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:realmad:Why Why Why Why would you do this :realmad:

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by chcav1218, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Ok soooo I don't have any problems with my truck, but, I DO have a problem with the plow. Why would anyone ever weld down all the pins on their plow on both the top AND bottom?:confused: I just realized it because I'm going to take the plow apart, strip and paint it. Not only is it annoying, but what if something needed to be replaced?! Like a hydro ram or something, ALL WELDED DOWN. Looks like I'm gonna be getting some good practice with the angle grinder.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You need some FF.!
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Welcome to the wonderful world of used snowplows. ;)

    A few choice placed tack welds are more than enough but many guys just love overkill...that or they wanna show off there welding skills (or lack there of).
     
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Oh I'm sure this is just the beginning. There a lot more than a few "choice" welds. The only ones that are not welded are the ones that hold on the trip edge and the ones on the triangle. To make matter worse, some of the pins he has in there aren't even long enough, specifically the ones that attach the headger to the A frame.
     
  5. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Why not give up and sell that plow to another person [​IMG]


    just joke

    how bad weld it is? Can you get pic of that? We enjoy see what person try fix that during snowstorm.

    I think it could be old pin fall when PO plow then sick of replace pins so decide weld and it stay until he sold to you.
     
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    yeh i can see if i can get some pictures up here tomorow
     
  7. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Get a set of torches, dont mess arround with the angle grinder.
     
  8. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I don't know how to weld or use and oxy acetaline torch
     
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    A before O or up you go! That's one of the only things I remember from high school.
     
  10. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    using a tource is super easy .... ask around for some one to show you how to set it up.... it can be a life saver.... it really doesnt take much to learn to cut... welding with it is a skill...but any monkey with practice can cun, or blow holes threw those pins
     
  11. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    ill look into it. How much would you say it costs to get like a beginner's set up?
     
  12. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    the money and hassle it will save you is worth its weight in gold. fuel thesedays
     
  13. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I'm sure the cutting torch is easier but this is a low budget project, and I probly wont have much use for welding equipment the future (I'm a carpenter, not a mechanic). But if anyone is in the area and feels like giving me a hand, feel free to let me know. I would drive to you, I don't have much cash but I'm pretty handy so I would be willing to pay in labor or I might have something laying around to trade
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  14. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    If you plan to be plowing long you will use the welding equiptment more than you think. :nod:
     
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    fpr your use id recommend a small portable set up, so if you ever had to take it out to a job you could... average set up , with the bottles , around 500-600 normally.
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    IMO just paint it with the cylinders on and worry about it when you have a problem with the cylinder if you ever do. You might end up selling the plow before you even have any cylinder problems. I would leave them welded and I know how to cut and weld. JMO:drinkup:
     
  17. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    trust me , if you can turn a few knobs, light a flame, and heat metal till its almost liquid.... thats it
     
  18. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    provided you have more that one plow , id go with jds advise
     
  19. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Hey Chris, i'm only a couple of miles away and have a portable torch set. Give me a ring and i'd be happy to give you a hand. Roy - 781-789-4595
     
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Or if it's a Western.