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a frame

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by sthoms3355, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. sthoms3355

    sthoms3355 Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 87

    Anybody crack their "A" frame in half before?

    2014-01-02 15.04.37.jpg
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Yup, seen it in person and on here several times.

    It happens.
     
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,162

    No...but I'm sad for you. That sucks
     
  4. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    That sucks but easy fix. Fishplating would be advised.
     
  5. sthoms3355

    sthoms3355 Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 87

    Yep my shop guys got it all set for tomorrow's 12"+ storm. Welded heavy angle iron on it to beef it up. Wish us luck!
     
  6. syNNer

    syNNer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Had it happen to us twice with the same driver. Seems this driver likes to stack a lot of snow. Not sure if that weakens that area of the A frame or not.
     
  7. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Why does every body blame breakage on stacking. I have been stacking for 20 seasons with the same a frame and blade. Never any issue. It is the cheap thin materials used in modern stuff cause of the bean counters.
     
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Just fixed cracks on two Hinikers in that area.
     
  9. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Just fixed cracks on two Hinikers in that area.

    Why are the bolts out of the front?
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,476

    I stack snow with our Hiniker, no cracks.
    (plow is 8yr old)

    There is a difference between running into a pile and stacking snow.
     
  11. scottydosnntkno

    scottydosnntkno Member
    Messages: 87

    How often do you wash or let it thaw out? I wash mine after every storm, and keep it in my heated garage when not on the truck. I noticed the first few times when I pick it up to put it on the truck it dumped out rusty water, which was probably snow and washing water that froze/ drained in the aframe. Ever since I've been careful and let it thaw overnight while raised on the truck inside so it doesn't pool in the plow and it no longer comes out rusty since it's not sitting there for days at a time.


    If the plow sits outside on a truck I can see the sun melting the ice on the black steel and it sitting inside rusting away until it's too weak and breaks