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Old 11-19-2012, 05:40 PM
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Buyers Plow wings (wont line up)

Ok so I got my new set of buyers wings today for my 8ft HD. Now I have them installed as per the kit but the 2 knobs on the side of the wings that gos into the holes on the plow are about 1/2 off?? I did not have to drill the 2 bolt holes because they were per drilled already. So I know I didnt screw up the line mint. If I take a real big drill bit I can get that 1/2 that I need to make it work. But will this screw everything up? Brand new plow never seen snow yet!! So I know its not bent or anything.

Anyone have problems installing theses wings>?

Also I took off the end caps. That didnt do anything still wont line up!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:56 PM
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are they the HD wings or the EX wings? there only a 3 inch differents in height so make sure lol
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:04 PM
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Ok so I got my new set of buyers wings today for my 8ft HD. Now I have them installed as per the kit but the 2 knobs on the side of the wings that gos into the holes on the plow are about 1/2 off?? I did not have to drill the 2 bolt holes because they were per drilled already. So I know I didnt screw up the line mint. If I take a real big drill bit I can get that 1/2 that I need to make it work. But will this screw everything up? Brand new plow never seen snow yet!! So I know its not bent or anything.

Anyone have problems installing theses wings>?

Also I took off the end caps. That didnt do anything still wont line up!
look behind the blade before drilling . dont want to drill into a rib . where did you buyers them ?LOL
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:08 PM
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What do you mean by (3 inch differents in height so make sure ) My install paper work says HD plow kit 16021510 or EX plow Kit 16021610. The dealer didnt give me them in a box so Im not sure what the part number was. They do fit and fold up just fine. But when I try to open them up the 2 nipples dont line up with the two holes on the side of the plow.

Are these wings supposed to be the same height as the plow?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:10 PM
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look behind the blade before drilling . dont want to drill into a rib . where did you buyers them ?LOL
From my dealer today. The hole thats already on the rib needs to be wider or bigger for these things to line up. My damn dealer is 45mins from my shop! Hate to make another trip also these was the last set of wings he had.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:26 PM
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Mine dont line up on my EX very well, you have to kick them hard to make them work
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:36 PM
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so you need to ream the holes wider on the moldboard only ? not the wings themselves ?
i wouldnt even scratch the wings just yet
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Mine dont line up on my EX very well, you have to kick them hard to make them work
THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!!

I just went out side and kicked the **** out of these wingers!! Now they are in the holes!

NOTE TO BUYERS: Please add to your instructions. "after install is complete to use your new wings, kick or beat plow wings into place before each use"

$600.00 bucks and now I have to go out and buy a pair of steel toe boots to use my new plow wings!! NICE!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:42 PM
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i can remember them wings sold for 250 when they first came out . dam
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:42 PM
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so you need to ream the holes wider on the moldboard only ? not the wings themselves ?
i wouldnt even scratch the wings just yet
Yes! You are correct. For whatever reason these things don't line up just right. Im going to call the dealer first and see if he wants these ones back but It looks like something buyers still didnt fix!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:43 PM
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i can remember them wings sold for 250 when they first came out . dam
$579.95 plus tax 3 hours ago......
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:51 PM
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I think Im going to send buyers a bill for my new pair of work boots to use their wings. Also need a couple parts for my salter that should be covered free of charge for this mess! Don't ask $600.00 bucks for something I need to modify to make work.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:54 PM
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:03 AM
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$579.95 plus tax 3 hours ago......
I have 5 sets...... OUCH
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:56 PM
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When i installed mine i measured and i was like no way a 7/16 pin will fit a half inch hole at an angle so i went bigger they seemed to work fine.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:17 PM
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When i installed mine i measured and i was like no way a 7/16 pin will fit a half inch hole at an angle so i went bigger they seemed to work fine.
Yeah a $100.00 and 4 broken drill bit's later..... My wings now work!! However, I now have 2 broken handles on my pins. I guess I shouldn't of beat the pins in with a hammer and then expected to pull them back out by the handles...

What was buyers thinking?? Come on guys!! Drill the damn holes large enough!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:46 AM
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Regarding cost, I got a quote on Boss wings for a straight blade- $699 (online) & $799 locally. Not stainless and don't fold for transport.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:05 AM
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Regarding cost, I got a quote on Boss wings for a straight blade- $699 (online) & $799 locally. Not stainless and don't fold for transport.
Wow they are up there in price. Thats the whole reason I got these buyers wings. They fold up on the go...... Had i known I would be drilling holes for hours on solid steel I would of had the dealer install them and just took them back when they didnt work.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:52 AM
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THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!!

I just went out side and kicked the **** out of these wingers!! Now they are in the holes!

NOTE TO BUYERS: Please add to your instructions. "after install is complete to use your new wings, kick or beat plow wings into place before each use"

$600.00 bucks and now I have to go out and buy a pair of steel toe boots to use my new plow wings!! NICE!
Your welcome. I thought about taking the plasma cutter and opening those holes up, glad I didnt because they seem to move and flex different every year. So some days there is no kicking, they just swing open and close. Other days go find something to push or pull on. LOL! I still like them because they have held up really well compared to: pro wings, power scoops, or my buddies western wings. The wings on the dogg are what sold the plow to me.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:53 PM
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Your welcome. I thought about taking the plasma cutter and opening those holes up, glad I didnt because they seem to move and flex different every year. So some days there is no kicking, they just swing open and close. Other days go find something to push or pull on. LOL! I still like them because they have held up really well compared to: pro wings, power scoops, or my buddies western wings. The wings on the dogg are what sold the plow to me.
true the wings make the plow, i had to ream out my holes but only one one side of the hole and get the thick paint off the guide pins, then i reamed out the holes for the pin and clip, just kept reaming till it was smooth as glass, now i can fold back my wings with just one finger....
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