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Built ford tough

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by randomb0b123, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

  2. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Can you say serious lack of maintenance, I hope that is not your truck.
     
  3. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    nooooooooo not mine. i agree with you thats exactly what i was thinking, that thing had to beating and banging for a while and they just neglected it and now look what happened. trucks not going to make much money like that. i am a maintenance nazi i always change my oil at 3k and jack the truck up and check the front end out, i loooove grease my plow truck got greased after every event. i cant imagine being in this situation is fun/safe
     
  4. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I can't wait to see where this one goes but yes lack of maint.
     
  5. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    What would cause the tire to fall off like that? I've had a tie rod go on me, but I don't think that would have anything to do with the tire basically falling over.
     
  6. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    if a tie rod broke it would cause the wheel to not have any turning control but it would stay upright. i think its a broken lower ball joint?
     
  7. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    I just drive the truck and it stoped says the driver. WOW that had to make some noise before it just fell off... Lack of maint kills me, got a call the other morning "we just lost two trucks" one with a blow motor and the other salter quit. "They just got a dot inspection and service last week" brand new F350 did you check the oil? FAIL of the day.......
     
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    That sucks but it 100% the owners fault. It isn't hard to do basic inspections before use.
     
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    drop the plow and keep movin
     
  10. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,407

    Just because you CAN post pics that are 3' wide does not mean that you should.


    Its hard to tell what the pic is even on a 20'' monitor.
     
  11. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    What? On my comp I see them fine not that big sorry man
     
  12. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,407

    Weird, on mine they are monstrosities.


    That happens a lot on LS and PS. More than any other forums.
    I think its because their site software is horribly out dated!
     
  13. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    Nice!

    I saw that this morning located in a lot on Rt 21 in Independance, Ohio.
    I wanted to stop and take a picture myself but just not enough time.
     
  14. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,010

    That's either a failed ball joint (2wd) or a broken king pin (4wd). Can't imagine that the spindle broke, as the weak link is usually the kingpin itself.


    Next time try some grease between purchase and junkyard...:salute:
     
  15. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    You mean other way around dont you dogplow?
     
  16. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Can't be ball joints. Mostly like wheel bearing gave up.

    Ball joints wouldn't let out like that but little lean.
     
  17. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    I think you might be right I drove by it again today its 2 2wd a king pin wouldn't cause that
     
  18. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216


    yeah failed hub bearing assembly.... definitely had to be telling the driver it was getting bad long before it happened. Although I have seen them fail without warning... Have a buddy with a dodge, he had one fail, but it didnt bust in two... just leaned the tire like so /------l

    there really isnt a way to service these units, unless you pull the abs sensor and use a needle on the grease gun.
     
  19. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    That is ugly !!!
     
  20. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    And its broken too!!!