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weld problem-Boss

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by PINEISLAND1, Nov 24, 2000.


    PINEISLAND1 LawnSite Member
    from WEST MI
    Posts: 201

    Anyone have this problem on their Boss'? Is it common?

    <img src="http://www.geocities.com/tfrontjes/plowweld.jpg">
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    Don't get me started!

    Mine's slightly worse and I've never hit anything. A lot of our older units have been MUCH more abused and are just fine.
  3. Alan

    Alan Member
    Posts: 1,185

    And I thought taht Sno-Way was the only ones who had absolute crap welding quality control.
  4. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    My Fisher's Don't do that.

  5. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    Yeah,grind it down weld it up and go back to work, its not a major issue.Of my 8 I have to fix one of these points every now and then,we just repair them when they are in the shop getting serviced after a snow.
  6. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    No and the 1st 2 types of Boss V's didn't, either.

    This is only a problem on the 1998's and newer.

    This problem (and the RTII) has really bled off my brand loyalty to Boss.
  7. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    We've had only a handful of problems with our Boss's over the past 6 years. What is depicted is not one of them. However, I'm with Digger - grind it out, weld it up, and go forward.

    At least you don't have to weld it daily (like with Meyers).
  8. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    Do you have any of these new ones?
  9. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    We're having a brand new one installed on a 2001 3/4 ton Dodge later this week. You can be sure that I'll be taking a close look at it once it comes in, and having my mechanic take a close look at the welds you showed in your picture.

    Can't be too careful.....

    We bought a brand new one last season too - and we'll be looking at that one on Monday too, just in case.....
  10. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    It's not a weld flaw.

    It's a design flaw that snaps the bottom port side retainer ring and places undue stress on the seam weld.

    I don't believe it's coincidence that PineIslands front plow look identical to the ones I've seen including mine.

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