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Plow rehab

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by thesnowman269, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    Friend called me mid afternoon yesterday wanting to use my garage to get his truck out of the elements while he changed a hose on his plow. After we pulled it in i noticed a little bit of play in the a frame pivot pin. After spme
    Further investigation the nut for the pivot bolt had completely dissapeared! The hole on the a frame had become about twice the size of the original hole for the pin. So after a couple hours of welding it was as good as new. First picture is the worn out hole. In the second i made
    Two large washers out of some 1/4in steel to weld onto the a frame to correct the hole size. 3rd heating the steel with a trorxh as my little welder would not be able to penetrate the thicker steel on the plow. 4th welding the washers in place




  2. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    1st is one side all welded together. The second is my dog wondering what heck im doing as i applied some grease to the plow before putting it all back together


  3. fivepoints

    fivepoints Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Is the plow even all that old? doesn't look like it
  4. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    No. He just does not take care of it like he should. It's only 3 years old
  5. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Nice work on the plow. Looks like a very good weld!

    Tell your buddy that some grease can do a lot for the life of equipment. :mechanic:
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I was thinking the same.
  7. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    Agreed if he would have greased the plow it would not have happened