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wide-out issues

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by FIREMAN Q, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    new to the wide-outs. we bought 2 last year but never really got to use them due to the lack of snow. we now have added another one this season.

    The problem i have noticed is that on slushy to dry pavement all of the plows tend to hop, bounce and vibrate like crazy. leaves the lot really messy and you can see the marks in the snow, hops about 6" each time. in the scoop mode there is little to no vibration.

    All plows were dealer installed on F350's.

    Anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    once to wing tips break in, it should get better.
     
  3. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,576

    Yep, ours did the same thing when it was new until they wear down a little.
     
  4. sthoms3355

    sthoms3355 Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 87

    same here. doesnt take long
     
  5. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    thanks for the info. thats what i was hoping it was...
     
  6. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I plow in a town 8 miles from my house and every time i change a cutter and the rubbers i will run with my plow on the highway on my way to plow the first time it gets them worn just about perfect to eliminate that. Otherwise plowing it takes to long for me. I'm not very patient
     
  7. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    wideout - Not a bad idea...i am still havingt the problem and would have thought we plowed enough to wear them down. I will have to try it. How many miles did you leave it down for?

    i was able to take a video last night but have to figure out how do link it here...
     
  8. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    From my city limits top theirs
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    there could be a second issue are you able to post pictures
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    the easiest way for a video would be to open up a YouTube account then post a link
     
  11. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    http://youtu.be/qPC1FIkhR6s

    here is a video i took the other night. finally got around to posting it to youtube. video is not the greatest but you will be able to see what is happening. Look at the marks in the slush in the beginning of the video and you can see the hop marks.
    i measured the height of the bracket on the truck and the plow is positioned in the correct slot based on the chart in the book. all 3 of my plows do this.
    i also drove the highway with the plow down to hopefully wear it down a bit. No luck there.

    thanks for looking.
     
  12. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Sounds like the plow is chattering.

    what is the distant from the ground (making sure the ground is a level surface ) top of the edge receiver bracket ?
     
  13. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    15" both sides....it is currently set up on the lowest hole.
     
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    can you take a pic of the configuration plates
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    And side shot of the A frame on level ground
     
  16. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    U should be using configuration #2 on the plates.

    Here is a photo, outline in red. Make sure the "bevel side" are up on both plates. If your plates are not shown like it is in the pic below, then your setup is wrong. It should be in the second hole. Here is a link to the mechanical guide pdf. Look on page #13. Download the pdf and keep it. you might need it one day.
    http://library.westernplows.com/westernplows/pdffiles/27376.00_100107.pdf

    C2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  17. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    anything specific or just a side shot?


    If i see that correct config #2 is actually slot 1?
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    like this if you could, sounds like your config is wrong

    2 13 12 198.jpg

    2 13 12 202.jpg

    2 13 12 198.jpg

    2 13 12 202.jpg
     
  19. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    just checked to see if brackets were positioned correctly and they were....i will need to take a pic during the daylight of the A frame...Thought occured to me, with a load in the back of the truck that would possibly change the height of the front end...usually it sits level with the air bags pumped up. any chance this could effect things.

    thanks for the help guys
     
  20. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    double check your measurements to the TOP of pin.