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My Kage plow fix

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by NorthernSvc's, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    So this fall while we were unearthing our equipment and prepping everything i noticed the following.

    i cleaned it off and re welded the bottom bolt and since then it has been fine.
    i called Kage about the problem and they are sending me a new oscilation plate and center bolt! for free ( poor design anyways, they said they have had a few problems with this desing so they changed it)

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  2. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    so i ground down the the center washer, heated up the bent oscilation plate and re welded everything

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  3. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    all finished and gave it a quick rattle can paint job

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  4. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    wow dam good looking welding, looks better then there design good job
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Now grind it down and put a piece of 1/4 plate on the top of it. I'm surprised how light the A frame is. Looks good how you fixed it. I hope for you it doesn't happen again.
     
  6. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Dave's right! The plate would really beef it up
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I wasn't trying to be an azz either. You could also throw a grease fitting in there also while you have it tore apart.:drinkup:
     
  8. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    yea was thinkin about it, it wasn't a weak joint or anything more so the fact that it was a booger weld - the bead never penetrated into the oscilation plate...it already has a zerk on the top part of the center pin...
     
  9. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    also i wa sbein lazy and didn't feel like cutting a 1.5" hole in 1/4" plate:D
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Hopefully it holds the way it is forever.:drinkup:
     
  11. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    we shall see... if not kage is sending me the new modified ( fixed version with a thicker plate already in it...)