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Help identifying Western Plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by tunedude10, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. tunedude10

    tunedude10 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi, new to this forum. I just bought an older western plow and need some parts. I am having trouble identifying which plow I have as all #'s are long gone. It looks to me like a standard quadrant, not a pro plow? Blade is 8'.
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    Questions:
    1. Do 'heavy duty' skids fit the same blades as 'standard' skids?
    2. It appears as if I am missing a pivot pin in the center of the blade?
    3. Can 'standard quadrants' have 3 springs like this? The Western website is unclear.

    Any help here would be much appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Todd
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Thinking its a pre 80 pro. 3 springs is kind of giving it away. Quad should be a 60036 (conventional standard short and medium) or 60328 (conventional pro short or medium) , a frame is either a 60202 (conventional standard short, conventional pro short), 60324 (conventional pro medium) or 60030 (conventional standard medium). Looks like most of those part numbers are still available. Try searching around westerns site under publications library for parts breakdowns and pics, might take a few to find them if they are in there.
     
  3. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    how many vertical ribs does that plow have? 5 or 7? without a full shot i can't tell.

    here's a pic of my old 8 foot western blade. probably even older than yours. it started life with a long A frame and only 2 trip springs. what vintage do you think this blade is Crash?

    i modified a quadrant and A frame from a late 80's pro plow to fit it. i then added a trip spring up the center, the shock absorber, and the 2 outboard springs.

    westplow1.jpg
     
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Linck, about the same era, just looks like you have the long a frame.

    looks like the other blade has 5 ribs by the location of the shoe bracket.
     
  5. wicked85

    wicked85 Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 34

    Crash, since we are looking at this old plow like I have, are the pins that hold the angle cylinders on supposed to be loose or snug? Mine have quite a bit of slop, and I dont know if that is right.
     
  6. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    tunedude10

    If I am not mistaken looks like the "quadrant" does not fit the blade properly. The "two" outer are being pin on the inside of the rib, were the should be pin in-between the rib (one leg outside, and one leg inside)?

    The quadrant was meant for only "two springs", not three springs???

    Might be a "7" rib??
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Think its pinned on right, stops on the board are up agianst the stops on the quad. Think its the inner pin lug that makes it look wrong.

    As for the pins for the cylinder, depends on which way the slop is. Pins shouldnt be floating around in the holes on the quad or cylinder. If theres no presssure on the pins you should be able to slid them up or down, they arent a press in fit. so a little play is okay but if the holes are egged out you will want to look at doing something to close them back up.
     
  8. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    crash

    If you look at the first picture, u can see the quadrant really doesn't look right. It doesn't look like it meant for the plow itself?? The tabs are being "crush"
     
  9. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    The 2nd pic gives the illusion that the tab closest to you is crushed in but thats the stop you see.

    going to try and dig out some old info from westerns site when i have a chance.
     
  10. tunedude10

    tunedude10 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Oh you guys so rule, to help a rookie out this way. If any need advice on pontoons or bands, I will be glad to oblige hehe.

    The blade has 5 ribs and I lied: it is only 7 1/2 foot wide. I took a close look at the quadrant mount tabs and they are correct and the pic just makes them look wrong. I still think there should be a third pivot pin in the center tho.

    My best guess from what I have read here and elsewhen:
    Blade and quadrant are old school pro-plow.
    Short A frame?
    Mount fit my F150 perfectly!

    I think I have all my problems sorted at the moment. Waiting for a new controller and cables. Old one was crap. All hydraulics tested OK. This is only a backup for the bobcat that I just blew up:cry:

    Cheers,
    Todd
     
  11. wicked85

    wicked85 Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 34

    Crash, the pins are real sloppy, I think I am going to have to drill them out and go with bigger pins. Thanks for all the great info