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Hole in my plow!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by padec21, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. padec21

    padec21 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 63

    I just noticed today there is alot of rust/rot along the top edge of my plow. up underneath the snow foil. One spot is clear through. About the size of a quarter. Is this normal. The plow is a 7 1/2 RD MM1 that came on my truck. can this be easily filled with welding. I plan on doing the whole plow over this summer. Sanding the whole thing and repainting replacing etc. Is rust common? is rot common?
     
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    rust

    yea man it's the gift that keep's giving ,kinda like death and taxe's .:salute:
     
  3. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    It just means that it's just getting broken in...not a problem until you can fit your whole head through it :D
     
  4. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    I had the same thing except the hole was just above the top of the cutting edge center. Stated to grind, chip etc. to find it was going to be a tremendous amount of work. I really needed to remove the skin from the frame and form a new one in there.

    I ended up scrapping it for $130 and bought a brand new one for $970
     
  5. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Seriously though, if your lucky you might get a couple more seasons out of it. Just carefully check all the welds and mount points, especially the sector & A frame, if it's well used those pivot points tends to get stretched out and will break when you need it the most. I've seen guys re-skin sometimes, but I have mixed thoughts on whether or not it's worth it. Post some good pics and maybe you'll get some better answers as to the best way to go.
     
  6. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    Yea,

    depends on how much you count on it.

    If you're like me, you have too many customers who need you to plow.

    I didn't want to take the chance of stuffing a piston through a moldboard at the beginning of a storm.
     
  7. duramaxblade

    duramaxblade Member
    Messages: 71

    I see alot of guys with the rust starting to put holes in the plow. Make sure though that the plow is still strong by the hydraulic arms. That where you will have the worst problems. You don't want anything starting there. You might notice that the snow is not rolling off the plow like it used to. Other than that you should be fine.
     
  8. 1bohica

    1bohica Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 25

    try craigslist for another plow....people get sick of them fast after they find out how much fun it is. you can use an older model blade (non MM1) and just swap mounts, just be sure piston arm mounts are same on blade