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Look what I broke! ---PICS---

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by jeremy85, Jan 23, 2009.

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  1. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    I hit the snow banks too hard the other day, whoops!

    Its fixed all ready. I beveled the tubes, welded the hell out of it, and put some plate across the top for good measure. Plows fine now.

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  2. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    That sucks. Atleast you were able to fix it, could've been much worse!
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    OMG!!! Half the snow bank is still on the front of your truck or actually under the hood! Nice one!
     
  4. ogdenflooring

    ogdenflooring Member
    Messages: 92

    Did you learn anything from this????
     
  5. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    for free too no less
     
  6. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    it was light fluffy stuff, so it was every where
     
  7. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    hit snow banks square, not angled lol
     
  8. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    I think that's the weak spot on the TM plows, mine was broken and repaired there also. Mines been reinforced a little more than yours but if it ever brakes again I'll build a new A-frame from scratch.
     
  9. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    i did notice that there was rust on some of the pipe where a crack first developed in the pipe where it broke. Then the rest was a fresh clean break.

    plus, I didn't want it to be too strong so that if something brakes again, the A frame will and not something else.

    It was nice too how it broke behind the chain. I was still able to lift it.:D
     
  10. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Holy crapola!! How fast were you going?
     
  11. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    It's amazing!!! Everytime you think you can move that old snow bank, they just bite you in the ass!!
     
  12. Lowell_Ma_Snow

    Lowell_Ma_Snow Member
    Messages: 60

    Luckily you were able to fix it. I'd off kicked my own butt if I did that. Thanks for sharing the pics now it gives me a vision if I ever decide to hit a 2 ton pile.
     
  13. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    ouch! that had to hurt!!..
    i have seen this many times where people tried fixing their a frames keep in mind it is only a band-aid...
     
  14. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I sell plows to Kansas City International Airport. They have a bunch of Henke 18' plows and (6) 22' plows. They are 50" tall with a 3/8" poly sheet over a 3/16" steel moldboard. They had pushed a big pile of snow onto one of the emergency exit ramps that is never used. It sat there for a few days accumalating some of the freezing rain we were getting. One smart@$$ decided that he was going to push this pile out of the way and decided that doing it at 40 mph would be a good idea. He freaking mangled the plow on the right side. I saw it one time after the fact and wish I would have taken a picture of it.
     
  15. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    Its not that I was going fast or that the pile was even big, It was alot of presure on only the left side of the blade.

    I was first pushing snow to the left(green arrows)
    Then to clean up that line nice and straight I pushed where the red arrow is.
    The white arrow is very dense packed snow. I was pushing that bank on the right square.
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    The weaker A frame due to the crack in the tube simply pulled apart. The angle piston on the left acted as a pivot point and the plow acted as a nice lever to pull the A frame apart.
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    They should make it so that if there is a shock load to the angle pistons that the pressure can bleed the fluid back into pump.
     
  16. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    There is a crossover relief built into the pump that will allow the plow to angle.
     
  17. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    my meyer a-frame is weak there as well.

    I need a new one.
     
  18. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    thats why you dont buy meyer.
     
  19. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    just a question...........how do you break the frame and not bend the hydraulic rams?
     
  20. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    If tghe crossover is set properly, the blade should have just angled all the way to the left, when you hit the ice pile. Have you messed with the crossover?
     
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