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Brush Guard with plow mounted

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by vegaman04, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    For some reason i recall someone saying it was almost impossible to mount a plow with a guard on the truck! We'll i did it, sorry about the wiring, ive been waiting over a year to finally play with this thing. :nod:

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  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Comming along nicely.

    Is that a standard duty plow?
     
  3. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Thanks, and yep, standard duty. I bought it before i knew anything about plows. The chain has got some pretty good amount of tension, it doesn't continue to drop after the plow hits, is this right?
     
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Mine does the same. If you put it in float it still stays tight but if you find a dip the blade will drop into it and then come back out when your tires go into it. I thought something was wrong at first also.



    Edit, does anyone else see a red X for my sig?
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  5. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Ahh yes. Another fluid film user. I'm still waiting for my free can!
     
  6. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I figured the plow hasn't been moved in a year, so before playing with it, i'd lube it up some more.



    I dont see a red X.....
     
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice Plow...

    what do you plan to do with that wireing mess
     
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Hmm, it works again. I saw a red X for about 20 minutes.
     
  9. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    chain looks too tight for some reason. When the piston is all the way collapsed there should be some play to let the plow float yours would stay in the air if you went over a crest or a dip.
    -Eric
     
  10. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    looks like ur chain placement is off. ur piston is all the way down as well as the plow. jack the plow up and remove the chain tap the joystick up and make it about an inch of so off the base and then hook the chain that way you have more play with it in dips and float
     
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I didn't pay that much attention but yes, his chain is to tight. He should have some slack in there at that point.
     
  12. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    and another spring wont hurt.

    looks nice
     
  13. afinepoint

    afinepoint Junior Member
    from East
    Messages: 13

    What about a Westin Bull Bar on an F350? Does that have to be removed to mount a plow?

    Reg
     
  14. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    lift up the plow with a jack and move the chain to the last link but i think you might need a longer chain. never had my ram compress that far on my western. always had about an inch of ram showing when it was down. also gonna want a little play so you can rock that thing forward when you go to take it off, makes it a million times easier to mount and dismount with that extra play in the cylinder when you can push the ram down when unmounting.
     
  15. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    (Pssht, this thread's over a year old)
     
  16. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Ha made me look like a moron thanx lol. Gotta keep an eye on those things