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Bent A-frame

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by JayMac, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. JayMac

    JayMac Member
    Messages: 95

    I have a Western Unimount and I have bent the a-frame. When angling to the right the right side is lifted about two inches. I can't see a way that I can straighten it. But I would like to think that a local shop hopefully the Western dealer should be able to. I haven't called them yet because I want to run this by you guys first. I am afraid that the dealer will tell me just to buy a new one but that would be @ $350. Fixing it should be cheaper and just as good, I know that there has to be a better option. What would be the likely hood that a person with the part I need and I meet?
     
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    They should be able to put it on the press and get it close for you. The dealer will more than likely want to sell you a new one. Good luck with it!!
     
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Been there done thAT
     
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    personaly i would rather just replace it. if not make sure one they bend it back they reinforce it
     
  5. JayMac

    JayMac Member
    Messages: 95

    As I have looked at the replies I think maybe I should clarify that it is twisted rather then bent. However if it twisted it is bent. But thanks for the input so far guys.