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Pivot Pin Removal

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by kmac, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. kmac

    kmac Member
    Messages: 30

    I am trying to re-configure my ultramount to adjust for the height of the truck. How do remove the pivot pins to change holes?
     
  2. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    you have to first jack it up(near pivot bar). Then take the legs off. Then flip your pivot plates for configuration. GM is postion 1 & 2. Ford is 3 & 4. I would explain in detail but if you go to westerns website and d-load the correct publication you should have no problem. I have done it twice...not hard at all.
     
  3. kmac

    kmac Member
    Messages: 30

    I have the manual and need to move from 3 to 4. I cannot get the pivot pins out to change holes. How hard should it be to get them out? Is there a trick to removing them?
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Very hard sometimes as they love to rust and corrode in there. Penetrating fluid, a BFH and often times heat is what it takes.
     
  5. kmac

    kmac Member
    Messages: 30

    Other than the one bolt that goes through pivot plate and rust, is there anything else holding it in? Should the pin be able to spin inside of the tube or is it keyed somehow?
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes if you removed the bolt then the only other thing holding it is rust. Yes it should turn in the pivot bar too but of course due to the rust it won't.
     
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Not keyed. They just slide right in when new.

    Start soaking it with penetrating oil!
     
  8. M.S.P.M.

    M.S.P.M. Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    You should try heating up the metal around the pin and it should slide out, if not give it a few good whacks with a hammer and it will come out.
     
  9. kmac

    kmac Member
    Messages: 30

    No such luck. PB Blaster. Tried to spin with a 36" pipe wrench. Broke the weld, one the pin plate. Had to do a lot of cutting / grinding. Need new pivot bar and pivot pins. I hope it doesn't snow for a bit.
     
  10. M.S.P.M.

    M.S.P.M. Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I had a similar problem with my plow, But the "A" frame had a crack right at the pivot pin. What I did is I got a new pivot pin and slide it in place marked it on the "A" frame where I needed toweld it, removed the pin and welded the crack and made the arc. This worked for me I would imagine you could do the same thing with the pivot bar.
     
  11. kmac

    kmac Member
    Messages: 30

    too late, I cut off the pivot bar. Everything was so seased I have to rebuild.