Let’s face it snow plows are bound to encounter obstacles. Those obstacles could include manhole covers, curbs, frozen snow banks and everything in between. If you have been snowplowing for any period of time, you could probably add a few other items to that list. Obstructions and obstacles are one of the unavoidable dangers of snowplowing.
As such, snow plow manufacturers design and build snow plows with trip protection technology to help protect the plow and truck from damage. The tripping mechanism works in tandem with the snow plow’s pressure relief valves that are also designed to reduce the impact caused by obstructions. BOSS Snowplows, including the BOSS XT & DXT, are specifically designed with one of three types of tripping systems: