LDR Series Box Plow Installation and Owner's Manual

LDR Series Box Plow Installation and Owner's Manual
LDR Series
BOX PLOW
INSTALLATION & OWNER’S
MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY ..................................................................................................................................................... 2
INTRODUCTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 5
TIPS ON PLOWING SNOW ...................................................................................................................... 6
BOX PLOW ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE ................................................................................................... 7
BOX PLOW BLADE ASSEMBLY DRAWING AND PARTS LIST .............................................................. 8
BOX PLOW MOUNTING & REMOVAL PROCEDURE ............................................................................. 10
MAINTENANCE ......................................................................................................................................... 12
PUTTING PLOW INTO STORAGE ........................................................................................................... 12
TAKING PLOW OUT OF STORAGE ......................................................................................................... 12
RECOMMENDED BOLT TORQUE ........................................................................................................... 13
WARRANTY............................................................................................................................................... 14
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.
BOSS BACKS YOU UP
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Safety
Serious injury or death can result if you do not follow these instructions and procedures which are outlined
further within your owner’s manual.
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NEVER get body parts between Plow System and vehicle while servicing or operating.
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NEVER position body parts between moving parts of the Plow System while servicing or
operating.
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NEVER use a loader exceeding a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 80,000lbs. Exceeding
this GVWR could result in an accident or damage.
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Read this manual and all labels carefully. Follow the operating procedures described.
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Follow all Operator Safety instructions found in your Loader Owner’s Manual.
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When transporting, position plow so as not to block vision.
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NEVER change blade position when transporting.
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NEVER exceed 14 mph when plowing snow.
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NEVER exceed 5 mph while changing blade position.
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Make sure plow is properly attached and secured before moving vehicle.
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NEVER operate plow with loose binders or chains.
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Always lower blade when vehicle is not in use.
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NEVER ride on Plow System.
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NEVER lift persons on Plow System.
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NEVER operate on steep inclines.
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Operators should always use vehicle seat belts and all other applicable personal
protective equipment while operating plow.
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Always remove plow from machine before servicing.
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Safety
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating Plow System without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to operate the Plow System
properly in different situations.
All operators must read and understand the Owner’s manual and instruction labels before operating the
system.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the vehicle with the Plow System not properly attached. The plow is not fully engaged or
secured.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the vehicle when the Plow System is not properly attached.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the vehicle with the Plow System in a position that blocks your vision.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Collision with obstacle or another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the vehicle when the Plow System is in a position that blocks your vision.
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Safety
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Positioning body parts on or between Plow System while operating or servicing Plow System or the
vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury or death can occur if a person gets caught between moving parts or falls while vehicle is in
motion.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never ride in, ride on, or stand next to Plow System while someone is operating it or the vehicle.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Exceeding recommended speed limits set for operation types.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not exceed recommended speed limits. Always travel at proper speed for terrain, visibility, operating
conditions, and your experience.
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A REVOLUTION AGAINST SNOW
Congratulations on purchasing the finest box plow 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.
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 DEALER is the person to talk to. They
know your plow well and want your complete satisfaction.
IMPORTANT
Keep this section for your record.
Date Purchased:_
Model Purchased:_
Plow Serial Number:
PURCHASED FROM
Dealer Name:_
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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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.
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Do not let the snow accumulate; always plow with the storm.
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Always wear your seatbelt when plowing snow.
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Always lower the blade when parking your vehicle. This reduces the load on your vehicle’s hydraulic
system 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.
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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.
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Do not change blade position while traveling.
Figure 1. Proper Plowing Orientation
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Maintain bucket and hitch orientation shown in Figure 1. Wing positions will vary with terrain. Starting
with the slip hitch in the middle of the slot will allow the plow to float and better follow the contours of
the ground.
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If plow orientation is incorrect, chattering or insufficient contact may result.
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For more plowing tips please visit www.bossplow.com.
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Box Plow Assembly Procedure
Box Plow Assembly Procedure
slide the wing brace (5) into the wing slot.
Note: This manual is used for the assembly of the
BOSS LDR 14/16 trip-edge box plow. Part numbers for
the BOSS LDR 14/16 trip-edge box plow are listed on
the parts diagram in this manual.
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5. Rotate the brace to line up with the tabs on top of the
blade.
6. Insert the HDW16843 ¾”-10x4½” bolt (21) through tabs
and brace (5), then tighten the HDW03037 ¾”-10 nylon
lock nut (22).
LIFT POINTS
(CAN USE FORK POCKETS)
7. Slide the wing arm bushing (25A) onto the wing brace.
Insert the HDW16843 ¾”-10x4½” bolt (25B) through the
attachment bushing and brace. Tighten the HDW03037
¾”-10 nylon lock nut (25C).
1(2)
GREASE
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14
22
13A
GREASE
21
12
GREASE
Figure 2. Wing Attachment
13B
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26A
26B
1.
Remove the blade assembly from the blade crate using
the fork pockets provided, or by removing the fork
pockets and using the lift points on the blade. Keep the
crate hardware as some of it will be used to assemble
the blade.
2.
Apply grease to wing bushing/pin tubes then insert left
wing (4) and right wing (3) into their corresponding
mounts on blade (1 or 2). Use lift points if necessary for
alignment.
3.
Figure 4. Slip Hitch Assembly
8. Insert the two lower HDW16844 1”-8x4½ (26A) bolts on
each hitch and place the HDW07704 1”-8 top lock nuts
(26B) and finger tighten.
Secure the wings by inserting the HDW16843 ¾”10x4½” bolt (21) through the mounting tube. Then
tighten the HDW03037 ¾”-10 nylon lock nut (22).
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9. Slide back shim (13A) into the hitch, then with the shim
plate pushed towards the back of the hitch, slide in the
fork assembly (12).
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10. Slide the side shims into the hitch in front of the fork
assembly (12). Apply grease in-between the fork
assembly (12) and the back shim (13A) and side shims
(13B).
11. Place the top caps (14) on top of the hitch and insert
the top HDW16844 1”-8x4½ (26A) bolts. Place the
HDW07704 1”-8 top lock nuts (26B) on and finger
tighten.
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12. Tighten all fasteners.
25B
25A
25C
Figure 3. Wing Brace Attachment
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4. With the blade supported by fork pockets or lift points,
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Box Plow Assembly Procedure
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Box Plow Mounting and Removal Procedure
Figure 5. Mounting Procedure
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1. Approach plow slowly, level bucket and adjust
bucket height as necessary.
2. Pull into the plow until the bucket bottoms in the
fork pockets.
3. Put vehicle in park and engage parking brake
before leaving vehicle.
Figure 6. Proper Tab Placement
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Tabs for mounting chains should be located in
such a manner that the chain is level or angling
slightly downward when the plow is attached.
See Figure 6. The tabs should also be located in
line with the hitch forks. See Figure 7.

Use at least 3/8” P70 transport chain.

Ratcheting chain binders are recommended as
lever type binders can loosen with use.
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Box Plow Mounting and Removal Procedure
Figure 7. Proper Chain Placement
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4. Loop chain through hole in hitch fork and
bucket mounting tab or clevis; then use
ratcheting binder to secure loose ends of
chain. Do not cross chains as the slip hitch
assembly will bind. See figure 7.
Snowplow Removal Procedure
1. Locate a suitable area to place the plow, free
of obstructions and inclines.
2. Carefully lower the plow to the ground.
3. Put vehicle in park and engage parking brake
before leaving vehicle.
4. Slowly release chain tension and remove
binders.
5. Carefully back the vehicle away from the plow.
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Maintenance and Storage
Maintenance
Your BOSS PLOW is designed for reliable 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.
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
Inspect the following on a regular basis:
All fasteners, pins, retainers, nuts and bolts
for tightness. See Recommended Bolt Torque
located in this manual.
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Cutting edge wear.
Wing shoe wear.
Apply grease to slip hitch assembly and
wing hinge bushing. See Figure 2 and
Figure 4.
Putting the Plow into Storage
1. Drive the snowplow to a storage site. Follow
the normal procedure for dismounting from
the plow.
2. Touch-up any rust spots or chipped paint.
3. Loosen the trip springs.
4. Grease the slip hitch assembly and wing
hinge bushings.
Taking the Plow out of Storage
1. Check all fasteners for tightness. See
Recommended Bolt Torque located in this manual.
2. Tighten the trip springs.
3. Grease the slip hitch assembly and wing
hinge bushings.
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Recommended Bolt Torque
GUIDE TO RECOMMENDED ASSEMBLY TORQUE
Figure 8. Recommended Bolt Torque
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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 into consideration.
NOTICE: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL FASTENERS BE PROPERLY TORQUED TO
ASSURE A SAFE OPERATING PLOW. RE-TIGHTEN ALL FASTENERS AFTER 2
HOURS OF PLOWING.
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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: 2 years from the date of purchase.
Labor: 2 years 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
Northern Star Industries, Inc.
PO Box 787
1819 N Stephenson Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
(2010-2011)
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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: 2 years from the date of purchase.
Labor: 2 years 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
Northern Star Industries, Inc.
PO Box 787
1819 N Stephenson Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI
(2010-2011)
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