RT3 Straight Blade w/ SmartHitch 2 Owner\'s and Installation Manual

RT3 Straight Blade w/ SmartHitch 2 Owner\'s and Installation Manual

A Division of Northern Star Industries, Inc.

P.O. Box 788 Iron Mountain MI 49801-0788 www.bossplow.com

RT3 STRAIGHT BLADE

INSTALLATION & OWNER’S

MANUAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

INTRODUCTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 3

TIPS ON PLOWING SNOW....................................................................................................................... 4

SNOWPLOW MOUNTING & REMOVAL PROCEDURE .......................................................................... 5

MAINTENANCE ......................................................................................................................................... 6

PUTTING PLOW INTO STORAGE ........................................................................................................... 6

TAKING PLOW OUT OF STORAGE......................................................................................................... 6

SNOWPLOW ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE................................................................................................. 7

SMARTHITCH 2

TM

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE .................................................................................. 13

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING PROCEDURE....................................................................................... 15

HEADLIGHT ADAPTER INSTALLATION PROCEDURE.......................................................................... 20

STRAIGHT BLADE ASSEMBLY DRAWING AND PARTS LIST............................................................... 21

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING DIAGRAM............................................................................................. 23

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (PLOW SIDE)................................................................. 24

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (TRUCK SIDE) ............................................................... 25

RT3 STRAIGHT BLADE MANIFOLD WIRING DIAGRAMS...................................................................... 26

HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT FILL PROCEDURE...................................................................................... 27

HEADLIGHT AIMING PROCEDURE......................................................................................................... 28

HYDRAULIC VALVE ASSEMBLY PARTS LIST........................................................................................ 29

STRAIGHT BLADE CONTROLLERS ........................................................................................................ 30

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .................................................................................................................. 33

RECOMMENDED PUSHBEAM HEIGHT .................................................................................................. 38

RECOMMENDED BOLT TORQUE ........................................................................................................... 38

WARRANTY............................................................................................................................................... 39

BOSS Products / Northern Star Industries, Inc. reserves the right under its continuous product improvement policy to change construction or design details and furnish equipment when so altered without reference to illustrations or specifications used herein.

This product is covered under patent: 6,170,178

STB03278-6

THROUGH IT ALL

WARNING

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

WARNING

Always follow the vehicle manufacturers recommendations relating to snowplow installation. For recommended vehicle models refer to the Boss Snowplow Application Chart and Selection Guide.

WARNING

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.

WARNING

Read this manual carefully before operating this snowplow.

WARNING

When transporting, Position plow so as not to block vision or plow headlights.

WARNING

DO NOT change blade position when traveling.

WARNING

DO NOT exceed 40 mph when transporting plow.

WARNING

DO NOT exceed 14 mph when plowing.

WARNING

Always lower blade when vehicle is not in use.

WARNING

Make sure plow is properly attached before moving vehicle.

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A REVOLUTION AGAINST SNOW

Congratulations on purchasing the finest snowplow made. The BOSS sets the standard for quality, reliability, craftsmanship, and performance. Our products are designed, built, and proven in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where winter is a way of life. And we back it all up with exceptional customer service and satisfaction. We’re not just setting the standard.

We’re leading the way.

The BOSS SNOWPLOW has been carefully designed and built for years of carefree performance. With its simple attaching system, the BOSS can be attached or removed in seconds. For safety, the BOSS includes cross-over pressure relief to prevent damage by overstress. Where A-Frame and moldboard fatigue are a common problem on conventional plows, a BOSS PLOW will stand up to severe plowing conditions.

To keep your BOSS PLOW in top shape, take a few minutes to study this manual. It will show you how to use and service the BOSS, familiarize you with all of its parts, and give you helpful tips on plowing snow.

If you have further questions, your local BOSS PLOW DEALER is the person to talk to. They know your plow well and want your complete satisfaction.

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Tips on Plowing Snow

• Know the area you are plowing, hidden obstructions such as curbs, sidewalks, pipes, etc. can cause damage to your plow or vehicle.

• Do not let the snow accumulate; always plow with the storm.

• Always wear your seatbelts when plowing snow.

• Occasionally, the plow blade may be in a position where it cuts off airflow to the radiator. While this is a rare occurrence, it can usually be corrected by raising or lowering the plow slightly.

• Always lower the blade when parking your vehicle. This reduces the load on your vehicle’s springs and guards against any potential mishap caused by a falling plow.

• Always remember to plow at a safe speed. The faster you plow the harder you will hit hidden obstructions.

• Do not get body parts between or under the plow and vehicle when servicing or operating the plow.

• When transporting, position plow so as not to block vision or plow headlights.

• Do not change blade positions while traveling.

• For more plowing tips please visit our website at www.bossplow.com.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 1. Mounting Procedures

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MSC4607

Maintenance

Your BOSS PLOW is designed for heavy-duty, rugged service with minimal maintenance. To ensure that it gives you the same high performance year after year, please use it properly and observe the following maintenance precautions.

• Inspect the following on a regular basis:

• All fasteners, pins, retainers, nuts and bolts for tightness. See Recommended Bolt Torque located in this manual.

• All hydraulic lines and connections for wear and leakage.

• Hydraulic cylinders for leakage, rods for rust or pitting. edge

• Plow shoe wear.

• Hydraulic oil level (CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL). Fill hydraulic pump reservoir as shown on page 27 using Boss High Performance Hydraulic Fluid or equivalent.

• Control Harness and Power/Ground Cable Connectors for corrosion. Apply dielectric grease at least once a month during the plow season.

• Apply the grease to coupler spring pins and kickstand spring pin.

Putting the Plow into Storage

1. Drive the snowplow to a storage site. Follow the normal procedure for dismounting from the plow.

2. Disconnect all electrical plugs and coat each connection with dielectric grease (lights, valve assembly, pump, pump solenoid, and battery). Install all dust caps and plugs provided.

3. Touch-up any rust spots or chipped paint.

4. Loosen the return springs.

5. Grease the coupler spring pins, and kickstand spring pin.

6. Power the lift tower forward until the lift cylinder is completely compressed. This will protect the lift cylinders from corrosion.

7. Grease the exposed chrome on the angling cylinders to protect from corrosion.

Taking the Plow out of Storage

1. Check all fasteners for tightness.

See Recommended Bolt Torque located in this manual.

2. Check hydraulic hoses for cracks and leaks.

3. Check hydraulic oil level (CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL). Fill hydraulic pump reservoir as shown on page 27 using BOSS High Performance Hydraulic Fluid or equivalent.

4. Tighten

5. Coat each electrical connection with dielectric grease (lights, valve assembly, pump, pump solenoid and battery).

6. Grease the coupler spring pins and kickstand spring pin (Fig. 1).

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Snowplow Assembly

Procedure

Note: This manual is used for the assembly of all

BOSS Straight Blade Plows. Part numbers and illustrations may vary. Part numbers for all Boss

Straight Blade plows are listed on the parts diagram in this manual.

Figure 2. Shoe Assembly G10059

1) Place Plow Blade (4) on the ground face down.

2) Install MSC01570 Cast Shoe Assembly (12).

Mount Plow Shoes (12B) on Blade Assembly (4) using 1-1/2” Spacer (12D) and 1” Flat Washers

(12C) on the bottom and top of the shoe. Secure with 7/16” Quick Pins (12).

Note: Adjustment of Plow Shoe (12B) may be necessary after mounting the plow on to the vehicle.

Figure 3. Push Frame Attachment G10060

3) Attach Push Frame Attachment Bar (3) to Plow

Blade (4) using three HDW03046 ¾”-10 x 4” Hex

Head Cap Screws (92) and three HDW01716 ¾”-

10 Self-Locking Nuts (108).

Note: The 10’0 Straight Blade is attached to the Push

Frame Attachment Bar with four bolts.

4) Pull the Kickstand Spring Pin (102B) outward then insert STB03220 Kickstand Leg (11) through the kickstand mount bracket. Release Kickstand

Spring Pin (102B) to lock Kickstand Leg (11) in place.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 4. Shock Mount Attachment G10061

Note: Shock Absorber Option Kit (10) is standard on all Super-Duty Straight Blade Plows. It is optional for all other straight blade plows.

Note: The 10’0 Super Duty Straight Blade has two

Shock Absorbers.

5) Mount MSC01517 Shock Absorber (10A) on

Push Frame Attachment Bar (3). Insert the base end of Shock Absorber (10A) between the mounting tabs on Push Frame Attachment

Bar (3).

Note: The base end of Shock Absorber (10A) is the end that has THE BOSS logo and part number engraved.

6) Insert HDW05608 5/8”-11 x 3” Hex Head Cap

Screw (10C) through the mounting tabs and the base end of Shock Absorber (10A). The head of

Hex Head Cap Screw (10C) must be on the right side of the mount as illustrated in Figure 4. Install

HDW01709 5/8”-11 Oval Top Lock Nut (10D) on

5/8”-11 x 3” Hex Head Cap Screw (10C) and leave finger tight.

Figure 5. Shock Mounts to Shock Absorber G10062

7) Install STB03014 Blade Shock Mounts (10B) to the rod end of Shock Absorber (10A) using 5/8”-

11 x 3” Hex Head Cap Screw (10C) and 5/8”-11

Oval Top Lock Nut (10D). Leave the mount finger tight.

Figure 6. Shock Mounts to Plow Blade. G10063

8) Align the small holes in Blade Shock Mounts

(10B) with the holes in the center rib of the snowplow as shown in Figure 6. You must have one Blade Shock Mount (10B) on each side of the center rib. Attach with two HDW01719 3/8”-16 x 1

½” Hex Head Cap Screws (10E) and two

HDW01720 3/8”-16 Nylon Lock Nuts (10F). Leave the hardware finger tight.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 7. Tightening the Hardware G10000

9) Before tightening the hardware, it is advised that you extend Shock Absorber (10A) to reveal approximately 1/4” of the rod. This will prevent

Shock Absorber (10A) from bottoming out when the blade swings back after tripping. Keeping the shock extended, fully tighten Hex Head Cap

Screws (10E) and Nylon Lock Nuts (10F).

10) Tighten both 5/8”-11 x 3” Hex Head Cap Screws

(10C) and both 5/8”-11 Oval Top Lock Nuts (10D) while holding Shock Absorber (10A) in place. Do not over-tighten these bolts as it may cause damage to Shock Absorber (10A). 5/8”-11 x 3”

Hex Head Cap Screws (10C) should have no more than ½” of thread showing beyond the nut after you have tightened them.

Figure 8. Trip Spring Assembly G10065

11) Insert MSC01509 Trip Spring (15) through the holes provided on Push Frame Attachment Bar

(3).

12) Attach HDW01700 Eye Bolt (94) around the loose end of Trip Spring (15).

13) Insert the threaded end of Eye Bolt (94) through the hole in the spring mounting brackets on the back of Blade Assembly (4). Secure Eye Bolts

(94) using HDW01709 Self Locking Nuts (110).

Tighten Self-Locking Nuts (110) until the coils on

Trip Springs (15) are approximately 1/32" apart.

Note: The Standard Duty Steel Snowplow uses three trip Springs and 5/8" Eye Bolts. Standard Duty Poly

Snowplow uses three trip springs and 1/2“ Eye Bolts.

Super Duty Snowplows use four Trip Springs and 1/2"

Eye Bolts. 10’0 Super Duty Straight Blade uses six trip springs and 1/2” Eye Bolts. All Hardware differences are noted in the Straight Blade Parts List.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 9. Lift Cylinder Installation G10127

14) Position the rod end of HYD07013 Lift Cylinder

(41) between the cylinder mounts of Push Frame

Assembly (2). Insert HDW05563 5/8” x 3 ½”

Clevis Pin (105) through the cylinder mounts and secure with HDW05544 #16 Hairpin Cotter (104).

Note: 10’0 Super Duty plows use HDW07682 ¾” x

3 ¾” Clevis Pin (105).

15) Align the pivot holes of Coupler Assembly (1) with the pivot holes of Push Frame Assembly (2).

16) Insert 1” x 2 ½” Pivot Pins (100A) through Coupler

Assembly (1) and Push Frame Assembly (2).

Place a 1" Flat Washer (100B) on 1” x 2 ½” Pivot

Pin (100A) then insert 3/16” x 2 ½” Cotter Pin

(100C) through 1” x 2 ½” Pivot Pin (100A).

Spread the ends of 3/16” x 2 ½” Cotter Pin (100C).

Note: 10’0 Super Duty plows use 1 ½” x 3 5/8” Pivot

Pin (100A), 5/16”-18 x 2” Hex Head Cap Screw

(100B), and 5/16”-18 Nylon Lock Nut (100C).

17) Rotate Lift Cylinder (41) up to the cylinder mounts located on Coupler Tower Assembly (1). Insert

5/8” x 3 ½” Clevis Pin (105) through the cylinder mounts and secure with #16 Hair Pin Cotter (104).

Figure 10. Hydraulic Connections G10128

18) Install HYD01620 90° Swivel (56) fitting into the lower port of Lift Cylinder (41).

19) Install HYD01695 ¼” x 15 ½” Hydraulic Hose

(50) between the middle fitting on the hydraulic shelf and the 90° Swivel (56) installed in the previous step. Tighten both ends of the hose securely.

20) Install HYD07018 90° Fitting (55) should be installed at a 45° angle forward into left Angle

Cylinder (40). Thread compound should be used at this connection.

Note: 10’0 Super Duty plows do not use a 90° fitting at Angle Cylinder (40). Apply thread compound at the hose to cylinder connection.

21) Install Hydraulic Hose (52) between the left fitting on the hydraulic shelf and 90° Fitting (55) installed in the previous step. Tighten both ends of the hose securely.

22) Repeat steps 20 – 21 for the Right Angle

Cylinder Hose.

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Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Note: Please continue with the instructions below if your plow is factory equipped with the SmartHitch 2™ option. If you are installing the SmartHitch 2™ option please see the “SmartHitch 2™ Installation

Procedure” located in this manual.

Figure 11. Connecting Hose G10120

23) Remove the plug from the top end of Lift Cylinder

(41).

24) Install HYD07046 Hydraulic Fitting (53). Tighten fitting securely. Thread Compound should be used at this connection.

25) Attach one end of Hydraulic Hose (50) to

Hydraulic Fitting (53). Thread compound should be used at this fitting. Tighten connection securely.

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

Assembly (1) using HDW05563 Clevis Pin (105) and HDW05544 Hairpin Cotter (104).

27) Re-connect the loose end of Hydraulic Hose (50) to the rear Hydraulic Fitting (54). Tighten connection securely.

Figure 12. Light Bar Assembly. (Standard) G10132

28) Attach Light Bar (13) to the top of Coupler

Assembly (1) using two Hex Head Cap Screws

(91) and Hex Head Self 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.

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Figure 13. Light Bar Assembly Adjustment. G10131

Note: Figure 13 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.

Snowplow Assembly Procedure

Figure 14. Headlight Mounting Assembly G100115

29) Insert Light Bar Seal (76E) into the Light Bar and seat it using the end of the Turn Signal.

30) Attach Turn Signal (76C) into the end of Light Bar

(13) using one Machine Screw (76D) and Nut

(76D).

Note: Do not over tighten Machine Screw (76D).

31) Bolt Driver’s Side Headlight (76A) on to Light Bar

(13) using Mounting Hardware (76D) as shown in

Figure 14.

32) Repeat Steps 29 through 31 for Passenger’s Side

Headlight (76B) and Passenger’s Side Turn

Signal (76C).

34) Insert the unconnected ends of the Plow Wiring

Harness into the back of the coupler through the rubber grommet.

35) Connect the Plow Side Wiring Harness to the

Hydraulic Valve manifold as shown in Figure 35

HYD07065 Super Duty Manifold Wiring

Diagram on Page 26 of this manual.

Note: The Green wire has a piggyback spade connector to allow the Blue wire to connect to the same terminal. The wires should be connected to each other.

Note: The Red/Black wire has a piggyback spade connector to allow the Red wire to connect to the same terminal. The wires should be connected to each other.

Note: All wires need to be connected if SmartHitch

TM

is standard on the plow. 2

Note: If SmartHitch 2

TM

is not being installed, the

White/Black wire will not be used. The White/Black wire should be capped and secured to the inside of the coupler tower. The White/Black wire will be energized with 12V+ when the pump is running.

Figure 15. Securing Wiring Harness G10126

33) Secure Wiring Harness (61) to Light Bar (13) as shown above.

Figure 16. Assembly of Blade Guides. G10071

36) Attach Blade Guides (16) to Blade Assembly (4) using Hex Head Cap Screws (94) and Self

Locking Nuts (115).

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SmartHitch 2 Installation Procedure

SmartHitch 2

TM

Procedure

Installation

Note: This installation procedure is used for installing the SmartHitch 2

TM

option. This procedure may be ignored if the SmartHitch 2

TM option has been previously installed.

1. Remove Hydraulic Cover (14) to expose

Hydraulic Valve Manifold (30).

Figure 17. SmartHitch 2

TM

Valve Installation G10130

2. Remove the plug from the face of Hydraulic Valve

Manifold (30).

HYD07047 SmartHitch

TM

(30C).

Attachment Valve

HYD01638 Valve Coil (30G) on the stem of the Valve.

HYD01647 Ground Strap (30I) over the top of valve stem.

6. Plug the opposite end of Ground Strap (30I) into

Valve Coil (30G).

Notice: DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN coil nut. The valve will be damaged if the coil nut is over-tightened.

7.

Install HYD07060 Coil Nut (30L) onto the

valve.

Tighten 1/8 turn past finger tight.

Figure 18. Installing SmartHitch

TM

Hose G10008

8. Remove the plug from the top of Hydraulic Valve

Manifold (30).

9. Install 90-Degree O-Ring Swivel Fitting (54) into the Hydraulic Valve Manifold (30). The fitting should be positioned so the open end of the fitting is facing away from the valve manifold.

10. Remove the breather vent from the top of the hydraulic lift cylinder.

11. Install the 90 Degree 1/8” MNPT x ¼” FNPT

Fitting (53). The fitting should be positioned horizontal to the ground. The fitting should be positioned so the open end of the fitting is facing towards the lift cylinder.

12. Connect one end of ¼ x 12” Hose (50) to the 90

Degree 1/8” MNPT x ¼” FNPT Fitting (53).

13. Connect the opposite end of Hose (50) to the 90-

Degree Swivel Fitting (54) located in the manifold.

14. Insert the SmartHitch 2

TM

Toggle Switch through the side hole of the coupler.

15. Tighten the switch with the jam nut provided.

16.

Secure with the Switch Boot onto the end of the switch.

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SmartHitch 2 Installation Procedure

Figure 19. SmartHitch 2

TM

Wiring Diagram

17. Connect MSC04672 Orange SmartHitch 2

TM

Wiring Harness to the switch and manifold as shown above.

18. Connect MSC04673 White and Black

SmartHitch 2

TM

Wiring Harness to the switch and manifold as shown above.

19. Connect the White and Black Wire from the main wiring harness to the switch as shown above.

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G10135

Electrical System Wiring Procedure

Electrical System Wiring

Procedure

WARNING!

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.

WARNING!

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

Figure 20. Driver’s Side Headlight G10140

1. Disconnect the driver’s side headlight connector plug (C) from the back of the driver’s side vehicle headlight.

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

Wiring Harness (60) into the back of the driver’s 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.

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 installing a Headlight Adapter Kit, See “Headlight

Adapter Installation Procedure” located in this manual.

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Figure 21. Passenger’s Side Headlight G10141

4. Disconnect the passenger’s side OEM Wiring

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

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

Wiring Harness (60) into the back of the passenger’s 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.

Electrical System Wiring Procedure

NOTICE:

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

Figure 22. Connecting Park and Turn G10143

7. Connect the PINK wire from Wiring Harness (60) to the passenger’s 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’s 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’s 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’s side, in an easily accessible area.

Figure 23. Internal Cab Wires G10134

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 MSC03761 Split Rubber Grommet (Not

Shown) into the hole that was cut in the firewall.

13. Connect the Two Tab Connectors (H) to MSC04747

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

NOTICE

Position the switch where it will not interfere with driver’s ability to see and where it will not affect the driver’s ability to operate the motor vehicle.

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

NOTICE

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

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 “Straight 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.

Figure 24. 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.

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).

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Electrical System Wiring Procedure

Figure 25. 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.

Figure 26. Vehicle Connections G10148

29. Mount the Black 13 Pin Control Harness Connector to the lower area of the bumper using MSC03813

Control Harness Mounting Bracket.

30. Mount the BLACK and RED 2 Pin Power Ground

Connector to the lower area of the bumper using

MSC03491 Power Ground Mounting Bracket.

Note: Installation location will vary depending on truck.

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Figure 27. Relay Mounting. G10052

31. Attach the Relay Pack securely to the inside of the engine compartment using four HDW01766 Sheet

Metal Screws. The relays should be positioned upright as illustrated above.

Electrical System Wiring Procedure

Figure 28. Vehicle Option Connector G10202

NOTICE

All plow wiring should be secured within the engine compartment 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.

32. Locate vehicle option connector. Align the connector so that the arrow on the Vehicle Option

Connector is positioned to match the vehicle it is installed on. This is illustrated in Figure 28.

Note: If your vehicle is not listed in the above figure use the standard orientation, which is the Ford/GM position.

If the Vehicle Option Connector is not properly connected the lights on the vehicle and/or plow will not function correctly.

33. Secure all plow harness wiring.

34. 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.

35. 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

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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 - Only plow high 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.

Headlight Adapter Installation Procedure

Headlight Adapter Installation

Procedure

Figure 29. 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 30. 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.

8. Disconnect OEM Headlight Connector Plugs (A and D) from the back of the vehicle headlight.

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

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

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

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

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

12. Connect the opposite end of Headlight Adapter

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

13. Grease, tuck, and secure OEM Connector Plug

(D). This connector is not used.

14. Repeat Steps 8 through 13 for the opposite side headlight.

15. Continue with the Step 7 of “Electrical System

Wiring Procedure” located in this manual.

Electrical System Wiring Diagram

Figure 31. Electrical System Wiring Diagram

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G10134

Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)

Figure 32. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)

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G10171

Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Truck Side)

Figure 33. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Truck Side)

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G10172

RT3 Straight Blade Manifold Wiring Diagrams

ORANGE

BLUE

GREEN

RED

RED/BLACK

WHITE

Figure 34. HYD07045 Standard Duty Manifold Wiring Diagram G10136

Figure 35. HYD07065 Super Duty Manifold Wiring Diagram

Wire Color Wire Function

G10135

White Lift

Orange Lower

Left

TM

(12V)

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Hydraulic Power Unit Fill Procedure

Hydraulic Power Unit Fill

Procedure

4. With the plow in the raised position, cycle through both angle functions several times.

5. Lower the plow to the ground.

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

(30D) is completely closed. Refer to Step 8 to adjust

Flow Control Valve (30D).

FULL

Figure 36. External Fill – Backside View G10124

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 HYD04810 Fill Cap (20F) from

HYD04809 Street Elbow (20G) and fill with Boss

High Performance Hydraulic Fluid. Continue to fill

Street Elbow (20G) until no more fluid will be accepted. (Approx. 2 quarts.)

2. Attach the plow to the vehicle.

Note: If your plow is equipped with SmartHitch 2™ 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 your internal filler cap.

3. Raise the plow.

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Figure 37. Oil Full Level G00000

Plow Position to Check Oil: The plow should be attached to the truck, setting flat on the ground, with the blade in the straight position.

6. With the blade in the straight position 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: If your plow is equipped with SmartHitch 2™ you must hydraulically power the light tower down.

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

WARNING: When adjusting Flow Control Valve

(30D) 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 follow this warning could result in bodily harm.

7. Adjust Flow Control Valve (30D) 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.

RT3 Headlight Aiming Procedure

Headlight Aiming Procedure

NOTICE:

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

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

4) 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).

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

3) 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.

Screen Located

25' From Headlights

Align With Vehicle

Centerline

Vertical Centerline Ahead of Right Headlight

Distance Between

Headlight Centers

High Intensity Zones

For Type 2 (Sealed Beam)

Headlights on Low Beam

Figure 38. Headlight Aiming Procedure G10153

5) 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 Valve Assembly Parts List

Figure 39. Straight Blade Manifold with SmartHitch™ Parts Diagram G10072

30 Hydraulic Valve Assembly with SmartHitch

Hydraulic Valve Assembly (SmartHitch

TM

Number

TM

(Red) HYD07065 1

Ready) (Red) HYD07045

30A Hydraulic Valve, Lift/Lower Cartridge HYD01637 2

30B Hydraulic Valve, Angle Cartridge (3 Position - 4 Way Spool)

30C Hydraulic Valve, SmartHitch

TM

Attach

30D Hydraulic Valve, Flow Control Cartridge

30E Relief Valve, Hydraulic Crossover (4000 PSI)

30F Check Valve

HYD07029

HYD07047

HYD07048

HYD07027

HYD01640

1

1

1

1

1

30G Coil, Hydraulic Valve - used with valve HYD01637

30H Coil, Hydraulic Valve - used with valve HYD07029

30I Ground Strap, Hydraulic Valve - used with valve HYD01637

30J Ground Strap, Hydraulic Valve Dual - used with valve HYD07029

30K Nut, Coil - used with valve HYD01637

30L Nut, Coil - used with valve HYD07029

30M Nut, Coil - used with valve HYD07047

HYD01638

HYD07030

HYD01647

HYD07032

HYD07059

HYD07066

HYD07060

1

2

1

3

2

3

1

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Straight Blade Controllers

Joystick Control Operating

Instructions

Figure 40. Straight Blade Control Operation G10154

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, pull the control stick towards you.

3. To LOWER the blade of the plow, push the control stick away from you.

4. To FLOAT the blade along the contour of the plowing surface, push the controller away from you until the stick reaches the detent position.

(You will feel the stick click into the detent position.) The joystick will stay in the FLOAT position until it is physically re-centered on the control box.

5. To ANGLE the blade RIGHT, push the controller stick to the right.

6. To ANGLE the blade LEFT, push the controller stick to the left.

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

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Straight Blade Controllers

JOYSTICK CONTROL

UNIVERSAL MOUNTING KIT MSC04026

Floor

Mount

Door

Mount

Reference Number

40A

40C

A

B

C

Description

Joystick, Intermediate Mounting Bracket

Joystick, Spring Clip

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

Washer, #10 Flatwasher Black

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

Part Number

MSC04028

MSC04027

HDW05591

HDW05592

HDW05593

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Straight Blade Controllers

SmartTouch

ON/OFF SWITCH

TM

Control

Operating Instructions

BLADE RAISE/LOWER

SmartTouch

TM

Control

Mounting Instructions

MAGNET

ANGLE LEFT

Figure 41. Straight Blade Control Instructions G00000

1. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to turn the

Handheld Control on. Green LED indicators will light up on the control.

2. To RAISE or LOWER the blade of the plow, press the center button to the desired position.

3. Holding the LOWER button for 2 seconds will activate the Automatic “FLOAT” feature. (The center LED indicator will turn RED.)

Note: The FLOAT feature allows the plow blade to mirror the contour of the ground.

Note: Press the raise button to turn the FLOAT function off.

4. Pressing the Angle Left button will swing the plow to the left, pushing snow to the left.

5. Pressing the Angle Right button will swing the plow to the right, pushing snow to the right.

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

ANGLE RIGHT

METAL PLATE

Figure 42. SmartTouch

TM

Mounting Hardware G00000

1. Remove the Magnet and the Metal Plate from

MSC04602 Magnetic Mount Kit.

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

TM

Control.

3. Peel off the paper backing on the back of

Magnet.

4. Apply the Magnet on to the spot of the interior that was just previously cleaned. Apply pressure for 30 seconds.

5. Clean the back of the SmartTouch with the alcohol wipe.

TM

Control

6. Peel off the backing of the Metal Plate to expose adhesive.

7. Apply the Metal Plate to the back of the

SmartTouch

TM

Control. Apply pressure for 30 seconds.

NOTICE: After mounting the magnet, let it sit unused for 24 hours before attaching the

SmartTouch

TM

Control to insure secure

mounting.

SmartTouch

TM

Control against the magnet.

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Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshooting Guide

Glossary of Problems:

1. Pump motor does not run.

2. Pump continues to run with switch in neutral.

3. Plow will not lower.

4. Plow will not raise or raises slowly, motor runs.

5. Blade Angles While Plowing Snow

6. Plow lowers too fast.

7. Blade will not angle, but motor runs.

8. Blade angles too easily while plowing.

9. Oil leaks from cylinders.

10. Battery goes dead with all switches in neutral.

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

12. Turn signals flash at a rapid rate.

13. High beam indicator light not functioning properly.

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

15. Pump chatters when raising the plow or angling blade.

1. Pump motor does not run.

Check 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.

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

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.

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.

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Troubleshooting Guide

2. Pump continues to run with switch in neutral.

3. Plow will not lower.

4. Plow will not raise or raises slowly (pump motor runs).

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 fuse box has become disconnected. If voltage is present check wiring and control box switch.

Disconnect controller, ignition ON.

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 switch box for short between black and white/black wire in control box, 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 on controller in NEUTRAL, then open the flow control valve.

Check wiring on valve manifold for proper connections.

Refer to the Manifold Wiring

Diagram in this manual.

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 fuse box has become disconnected. If voltage is present, check wiring and switch of control box.

Check hydraulic fluid level. Hydraulic fluid level should be within ¾” from top of reservoir when lowered.

See Hydraulic Fluid Fill

Procedure located in this manual.

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Troubleshooting Guide

5. Blade angles while plowing snow.

6. Plow lowers too fast.

7. Blade will not angle or angles slowly, motor runs. cables and control cable are connected properly.

Check wiring on valve manifold for proper connections.

Load test battery.

Check pressure at pressure port of pump.

Refer to the Manifold 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.

Valve opening completely.

Replace.

Check wiring and controller.

Check angle solenoid valve on manifold

Check pressure

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 ¾” from top of reservoir when lowered.

See Hydraulic Fluid Fill

Procedure located in this manual. cables and control cable are connected properly.

Check wiring on valve manifold for proper connections.

Load test battery.

Refer to the Manifold Wiring

Diagram in this manual.

Replace battery if weak or defective.

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Troubleshooting Guide

8. Blade angles too easily while plowing.

12. Turn signals flash at a rapid rate.

13. High beam indicator does not function properly.

Check Angle solenoid valve.

Pressure relief valve pressure set too low.

Angle solenoid valve not opening completely.

Replace.

Check wiring and controller.

See an Authorized BOSS

Dealer for pressure relief valve adjustment.

9. Oil leaks from cylinders.

10. Battery goes dead with all switches in neutral.

Loose packing.

Check rod condition.

Tighten packing 1/8-turn increments until leak stops.

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

Possible short in switches. Inspect wiring of controller.

Repair damaged wire.

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

Possible short in wiring harness.

Possible short in valve coils.

Check electrical connections.

Check headlight adapter wires.

Replace coils.

Clean and repair any corroded or damaged terminals.

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

Check Relay. Relay should click when activated.

Check flasher.

Replace Relay.

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

Check headlight adapters. Verify proper headlight adapters are being used and are correctly installed. connections to plow lights/truck lights toggle switch.

Wiring Diagram in this manual.

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Troubleshooting Guide

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

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

16. Pump chatters when raising plow or angling blade.

UP/DOWN switch not in neutral.

Watch customer mount and dismount plow for proper procedure.

Place switch in FLOAT position.

Power SmartHitch

TM functions if installed. See

Mounting instructions.

Pump reservoir over filled. Reservoir should be filled to

¾” from top.

Hitting snow banks too hard.

Hydraulic fluid low.

Do not plow recklessly.

Add hydraulic fluid.

Reservoir should be filled to

¾” from top.

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Figure 43. Recommended Pushbeam Height

Recommended Bolt Torque

G10155

Dia. / Pitch

1 / 4” – 20

5 / 16” – 18

3 / 8” – 16

7 / 16” – 14

1 / 2” – 13

9 / 16” – 12

5 / 8” – 11

3 / 4” – 10

GRADE 5 (ft-lbs)

56

82

113

201

6

14

23

38

GRADE 8 (ft-lbs)

80

116

159

283

9

19

33

53

Figure 44. Recommended Bolt Torque G00000

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

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BOSS SNOWPLOW

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

What this warranty covers:

This warranty covers defects in material and workmanship except as set forth below.

Who is covered:

The original purchaser from an authorized dealer.

For how long:

Parts: One year from the date of purchase.

Labor: One year from the date of purchase.

What BOSS PRODUCTS will do:

BOSS PRODUCTS will, at its sole option, repair or replace defective parts at no charge.

What you must do to for warranty service:

To obtain warranty service, purchaser must return the defective snowplow to any authorized BOSS

PRODUCTS dealer (preferably the one from whom the snowplow was purchased) within the warranty period.

Purchaser must be able to verify the original purchase date. All transportation costs to and from the dealer will be the responsibility of the purchaser. To locate the authorized BOSS dealer nearest to you, call toll free: (800)

286-4155.

What is not covered:

This warranty does not cover:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.

Snowplows or parts repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer.

Snowplows or parts which have been subject to misuse, negligence, accident, improper installation, maintenance, care or storage.

Snowplows mounted on vehicles other than those listed in the BOSS SNOWPLOW APPLICATION

CHART AND SELECTION GUIDE.

BOSS PRODUCTS does not assume liability for damage to your motor vehicle resulting from the attachment or use of a BOSS PRODUCTS snowplow. Vehicle risk is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

Limits of BOSS Products Liability are:

BOSS PRODUCT’S LIABILITY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF

DEFECTIVE PARTS. BOSS PRODUCTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL,

INCIDENTAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY

THE NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT OF BOSS PRODUCTS.

THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS AND

IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF

MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

This warranty does not apply if you purchased your snowplow for personal, family, or household use. In this case, refer to the BOSS Snowplow Limited Consumer Warranty.

BOSS PRODUCTS is a division of

Northern Star Industries, Inc.

PO Box 788

(2003-2004)

North U.S. Hwy 2

Mountain,

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BOSS SNOWPLOW LIMITED

CONSUMER WARRANTY

What the warranty covers:

BOSS PRODUCTS warrants to the original retail purchaser of a BOSS snowplow who purchases it for personal, family or household use, that the snowplow will be free from defects in material and workmanship except as set forth below.

Warranty period:

Parts: One year from the date of purchase.

Labor: One year from the date of purchase.

What BOSS PRODUCTS will do:

If, within the warranty period, the snowplow is found to be defective, BOSS PRODUCTS will repair or replace, at its sole option, the defective parts at no charge to the original purchaser.

What you must do for warranty service:

To obtain service under this warranty, purchaser must return the defective snowplow to an authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer (preferably the one from whom the snowplow was purchased). The purchaser must establish the warranty period by verifying the original purchased date. All transportation costs to and from the dealer will be the responsibility of the purchaser. To locate the authorized BOSS dealer nearest to you, call toll free: (800) 286-4155.

What is not covered:

This limited warranty does not cover the following:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.

Snowplows or parts repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer.

Snowplows or parts which have been subject to misuse or service, negligence, accident, improper installation, maintenance, care or storage.

Snowplows mounted on vehicles other than those listed in the BOSS SNOWPLOW APPLICATION CHART

AND SELECTION GUIDE.

BOSS PRODUCTS does not assume any liability for motor vehicle damage resulting from the attachment or use of a BOSS PRODUCTS snowplow. Vehicle risk is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

Warranty limitations:

THIS WARRANTY IS OFFERED IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY.

THE DURATION OF ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO

THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY.

BOSS PRODUCTS LIABILITY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OF THE SNOWPLOW, INCLUDING

LABOR AND REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS. BOSS PRODUCTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY

CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF DAMAGES ARE

CAUSED BY BOSS PRODUCTS NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT.

State laws:

Some states do not allow exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have the other rights which vary from state to state.

This warranty does not apply if you purchased your snowplow for other than personal, family, or household use. If so, refer to the BOSS Snowplow Commercial Warranty.

BOSS PRODUCTS is a division of

Northern Star Industries, Inc.

PO Box 788

(2003-2004)

North U.S. Hwy 2

Iron 49801

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