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wings on fisher xblade

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dodgegmc1213, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thought I'd share my current project. bought a pair of western wings off a fellow plowsite member. cut the rear arms off, cut the rods down as well as the spacers that are welded to the rods, drilled the holes in the plow. next week ill get the back side mounted, welded and pinned into place.

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  2. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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  3. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
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    Are you going to put back supports on (like the one you cut off)? If not, you may end up having them get bent back, which most likely would bend up your plow edge too.
     
  4. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    yes, im making up a different back support to weld on the wing and something coming off the trip spring mount so I can pin it. the original back supports wouldn't work and was hitting the trip spring.
     
  5. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 126

    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.I don't know why Fisher never offered wings or for that matter a back drag blade on the X-Blade.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  6. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I know what you mean, the site I'm doing this year all the snow has to be taken into the back between 2 buildings, should be easier to do now but also cut my time a little since I have to travel to other sites
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    finally got my buddy to come in today to fabricate and weld the wings. ended up using the pieces with the pin holes and welded them onto the plow, now they also act as a support piece as well as the pin holder. welded a piece of c channel to the side of the trip spring mounts, the tube welded onto the wings will sit against that c channel. just have to drill the hole through the tube.

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  8. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
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    Looks good!! I have made a few pairs over the years for MVPs, those should work fine for you!!
     
  9. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thanks I hope so
     
  10. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 126

    Thanks for the update.
     
  11. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    No problem RONK
     
  12. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
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    Hope you get to try them out soon, good luck :drinkup:
     
  13. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I hope so, I need that white gold!
     
  14. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    drilled the holes today, got some new pins, did some final grinding and painted the brackets on the plow, just have to paint the wings now. I had to trim the rubber a little bit on the driver wing but not the passenger. a few pushes and everything should wear in evenly. everything sits nice, they come off easily, figured they would be tighter and a pain to get off but they fit perfect.

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  15. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    a little update on the wings. they work great and couldn't be happier. took a few pushes to wear everything in evenly, definitely cut my plowing time down. I took the plow off the other day and noticed the pass. wing had a nice gap between it and the plow, figured it just dropped wrong and it was cocked a little. well looked at it today and found that the bottom rod was cracked and bent. this rod was replaced before I got it, I cut it down some to fit on the plow, I noticed the rod was hollow and had threads in it but figured it was ok, of course me tapping a few curbs didn't help any :whistling:
    so now have to cut it out and replace it but overall these wings really came out nice and helped alot

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  16. Flyboy77

    Flyboy77 Senior Member
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    Great job and thanks for the update!
    I'm curious if you wanted to remove them but still carry them on the plow if you could flip them around (keep driver side on driver side, but rotate 180*) and still use the same locking pin (or with a new hole in your tube) to hold them in place. It's kind of hard to see the fit, but it looks like it might with the rest of the wing being in front of the tube. Not sure if you ever needed to remove them (narrow lane or more flush backdragging against house or curb).

    Another alternative for more curb protection is to buy longer rubber blocks and have them stick out 2" further to give some flex when up close to curb and maybe even carry a little more of the lower runoff.
    Anyone recommend having your scraping rubber on the wings extend out to act as a curb guard?
     
  17. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I've only taking them off twice for clean up in parking areas other then that I keep them on all the time. I've been close to the curb running it down the line but I stayed like an inch away. The only time I tapped the curbs was pushing a few spots in the other day and didn't raise the plow quick enough, I wasn't going fast lol. I was thinking about longer rubber to ride the curb clean but will be a year or so before I replace them. I'm wearing my base angle down before I put a cutting edge on, once I'm ready I'll have to replace the rubber edges
     
  18. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
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    cool project, interested to see how well it holds up...i know the back of the x-blade isn't very strong...those crossmembers are flimsy, not meant to take abuse pulling from the side. its strength is in a direct (frontal) position.
     
  19. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Thank you, it holds pretty good besides that messed up rod. I was plowing some wet heavy snow and hit some piles a tad hard and nothing else seems damaged. If I didn't weld those brackets between the 2 ribs I probably would of bent the outer rib
     
  20. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    took the wing to the fabricator who worked on my flatbed, $30 and its good as new, cut the old rod out and welded in a new rod. I just had to trim it down a bit and it fits perfect. keeping it in our office with the heat on for the weekend to let the metal warm up then spray some paint on it Monday and hopefully use it come Tuesday or Wednesday.

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