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Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 84deisel, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    During a post storm inspection of the trucks in the fleet,we noticed that half of the ultra mount (both pro & pro plus) blades ,the bolts around the pivot tube ends and lower lift frame are loose. we pulled one in and the bolts will not tighten up as the lower lift frame is boxed in and the bolts are carrige style on the end in the lift frame. my question is that is this normal and how many others are out there like this.We checked this with the plow blade on the ground and wiggle the blade by hand like you are looking at center bolt wear.
     
  2. jjmcnace

    jjmcnace Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 64

    My brand new MVP Plus is exactly the same. I think this allows the blade to follow the contour of the ground by allowing it to pivot on this bolt and nut.
     
  3. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    not the center bolt but the bolts on both ends of the pivot bar and the bolts on the lock arm for the stand
     
  4. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    hows that work? I saw that was a nice feature when plowing uneven surfaces or mounting/dismounting plow on uneven surface.
     
  5. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066


    what stand??
     
  6. ght1098

    ght1098 Member
    Messages: 86

    Do you have any pics???
     
  7. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    yep .. got a pict? If I understand you and where your taking then those bolts should be tight. Mine are. I've got the MVP Plus. Post a pick and I'll double check.
     
  8. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    sorry I had to go out of town for a few days but will post a picture on monday when I get back to the shop.
     
  9. JeepCreepn01

    JeepCreepn01 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 331

    here ya go guys, watch the little thing. the bolt that he is talking about is that little black dot on the blue bar in the center, it does not tighten up to allow it to pivot
    http://www.westernplows.com/ultramount.asp
     
  10. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    the bolts I am refering to are on both sides of the pivot bar NOT THE CENTER BOLT. I will take pictures monday to show you the loose bolts and the movement.
     
  11. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    mine have loosened as well... i just tightened them up and did not think much more about it

    it is on an 02 chevy
     
  12. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    hey 84...your REALLY close to me...
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The only bolt on the Ultra's that should be loose is in fact the center pivot bolt...nothing else should move.

    And I have seen several that have came loose on the config plates and the pivot pin carriage bolts...a little lock tite goes a long way here.