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Meyer's Undercarriage

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Lux Lawn, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    While out plowing the other day I pulled into a driveway to back drag in front of a garage and the plow fell to the ground as I pulled up to the garage.I hit the up button and it goes up about an inch so I hit it again and nothing happens...so I get out and look at it the lights are pointing down at the ground.Next I crawl under the truck and notice the the undercarriage snapped on both side.Now I'm not that familiar with them but I believe the dealer said it cracked where the STRAPS are.Is this common?The plow is on a 2002 Ford 250 Super Duty.
     
  2. 1olddog2

    1olddog2 Member
    Messages: 37

    r u saying it snap/ broke off the truck???
     
  3. bigplow23

    bigplow23 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    yes this is common i have fix 3 of these undercarriages for my buddy who has 4 f-250 super duty they where all the same thing broken at the strap that goes up to the bumper. i welded the 3 back to gather and reinforce with with a 3/8 plate of steel the 4th one we took off this past summer and reinforce it to prevent any problems. his trucks range from 99 to 02 super duty
     
  4. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Same thing happened to me. 9 hours in to the storm I hit a manhole cover at 7 mph, plow tripped and so did the frame.
    Very upsetting to lose the amount of money I did by not plowing.
    I will be welding up a new mount on wednesday. Its a shame they can not make these things to last.:mad:
     
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Yes that is correct.I never seen or heard of anything like it before.
     
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Good luck with it Mike.I know a new Undercarriage for my truck was $521 plus labor to remove the old one and install the new one.Like you said its a shame they can't make these things last.My truck is only plowed 3.5 winters and it broke already...come on thats just not right.
     
  7. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Thanks Larry,
    The old frame needs to be straightened and I will replace what I dont like with new fabricated parts.
    Probable weigh 500 pounds by the time I am done.:)

    The mount was 4 years old and it should not have bent the way it did.
    I plow roads for the town and go slow for fear of hitting a manhole cover.
    I will probably go with a western when I get the new truck, Live and learn..