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Broken A Frame/ New A Frame $500 Fix

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Burkartsplow, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Broke the A frame on my 8.5 meyer poly last saturday night. Good thing I had the back up 7.5 to get me through till monday when I could pick up the new one. Had to grind off all the bolts since they were rusted. Took a little time, but got er done. I hit a water meter in the ground and bent and snapped the old one real nice. You can see the bend and you can see the new A frame has extra reinforcement where the old one broke. Meyer beefed it up a little. Fixed it monday and runs like a champ again.

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  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    a few more. and in the last one you can see the extra steel and welds where the old one broke.

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    frame side.jpg

    new reinforced frame.jpg
     
  3. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    i see y the old one broke its the old style with out the reinforcement you shouldnt have that problem with the new one
     
  4. I offer welding services if u run into these problems again I have repaired at least 3 a frames this year for friends, can do it for a lot less then a new one
     
  5. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I see another Tom in the Ohio group. ( Bulldozer) LOL Nice job Aaron. Looks like the new one will be alot better.
     
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Yeah it is better built. i am going to fab something up and see what I can do with the old one. It is bent pretty good. that was the best deal I could find, plus i could only find two a frames that weekend. People were breaking stuff all over the place. Craigslist is where i found it and picked it up at carnegie body. We got 4 to 5 last night and this morning.payup