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    Default Re: Boss Plow Quick-Attach Adapter

    Perfect timing...I was driving home today (540mi) and thinking about whether I could come up with a way to do this with my 7.5' SnowDogg plow that's similar to the Boss here. I might not get to it this winter, but I think it'll make a great summer project!

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    Default Re: Boss Plow Quick-Attach Adapter

    Perfect timing...I was driving home today (540mi) and thinking about whether I could come up with a way to do this with my 7.5' SnowDogg plow that's similar to the Boss here. I might not get to it this winter, but I think it'll make a great summer project!

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    GManBart, I looked up the SnowDogg plows and I agree, its pretty much the same deal. The wiring also looks like it would be similar.

    We got a foot of heavy snow today, here's the plow in action, my wife helped make the video:


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    Like a charm. Nice


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    Yeah, that's doing a nice job! My dog Charlie has a similar Snowcoat!


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    Nice work throughout. Couple of observations: one thing that concerns me is the solenoid wired on the battery especially the way you have it currently. If it were me I'd put 'boots' on each positive post AND spray with battery post spray, (before covering with the red boot(s). All other connections, black ground wires etc.; I would use liquid electrical tape, and spray the negative post and attached wires to keep corrosion from occurring.
    The distance from the additional positives to the ground post of the battery has a potential to ground out when you're nowhere near the tractor- something you never want to happen.
    I'd also put dielectric grease in each end of every butt splice you have at your Molex connectors, etc. to keep moisture/salt out then coat with liq electrical tape.
    I say this coming from a salt water environment where I run my boat during the summer on the coast of CT. (ALL my wiring is marine grade with heat shrink butt connectors and tinned copper ring and push connectors. I like to do it once and done.
    You might consider a battery box too if you have room- it keeps the weather out.

    Lastly, I'd look into a 'crossover' valve for your hydraulics. One real concern with hanging a plow that far in front of a loader is lateral twist force, even more than plow blade trip force. Your plow is designed to be used on a truck frame and not on a loader, which is susceptible to racking by external forces like heavy wet snow or pushing against an obstacle that is not wanting to move the way or when you want it to.
    Plows designed to be used in loader applications all have crossover valves to balance pressure exerted in ways that can/could damage the loader arms.
    The plow I have has a single 2.5" piston controlled by a crossover valve and incorporates lateral float rather than vertical float used by other plow manufactures, to reduce/eliminate racking forces which can bend loader arms.
    Check it out for reference to what I'm referring to: Horst welding/HLA Snowplows ~Series 2000 HLA Snow -they're made in Canada and go up to 20' wide, (with side wings)!
    When you get to the 2000series snowblades click on the word 'features' to the right of the plow's pic, and it will drop down the feature list and show each part inc. the crossover valve.
    I'm fairly sure you could figure out how to incorporate a crossover valve to help reduce shock and stresses on your FEL arms, for very little $.
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    Default Re: Boss Plow Quick-Attach Adapter

    Thank you CM, the dielectric grease on the Molex connectors is a good idea I hadn't considered. Covering the positives is a also good idea too I've been meaning to do. FYI, the hood on the Yanmar LX is fiberglass and there's plenty of space under there with it closed, so risk to grounding out the solenoid is minimal, but each tractor is different.

    Regarding hydraulics, by the way this is a subject I need more schooling on, I did notice the HLA plows have one hydraulic cylinder for angling, with two ports, and one relief valve. The Boss plow has two cylinders, each with one port. I know as the wiring goes, to angle the Boss plow two valves are opened for both in and out. So I think this mean two relief valves would be required....HOWEVER....I dug a little deeper and found the Boss RT3 plows has a pressure relief valve on the pump set to 2500PSI...which I believe is set lower than the 3000PSI valve of the HLA Plow. So I'm now thinking the pump pressure relief valve serves the same purpose as the crossover relief valve?

    In any event, I do like the looks of the HSA plow, if I had to go new again I'd definitely consider it!

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    Otay....I dug some more and I'm finding the Boss Plow has two pressure relief valves. Here are the part numbers and descriptions.

    HYD01693 - This is part of the electric pump power unit and is set to 2500PSI

    And

    HYD07027 - This is an actual crossover relief valve like the one CM has mentioned. It operates at either 3800 or 4000 PSI, I've seen documentation with both figures, it probably depends upon your model year. I've attached the diagram of the Boss hydraulic manifold showing this relief valve. The current oem part appears to operate at 4000PSI, link to part: Relief Valve for Boss HYD07027

    I googled some more and whereas the pressures may vary, all the major truck plow makers put crossover relief valves in their hydraulics. What I don't know is if you can adjust the PSI or thread in other valves with different PSI ratings. Thank you CM for suggesting I look into this... I learned something new!
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    How many HP is your tractor?? And how big is the plow. I am thinking of doing this with my 39 HP kubota with a 9'-2" v plow. My tractor is a TLB.. Do you think it will work??
    Email. cgrobar@gmail.com. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro View Post
    How many HP is your tractor?? And how big is the plow. I am thinking of doing this with my 39 HP kubota with a 9'-2" v plow. My tractor is a TLB.. Do you think it will work??
    Email. cgrobar@gmail.com. Thanks
    Have you thought about a tractor frame mount for that v-plow?
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