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Replacing extreme v center pin

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by oldmankent, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    Are there any tricks to replacing the center pin on these plows? I'll check Fisher literature and see what they recommend. Thanks, Nick.
     
  2. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
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    When I replaced one of mine I had to cut the old one in 3 places to get it out as it was bent ... not a bid deal. took alittle less then an hour to complete
     
  3. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    So, do you lay the plow down,or do it with everything upright? Do I need to disassemble it to replace the pin?
     
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    No need to lay it down. I did mine hooked up to the truck just in case I needed to raise it
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    A worn or bent center pin on an XV? Unheard of....
     
  6. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    We'll find out
     
  7. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    Here it is. Changing it was really easy. My driver side wing was loose and is still loose with the new pin. I'll just keep my eye on it. Passenger side wing is tight though. Had some Evinrude Triple Guard Grease that I put on the pin. I'll probably do it again mid season.

    Bent pin.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    The grease will help. It's too bad the engineers didn't provide for easily greasing the pin.

    The DS wing will be loose until it is replace.
     
  9. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    When can you tell that it is bad enough to replace?
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Depends on who's paying lol.

    With the blade straight/square, pick it up a couple inches. Grab the ends and move them up and down. How much do they move?
     
  11. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    The end itself? Maybe 1/2". I can see it wears at the bottom of the hinge
     
  12. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
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    It's not moving 1/2" at the hinge but there is play. Will the wing start rubbing other parts of the plow if it gets too loose
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    1/2 inch at the end is nothing. When it gets to a couple inches, time to address it. You might consider checking it every couple of storms and track it. Would be interesting to see.