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Anyone have trouble keeping their pump cover on?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by ff1221, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,326

    Anyone have trouble with their pump cover coming off, every few days mine comes off, just wondering if this is common, and what guys have done to remedy it. I was thinking of welding two chain links to the A frame and putting a ratchet strap over it. Any thoughts?
  2. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    I can't say that i have had trouble with my covers ,but I could see how it could be a problem. Actually the knobs/wing nuts that hold it on seem to have seized up and I just slide it on and off. This has happened with both of the blizzards I have owned. I don't think I have ever actually loosened it to take it off. A pinch fit works for me !!! Lock tite on the threads and then just slide it on and off ? Or salt water L.O.L.

    Good Luck , shaun
  3. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    I put a bungee strap on mine before it even went out.
  4. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    I had to buy a new one because it flew off and I have no clue where it happened... I was pretty pissed, new plow. Everything seems loose on this plow for some reason. $160 later...
  5. billet-boy

    billet-boy Member
    Messages: 97

    Heck i think i could loosen mine and it wouldn't come off. fits really good
  6. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,326

    I can relate, the 2 bolts holding the sides of the pump fell out, and a piece of ice got in between the pump and he light harness, and sheared the front pump mount off, and my buddy was plowing for me and the cover flew off, but luckily he noticed it before he stuffed it in a snowbank, thank god, i didn't realize they were that expensive.
  7. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    dealer did not use loctite on the bolts but for cover problems use 3/8 fender washers works good and use antisize on the studs
  8. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Yeah.....It doesnt fall off.

    I cant keep the darn plow working for more than a storm, so thats why i cant keep the cover on.
  9. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    whats the problems??????????????
  10. damian

    damian Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    do you do alot of back dragging,this can cause snow build up under box which can dislodge a loose cover sometime later down the road,i run a die down the threads and neversieze em,then run the new hand knob screws down tight,i always trim the cover where the plow harness passes by it,the sharp edge of the cover works on the harness.good luck.