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posi-traction via welder

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by intimidator, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. intimidator

    intimidator Member
    Messages: 69

    I talked to a guy that told me if you fill the space between two of the axle side gear teeth in the differential with a good weld , it would act just like a posi. Would this work on a truck that gets driven 95% of the time when snow is on the ground? Would this work on the front differential also? Anybody ever heard of this or actually tried it?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2001
  2. wildland

    wildland Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    you can weld the axle shafts, but this might cause failure to the carrier bearings.

    Most of the new series lockers are simple to install, only a few hrs.
    this will save on tire wear alot!! and avoid costly breakdowns!!

    We use detroit lockers in our fire trucks and no problems!!

    Wildland
     
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    That is called lincoln locking. After the welder of course. People do it for mud boggers and trucks like that. It is not good for the axles though. I would resommend a locker instead.
     
  4. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Welding the diff - my opinion:

    For a mud toy, yes.

    For the application you're describing, no. The Detroit locker sounds like the better idea for your purposes.
     
  5. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    don't even waste your time locking differentials-are just that-they lock when they need to,you'll be tearing the hell out of your tires and turning a corner will be alot different than it used to be,trust me -when i'm not pushing snow i work for american axle .
     
  6. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    welded carrier

    i had a welding shop weld the side gears on a 10 bolt gm rear end to go in my straight line race car. didn't have the courage to try it, have too much in the rest of the car to grenade the rear end and put into the wall or the other car. wound up spending a little $$$ for a new posi carrier. mud boggers, probably fine but i wouldnt do it on the street or track.

    Mark K
     
  7. DYNA PLOW

    DYNA PLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    BAD BAD IDEA FOR A TRUCK THAT WILL BE USED ON THE HIGHWAY MOST OF THE TIME IN THE WINTER. ON ICEY ROADS WHEN APPLYING ah nuts forgot the caps was on!! anyway...
    throttle the truck will spin both rear tires and it will start to fish tail very badly, not cool on ice with other traffic around .
    i had a bronco with a locked rear end at one time and you really had to pay attention to the truck in the winter!
    dan
     
  8. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    i have a cj-7 that i have the front welded up.........talk about traction!!


    mud vehicle only