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Bent plow or bent fram ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by the eggman, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. the eggman

    the eggman Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 37

    I have a 96 k1500 z71 with a Meyers classic 7 1/2
    Last winter I had a lot of problems with the blade and stored it until now.
    Problem is when i angle the plow left the left side comes off the ground
    a couple inches. When the plow is straight or angled to the left it is ok.
    Last year i took the plow to one of the best shops around and the can't
    find anything wrong:confused: So no its time to get this plow ready for winter payup
    What do you think i should do ?
    I also need to get a new controller, 2 rams and maybe rebuilt the pump and lightspayup
    Thank for your input :mechanic:
     
  2. Flipper

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

    Is the cutting edge new or worn severly? Put a new straight edge on it to really tell.

    Does the A-frame sit level and are both sides pinned in the same height hole? Problems like you are describing are almost always A-frame related.
     
  3. the eggman

    the eggman Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 37

    The cutting edge is ok and a-frame is level.
    I am looking for a used a-frame 4-sale to see if that is the problem.
    I will take some pics soon and post at the meyers from to see
    if I can get some more replies.
    Thanks

    :mechanic:
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    post some pics of the blade an d the A frame
     
  5. the eggman

    the eggman Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 37

    the a frame is bent
    anyone have one for sale ?

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  6. the eggman

    the eggman Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 37

    I thought I was a lucky guy when I got a message that someone has an
    a-frame for sale and 15 min. from my home. So I go and look at the a-frame and
    is over 3 in. shorter than mine. No that's my luck. :cry:
     
  7. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Clean off the lens so we can see it.......
     
  8. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    doesnt even look all that bad, my blade rock a decent amount but my cutting edge is worn all weird. just have to drop it on some bar pavement a couple times and bring here back to life with a good crisp edge on her. your a frame is a little bent but i have seen wrose.
     
  9. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    ref;A-frame bent....

    ...My guestimate is the hitch pins are more than 10 above the ground..When the blade id hooked up and sitting down...The A-frame should be level to to the ground (parallel) not tilted up-wards like a ramp.When parked on level ground the blade A-Frame should be level also.....
     
  10. wva

    wva Member
    Messages: 78

    Have you checked the pivot pin. it may be loose or pivot pin holes may be oblong-ed