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Minor Extreme V Issues

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by gtmustang00, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    2012 Model 9'6 v. I had to re adjust the t frame to get it level. Now I can't keep the bolts tight. Even using breaker bars. Is it because I re used the nylon locking nuts? Should I get new nuts and a lock washer also?

    Also, the plow creeks when lifting with the weight of the plow. When it's just the slack it doesn't creek. Is that a issue where I need to lubricate the pins?
     
  2. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    we replace the bolts every year and we have had issues with cutting edges coming loose as well.
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,661

    Had one of the bolts come loose on mine. This damaged the threads and I was unable to get it tight again. Replaced the bolt and I now check them once a month.
     
  4. timboy

    timboy Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 66

    Nylocs are considered a one time use nut,I would replace them.
    The confiugation bolts will require periodic tightening,its just part of the game.
     
  5. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    So every time I tighten I have to put new nylon nuts on them?! I'm used to XLS and straight blades.
     
  6. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    New bolts, new nylon nuts. Installed using 3/4 inch impact gun. They are moving a little again. Time to re tighten and tack the nuts in place?
     
  7. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Might have torched the nylocks with the impact gun. Personally I've always used a ratchet or box wrench for nylocks. Maybe try using a couple jamb nuts or swapping out the bolts for pins and hitch clips.
     
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,661

    Don't think pins and hitch pins would be a good idea for this application. This would cause a lot of slop in a frame.
     
  9. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Problem is all to common,the only permanent fix i've found on customer plows (EZ-V and XV's) is once the warranty is up,with new or newer cutting edges on and truck loaded with typical season ballast,level the A-frame/T-frame,tighten the bolts one last time and weld the push frame to the A/T frame.This may not be ideal if you run that plow on multiple trucks with different heights but it's effective and i have seen zero issues afterwards.
    I prefer to wait untill warranty's are up but actually have a few guys that insist we do it right from the start.
     
  10. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    My old boss welds the frame on his extreme v's too. Would you think tightening and tacking the nuts on would work?
     
  11. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    We do the same thing. It's about the only fix that works and lasts.
     
  12. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Wouldn't be my first choice either. I was just brainstorming at that point
     
  13. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Is there a Fisher rep on here that could send me a private message? I'd like to somehow find a solution that fixes this issue. Thanks.