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Fisher MM1 edge keeps breaking

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by JABsnow, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. JABsnow

    JABsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I used the Grade 5 bolts that came with the new cutting blade for my 8 ft plow. However, the bolts keep snapping off and I am wondering if my trip isn't working correctly. I have had to replace them twice now/ granted I did hit a catch basin in the parking lot that I am plowing but didn't think it would rip all 8 bolts off. With the bolts breaking I realize it's doing what it's supposed to do. How can I test this to see if the trip is properly working so I can rule this out? Thanks!!
  2. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Do you have a skid loader or something similar?
  3. JABsnow

    JABsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    No/. Using a GMC 1 ton pick up truck.
  4. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    No I mean do you have a skid loader besides the truck.
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,396

    If the trip wasn't/isnt working, you'll know it....

    Do you have a skid?
  6. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    We had that problem on a mvp. Oem bolts solved it

    Grade 8 was too brittle and I guess the grade 5 from el cheapo was China junk
  7. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I was going to have him push the edge with the plow on the ground.
    That's how I clean out my edge if rocks or dirt is stuck in there.
  8. JABsnow

    JABsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Sorry I misunderstood the ? On the skid steer. Gotcha ya now. I will try this tomorrow morning. I will make the spring adjustment based on how easily the trip works. My guess is that it is going to be extremely stiff. Is there a setting on the springs that I should try and obtain? Thank you!
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,441

    When you put the edge on both surfaces were clean? The bolts had three marks for grade 5 ?
  10. JABsnow

    JABsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I was able to get the trip to move by putting the blade up against a rock and driving forward withe truck. Good news that it did work but it certainly seemed very stiff. I'm assuming I may need to take off some of the spring pressure. Is there a recommendation on spring tension? Thx