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broken unimount

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowjoker, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    has anyone ever had one of the top pins on their unimount break off? i was thinking about cutting off the rest of the pin and welding a grade 8 bolt in place would that be ok? i just joined plowsite and find it very informative any feedback would be greately appreciated thanks walt:drinkup:
     
  2. jkkalbers

    jkkalbers Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I've had several uni-mounts never heard of the pins on the lightbar breaking off, I don't see how it could happen. most of the pressure seems to be on the bottom pins.
     
  3. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    i dont kno either but the drivers side pin broke off it used to be a highway department truck, i have owned it for about 2 1/2 years it is a 93 chevy 2500 7.5 plow i just noticed the drivers side light lower than the other and got out to see what the prolbem is and that was it. the pin was wore a little but not too bad unless it happened when the bottom pin fell out one time but i dont pound on it because i want it to last :eek: lust bad luck my way i guess walt
     
  4. Kurt B.

    Kurt B. Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    If your talking about the pin that stabalizes the lights and pump assembly then yes. I welded a grade 8 bolt in and drilled a hole for the cotter key and have never had a problem since.
     
  5. DanG

    DanG Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    I've had one break on the Quadrant where the plow pivots and thats what we did to repair/fix it. Seems to be ok.
    I'd torch the broken bolt out and install a new one through the hole then weld it on it would be alot stronger that way.

    Dan