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Replacing center pivot bolt on Western

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JohnnyU, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I went to replace the center pivot bolt on my Western Pro 7.5' today, and I found that there are two nylock nuts on the bolt. One on top, I got that one off no problem, but there was another one that was further down, I couldn't get my wrench due to the tight spaces next to the springs and pivot brace.

    Anyone have any tips for removing the nut? :confused: I just couldnt find any of my wrenches that had a bend like that to clear the brace bar, I can't beleive that I can rebuild an engine, but I cant get the pivot bolt out. The old conventional style blades weren't like this, this is the first time i've [attempted] to replace the bolt on my pro plow.

    :help:
     
  2. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I use a Snap-on angle head wrench. They are used for hydraulic fittings. That big of a wrench,1 1/2" if I remember correct will not be cheap.
     
  3. kawdude

    kawdude Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    good old flame wrench fit in there?
     
  4. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I burned mine out with the plasma torch.
    Mark K
     
  5. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I gotta agree the flame wrench will solve the problem

    hotflamepropane.jpg
     
  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    You went out and took that picture jut for me, didn't you Nate?:D

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    yup and I even inserted a #6 tip for a bigger "hot" flame [​IMG]