-cylinder rods.
Apply dielectric grease to the wire-harness connectors.
Grease the coupler spring pins.
Grease the vertical hinge bushings (Power-V plows only).
Monthly
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Apply dielectric grease to the wire-harness connectors.
Yearly
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Replace the hydraulic fluid.
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Hydraulic System Maintenance
Draining the Hydraulic Fluid
If the oil becomes contaminated, contact your
authorized BOSS dealer to have the system flushed.
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, lower the
plow, and fully collapse the hydraulic liftcylinder. Turn off the vehicle and remove the
keys.
2. Remove the hairpin cotter and clevis pin from
the top of the lift cylinder and lean it forward
(Figure 24).
3. Remove the 2 thumbscrews securing the
coupler-tower cover to the coupler tower
(Figure 24).
4. Remove the coupler-tower cover, pulling it
toward the passenger side of the plow.
Note: You may need to tug the cover back and
forth several times to get it free.
Figure 24
1. Hairpin cotter and clevis
pin
2. Thumbscrew
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3. Coupler-tower cover
5. Clean the area around the drain plug (Figure 25).
6. Place a drain pan under the plug and remove the
plug.
7. Clean the drain plug.
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2
8. Allow the fluid to fully drain, then replace the
plug. Torque the plug to 17 to 28 N∙m (150 to
250 in-lb).
9. Attach the previously removed coupler-tower
cover.
Figure 25
1. Hydraulic reservoir
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2. Drain plug
10. Attach the previously removed lift cylinder.
Adjusting the Hydraulic Lowering Speed
WARNING
Adjusting the flow-control valve can cause the plow to drop suddenly, resulting in bodily harm.
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Ensure that all observers are standing a safe distance from the plow.
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Ensure that the controller is off before adjusting the plow.
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Keep your body away from the plow blade.
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Note: There is no flow-control valve on the
green hydraulic manifolds used for sport-duty
snowplows.
1. Loosen the jam nut on the back of the hydraulic
manifold (Figure 26).
2. Adjust the set screw until you find the desired
lowering speed.
Note: Turning the set screw clockwise
decreases the lowering speed; turning the set
screw counterclockwise increases the lowering
speed.
3. Turn the fitting until it is finger tight, then turn
it 2 to 3 more times.
Figure 26
1. Jam nut
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Checking the Hydraulic Lines and Hoses
WARNING
Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure can penetrate the skin and cause injury.
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Ensure that all hydraulic fluid hoses and lines are in good condition and all hydraulic connections
and fittings are tight before applying pressure to the hydraulic system.
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Keep your body and hands away from pinhole leaks or nozzles that eject high-pressure hydraulic
fluid.
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Use cardboard or paper to find hydraulic leaks.
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Safely relieve all pressure in the hydraulic system before performing any work on the hydraulic
system.
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Get immediate medical help if fluid is injected into skin.
Check the hydraulic lines and hoses daily for leaks, kinked lines, loose mounting supports, wear, loose fittings,
weather deterioration, and chemical deterioration. Make all necessary repairs before operating the plow.
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Miscellaneous Maintenance
Leveling the Plow Blades (Power-V Snowplows Only)
1. Loosen and carefully remove the 4 locknuts and 4
washers from the trip-spring eye bolts (Figure 27).
2. Adjust the bumper-stop plate (Figure 28).
Note: Slide the plate in to lower the center of the
plow; slide the plate out to raise the center of the
plow.
3. Secure the plate to the bumper stop and push frame
using the previously removed bolt (Figure 28). Torque
the bolt to 31 N∙m (23 ft-lb).
Figure 27
1. Locknut and washer
2. Trip spring
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3. Spring yoke
Figure 28
1. Bolt
2. Bumper-stop plate
3. Bumper stop
4. Push frame
Adjusting the Angle of Attack (EXT Straight-Blade Snowplows Only)
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and lower the plow completely. If the plow is not flush against the ground,
adjust the angle of attack.
2. Loosen the trip springs.
3. On the cams, remove the bolt in the square hole and loosen the bolt in the center (Figure 29).
4. Rotate the cam clockwise to angle the bottom of the blade back. Rotate the cam counterclockwise to angle
the bottom of the blade forward.
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Note: Use a 1/2 inch ratchet to help rotate the cams.
5. Insert the previously removed bolt, and torque it to 76 N∙m
(56 ft-lb).
6. Tighten the center bolt, and torque it to 76 N∙m (56 ft-lb).
7. Tighten the trip springs until there is a gap of 0.8 mm (1/32
inch) between the trip spring coils.
Figure 29
1. Center bolt (loosen)
2. Square bolt
(remove)
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3. Cam
Adjusting the Aim of the Plow Headlights
Important: Certify that the installation of the snowplow lights conforms to applicable federal motor
vehicle safety standards.
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface 7.5 m (25 ft) away from a matte-white screen or garage door.
Note: The screen should be perpendicular to both the ground and the front of the vehicle.
2. Ensure that the vehicle is equipped for normal operation with the snowplow attached and in the raised
position.
3. Perform the following actions to ensure optimal headlight alignment:
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Remove any ice or mud from under the fenders.
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Ensure that all tires are fully and evenly inflated.
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Check vehicle springs for sag or broken leaves.
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Check the function of any level ride controls.
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Stabilize the suspension by rocking the vehicle sideways.
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Ensure that there is no load in the vehicle other than the driver.
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Clean the headlights and matte white screen.
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4. Mark the vertical vehicle-centerline on the
screen (Figure 30).
5. Mark the vertical headlight-centerline on the
screen (Figure 30).
6. Mark the horizontal headlight-centerline on the
screen (Figure 30).
Note: The horizontal headlight-centerline
should be the distance from the ground to the
center of the headlight.
7. Loosen the 4 bolts securing each headlight to
the headlight brackets.
8. Adjust the plow headlights until the brightest
part of the plow low-beam lights are aligned as
shown in Figure 30.
9. Tighten the 4 bolts securing each headlight to
the headlight brackets and torque them to 8
N∙m (6 ft-lb).
Figure 30
1. Vertical left-headlight
centerline
2. Vehicle centerline
3. Vertical right-headlight
centerline
4. Horizontal headlightcenterline
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5. Brightest points
6. Distance between
headlight centers
7. Distance from ground to
headlight centers
Storage
Storing the Plow
1. Grease any exposed chrome or nitro bar on the plow-angle lift cylinders.
2. Drive the snowplow to your storage location and remove the plow; refer to Removing the Snowplow (page
21-22 or 31-32).
3. Power the coupler tower forward until the lift cylinder is completely compressed.
4. Apply dielectric grease to all of the wire-harness connectors and install the dust caps.
5. Lightly sand and use touch-up paint on painted areas that are scratched, chipped, or rusted.
6. Loosen the trip-return springs.
7. If you have a Power-V plow, loosen the blade-return springs.
8. Grease the coupler spring-pins.
9. If you have a Power-V plow, grease the vertical hinge bushings.
Removing the Plow from Storage
1. Check the plow for cracked welds.
2. Check the torque of all fasteners, pins, retainers, nuts, and bolts; tighten as necessary.
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3. Check the hydraulic lines and hoses for cracks or leaks.
4. Replace the hydraulic fluid; refer to Draining the Hydraulic Fluid (page 44).
5. Check the cutting edge for wear.
6. Check the plow shoes for wear.
7. Tighten the trip-return springs.
8. If you have a Power-V plow, tighten the blade-return springs.
9. Lightly sand and use touch-up paint on painted areas that are scratched, chipped, or rusted.
10. Grease the coupler spring-pins.
11. If you have a Power-V plow, grease the vertical hinge bushings.
12. Apply dielectric grease to all of the wire harness connectors.
13. Attach the plow to the vehicle; refer to Mounting the Snowplow (page 19-20 or 29-30).
14. Move the plow through its range of motion to check the hydraulic cylinder rods.
15. Align the plow lights; refer to Adjusting the Aim of the Plow Headlights (page 51).
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The pump motor does not run.
Diagnostic Check
Result
1. Check that the power/ground
cables and control cables are
connected properly.
1. Connect the cables if they are not
connected.
2. Check for voltage at the pump
motor while the ignition switch
is on and the RAISE button is
pressed on the controller.
2. If voltage is present, the pump
motor has failed or the pump has
seized. Motor brushes may be
replaced, otherwise replace the
pump/motor assembly.
3. Check for power to the solenoid
by testing for voltage between
both large terminals and ground.
3. If voltage is not present between
one large terminal and ground,
the cable between the battery and
the solenoid is disconnected or
broken.
4. Check for voltage between
the other large terminal of the
solenoid and ground while
jumping power to the small
terminal with the white/black wire.
4. If no voltage is present, the
solenoid has failed and must be
replaced. If voltage is present,
the wire from the small terminal
of the solenoid to ground may be
disconnected or broken.
5. Test the power to the controller
by checking the voltage between
the black wire and ground at the
white, 9-pin connector.
5. If no voltage is present, power
from the relay has become
disconnected. If voltage is
present, check the wiring and
controller switches.
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Problem
The pump continues to run while the
switch is in neutral.
The plow does not lower.
Diagnostic Check
Result
1. Disconnect the controller and turn
the ignition on.
1. If the pump continues to run, the
solenoid has failed in the closed
position. Quickly remove power
to the pump by disconnecting the
power/ground cables to the plow.
Replace the solenoid.
2. Disconnect the controller and turn
the ignition on.
2. If the pump stops running, check
the wiring of the controller for
a short between the black and
white/black wire in the controller,
or a failed switch.
1. Check that the power/ground
cables and control cables are
connected properly.
1. Connect the cables if they are not
connected.
2. Check the flow-control valve.
2. If the flow-control valve is
completely closed, place the
controller in neutral, then open
the flow-control valve.
3. Check the wiring on the valve
block for proper connections.
3. Refer to the wiring diagram
included with your Owner’s
Manual.
4. Check for voltage between the
solenoid valve terminal and
ground while the ignition switch
is on and the controller is in the
Float position.
4. If voltage is present, the solenoid
valve or valve coil has failed.
Replace the valve or valve coil.
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Problem
The plow does not raise or raises
slowly.
Diagnostic Check
Result
5. Test the power to the control box
by checking the voltage between
the black wire and ground at the
white, 9-pin connector.
5. If no voltage is present, power
from the relays has become
disconnected. If voltage is
present, check the wiring and
switch off the controller.
1. Check the hydraulic-fluid level.
1. The hydraulic-fluid level should be
within 2 cm (3/4 inch) of the top of
the reservoir when lowered and in
the V position.
2. Check that the power/ground
cables and the control cable are
connected properly.
2. Connect the cables if they are not
connected.
3. Check the wiring on the valve
block for proper connections.
3. Refer to the manifold wiring
diagram included with your
Owner’s Manual.
4. Load a test battery.
4. Replace the battery if it is weak or
defective.
5. Check the pressure at the
pressure port of the pump.
5. If the pressure is less than 2,500
psi (at the end of the lift), the
motor brushes may be defective,
the pump pressure relief valve
may be contaminated, damaged,
or set to less than 2,500 psi, or
the pump may be worn.
6. Check the RAISE control solenoid
valve.
6. If the RAISE solenoid valve is not
opening completely, replace it.
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Problem
The plow angles while plowing.
The plow does not angle or angles
slowly.
Diagnostic Check
Result
7. Check the LOWER control solenoid
valve.
7. The LOWER solenoid valve may be
stuck open. Replace it.
1. Check the Angle control solenoid
valve.
1. If the Angle control solenoid valve
is contaminated, clean or replace
it.
2. Check that the pressure relief
valve is not contaminated.
2. If the pressure relief valve is
contaminated, clean or replace it.
3. Check that the pressure relief
valve is set correctly.
3. If the pressure relief valve is set
too low, contact your authorized
BOSS dealer.
1. Check the hydraulic-fluid level.
1. The hydraulic-fluid level should be
within 2 cm (3/4 inch) of the top of
the reservoir when lowered and in
the V position.
2. Check that the power/ground
cables and the control cable are
connected properly.
2. Connect the cables if they are not
connected.
3. Check the wiring on the valve
block for proper connections.
3. Refer to the manifold wiring
diagram included with your
Owner’s Manual.
4. Load a test battery.
4. Replace the battery if it is weak or
defective.
5. Check the Angle control solenoid
valve.
5. If the Angle solenoid valve is not
opening completely, replace it.
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Problem
Diagnostic Check
Result
While trying to raise the plow, the
1. Check the pressure and return
wing(s) extend prior to raising the plow
line routing.
and do(es) not retract.
1. The pressure line must be
connected from the “P” on the
pump to the “P” on the valve
manifold. The return line must
be connected from the “T” on
the pump to the “T” on the valve
manifold.
The wings drift back when extended.
1. Check the wing-return-solenoid
valve on the manifold.
1. If the solenoid valve is
contaminated, clean or replace it.
2. Check the pressure.
2. If the pressure-relief valve is
contaminated, clean or replace it.
The plow lowers too fast.
1. Check the flow-control valve.
1. Close the flow-control valve to the
desired drop speed.
The wing(s) do(es) not extend or
extend slowly when the motor runs.
1. Check the hydraulic-fluid level.
1. The hydraulic-fluid level should be
within 2 cm (3/4 inch) of the top of
the reservoir when lowered and in
the V position.
2. Check that the power/ground
cables and control cable are
connected properly.
2. Connect the cables if they are not
connected.
3. Check the wiring on the valve
block for proper connections.
3. Refer to the wiring diagram
included with your Owner’s
Manual.
4. Test the vehicle battery.
4. Replace the battery if it is weak or
defective.
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Problem
The wing(s) extend, but do(es) not
retract or retract slowly.
The wing(s) retract too easily while
plowing.
Diagnostic Check
Result
5. Check the pressure at the
pressure port of the pump.
5. If the pressure is less than 2,500
psi (at the end of the lift), the
motor brushes may be defective,
the pump pressure relief valve
may be contaminated, damaged,
or set to less than 2,500 psi, or
the pump may be worn.
6. Check the Wing Out control
solenoid valve.
6. If the Wing Out solenoid valve is
not opening completely, replace it.
7. Check the wiring and control box.
7. Refer to the wiring diagram
included with your Owner’s
Manual.
1. Check that the power/ground
cables and control cable are
connected properly.
1. Connect the cables if they are not
connected.
2. Check the wiring on the valve
block for proper connections.
2. Refer to the wiring diagram
included with your Owner’s
Manual.
3. Check for voltage between the
solenoid valve terminal and
ground while the ignition switch
is on and the controller is in the
WING IN position.
3. If voltage is present, the solenoid
valve or valve coil has failed.
Verify the magnetism. If there is
none, replace the valve. Check
the wiring and controller.
1. The pressure-relief valve
pressure is set too low.
1. See an authorized BOSS
dealer for pressure-relief-valve
adjustment.
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Problem
Oil leaks from the lift cylinders.
Diagnostic Check
Result
1. Inspect the fittings and O-rings.
1. Tighten loose fittings. See your
authorized BOSS dealer for a
seal kit.
2. Check the rod condition.
2. If the rods are pitted or rough,
polish them with a copus cloth or
extra fine steel wool.
The vehicle battery dies when the
vehicle is turned off.
1. Verify that the plow was installed
to a keyed fuse source.
1. Refer to the wiring diagram
included with your Owner’s
Manual.
The vehicle battery dies when all
of the switches are in the Neutral
position.
1. Inspect the controller wiring for a
short.
1. If there is a short, repair or
replace the controller.
2. Inspect the wire harness for a
short.
2. If there is a short, repair or
replace the wire harness.
3. Inspect the valve coils for a short.
3. If there is a short, replace the
valve coils.
1. Check the electrical connections.
1. Clean and repair any corroded or
damaged terminals.
2. Check the headlight adapter
wires.
2. Verify that the proper headlight
adapters are being used and are
correctly installed.
3. Check the relays for corrosion
and function.
3. The relays should click when
energized.
1. Check the headlight adapters.
1. Verify that the proper headlight
adapters are being used and are
correctly installed.
The plow lights are dim, do not come
on, or flicker.
The turn signals flash at a rapid rate.
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Problem
Diagnostic Check
Result
There is no high-beam indicator light,
or it does not function properly.
1. Check the headlight adapters.
1. Verify that the proper headlight
adapters are being used and are
correctly installed.
The blade digs into the ground in the
V position.
1. Check the bumper-stop position.
1. Adjust the bumper-stop position.
2. The push beam is installed too
high.
2. Lower the push beam.
The blade does not lay flat on the
ground in the scoop position.
1. Check the bumper stop position.
1. Adjust the bumper stop position.
2. The push beam is installed too
low.
2. Raise the push beam. If the push
beam is at the highest setting,
adjust the bumper stop further
into the center section.
The blade trips too easily.
1. Check the trip-spring adjustment.
1. Tighten the springs and replace
them if they are damaged.
2. Check the push-beam height.
2. Adjust the push beam to the
proper height.
The plow does not clean up snow from 1. The controller is not in the Float
low areas.
position.
1. Activate the Float feature on the
controller.
Fluid is running out of the fill cap of the 1. Power the light tower down. Do
hydraulic pump.
not pull the tower down.
1. Disconnect the plow and adjust
the hydraulic-fluid level.
2. The terrain is too steep.
2. Avoid steeply sloped areas.
3. The pump reservoir is overfilled.
3. The hydraulic fluid level should be
within 2 cm (3/4 inch) of the top of
the reservoir when lowered.
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Problem
Diagnostic Check
Result
4. The plow is hitting snowbanks too
hard.
4. Do not plow recklessly.
The pump chatters when raising the
plow, angling the plow, or extending
the wing(s).
1. Check that the hydraulic fluid
level is not low.
1. The hydraulic fluid level should be
within 2 cm (3/4 inch) of the top of
the reservoir when lowered.
The SmartHitch2 does not attach to
the plow.
1. Make sure that the vehicle is on
and the controller is in the Float
position.
1. Turn the vehicle on and put the
controller in the Float position.
2. Make sure that the controller is
staying in the Float position.
2. If the controller comes out of the
Float position when using the
SmartHitch2 controller, replace
the controller.
3. Check valve block and the
SmartHitch2 switch for proper
connections.
3. Refer to the manifold wiring
diagram included with your
Owner’s Manual.
The plow lights and truck lights are on
at the same time.
1. Check the vehicle harness wiring
connected to the truck headlights.
1. Refer to the wiring diagram
included with your Owner’s
Manual and ensure that the
vehicle wire harness is not
plugged into the vehicle headlight.
All of the plow and vehicle lights are
on at the same time.
1. Check the headlight adapters.
1. If the headlight adapters are
installed incorrectly, unplug them
and connect them as shown in
Installing the Wire Harness.
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Optional Equipment and Accessories
The following optional equipment and accessories are available at your local BOSS dealer.
Power-V High-Performance Cutting Edges
The Power-V high-performance cutting edge provides extended wear compared to the traditional cutting edge.
There is a built-in snow catcher to eliminate a trail of snow through the middle of the plow. There is also a builtin curb guard to protect your plow from damage.
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7 ft 6 inches Driver Side—BAL08857
7 ft 6 inches Passenger Side—BAR08856
8 ft 2 inches Driver Side—BAL08859
8 ft 2 inches Driver Side DXT—BAL18150
8 ft 2 inches Passenger Side—BAR08858
8 ft 2 inches Passenger Side DXT—BAR18145
9 ft 2 inches Driver Side—BAL08861
9 ft 2 inches Driver Side DXT—BAL18165
9 ft 2 inches Passenger Side—BAR08860
9 ft 2 inches Passenger Side DXT—BAR18155
10 ft Driver Side—BAL08863
10 ft Passenger Side—BAR08862
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Power-V Curb Guard
These long-lasting, high-impact curb guards protect the edge of your plow against wear.
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Driver Side—BAL00898
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Passenger Side—BAR00498
Straight-Blade Curb Guard
These long-lasting, high-impact curb guards protect the edge of your plow against wear. Not available for sportduty straight blades.
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Driver Side—STB03395
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Passenger Side—STB03394
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10 ft Driver Side—STB04364
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10 ft Passenger Side—STB04363
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Urethane Edge
The urethane edge is a reversible plow cutting blade made of plastic.
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7 ft X 6 inches X 1 inches—STB09231
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7 ft 6 inches X 6 inches X 1 inches—STB09232
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7 ft 6 inches X 8 inches X 1-1/2 inches—STB09233
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8 ft X 8 inches X 1-1/2 inches—STB09234
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8 ft 6 inches X 8 inches X 1-1/2 inches—STB09235
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9 ft X 8 inches X 1-1/2 inches—STB09236
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10 ft X 8 inches X 2 inches—STB09237
Plow Shoe
Add plow shoes to your snowplow to help the blade float over soft surfaces such as
gravel, dirt, or grass. Each shoe kit contains only 1 shoe.
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Sport-Duty Plow Shoes
Add plow shoes to your sport-duty snowplow to help the blade float
over soft surfaces such as gravel, dirt, or grass. Each shoe kit contains
2 shoes.
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MSC09588
Snowplow-Sight System
The snowplow-sight system allows you to align your plow and truck from
inside the cab. Visually line up the wire sight to the target mark on the back
of your plow light.
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MSC09644
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Power-V XT Plow Caster
The dolly wheel kits use the existing shoe holders on the blade, and are
ideal for moving plows around the garage, service bay, or showroom
floor. The heavy-duty caster wheels feature steel ball bearings for smooth
movement and long-lasting life.
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MSC09216
Super-Duty and EXT Plow Caster
The dolly wheel kits use the existing shoe holders on the blade, and are ideal for
moving plows around the garage, service bay, or showroom floor. The heavyduty caster wheels feature steel ball bearings for smooth movement and longlasting life.
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MSC09215
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DXT Plow Caster
The dolly wheel kits use the existing shoe holders on the blade,
and are ideal for moving plows around the garage, service bay,
or showroom floor. The heavy-duty caster wheels feature steel
ball bearings for smooth movement and long-lasting life.
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MSC01141
Plow-Blade Wing
The blade wings increase your blade width by a full 56 cm (22 inches) at a 30° angle. Contact your authorized
BOSS dealer for application
details.
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MSC08042B
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MSC08042C
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MSC08063B
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NGE Control System with Pistol Grip Controller
The Next Generation Electrical (NGE) System from BOSS is an optional control system for
2012 and newer plows. This system eliminates the 13-pin electrical connection at the bumper
and the in-cab truck-to-plow light switch. The NGE kit can also use the new pistol-grip
handheld controller or the existing SmartTouch2 controllers. Contact your authorized BOSS
dealer for more details.
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NGE Control Kit w/ Pistol Grip STB/V—MSC17819
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NGE Control Kit w/V SmartTouch 2—MSC17002
Pedestal Mount
Attach your SmartTouch2 controller to the pedestal mount either as a solid floor mount or a
removable magnetic mount.
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Dash Mount
Attach your SmartTouch2 controller to the dash or door mount using a duallock hook and loop fastener strip.
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MSC09660
Ballast Retainer
The ballast retainer secures bags of sand or salt in the bed
of your truck, ensuring that they remain in the proper
location.
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SmartLock Angle Cylinder
The cylinders lock and unlock automatically to keep the Power-V plow blade in the straight-position while back
dragging. SmartLock cylinders HYD09386 are now available for the 10 ft Power-V Plow.
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HYD07130 (2005 & Older)
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HYD09733 (2006 & Newer)
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HYD09386 (10 ft plows)
Rubber Snow Deflector
The snow deflector keeps snow off the windshield.
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MSC04587 (7 ft to 7 ft 6 inches)
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MSC01565 (7 ft 6 inches to 9 ft)
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MSC17611B (10 ft and EXT)
Emergency Parts Kit
The kit contains a selection of replacement parts, packaged in a soft-sided bag that fits behind or under the seat
of your truck.
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MSC16187 for Straight-blade plows
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MSC04298 for Power-V plows
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Touch-Up Paint
Red:
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MSC04098 12 oz spray
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MSC04358 US qt
Black:
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MSC04036 12 oz spray
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MSC04359 US qt
High-Performance Hydraulic-Fluid
Formulated to maintain its viscosity from normal use to -40°C (-40°F).
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HYD01836 (US gallon)
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HYD01835 (US qt)
Joystick Control
The joystick controller has a lighted On/Off switch that you can adjust for right or left hand use.
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STB03191 for Straight-blade plows
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MSC03809 for Power-V plows
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This manual applies to the following models:
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7 ft 6 inch Steel XT – MSC10176B with MSC08984B and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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7 ft 6 inch Steel XT – MSC10176B with MSC08985B and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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8 ft 2 inch Steel XT – MSC10182B with MSC08984B and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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8 ft 2 inch Steel XT – MSC10182B with MSC08985B and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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9 ft 2 inch Steel XT – MSC10192B with MSC08984B and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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9 ft 2 inch Steel XT – MSC10192B with MSC08985B and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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7 ft 6 inch Poly XT – MSC10276B with MSC08984B and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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7 ft 6 inch Poly XT – MSC10276B with MSC08985B and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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8 ft 2 inch Poly XT – MSC10282B with MSC08984B and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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8 ft 2 inch Poly XT – MSC10282B with MSC08985B and MSC04728, or MSC04729
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9 ft 2 inch Poly XT – MSC10292B with MSC08984B and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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9 ft 2 inch Poly XT – MSC10292B with MSC08985B and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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10 ft 0 inch Steel DXT – MSC17510 with MSC17612B and MSC15100 or MSC15101
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10 ft 0 inch Steel DXT – MSC17510 with MSC17624B and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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8 ft 2 inch Steel DXT – MSC18082 with MSC18212 and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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8 ft 2 inch Steel DXT – MSC18082 with MSC18224 and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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9 ft 2 inch Steel DXT – MSC18092 with MSC18212 and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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9 ft 2 inch Steel DXT – MSC18092 with MSC18224 and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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8 ft 2 inch Poly DXT – MSC18182 with MSC18212 and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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8 ft 2 inch Poly DXT – MSC18182 with MSC18224 and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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9 ft 2 inch Poly DXT – MSC18192 with MSC18212 and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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9 ft 2 inch Poly DXT – MSC18192 with MSC18224 and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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8 ft 2 Inch Stainless Steel DXT – MSC18282 with MSC18212 and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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8 ft 2 inch Stainless Steel DXT – MSC18282 with MSC18224 and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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9 ft 2 inch Stainless Steel DXT – MSC18292 with MSC18212 and MSC07373, MSC15100, or MSC15101
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9 ft 2 inch Stainless Steel DXT – MSC18292 with MSC18224 and MSC04728 or MSC04729
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7 ft 6 inch HTX V-Blade – MSC18800 with MSC18850 and MSC15100 or MSC15101
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5 ft 6 inch V-Blade – MSC13632 with MSC13818 and MSC13625
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6 ft 6 inch V-Blade – MSC12480 with MSC12060 and MSC12075
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Notes:
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Notes:
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BOSS Products 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:
Complete Product: 2 years from the date of purchase.
Labor: 2 years from the date of purchase for complete product.
Parts: 1 year from the date of purchase. (no Labor)
What BOSS Products will do:
BOSS Products will, at its sole option, repair or replace defective parts at no charge.
What you must do for warranty service:
To obtain warranty service, purchaser must return the defective product to any authorized BOSS Products dealer
(preferably the one from whom the product 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:
1. Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.
2. Products repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS Products dealer.
3. Products which have been subject to misuse, negligence, accident, improper installation, maintenance, care, or
storage.
4. Products 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 any
BOSS products. Vehicle risk is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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Limits of BOSS Products Liability are:
BOSS Products’ 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 product for personal, family, or household use. In this case, refer to
the BOSS Products Limited Consumer Warranty.
BOSS Products is a division of
The Toro® Company
P.O.Box 787 2010 The BOSS Way
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
(2016-2017)
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BOSS Products Consumer Warranty
What this warranty covers:
This warranty covers defects in material and workmanship except as set forth below.
Who is covered:
The original retail purchaser of a BOSS product who purchases it for personal, family, or household use.
For how long:
Complete Product: 2 years from the date of purchase.
Labor: 2 years from the date of purchase for complete product.
Parts: 1 year from the date of purchase. (no Labor)
What BOSS Products will do:
BOSS Products will, at its sole option, repair or replace defective parts at no charge.
What you must do for warranty service:
To obtain warranty service, purchaser must return the defective product to any authorized BOSS Products dealer
(preferably the one from whom the product 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:
1. Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.
2. Products repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS Products dealer.
3. Products which have been subject to misuse, negligence, accident, improper installation, maintenance, care, or
storage.
4. Products 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 any
BOSS products. Vehicle risk is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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Limits of BOSS Products Liability are:
BOSS Products’ 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.
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 product for personal, family, or household use. In this case, refer to
the BOSS Products Limited Consumer Warranty.
BOSS Products is a division of
The Toro® Company
P.O.Box 787 2010 The BOSS Way
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
(2016-2017)
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