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a "V"plow question.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by tjctransport, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    a friend just bought an or dodge 3500 with a western unimount "V" plow, and stopped by to ask me questions about it.
    when in "V" or straight, there is a 6 inch gap between the two halves, which leaves a windrow of snow between the blade halves when pushing
    the cutting edge is only solid when in scoop mode.
    is this the way it is supposed to be, or is there a plate missing in the center of the plow?

    i don't know very much about "V" plows other than they work real good for cleaning up windrows.
     
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Is the cutting edge bolted on the bottom of the moldboard? On my ultramount mvp, the end pieces of the two cutting edges at the center are tapered back to keep the center gap closed when ghe blade is in any position.
     
  3. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 716

    a Unimount MVP would be designed to have a rubber piece back behind that gap mounted on two brackets. The rubber and the brackets wear down with the cutting edges. Once the brackets wear down to the bolt holes, the rubber falls off. It's probably time for a new set of edges, and they'll come with the rubber piece and brackets.
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,679

    ^^^ This. Just did same thing on an ez-v.
     
  5. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    ok. it has what looks like a new cutting edge on it. i guess they used an aftermarket edge without the rubber pieces.
    and the inner edges of the cutting edges are tapered, when folded to collect position they touch each other picking everything up.
     
  6. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

  7. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 716

    yes, when it's scooped they will come together. ... you may have less edge left than you think. they start out 6" wide, and with that design you can't get as much wear as you can with most other blades. besides the brackets for the rubber wearing off the bolts, you'll also notice that the mounts for the trip springs will also be getting really close to the ground.
     
  8. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    no, it has new edges on it, closer to 8 inches.
     
  9. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Ummm.

    There is no way there is a 6" gap that could be possible. The blade is comprised of; ( long flat piece, short nose piece with angle in center pointing into truck ).

    If you have a gap of that size someone ordered the wrong size or installed wrong. Normally there should be about a 1/4-1/2" gap in the dead center while in straight blade mode.

    There is no rubber option. However, the concept of having a rubber back stop in the center would be nice because the center pieces often loosen and spread after several hard trips.
     
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,679

    You do realize they are talking about the early V's before fleet flex right? On the unimount v and ez-v when in V position it is close to 6", in scoop position the edges almost touch. And there is a rubber flap in the center behind the edges. Thumbs Up
     
  11. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    we got the rubber and brackets yesterday and put them on. whoever put the new aftermarket cutting edges on the plow did not bother putting the rubber back on. it has larger edges on it, they are 8 inches tall.
     
  12. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 716

    cool dude. wow 8" huh? that should be good for a while. so the rubber probably doesn't touch yet, does it?
     
  13. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    nope, but at least it won't leave a giant windrow now.