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Stacking Stop

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jhenegh, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. jhenegh

    jhenegh Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 39

    How critical is having the stacking stop? I just flipped my plates from Position 2 to 3 because 2 was a bit too high at the truck end and was making my cutting edge into a smiley face shape :mechanic:

    Installation instructions say to install the stacking stop in positions 3 & 4. Looks like that 6lb chunk of steel fetches $75 from Western

    http://www.westernpartstore.com/pages/CustomCatalog/Product/1352039

    I'll probably just make one from some 2"x2" square stock I already have, but I'm just curious to know how critical the darn think is in the first place.

    Happy New Year!

    Thanks
     
  2. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Not sure if it will apply my dads truck is a 02 f350 with an ultramount pro and we took the stacking stop off and haven't had any issues.
     
  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    I have never tried leaving them off when they are required. First problem will be that your plow headlights will be blocked by the blade when it's up. Next the plow will bounce a lot because if the plow doesn't hit it's max elevation the chain will b loose. Other issues may be your blade getting imbedded into big piles when u stack.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2014
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    You're fine. You can take them off without issue.
     
  5. jhenegh

    jhenegh Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 39

    Ok thanks everybody.

    With the plow all the way up it doesn't block the lights. It never hit a hard stop in the previous configuration and didn't bounce much then. What do you do to get a 800lb blade slamming and bouncing? We'll see on the stacking! It's snowing here in IN right now...
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

  7. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    At least on my dads ultra mount the blade doesn't hit anything. The a frame still hits the light tower where the stops would hit it and doesn't seem to interfere with anything. He has been using it like this for about 7 years.
     
  8. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    That is what it should hit when there r no stacking stops installed. I have never seen any Western plow hit the hydro unit on any model with or without stacking stops. That photo of the Meyer plow is irrelevant as Westerns r very different in design.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2014
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    What he said, Apples and oranges.
     
  10. Fourtrax250R

    Fourtrax250R Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Our stops removed on one of our ultra mounts for 8 years of commercial plowing... No problems here !
     
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    With stops on you wont be able stack very high

    My first western Ultra mount I bought came with them and after first job I took them off that was back 10 + yrs ago
    If plow blocks the lights then you need adjust the chains
     
  12. jhenegh

    jhenegh Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 39

    Ok here is a pic stacking from some dark hour this morning.

    Like someone said, the A frame will hit the light tower where the stop is designed to hit before anything else contacts that isn't supposed to.

    I can tell my A frame is lower as I can now see it dig into piles as before it wouldn't hardly do that :( Also can catch tall curbs, especially when lifting and compressing truck suspension. (the F250 has a Dana 60 under if with the correct F350 springs fwiw...)

    BUT, is IS in spec with every number I could find in the install instructions, and scrapes nice and clean in all angle configurations again.

    Can't win 'em all :nono:

    I'll take a clean job.

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