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Excessive wear

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dubi, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. dubi

    dubi Junior Member
    from 11746
    Messages: 3

    Eating shoes and blades "Like Butter"

    I have a Western 7' 6" ultra pro plow--- last storm I went through a new set of shoes and blade in just one storm- currently mounted on Ford 06 F-250 Are there any adjustments to mitigate the wear rate???? My partners showed no wear compared to me---wesport
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    I'd say maybe your truck mount is to high tipping the blade to far forwards.

    I've never seen a plow wear that much in one storm so something is way outta wack. Most of the time you can't tell a difference start to finish like your friends blade.
     
  3. dubi

    dubi Junior Member
    from 11746
    Messages: 3

    Thanks Mark, I think I found some adjustment point that could work----
     
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    The easiest way to tell if your mount is to high or low is looking at the A frame where the angle cylinders are. Is it parallel to the ground?

    Some pictures from the side might help with ideas also.
     
  5. dubi

    dubi Junior Member
    from 11746
    Messages: 3

    I just bought a new blade and I'll check it out tomorrow. I noticed at our suppliers that Chevy sit real low and level in front, my old truck did too. I'll know tomorrow. It does look like there's an adjustment on the mount frame that would correct an out of level scenario. Thanks for the help, ED