By Steve Vanvelzen
I Recently purchased a Massimo T-Boss 550F last fall with their 60" snow thrower because I couldn't find a decent UTV here in Southern Ontario; nothing in stock anywhere. I am having really bad buyer's remorse after spending time on it and reading all the bad online reviews. The company boasts the fact that it is built in Texas, USA, so I was hoping to do the right thing by buying, "Made In North America" but it is still Chinese Junk, assembled in the USA. and I am starting to realize that I am going to have a lot of difficulty getting parts for this thing; I can't even get an oil filter, finally bought a "Hisun" filter and hope it fits. i busted the shear pins in the snow thrower and can't find replacements for that either. The thing is so hard to change gears most of the time; I am terrified I am going to wreck something. The place I purchased it from is absolutely useless. Can I adjust something myself? Anyone out there have this problem and have some advice (besides selling it and buying a good brand)?
By Kody Dycus
Ok so it’s brand new, first time taking it out it struggled going past 35ish on a slight incline and seems the “top speed” is only 45mph? Has anyone gotten theirs to go any faster? If so how? Is there a speed limiter/governor on these? I know, if I want speed buy something else, BUT I just want to be able to go 50mph because where we hunt we have to ride in and can’t unload anywhere that’s safe besides in town. Any help is appreciated!!
I have an American Landmaster LM500 with an old style snow plow hook-up. Unfortunately, the mounting bracket broke & I lost the key part where the plow receiver connects to the cross bar with two pins.
I checked with customer service & they said...
On Monday, January 10, 2022, 03:25:29 PM EST, Feedback <[email protected]nlandmaster.com> wrote: Sounds like it may be the old style push tube universal mount system, it looks like those have been discontinued but we may still have some back there. I believe they are sold as a kit though and they are not cheap, part # 15329. I’ve included a photo below since the web store does not have a photo for that part.
I checked with our parts department and neither the kit or the components are available as that was the older style hook up system. The only option at this point would to have something manufactured. All of our current plows are either dual actuated or winch hookup so we would only have components for those models as of currently.
In the picture, below, it would be item #5 (the one with the two mounting brackets that hold the pins that the plow mount latches onto) - not the top one in the picture, but the one below t hat.
I have all the other parts - but the missing part is critical to mounting the plow.
Does anyone happen to have an old one they could part with - or have an alternative solution?
The rig wasn't optimal, as you had to use the winch to raise & lower the blade & manually adjust the angle. It kept falling off when I was plowing snow - as the pins that hold it in only have a groove for a pin clip & they would often get knocked off & then the plow would hang down & you'd loose the pin - then it would get all messed up.
Thanks in advance for any advice. I am thinking of going to a welding shop to see if they can create something - but it will still have the same limitations as before - the pins are highly specific and not cheap
15331 Pin, Shear Univ Mount Blade PART #: 15331
My experience was mostly good. Pieces of the process left me shaking my head (#2 and #3).
1. Tranny and Hydraulic filters are easy to replace. On the first service (50 hours), you replace the filters, not the fluid. There is a youtube video out there that shows step by step. One word of caution, there are 2 places that you need to add fluid (UDT2) back for what was lost in the filter change. One is directly in front of the filters, under the dump bed. This is the tranny fill. The other is under the front passenger seat.
2. Oil filter ... what a PITA. Cannot believe that the engineers could not have made this a bit easier to get to. Filter is behind the battery. If you are a large fellow, you are going to have issues getting to it. Removing the skid plate underneath helps (loosen with filter wrench), but getting your hand in there is even harder than from the battery.
3. Fuel filter. I tried to get the bowl loose to replace the element. I have not had any luck yet. It is so tight from the factory. I was cranking on it so hard I thought I was going to break something. So, I decided to call the dealer and ask if there was a trick. They said there is no trick. Crank on it until it comes loose. Lefty loosey / counter clockwise. So, I will do that this evening.
4. Air filter. Easy.
5. Grease zerts. I only was able to find zerts at the control arms. 6 on the front, 8 on the back. Anyone else know of any other zerts?
Contemplating getting the service manual. $100 seems retarded to me. But might be worth it.