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Turkey Wings falling off

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mark Erpelding, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Mark Erpelding

    Mark Erpelding Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 34

    I purchased a pair of Turkey wings 1 year ago they come out of the channel about 10-15 times a plow event. I called Rod about this problem he told me may be my wear bar was maybe getting ground down too short. I replaced the wear bar this year and they still fall out. I think if the male slide in was longer maybe 1.5-2" they wouldn't fall out. I have thought about drilling the male slide in and putting a quick pin in however there is only about 3/4" of the male slider sticking out of the female receptical. I like the thought of them being able to slide more than 3/4". My Turkey wings are now all bent up from them comming off. They are productive on certain applications like what I call bowling alleys. I just wish they were not such a pain falling off. I guess when you cough up over $300.00 a guy expects them to work without falling off.
     
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Mark.......I too had the problem of my Turkeys jumping out of
    the channels.
    If your reciever brackets are mounted correctly you should have
    at least 2"of the male "spear" sticking out of the bottom of the reciever.
    To solve this .....I drilled a 5/16" hole near the bottom of the "spear" and slipped a lynch pin in.
    This kept the Turkeys in place over rough pavement, ice, bumps,
    or obstructions. They still had 2" of leeway to ride up and down
    in the channels and even trip with the plow.
    If I had a severe trip event...... the lynch pin would snap off.
    I would just put a new .50 cent pin in and keep pushing !

    A few other guys have had this problem too...But this simple mod
    fixed everybody up !

    There are pros and cons with all brands of wings...each has their
    own unique problems. Search around here at Plowsite and you
    will see NO wing is perfect !

    Mine are great for my applications... plowing bank drive thrus, around cars, and I have a narrow "T" shaped lot also that requires me to push all the "white gold" out back on my field!

    Shoot me a e-mail at sonjaab@aol.com and I can send ya pics
    of my Turkey mods......................geo
     
  3. yellowbird102

    yellowbird102 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    turkeys falling off

    One way to take care of the problem is to drill a hole in the top of the key for the wing from the side and a hole in the gusset on the receiver that holds the wing in place hook a bungie strap or a chain between the two holes if you use a chain you have to make it long enough to let the wing move up
     
  4. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    YELLOW......Thats another good fix !

    I suggested to Roger the Turkey Wing guy that he make the "spears" longer. This would allow the pin mod. and more
    room for them to ride up and down in the channel.

    Note the bottom front of the Turkey Wing is cut at a angle.
    This will allow minor wing trip and not shear off the lynch pin.

    I have only had a pin shear during severe plow trip events.

    I gotta get Mustang over here...Hes got some good pics of a
    correct Turkey Wing install and mod.....................geo
     
  5. JThompson

    JThompson Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 71

    Geo asked I post pics of my wing install. Just did this the other day after much help from him.

    turkey wings10.jpg
     
  6. JThompson

    JThompson Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 71

    Here is another.

    turkey wings11.jpg
     
  7. JThompson

    JThompson Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 71

    And yet another.

    turkey wings13.jpg
     
  8. JThompson

    JThompson Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 71

    The final product.

    turkey wings12.jpg
     
  9. JThompson

    JThompson Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 71

    Hope these helped. I still have to do the pin mod to keep them from jumping out of the channels.
     
  10. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    STANG !!!!!!! Man that was quick !

    You will need a GOOD drill bit to drill the hole in the spear !
    I got a 10 buck 5/16" titainium (spl) from farm and tractor store.
    Cut thru that thick spear iron like butter !

    Thanks again bro! Hope ya get buried in SI so ya can run those
    wings!.....................geo
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2004
  11. Mark Erpelding

    Mark Erpelding Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 34

    J Thompson
    I also thought from the mounting pictures that the chain slip-in bracket was suppost to be mounted on the back side of the plow. I found out from Rod from Turkey Wings that it is meant to be on the mudboard side of the plow. I know from the directions it looks like it is suppost to be mounted on the backside of the mudboard.
     
  12. yellowbird102

    yellowbird102 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    The way Geo puts the pin in the key works the problem with it as i see it is wheh your cuttin edge wears down there is no key to put the pin in as the key moves up asthe edge goes down I have used a bungie as well as a chain and are very happy with the way they work as for the chain it does mount in front the chain is very important as it gives the wing strenght and takes the pressure off the key and receiver when you load it yellowbird
     
  13. juggernaut

    juggernaut Member
    Messages: 84

    Going through that thick of steel..., use a drill press safer & quicker, remember low rpm for hard steel use cutting oil profusely.
     
  14. JThompson

    JThompson Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 71

    Mark,

    Does it matter what side the chain bracket is mounted on?
     
  15. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Stang..........your install of the chain keeper is correct !
    It belongs on the back side of the blade on the rib.....
    I also use a "C" clip to keep the chain taught also......

    I would think if you mounted the chain keepers on the front
    side of the moldboard it would effect the snow "rolling" off
    the front of your blade while on a long push!

    IH on the othe site installed his on TOP of the blade !
    OOOppps !

    That why THANKS again to you and CNY Bill for getting those
    pics up on these sites !.................geo:drinkup:
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2004
  16. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    TTT........For Diesel
     
  17. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    TTT............for dave
     
  18. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    TTT for Warrior
     
  19. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    ttt.........again
     
  20. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    BUMP........Bump :drinkup: