RT3 Power V-Blade w/ SmartHitch 2 Owner's and Installation Manual

RT3 Power V-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 POWER-V BLADE
WITH SMARTHITCH 2
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
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING PROCEDURE.......................................................................... 12
HEADLIGHT ADAPTER INSTALLATION PROCEDURE............................................................. 17
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING DIAGRAM ................................................................................ 18
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (PLOW SIDE) .................................................... 19
POWER V-BLADE ASSEMBLY DRAWING AND PARTS LIST ................................................... 20
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WIRING SCHEMATIC (TRUCK SIDE) .................................................. 22
RT3 V-BLADE MANIFOLD WIRING DIAGRAMS......................................................................... 23
HYDRAULIC VALVE ASSEMBLY PARTS LIST........................................................................... 24
HEADLIGHT AIMING PROCEDURE............................................................................................ 25
HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT FILL PROCEDURE ......................................................................... 26
V-BLADE CONTROLLERS ........................................................................................................... 27
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE...................................................................................................... 30
RECOMMENDED PUSHBEAM HEIGHT ..................................................................................... 36
RECOMMENDED BOLT TORQUE .............................................................................................. 36
WARRANTY.................................................................................................................................. 37
BOSS Products / Northern Star Industries, Inc. reserves the right under its continuous product improvement policy to change construction or
design details and furnish equipment when so altered without reference to illustrations or specifications used herein.
This product is covered under one or more of the following patents:
5,568,694 4,074,448 4,658,519 6,108,946 6,170,178 6,134,814
Other Patents Pending
MSC04082-4
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
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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 Mounting Procedure
Figure 0. Mounting and Removal Instructions
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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.
• Cutting edge wear.
• Plow shoe wear.
• Hydraulic oil level (CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL). Fill using Boss High Performance Hydraulic Fluid or
equivalent. See page 26 for instructions.
• Control Harness and Power/Ground Cable Connectors for corrosion. Apply dielectric grease at least once a
month during the plow season.
• Apply grease to coupler spring pins.
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.
6. Power the lift tower forward until the lift cylinder is completely compressed. This will protect the lift cylinders from
corrosion.
7. Grease any 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 using BOSS High Performance Hydraulic Fluid or
equivalent. See page 26 for instructions.
4. Tighten springs.
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.
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Snowplow Assembly Procedure
using 3/8” – 16 X 1 ¼” Hex Head Cap Screw
(14C), and 3/8” Flat Washer (14E).
Snowplow Assembly
Procedure
7) Install Cast Iron Plow Shoe (13B) into Center
Section (2), using 1” Flat Washers (13C) and
7/16” Quick Pin (13A).
Note to Installers: This manual is used for the
installation of all V-Plows. Part numbers and
illustrations may vary. Part numbers for all Boss VPlows are listed in this manual.
8) Install Cast Iron Plow Shoe (12B) into the outer
edge of each blade half (4 and 5), using 1” Flat
Washers (12C) and 7/16” Quick Pin (12A).
1) Begin the assembly procedure by cutting down
each corner of the plow box so that each wall of
the box will lie flat on the floor. Lay the top of the
box flat on the floor. The top of the box can be
used as a mat and will help prevent scratching the
blade halves during installation.
2) Remove Left Blade Half (5) and Right Blade Half
(4) from the crate. Lay each blade half flat on the
box top, face down.
Figure 1. Blade Assembly Procedure.
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3) Align the center bushings on Left Blade Half (5)
with the center bushings on Right Blade Half (4).
Position CHA01019 Center Section (2) on top of
both blades so that all bushings align.
4) Insert MSC01507 Center Hinge Pin (15) through
Left Blade Half (5), Right Blade Half (4) and
Center Section (2).
5) Secure Center Hinge Pin (15) to the top of Center
Section (2) using one HDW01771 3/8”-16 X 1 ¼”
Hex Head Cap Screw (93), and one HDW01718
3/8” Split Lock Washer (108).
6) Attach MSC04253 Snow Catcher Assembly (14)
to Center Hinge Pin (15) using 3/8” –16 X 1 ¼”
Hex Head Cap Screw (14C), Snow Catcher
Mounting Plate (14D), and 3/8” Split Lock Washer
(14B). Attach the rear mounting hole of Snow
Catcher (14A) to the base of Center Section (2)
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Snowplow Assembly Procedure
17) Attach HYD01603 Angle Cylinders (40) to Center
Section (2) using HDW05534 5/8”-11 X 5” Hex
Head Cap Screw (91) and HDW01709 5/8”-11
Self Locking Nuts (111). DO NOT over-tighten
the nuts.
Note: You should be able to slightly slide the cylinder
up and down on the bolt after it has been tightened.
Figure 2. Push Frame Assembly Procedure.
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9) Stand Blade Assembly and Center Section (2) on
the Cutting Edges with both wings forward in the
scoop position.
10) Remove Horizontal Hinge Pin (102C) from Center
Section (2) by cutting the zip tie retainer.
11) Slide TFR01311 Push Frame (3) into Center
Section (2). Re-insert Horizontal Hinge Pin
(102C) through Center Section (2) and Push
Frame (3) then secure with Rolled Pin (102A).
Figure 3. Angle Cylinder Installation.
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18) Pull both wings back into the ‘V’ position.
Note: For heavy use applications, weld one washer
onto each end of the Horizontal Hinge Pin.
19) Hook one end of Trip/Return Spring (19) to the top
hole on Center Section (2). Hook the opposite
end of Trip/Return spring (19) to the blade spring
mounting bracket using ½” Spadebolt (97A), Flat
Washer (97C), and ½” Self-Locking Nut (97B).
Tighten Spring (19) until there is a 1/32” space
between spring coils. Repeat this process for Trip
Return Spring (19) on the opposite side of the
plow.
12) Install Cotter Pin (102B) through Roll Pin (102A)
on both sides of Horizontal Hinge Pin (102C).
13) Remove HYD07013 Lift Cylinder (42) from
Coupler Assembly (1).
14) Attach Lift Cylinder (42) to Push Frame (3) with
HDW05563 Clevis Pin (104) and HDW05544
Hairpin Cotter (103).
20) Install one Push Nut Retainer (97D) on each end
of the Return Spring (19)
15) Hook MSC04200 Spring Yoke (11) to the cross
rod inside Center Section (2).
Note: Be sure Push Nut Retainer’s flanges are
pointing away from the Eyebolt and toward the open
end of the Trip/Return Spring.
16) Hook one end of MSC01509 Trip/Return Spring
(18) to Spring Yoke (11). Attach the opposite end
of Trip/Return Spring (18) to the rear angle of
Push Frame (3) using HDW05601 Eyebolts (98),
5/8” Flat Washers (112) and 5/8” Self-Locking
Nuts (111) . Tighten Self-Locking Nuts (111)
finger tight.
21) Bolt the rod end of Angle Cylinder (40) to each
blade half using 5/8”-11 X 4” Hex Head Bolt (90)
and 5/8”-11 Self Locking Nuts (111). Do not over
tighten bolts. Repeat this process for Angle
Cylinder (40) on the opposite side of the plow.
Note: You should be able to slightly slide the cylinder
up and down on the bolt after it has been tightened.
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Snowplow Assembly Procedure
Figure 4. Coupler Assembly to Push Frame.
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Figure 5. Assembly of Lift Cylinder Hydraulics.
22) Align pivot holes of Coupler Assembly (1) and
pivot holes of Push Frame (3).
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25) Remove the plug from the top end of Lift Cylinder
(42).
23) Insert 1” X 2 ½” Pivot Pin (100A) through Coupler
Assembly (1) and Push Frame (3). Secure with 1”
Flat Washer (100B) and 3/16” Cotter Pin (100C).
26) Install HYD07046 Hydraulic Fitting (53). Apply
thread sealant compound to the pipe threads on
Hydraulic Fitting (53). Tighten fitting securely.
Note: The 10’ V-Blade plow uses a 5/16” x 2” Bolt
and a 5/16” Locknut in place of 3/16” Cotter Pin
(100C).
27) Remove HYD01695 Hydraulic Hose (50) from the
rear HYD01620 Hydraulic Fitting (54).
24) Tighten the four Trip/Return Springs (18) on Push
Frame (3) until there is a 1/32” space between
each spring coil.
28) Attach one end of Hydraulic Hose (50) to
Hydraulic Fitting (53). Tighten connection
securely.
29) Attach the top end of Lift Cylinder (42) to Coupler
Assembly (1) using HDW05563 Clevis Pin (104)
and HDW05544 Hairpin Cotter (103).
30) Connect the loose end of Hydraulic Hose (50) to
the rear Hydraulic Fitting (54). Tighten connection
securely.
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Snowplow Assembly Procedure
Figure 7. Light Bar Assembly. (Standard)
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35) 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).
Figure 6. Assembly of Hydraulic Connections.
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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.
31) Remove HYD01620 Hydraulic Fitting (55) from
the loose end of HYD01695 Hydraulic Hose (50).
32) Install HYD01620 Hydraulic Fitting (55) into the
lower port of Lift Cylinder (42).
33) Attach one end of Hydraulic Hose (50) to
Hydraulic Fitting (55) located in the lower port of
Lift Cylinder (42). Attach the opposite end of
Hydraulic Hose (50) to the center Hydraulic Fitting
(54). Tighten connection securely.
34) Apply thread sealant compound (do not use
Teflon Tape) to the threads of the 3/8” MNPT end
of HYD07042 3/8” X 42” Hydraulic Hose (52).
Thread the hose into the port on Angle Cylinder
(40) and tighten securely.
Note: Do not apply thread compound to the ¼”
end of the hose.
Note: Do not to get thread compound on the end
of the hose since the compound will contaminate
the hydraulic system.
Figure 8. Light Bar Assembly Adjustment.
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Note: Figure 8 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.
34) Attach the loose end of HYD07042 Hydraulic
Angle Hose (52) to the corresponding fitting on
the hydraulic manifold. Tighten all hydraulic
connections securely.
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Snowplow Assembly Procedure
41) Insert the unconnected ends of the Plow Wiring
Harness into the back of the coupler through
the rubber grommet.
42) Connect the Plow Side Wiring Harness to the
Hydraulic Valve Manifold as shown in Figure
26. HYD07044 with SmartHitch 2TM Wiring
Diagram on page 23 of this manual.
Note: All wires need to be connected.
Note: The SmartHitch 2TM switch is pre-wired from
the factory.
Figure 9. Headlight Mounting Assembly
G10115
36) Insert Light Bar Seal (76E) into the Light Bar and
seat it using the end of the Turn Signal (76C).
37) 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).
38) Bolt Driver’s Side Headlight (76A) on to Light
Bar (13) using Mounting Hardware (76D) as
shown above.
39) Repeat Steps 36 through 38 for Passenger’s
Side Headlight (76B) and Passenger’s Side
Turn Signal (76C).
Figure 11. Assembly of Blade Guides.
G10071
43) Attach Blade Guides (16) to Blade Assembly (4)
using Hex Head Cap Screws (94) and Self
Locking Nuts (115).
Figure 10. Secure Wiring Harness
G10126
40) Secure Wiring Harness (61) to Light Bar (13)
as shown above.
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Electrical System Wiring Procedure
are installing a Headlight Adapter Kit, See “Headlight
Adapter Installation Procedure” located in this manual.
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 13. 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.
Figure 12. Driver’s Side Headlight
6. Connect the Black Rubber Connector (E) from
Wiring Harness (60) into the OEM Wiring Harness
(F). OEM Wiring Harness (F) is the vehicle
connector that was unplugged from the back of
the headlight in Step 4.
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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
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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 15. Internal Cab Wires
Figure 14. Connecting Park and Turn
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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 11/4” diameter hole in the firewall.
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.
12. Install MSC03761 Split Rubber Grommet (Not
Shown) into the hole that was cut in the firewall.
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.
13. Connect the Two Tab Connectors (H) to
MSC04747 Headlight Toggle Switch (77A) as
illustrated in the figure above.
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.
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.
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.
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 “V-Blade Controller
Mounting Instructions” located in this manual.)
19. Connect the BLACK/RED wire (I) to a “keyed”
12V+ ignition source.
Figure 16. Solenoid Connections.
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20. Connect the WHITE/BLACK wire (J) of Wiring
Harness (60) to the small terminal on Pump
Solenoid (64).
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.
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 18. Vehicle Connections
Figure 17. Battery Connections
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29. Mount the Black 15 Pin Control Harness
Connector to the lower area of the bumper using
MSC03813 Control Harness Mounting Bracket.
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25. Attach the eyelet end (N) of BLACK
Power/Ground Cable (62) to the negative battery
terminal.
30. Mount the BLACK and RED 2 Pin Power Ground
Connector to the lower area of the bumper using
MSC03491 Power Ground Mounting Bracket.
26. Connect the BROWN wire (Q) to the negative
battery terminal
Note: Installation location will vary depending on
truck.
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 19. Relay Mounting.
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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.
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Electrical System Wiring Procedure
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.
•
Figure 20. Vehicle Option Connector
G10202
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 20.
RESULTS - ONLY vehicle low beam headlights should be illuminated.
•
Note: If your vehicle is not listed in the above figure
use the Default position, 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.
LOW BEAM (Truck Lights)
♦
Vehicle Headlight Switch – ON
♦
Low Beam Lights on Truck Indicator
♦
Plow Headlight Toggle Switch –TRUCK
HIGH BEAM (Truck Lights)
♦
Vehicle Headlight Switch – ON
♦
High Beam Indicator Light – ON
♦
Plow Headlight Toggle Switch –TRUCK
RESULTS - Only vehicle high beam headlights should be illuminated.
•
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.
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.
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33. Secure all plow harness wiring.
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.
•
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.
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.
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Park Lights (Plow and Truck)
♦
Park Lights on Vehicle – ON
RESULTS - All four, Left Plow, Right Plow, Left Truck, and Right
Truck Park Lights should be on.
Note: If any of the lights are not working properly, recheck the wiring against the “Electrical Wiring
Diagram” located in this manual and make any
necessary corrections.
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Headlight Adapter Installation Procedure
Headlight Adapter Installation
Procedure
Figure 22. 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.
Figure 21. Single Headlight Adapter Connections
8. Disconnect OEM Headlight Connector Plugs (A
and D) from the back of the vehicle headlight.
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9. Connect two ends of Headlight Adapter (73A) into
the back of the vehicle headlights.
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.
10. Connect the Black Rubber Female Socket (B) of
Headlight Adapter (73A) into the plow wiring
harness.
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.
11. Connect the Blue Sealed Beam Connector (C) of
Headlight Adapter (73B) into the plow wiring
harness.
3. Connect the Black Rubber Female Socket (B) of
Headlight Adapter (73A) 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.
4. Connect the Blue Sealed Beam Connector (C) of
Headlight Adapter (73B) into the plow wiring
harness.
14. Repeat Steps 8 through 13 for the opposite side
headlight.
5. Connect the opposite end of Headlight Adapter
(73B) into the OEM Headlight Connector Plug (A).
15. Continue with the Step 7 of “Electrical System
Wiring Procedure” located in this manual.
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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Electrical System Wiring Diagram
Figure 23. Electrical System Wiring Diagram
G10134
18
Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)
Figure 24. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Plow Side)
G10137
19
Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Truck Side)
Figure 25. Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Truck Side)
G10137
22
Electrical System Wiring Schematic (Truck Side)
Figure 26. HYD07044 with SmartHitch 2TM Wiring Diagram
G10039
Wire Color
Wire Function
Green
Red
White
Orange
Red/Black
Blue
Black
White/Black
Right Wing In
Right Wing Out
Lift
Lower
Left Wing In
Left Wing Out
SmartHitch 2TM (12V)
Pump Solenoid
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Hydraulic Valve Assembly Parts List
Figure 27. Hydraulic Valve Manifold Assembly.
Ref.
31
31A
31B
31C
31D
31E
31F
31G
31H
31I
54
G10000
Description
Valve Manifold, RT3 V-Blade w/ SmartHitchTM
Valve, Lift / Angle
Valve, SmartHitchTM Attach
Valve, Flow Control
Valve, Relief V-Blade (2800psi)
Valve, Check
Valve Coil
Valve Ground Strap
Coil Nut
Coil Nut (SmartHitchTM Valve)
Hydraulic Swivel Fitting
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Part Number
HYD07044
HYD01637
HYD07047
HYD07048
HYD01639
HYD01640
HYD01638
HYD01647
HYD07059
HYD07060
HYD01620
Qty
1
6
1
1
2
4
7
7
6
1
4
RT3 Headlight Aiming Procedure
Headlight Aiming
Procedure
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).
NOTICE:
The installer of these snowplow lights must
certify that installation conforms to applicable
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Screen Located
25' From Headlights
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.
Align With Vehicle
Centerline Vertical Centerline Ahead
of Right Headlight
High Intensity Zones
For Type 2 (Sealed Beam)
Headlights on Low Beam
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.
Distance Between
Headlight Centers
Preparation for Headlight Aim or Inspection
Before checking beam aim, the inspector shall:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Figure 37. Headlight Aiming Procedure
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.
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 Power Unit Fill Procedure
Hydraulic Power Unit Fill
Procedure
FULL
Figure 29. Oil Full Level
G00000
Plow Position to Check Oil: The plow should be
attached to the truck, setting flat on the ground, with
both wings retracted.
7. With both wings retracted and the plow lowered to
the ground, check the fluid level. Fluid should be
visible in the external fill port. If fluid is not visible,
fill until visible. Your reservoir should now be
properly filled.
Figure 28. External Fill – Backside View
Note: If your plow is equipped with SmartHitch 2™
you must hydraulically power the light tower down.
Do not manually pull the tower down. Failure to
hydraulically power the light tower down will create an
air pocket in the hydraulic system. Oil will spill out of
your internal filler cap.
G10043
Step 1 of the following fill procedure is intended for a
new plow with an empty hydraulic system.
Initial Plow Position: Start with the plow un-attached
from the vehicle and the lift cylinder completely
collapsed. The light tower will be tilted forwarded.
WARNING!
When adjusting Flow Control Valve (31) 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.
1. Remove Fill Cap (30F) from Street Elbow (30G)
and fill with Boss High Performance Hydraulic
Fluid. Continue to fill Street Elbow (30G) until no
more fluid will be accepted. (Approx. 2 quarts.)
2. Attach the plow to the vehicle.
Note: If your plow is equipped with 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.
8. Adjust Flow Control Valve (31C) to obtain the
speed desired for lowering the plow by loosening
the jam nut, then adjusting the set screw.
Counter-clockwise adjustment will increase the
speed the plow descends. Retighten the jam nut
when the desired speed is obtained.
3. Raise the plow.
4. With the plow in the raised position, extend and
retract the right wing.
5. With the plow in the raised position, extend and
retract the left wing.
6. Lower the plow to the ground.
Note: If your plow will not lower, Flow Control Valve
(31C) is completely closed. Refer to Step 8 to adjust
Flow Control Valve (31C).
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V- Blade Controllers
Joystick Control Operating
Instructions
10. To VEE (Both LEFT and RIGHT wings IN), pull
the controller stick directly backward.
11. To angle the entire blade LEFT (Right Wing out
– Left Wing In) push the controller stick directly
to the left.
12. To angle the entire blade RIGHT (Right Wing in
– Left Wing out) push the controller stick directly
to the right.
13. The control should be turned off when not in
use. It can then be unplugged and stored.
Figure 30. V-Blade Control Operation
G10157
1. Toggle the ON/OFF switch to the ON position. A
red indicator light will illuminate on the switch.
The joystick is now active.
2. To RAISE the blade of the plow, toggle the
switch on the joystick handle upward.
3. To LOWER the blade of the plow, toggle the
switch on the joystick handle downward.
4. To FLOAT the blade along the contour of the
plowing surface, toggle the switch on the
joystick handle downward until the switch
reaches the detent position. (You will feel the
switch click into the detent position.) The switch
will stay in the FLOAT position until the switch is
physically re-centered.
5. To move the RIGHT wing OUT, push the
controller stick to the right and forward.
6. To move the LEFT wing OUT, push the
controller stick to the LEFT and forward.
7. To SCOOP (Both LEFT and RIGHT wings
OUT), push the controller stick directly forward.
8. To move the RIGHT wing IN, pull the controller
stick to the right and backward.
9. To move the LEFT wing IN, pull the controller
stick to the LEFT and backward.
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V- Blade Controllers
JOYSTICK CONTROL
UNIVERSAL MOUNTING KIT MSC04026
Floor
Mount
Door
Mount
Reference Number
40A
40B
40C
40D
A
B
C
Description
Joystick, Intermediate Mounting Bracket
Joystick, Mounting Bracket
Joystick, Spring Clip
Pad, Foam
Screw, #8-32 X 1/4 Machine Black
Washer, #10 Flatwasher Black
Nut, #8-32 X 3/16 Alum Binding Post
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Part Number
MSC04028
MSC04029
MSC04027
MSC04038
HDW05591
HDW05592
HDW05593
V- Blade Controllers
SmartTouchTM Control
Operating Instructions
SmartTouchTM Control
Mounting Instructions
MAGNET
ON/OFF SWITCH
SCOOP
RIGHT WING OUT
LEFT WING OUT
ANGLE RIGHT
ANGLE LEFT
LEFT WING IN
METAL PLATE
RIGHT WING IN
VEE
BLADE RAISE/LOWER
Figure 31. V-Blade Control Instructions
Figure 32. SmartTouchTM Mounting Hardware
G00000
1) Remove the Magnet and the Metal Plate from
MSC04602 Magnetic Mount Kit.
G00000
2) Use the enclosed alcohol wipe to clean a spot on
the vehicle interior where you want to place the
SmartTouchTM Control.
1) Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to turn the
Handheld Control on. Green LED indicators will
light up on the control.
3) Peel off the paper backing on the back of Magnet.
2) To RAISE or LOWER the blade of the plow, press
the center button to the desired position.
4) Apply the Magnet on to the spot of the interior that
was just previously cleaned. Apply pressure for
30 seconds.
3) Holding the LOWER button for 2 seconds will
activate the Automatic “FLOAT” feature for
plowing uneven surfaces. (The center LED
indicator will turn red.) “FLOAT” will turn off
automatically when the RAISE button is pressed.
5) Clean the back of the SmartTouchTM Control with
the alcohol wipe.
6) Peel off the backing of the Metal Plate to expose
adhesive.
4) To place the plow in the Vee position, press the
Right Wing In and Left Wing In buttons
simultaneously.
7) Apply the Metal Plate to the back of the
SmartTouchTM Control. Apply pressure for 30
seconds.
5) To transform to the Scoop position, press the Left
Wing Out and Right Wing Out buttons
simultaneously.
NOTICE
After mounting the magnet, let it sit unused for
24 hours before attaching the SmartTouchTM
Control to insure secure mounting.
6) Pressing the Right Wing Out and Right Wing In
buttons simultaneously will put the plow into the
straight blade position for angle plowing to the
right.
8) Place SmartTouchTM Control against the magnet.
7) Pressing the Left Wing Out and Left Wing In
buttons simultaneously will put the plow into the
straight blade position for angle plowing to the left.
8) The control should be turned off when not in use.
It can then be unplugged and stored.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting
Guide
Glossary of Problems:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
Pump motor does not run.
Pump continues to run with switch in neutral.
Pump will not lower.
Plow will not raise or raises slowly, motor runs.
While trying to raise the plow, blades extend and wings will not retract.
Wings drift back when extended.
Plow lowers too fast.
Wing(s) will not extend, but motor runs.
Wing(s) will extend, but will not retract or retract slowly.
Wing(s) retract too easily while plowing.
Oil leaks from cylinders.
Battery goes dead with all switches in neutral.
Plow lights are dim, will not come on or flicker.
Turn signals flash at a rapid rate.
High beam indicator light not functioning properly.
Blade digs into the ground in the V position.
Blade does not lay flat against the ground in the scoop position.
Blade trips too easily.
Plow does not clean-up snow from low areas.
Oil runs out of fill cap of hydraulic pump.
Pump chatters when raising the plow or extending wings.
PROBLEM
1. Pump motor does not run.
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check that power/ground
cables and control cables are
connected properly.
Check for voltage at pump
motor while ignition switch
is on and LIFT control button
is pushed.
Check for power to the
solenoid by testing for
voltage between both large
terminals and ground.
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RESULT
Connect.
If voltage is present, pump
motor has failed or pump has
seized. Motor brushes may be
replaced, otherwise replace
pump/motor assembly.
If voltage is not present
between one large terminal
and ground, the cable between
the battery and solenoid is
disconnected or broken.
PROBLEM
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check for voltage between
the other large terminal of
the solenoid and ground
while jumping power to the
small terminals with the
white wire.
Test power to the control box
by checking voltage between
black wire and ground at the
white 9-pin connector.
2. Pump continues to run with
switch in neutral.
Disconnect control box,
ignition ON.
3. Plow will not lower.
Check power/ground cables
and control cables are
connected properly.
Check flow control valve.
Check wiring on valve block
for proper connections.
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RESULT
If NO voltage is present,
solenoid has failed and must
be replaced. If voltage is
present, wire from small
terminal of solenoid to ground
may be disconnected or
broken.
If NO voltage is present,
power from relay has become
disconnected. If voltage is
present check wiring and
controller switches.
If pump continues to run,
solenoid has failed in the
closed position. Quickly
remove power to the pump by
disconnecting the
power/ground cables to the
plow. Replace solenoid.
If pump stops running, check
wiring of controller for short
between black and white/black
wire in controller, or failed
switch.
Connect.
If flow control valve is
completely closed, place
RAISE/LOWER switch on
control box in NEUTRAL,
then open the flow control
valve.
Refer to the wiring diagram in
this manual.
PROBLEM
4. Plow will not raise or raises
slowly (pump motor runs).
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check for voltage between
solenoid valve terminal and
ground with ignition switch
on and control switch in
FLOAT position.
Test power to the control box
by checking voltage between
black wire and ground at the
white 9-pin connector.
Check hydraulic fluid level.
Check power/ground cables
and control cable are
connected properly.
Check wiring on valve block
for proper connections.
Load test battery.
Check pressure at pressure
port of pump.
Check LIFT Solenoid Valve.
5. While trying to raise plow,
wing(s) extend prior to
raising plow and will not
retract.
Check the pressure and
return line routing.
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RESULT
If voltage is present solenoid
valve or valve coil has failed.
Replace valve.
If NO voltage is present,
power from relays has become
disconnected. If voltage is
present, check wiring and
switch of controller.
Hydraulic fluid level should
be within ¾” from top of
reservoir when lowered and in
the V-position.
Connect.
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.
Lift solenoid valve not
opening completely. Replace.
Check wiring and switch box
control.
Pressure line MUST be
connected from P on pump to
P on valve manifold. Return
line MUST be connected from
R on pump to T on valve
manifold.
PROBLEM
6. Wings drift back when
extended.
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Check wing return solenoid
valve on manifold
Check pressure
7. Plow lowers too fast.
Check flow control valve.
8. Wing(s) will not extend or
extend slowly, motor runs.
Check hydraulic fluid level.
Check power/ground cables
and control cable are
connected properly.
Check wiring on valve block
for proper connections.
Load test battery.
Check pressure at pressure
port of pump.
Check WING OUT solenoid
valve.
9. Wing(s) extend, but will not
retract or retract slowly.
Check power/ground cables
and control cables are
connected properly.
Check wiring on valve block
for proper connections.
Check for voltage between
solenoid valve terminal and
ground with ignition switch
on and control switch in
WING IN position.
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RESULT
If solenoid valve is
contaminated, clean or
replace.
If pressure relief valve is
contaminated, clean or
replace.
Close flow control valve to
desired drop speed.
Hydraulic fluid level should
be within ¾” from top of
reservoir when lowered and in
the V-position.
Connect.
Refer to the wiring diagram in
this manual.
Replace battery if weak or
defective.
If pressure is less than 2500
psi (at end of lift). Motor
brushes may be defective,
pump pressure relief valve
may be contaminated,
damaged, or set less than 2500
psi, pump may be worn.
WING OUT solenoid valve
not opening completely.
Replace.
Check wiring and control box.
Connect.
Refer to the wiring diagram in
this manual.
If voltage is present, solenoid
valve or valve coil has failed.
Replace valve. If NO voltage
is present, check wiring and
switch box control.
PROBLEM
10. Wing(s) retract too easily
while plowing.
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Pressure relief valve pressure
set too low.
11. Oil leaks from cylinders.
Loose packing.
Check rod condition.
12. Battery goes dead with all
switches in neutral.
13. Plow lights are dim, will
not come on or flicker.
14. Turn signals flash at a rapid
rate.
15. No high beam indicator or
does not function properly.
16. Blade digs into the ground
in the V-position.
17. Blade does not lay flat
against the ground in the
scoop position.
Possible short in switches.
Possible short in wiring
harness.
Possible short in valve coils.
Check electrical connections.
RESULT
See an Authorized BOSS
Dealer for pressure relief
valve adjustment.
Tighten packing 1/8-turn
increments until leak stops.
If rods are pitted or rough,
polish with copus cloth or
extra fine steel wool.
Inspect wiring of control box
switches, replace switch(es).
Repair damaged wire.
Replace coils.
Clean and repair any corroded
or damaged terminals.
Check headlight adapter
Verify proper headlight
wires.
adapters are being used and
are correctly installed.
Check relays for corrosion
Relays should click when
and function.
energized.
Check flasher.
Replace original vehicle
flasher with heavy-duty sixlamp flasher provided.
Check headlight adapters.
Verify proper headlight
adapters are being used and
are correctly installed.
Center shoe adjusted too low. Add washers to the center
shoe to raise the tip of the
plow.
Push beam installed too high. Lower the push beam.
Center Shoe Adjusted too
Remove washers from the
High.
center shoe to raise the tip of
the plow.
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PROBLEM
DIAGNOSTIC CHECK
Push beam installed too low.
18. Blade trips too easily.
Check trip spring adjustment.
19. Plow does not clean-up
snow from low areas.
20. Oil running out of fill cap
of hydraulic pump.
UP/DOWN switch not in
neutral.
Power light tower down. Do
not pull the tower down.
Plowing on steeply inclined
terrain.
Pump reservoir over filled.
Hitting snowbanks too hard.
21. Pump chatters when raising
plow or extending wing(s).
Hydraulic fluid low.
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RESULT
Raise the push beam. If push
beam is at highest setting,
Adjust the Bumper Stop
further into the center section.
Tighten springs. Replace
springs if permanently
deformed or damaged.
Place switch in DOWN
(FLOAT) position.
Follow the dismounting
instructions in this manual.
Avoid too steeply sloped
areas.
Reservoir should be filled to
¾” from top.
Do not plow recklessly. Place
plow in V-position and break
up hard snowbanks.
Add hydraulic fluid.
Reservoir should be filled to
¾” from top.
Recommended Pushbeam Height
15 1/2
Figure 33. Recommended Pushbeam Height
G10155
Recommended Bolt Torque
Dia. / Pitch
GRADE 5 (ft-lbs)
GRADE 8 (ft-lbs)
1 / 4” – 20
6
9
5 / 16” – 18
14
19
3 / 8” – 16
23
33
7 / 16” – 14
38
53
1 / 2” – 13
56
80
9 / 16” – 12
82
116
5 / 8” – 11
113
159
3 / 4” – 10
201
283
Figure 34. 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.
36
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.
Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.
2.
Snowplows or parts repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS
PRODUCTS dealer.
3.
Snowplows or parts which have been subject to misuse, negligence, accident, improper
installation, maintenance, care or storage.
4.
Snowplows mounted on vehicles other than those listed in the BOSS SNOWPLOW
APPLICATION CHART AND SELECTION GUIDE.
5.
BOSS PRODUCTS does not assume liability for damage to your motor vehicle resulting
from the attachment or use of a BOSS PRODUCTS snowplow. Vehicle risk is the sole
responsibility of the purchaser.
Limits of BOSS Products Liability are:
BOSS PRODUCT’S LIABILITY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
OF DEFECTIVE PARTS. BOSS PRODUCTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF
DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT OF BOSS PRODUCTS.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
This warranty does not apply if you purchased your snowplow for personal, family, or household
use. In this case, refer to the BOSS Snowplow Limited Consumer Warranty.
BOSS PRODUCTS is a division of
(2003-2004)
37
Northern Star Industries, Inc.
PO Box 788
North U.S. Hwy 2
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
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.
Expendable parts such as hoses, plow shoes, cutting edges, pins, nuts, bolts, blade guides, etc.
2.
Snowplows or parts repaired or altered by anyone other than an authorized BOSS PRODUCTS dealer.
3.
Snowplows or parts which have been subject to misuse or service, negligence, accident, improper
installation, maintenance, care or storage.
4.
Snowplows mounted on vehicles other than those listed in the BOSS SNOWPLOW APPLICATION
CHART AND SELECTION GUIDE.
5.
BOSS PRODUCTS does not assume any liability for motor vehicle damage resulting from the
attachment or use of a BOSS PRODUCTS snowplow. Vehicle risk is the sole responsibility of the
purchaser.
Warranty limitations:
THIS WARRANTY IS OFFERED IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY.
THE DURATION OF ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY.
BOSS PRODUCTS LIABILITY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OF THE SNOWPLOW,
INCLUDING LABOR AND REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS. BOSS PRODUCTS SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY BOSS PRODUCTS NEGLIGENCE OR
FAULT.
State laws:
Some states do not allow exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or the limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights and you may also have the other rights which vary from state to state.
This warranty does not apply if you purchased your snowplow for other than personal, family, or household
use. If so, refer to the BOSS Snowplow Commercial Warranty.
BOSS PRODUCTS is a division of
(2003-2004)
38
Northern Star Industries, Inc.
PO Box 788
North U.S. Hwy 2
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
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