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Broken Subframe

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by Brad3403, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I've got a Sno-Way V-Plow and the subframe mount has broken. It happened last week and we took it in and welded it. Then plowed one more night and it broke again. I know I didn't hit any curbs to cause it to break. I'm wondering if the support isn't strong enough to lift a heavy wet snow while in the V position. Both of our last snowfalls have been that way. I also have a Lobo Sno-Way V-plow and just put a new subframe on it and after one night of plowing the subframe is bent again. My guy must have hit a curb but he denies it. Has anyone had problems like this? Has anyone re-inforced their subframe?
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    What model V? What Truck? When was the mount installed?
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have a Lobo and in 4 years plowing have never bent any framework.
     
  4. snow4me

    snow4me Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Hydro,
    I'm looking going to look at a 9ft Lobo V-plow tomorrow, the guy says it's a 1997 plow. Will this unit work ok on a 1/2 ton withTimbrens installed or should I upgrade to a 3/4-1ton pickup truck? Oh yeah he's asking $1,800 and it will need new cutting edges otherwise it's in good mechanical condition is this a fair price?
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    3/4 ton truck. Not a bad price.
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Definatley use a 3/4 ton truck and put plenty of ballast in the bed.
    Price is high for this time of year. Offer $1500.
    Cutting edges are gonna be costly. I highly recommend getting a center steel cutting edge instead of the rubber one too.