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Fisher XV2 & broken plow shoes....

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mjstef, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Any Fisher Western owner breaking plow shoes? This is the 2nd shoe i have broken. 1 last spring and one last week. Found the broken piece this time. Broke both of these on the same rural mountain gravel road. These cast shafts are too thin! They either need to be heavier or made from cold rolled steel and welded in place. The XV2 is an AWESOME plow but these shoes are only heavy enough for a 7.5 straight blade!

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  2. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
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  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    That shoe looks to be cast steel. Not sure till I would get one in my hand. But as scuba steve states curve that shoe. A little heat goes a long way with a vice and some force. Also maybe be some 1045 material for the post or something stronger. Bore into the hole, set the new post in and weld away. That could be modded pretty easy.
     
  4. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Here is a side view of the new spare shoe. Only way i can see to do this is make my own shoe with a ramp on the front......

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  5. mjstef

    mjstef Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Fisher got back to me. Told me to file a warranty claim LOL! It's a design issue. A totally cast shoe with cast shaft will keep breaking. Going to figure out how to bore it out and use cold rolled for the shaft......
     
  6. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Go to surplus center dot com and look for some steel casters and make a set up for your plow. This might work better for what you are trying to do.