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aligning holes on base angle with holes on blade

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Megunticook, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Megunticook

    Megunticook Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 190

    I'm having one hell of a time getting the base angle back on my Fisher because for the life of me I cannot get the holes to line up well enough to drive the pins through. The outside ones were pretty easy--but the 3 in between I have tried everything I can think of and still no luck. If I work at it long and hard enough I can get the pin through one hole of the angle and the hold in the blade, but not into the other hole of the angle.

    Is there a trick to this? I talked to a guy at Fisher before I started, he warned me that I might need to use a prybar a little to get the holes to line up, but even with a bar I can't get those 3 remaining pins in.

    Any secrets to doing this?

  2. 92XT

    92XT Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    sounds like a twisted sector or headgear
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    He is talking about the base ot trip edge at the bottom of the plow.

    I always work from the middle out. It will be twisted a bit, etc. Get the middle one in and then go back and forth on each side using a pry bar, BFH etc. May be helpful to have an extra pair of hands to slide the pins in.
  4. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Grind a slight bevel/taper on the pins ...It makes it soooo much easier to get them through! Use a good water resistant grease on these also....
  5. Megunticook

    Megunticook Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 190

    Thanks for the tips, everybody. I finally got it after calming down the next morning--sometimes the more frustrated you become the harder things get.

    What finally worked was getting a pin partway, then taking the prybar and using the exposed portion of the pin to leverage the alignment, and driving the pin on through with a hammer while holding the prybar (a second set of hands would've made this a lot easier!).