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Bad Blades?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by nickhanso, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have a Western Vplow and it seems to scrape alright.. leaving a little dusting on concrete and digging a little on gravel. My question/problem is the middle rubber/mount seems to keep the blades off the driveway a little and the bolts are scraping. Do I need new blades or just to replace the rubber. and yes I'm new to this... :) But seem to be having some fun. Thanks.
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    you have any pics of it hook up on the truck So everybody can see what you are talking about
     
  3. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Sorry had to quick take them... Little dark outside tried my best for tonight could post better ones tom. afternoon.

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  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    There be somebody can help you I dont run that setup
    I run my rubber between the wear bar and the trip edge
     
  5. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks! Figured I'd post something soon just in case I do need new blades and could possibly be doing more damage than good.
     
  6. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Do you have a western? And also how should I have my chain adjusted? Should it be tighter when it lowered or loose?
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Looks like you still lots of wear left but the bolt on your rubber does look close
    Wear edge looks like is wearing even
    Is there any adjustment to pitch it forward more So it wont wear your rubber bolt off
    Maybe somebody that has the same setup will post up
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I have a9.6 MVP + After the first wear edge was gone I made my own wear edges
    You want your chain to be loose so it can float
    Did you mount the plow your self or did you buy the truck with the plow on it or did a dealer mount it
     
  9. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I bought the truck with the plow on it. I have took it on and off about 6 times this season with the lack of snow in WI. How loose do you want it? Sometimes going over bumps or leaving my driveway the blade scrapes I'm thinking I need to choke up on the chain a little and maybe fix the pitch? How I fix the pitch I don't know. :) I do have a new set of rubber for the middle of the plow to replace just would like to figure out what the problem is before I install the new rubber and it get's ripped apart again.
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You want at least 3-4 inches of free travel
    Truck mounts may need to be raised
    What might help out need a side veiw of the plow on the ground hook up to the truck Hold camera about 1-2 ft off the ground stand back about 8-10 ft Make sure the truck is on leavel ground and have blade in straight mode
     
  11. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    K I'll take more pictures in the morning. Thanks for your time!! :) Hopefully we will get to the bottom of this.
     
  12. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    there is no pitch adjustment on the unimount or ultramount MVP. That was one of the new features of the MVP+. The center of the hitch pin should be 9-1/2" to 10-1/2" off the ground with the blade on the ground. If it's lower that might be part of the problem. If there is no adjustment in the mount you may need to get the front end of your truck higher.
     
  13. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I did look at the mount and there are still two un used slots that would make the plow sit higher which I think could be the culprit. I'll have to try adjusting that. I'll also measure the hitch pin. Thanks.
     
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Think that should work help pitch it forward
     
  15. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    How hard of a job is it to re mount the mount? I seen there is like 4 bolts. Is it heavy? Should I use a jack or another person to help hold the mount while re mount.
     
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    isnt to hard a floor jack or a buddy will help
     
  17. nickhanso

    nickhanso Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Just measured the pins and they are at about 9in from the ground. Planning on working on the truck tom. Will keep you posted.
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Think you are on right path To fix ur problem
     
  19. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    oops, I need to correct myself. .. there was pitch adjustment on the ultramount mvp, but not on the unimount. so it still doesn't effect your plow, but just wanted to make that correction.
     
  20. Rumble

    Rumble Member
    Messages: 36

    First the rubber center doesn't appear to mounted correctly. I have a MVP ultramount and the rubber is mounted inside two cup like brackets. Also the rubber piece you have is torn so it should be replaced. I have replaced my edges and center rubber kit three times and I always run the edges down pretty far. The bolts that hold the center rubber in are worn half way thru. I just put a new edge on so I cant snap any pictures. Also the problem with replaceing the center rubber without the edge is that it will be longer than the edge and need to be cut. I had to do this one time when I ripped the center rubber in half.

    below is diagram from westerns site, look at 44 and the center rubber should mount inside the u shapped brackets.
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