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Buying a used 8.5' Stainless Xtreme V

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Dr_Goodwrench66, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    Ok fellas...plow is supposedly a 2010 model. Looks to be very clean, no rust at all on the frame or truck side brackets. Guy claims to have the cutting edges replaced once. I did notice that the lift arm is worn pretty badly; holes are elongated. But that seems to be it. He's asking $3500...Tell me what you think. Any other things I should look for? TIA
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Watch the center pin/hinge wear, along with the T frame and wings. Many threads here about it. They are expensive pieces and you won't have a warranty

    Is $3500 plowside only? Its a different harness and controller

    I think you can determine year by the serial number on the motor unit. Give you an idea
     
  3. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
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    yeah the plow and pump both have years
     
  4. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    Entire plow, truck side and electrical. Whole shebang. It's comming off an 05 Sierra HD and going on an 03 Silverado HD. So everything will swap over. I'll look at those items mentioned when I take a peek at the unit. Thank you!
     
  5. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    With the plow on the ground lift the wing ends up. How much they lift tells u how much play they have.
     
  6. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    So I did purchase the plow. Everything works as designed but there are a few worn items. The lift arm definately needs to be replaced. And the center pin has some wear, but not horrible. I'm going to do a fluid change on it and the headlmaps need some adjusting. Other than that, it looks to be like a good used unit. Thanks. Thumbs Up
     
  7. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,243

    any pictures?
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What's wrong with the lift arm? They are sloppy fit from day one. However you may want to inspect the filler "triangle" on top. They crack near the corners
     
  9. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    The arm mounts are just worn out. Also it is cracked as you mentioned on the triangle top. Will get some pics eventually...
     
  10. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    So this thing was definately worn more than it appeared. The center pin was bent. Also found the left wing pin boss egg shapped. Both front wing hydraulic cylinder pins on plow side pretty worn as well. Had a shop ream out the center pin boss and then welded in bushings. Installed new pin and also added grease zerk fittings. Replaced lift arm and chain. Also replaced lift arm ears on head gear as they were egg shapped as well. Machined new pins for that and added 5/16" thick ears. Very snug fit now. Overall, very happy the way it turned out. Not real excited about the money I have into it, but it is a VERY solid unit now. Will get some picks up when it's not dark!
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Sounds like the wing bosses are better than new. Did you take any pics of the improvements?
     
  12. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    I will get some pics in the daylight. When I get home from work, it's already dark.
     
  13. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    I will try to get some pics of the grease fittings tomorrow...

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  14. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Nice purchase! Thumbs Up

    I recommend Timbrens, and crank out your torsion bars...my 2500HD barely squatted when I moved a 8.5' XV.
     
  15. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
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    Timbrens are on and torsion bars almost all the way up.
     
  16. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Really.......it could be just the angle of the photo, but mine never sagged that much. Do you have the 4800 lbs front end? I had the 6.0 with upgraded keys and bars....& timbrens of coarse, but it only sagged like that when I had the XLS on it. It didn't budge with the XV, in fact it was refreshing to not have the truck bounce around while operating the plow for once.
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's some top quality steel the fine folks at Douglas Dynamics are using these days. I've seen 20 year old speedcast headgear with less wear than that

    Did you shim down the Timbrens to compensate for cranking the bars?
     
  18. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
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    Does anyone in fact know where DD gets their steel?? I'm curious...... Seems like it's have to be Chinese steel to wear out like that!
     
  19. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
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    Here are pics of the fixes...Welded new top and bottom ear on frame. Welded bushings in plow wing ears. Added zerk fittings. New center pin. New lift arm and machined new pins to fit nice and tight. Alot tighter than factory. Welded new 5/16" ears on head gear for lift arm.

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  20. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Very nice job! Thumbs Up