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XLS stacking stops

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by ladder1, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. ladder1

    ladder1 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I was wondering if there was a reason the XLS had the stacking stop and other plow dont
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I have an EXV that came with them. I took off the long ones and put on the short ones that came with the plow. It stacks plenty high. In regards to the XLS it does a good job stacking and I see no reason to take them off. They are probably there to stop undue stress on some parts of the plow or having the chain smack against the pump and other areas of the plow. Do you have an XLS?
     
  3. blmc5150

    blmc5150 Member
    Messages: 72

    If you take them off, the A-frame and or chain will hit the pump. I just shortened my stops by 3" I think to get some more lift and cutting edge clearance. It got me another 5" of clearance from my cutting edge to the ground.
     
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Nice fleet of trucks you have there. :salute:
     
  5. glennemay

    glennemay Member
    Messages: 76


    My 9' Minute Mount 1 HD has them as well. I was thinking of shortning them. Assuming we are talking about the same thing?

    Just wondering what the side effects would be.


    G

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  6. blmc5150

    blmc5150 Member
    Messages: 72

    Thanks!

    I was mistaken on my measurements of how much I took off. I only took an inch or two, don't remember, I just know I made them 3" long. And it gained me almost 5" more lift up front. As long as you don't go too far, there shouldn't be any downside to doing it. Just unbolt them and lift the blade up to the point where it still doesn't hit anything, take that measurement, cut em down, weld em up, bolt em back on. Thats what I did. Hope it helps.
     
  7. glennemay

    glennemay Member
    Messages: 76


    Unbolt them? Mine are actually welded to my frame,,, I was considering cutting them off, and bolting on some shorter rubber bumpers.

    G
     
  8. blmc5150

    blmc5150 Member
    Messages: 72

    Oh! Well my xls was bolted on. U could probly cut em off.
     
  9. glennemay

    glennemay Member
    Messages: 76

    Like I said. Mine is a 9' HD. Although I asumed they used nearly identical frames. I could be wrong.

    The XLS is the blade I want simply to narrow my travel width. The 9 can be a bear on narrow roads.


    G
     
  10. blmc5150

    blmc5150 Member
    Messages: 72

    I gotcha. Yea bringing down to 8 is nice. Other than 1 Blizzard 810 we have, all the rest are 9's also. Not bad when you're out in the sticks, but when you're in town w/ cars everywhere, they can get a little tight! :)
     
  11. CTerrySGD

    CTerrySGD Member
    Messages: 64

    I just cut my 9.5' ExtremeV stops down to 3.25" in the middle of the storm :) We pulled her in the shop and did some cutting and welding in about 30 mins and had her back out on the road. Gives me another inch or so clearance when in V with the plow lifted up.