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Snapped front of Meyer A-Frame.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by springer442, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. springer442

    springer442 Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 7

    I snapped the front portion of the a frame on my meyer 7.5 plow. The spot that broke is where the pivot pin goes through the point of the A-frame. Is this fixable or do I need to buy a new A-frame? Any help would be great.
     
  2. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    Sounds fixable to me and probably cheaper than a new one even if you pay to have it repaired. Do you have a picture.
     
  3. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    Where in PA are you?
     
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Meyer does offer a replacement for the top portion of the nose plate on the a-frame. Cut the broken one off, weld the new one on and repair the bottom hole.
     
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Are you talking about where the King pin goes through the A frame, because the pivot pins dont go through the A Frame. The two pivot pins which are parallel to the blade go through the sector and the king pin which is vertical goes through the front of the A frame. either one is a simple fix. you can cut the old peice away and weld in new replacement. Any dealer of meyers should have the part or they can order it. Good luck. A new a frame will cost $500. I had to buy one for one of meyers this year since we snapped and bent one to H#$@ on manhole that popped out of nowhere.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  6. springer442

    springer442 Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 7

    bucks county
     
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446


    If its anything like the Fisher one. Dont Bother fixing it. Suck it up and buy a new one. That point takes tons of stress and will break again if not properly welded. Its not a quick at all. This is some what of a common problem. Fisher redesigned the Aframe and made it have alot more support at that point where pin goes in. So yeah it could be welded. But ususally its just a band aid and will break again
     
  8. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    If it was me I would try repairing it. A weld when done properly is as strong as the metal around it.
     
  9. james1097

    james1097 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I had the exact same thing happen 2 weeks ago. It is now welded up and as stong as ever!
     
  10. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Just interested to know if youre a snow stackin snow plower dude???????????????:)
     
  11. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    If repaired correctly it will be fine.
     
  12. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Its not anything like a fisher thats why were telling him to replace/repair the nose plate. Common repair for a older meyer and meyer makes the parts he needs.
     
  13. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I had mine repaired over 10 years ago and it's still holding.
     
  14. .5racer

    .5racer Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I welded new fabed ones on mine useing a Miller 135 110volt , Yes I said a 110VOLT welder ( been a welder 15 + years ) I would stand behind it more than a factory job anyday !!!!
     
  15. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    I guess you're not a welder and don't know to much about Meyer ST series plows :)
    FWIW, I and I'm sure others on this site could build a ST A-frame from scratch that is stronger than the factory piece, and I could do it cheaper than buying a new one from Meyer.
     
  16. springer442

    springer442 Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 7

    Know of any reputable places in Southeast pa to have it repaired after I buy the nose plates?
     
  17. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    If you were in cleveland I have a guy that i use and he is cheap, fast and good. real good. I can call him and he comes right over. Retired welder of 35 years and does not have anything else going on. I found him on Craigslist. Look up welder in the service section and you will be surprised you will find a good one.
     
  18. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I think it depends...do you have any pics? I've seen some that were easily fixed, and others that weren't worth the effort.
     
  19. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    Any local welding shop should be able to do it for you and make the nose plates. If it's more than just the plates and you want to buy a new one you could try Storks up near Reading. Storks- aframe
     
  20. windrowsnow

    windrowsnow Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 168

    broke mine on my 9 footer last year welded a new top peice on it and worked out well