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Loose plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jonny72888, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. jonny72888

    jonny72888 Member
    Messages: 68

    Hey guys. I have a new xv2. Everything seems to be getting loose as I use it. The step pins, piston pins and the center pin all have a lot more play than it did. Only has about 12 hours of driveways.

    My question is can I replace the step pins with bolts? It looks like I could get the next size up and the would fit.

    As far as the rest of the pins what could be done to "tighten" up the plow. When I come to a stop the whole plow moves. I have a good 4-5in of play out at the end of the plow if I pull and push. Hydrolics are all tight. It's rather annoying.
     
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,643

    If it is new new, it has a warranty, I would take to the dealer and ask them to look at it.

    Sounds fishey
     
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,049

    The robotics welder was on a oil break!
     
  4. jonny72888

    jonny72888 Member
    Messages: 68

    It's been to the dealer 2 times already for warranty work. Getting sick of it. The issue seems to be where it goes from 1" to 3/4. I'm going to try some washers and if that doesn't work I'll drill out the 3/4 to 1 inch and use a 1in bolt
     
  5. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,643

    Do what you feel. Seems silly to pay for a warranty and choose not to use it... but whatever...

    Warranty.jpg
     
  6. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    The plow shouldn't be moving when you come to a stop. Maybe your truck mount is loose?

    I wouldn't modify a 6 grand plow either. Make the dealer fix it
     
  7. jonny72888

    jonny72888 Member
    Messages: 68

    No its the step pins. You can see it. It's like the holes are 1/16th to big.
     
  8. jonny72888

    jonny72888 Member
    Messages: 68

    They said it was normal when I mentioned it last time it was there. "it's built in play so it doesn't bind" my response was how do loaders operate.
     
  9. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740


    Do they have another plow assembled in their shop that you can look at to see if the pins are loose on that one too?
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Loaders are not plows....remember that.
    Huge difference capt Ron.
     
  11. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I've never seen a plow move when coming to a stop. Side to side play is normal IMO. If it wasn't it wouldn't follow the surface and everything would bind.

    But him saying it moving when stopping doesn't sound right to me. What do you think?
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    I'm still not 100% on what pins he's talking about. However. If it's like an ultramount it's made to move (the plow) up and down.
    But if he's talking about the plow moving from the pins (left and right angle) then somethings wrong. I'm thinking pictures are in order
     
  13. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,049

    Post a few pics on what you are referring to.
     
  14. jonny72888

    jonny72888 Member
    Messages: 68

    How do I post pictures from my phone?

    They are the step pins on a Fisher.

    The 1" side is tight the 3/4" side is loose. About a 1/10 to big. Going to look at another plow tomorrow.
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Still unsure where these pins go.
     
  16. Ramitt

    Ramitt Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Upload photos to photobucket and then copy and paste the IMG code here in the message box... If it was me you can either go to a different dealer or contact fisher yourself and see what they can do for you..
     
  17. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 748

    Step pins...headgear to push frame pins. All plows have a little play.
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,553

    Locking pins?

    The ones that lock the plow to the mount?
     
  19. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    What is wrong with play?

    If there was no play when the truck goes over uneven ground the plow would lift of the ground (one SIDE or the other) and leave snow behind. you want it to be tight as a loader... buy a loader to plow with and see how well it works.
     
  20. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,321

    Without clearance in the holes there will be binding issue and the plow won't articulate on uneven surfaces.
    The holes are probably "punched" rather than drilled in mfg, as the plow is used the rolled edge caused by punching the hole gets coined over and the intended clearance is obtained.
    Unlike plows loaders and hoes have bronze bushings with a slip fit for the pins and require greasing. Also unlike plows loaders are designed to be rigid.

    Remember if you start drilling holes larger the dealer/ Fisher will tell you to pound sand if you have issues.

    Now who installed the plow and have you checked the torque of all the fasteners.