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MVP sloppy pins

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by toyman, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I have an MVP that seems like the center pin and cylinder pins (at the blade) are loose. Is there a fix for that? I did a search, I can't be the person with this issue.

    It's not so bad that I can't use the plow, but if I can take it apart and fix it this summer I will.

    Any ideas?

    Toyman
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's the same as the Fisher XV? Yes, there are problems with the center pins. Pick your blade up, and set the wings straight, square with the truck. Try to lift the ends of the wings up and down. Drivers side will probably be worse. Fisher/Western is aware there is a problem. Go back to your dealer. Hopefully they will pony up and order the new parts for you.
     
  3. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Yeah it moves more on the drivers side. I wouldn't expect they would step up and send parts for a 5 year old plow though, would they?

    I'll get ahold of my local guy and see what he says.

    Anymore info on the fix for this would be helpful.

    Thanks
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The fix is a new center pin and new wing(s). If it were me, I would find a local metal worker and make a pin out of stainless and add grease fittings to the wings at the pivot pin.
     
  5. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    It's called wear n tear . The hole eventually becomes elongated.
     
  6. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    One of mine has play like that and I wish the others did too. They clean 10x better when theyre worn in some.
     
  7. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I understand wear & tear. What I really wanted was what anyone has done to fix there plow.
     
  8. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Weld the hole back up , and re-drill it . Simple
     
  9. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    what he said.