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blade removal

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rush, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. rush

    rush Member
    Messages: 57

    I found a place close to me that will sand blast my rusted western plow so i can repaint it.

    I have never taken a plow off of the frame before, can someone who has done it walk me through it.

    It looks like 3 springs need to be removed, a shock and 2 bolts on the bottom left and right.

    The pointers im looking for include: removing and reinstalling the springs and the shock and how to readjust the trip springs once i put it back together.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    i believe you untension the springs as you unbolt them from the hook so that they are easy to take off....im not 100% sure of that though.
     
  3. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Why remove it at all?

    Remove the rams and let them blast the whole thing.
     
  4. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I agree except After the unit was sand blasted I would remove the springs to repaint separate. I would also tape off the frame and do in black.

    And yes you release the pressure from the long adjusting bolt. I would wrap the threads right above where it is now with some tape to mark where to re-tighten it again.
     
  5. rush

    rush Member
    Messages: 57

    so leave it attached and remove the pump, lights, lines and rams?

    im afraid of not being able to put it back together...lol