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mt problems

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by skidster32, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. skidster32

    skidster32 Member
    Messages: 31

    hey guys im a long time looker first time poster, ok so a couple weeks ago i bent the back of my A frame on my MT, i must have hit something pretty hard to bend it but it was bad. so i take it to my dealer to get fixed, while it was their they find that the welds on the swing arm are cracked about 1/4 of an inch. so i tell them to fix it to while its their (a must). so $500 dollars later i get the plow back and everything is good. this last storm we had i was much more careful running through my accounts no bad tripping or anything, this morning I took my truck and plow to the car wash to wash it off and what do i find the and angle iron in the back of the A frame bent all to hell again. theirs no reason for 3/16 angle iron to just bend like it did, this is where the down pressure cylinder is attached. so i take it out to my dealer again and their saying i have to had hit something extremely hard to bend that again. but like i said i ran through all my accounts with no problems at all. this is the same iron that comes standard on these plows from the manufacturer so they try n sell me on a whole new A frame which i am not doing if this is going to keep happening why would i invest in the same frame? the guys at the dealer are telling me that im the third guy this year thats had the same problem. maybe a design flaw or something i dont know, but i told them im not paying to have it fixed again, and they dont agree. so idk what i should do invest in new or just get it fixed to get me through the year? have any of u guys had the same problem with the mt model?
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I seen this a few times, you don't have to hit anything, it happens when stacking. If you are having constant problems I suggest you reinforce the rear cross angle on the aframe with another piece of steel.
     
  3. skidster32

    skidster32 Member
    Messages: 31

    thats what i suggested, but he told me we shouldnt do that because that where its designed to break,
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    your manual included a list of the failure yield points designed in to the plow. I do not believe they mention that;). I agree the unit will find the next weak link, my suggestion would be to only support a one foot section in the center then watch it for signs of failure in other locations. Oh and slow down when pushing into the packed and frozen piles:D