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Xtreme v hinge pin question

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by everestscape, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. everestscape

    everestscape Member
    Messages: 33

    Hey guys!!!!! Alright i was all set to get my 8.5' xtreme v but I'm seeing a lot of threads about the hinge pins bending and such. The threads i read though were from 2009 and the plows in the discussion were 2-3 years older so essentially the plows with the issues were from 2006-07. The xtreme v im 99% buying is a 2011 model. Did they change anything at all from a 2006-07 model to the 2011-12 to make it better or worse. Any help would make me feel better about this purchase. THANKS!!
     
  2. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    The put a hardened pin in. I still hear of some issues but they are on the 9'6. Most i know would never trade back for a straight blade.
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    I pull mine and grease it every year. This will be it's third season with no issues.
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That will help tremendously.

    OP- are you buying the new XV2 or an older model? I haven't looked up close so they may have beefed up the hinge/pin on the XV2
     
  5. Dublin Plow

    Dublin Plow Member
    Messages: 44

    My 2 older model 9/6 XV both have 1" center pins that were tweaked on the bottom 6 inches.....will post pics later. I do not think they are hardened steel and may wonder if that would help or hurt. I changed both this year because one broke last year, yes I kept the bent ones...never know. I did grease the hell out of em but much of the grease won't stay due to design...doesn't team RED have a greasable pin?
    I believe the new XV2 is a 1.25" pin".....but still no grease fitting.
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,529

    I believe its called a "Massive Pin" in the new MVP3 and VX2.
     
  7. truckitup

    truckitup Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    This is what I do as well. They will get worn out, but they are easy and cheap to replace. It is a 10 min job and cost about $25.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Because there was nothing wrong with the old pin. Thumbs Up
     
  9. HDMan 16

    HDMan 16 Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 5

    I just bought an XV2 and there are 5 holes for Zerk fittings. You need to tap them out. I tapped for 1/4 x 28 fittings and installed Zerks and greased them. I asked the installer about that and as he said "It is metal against metal". I am new to the V plows so hopefully this will help.
     
  10. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    These guys with bent pins...what trucks were these mounted on? Duallys with sanders?

    Did the EZ V have center pin issues?
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013
  11. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    I sat behind a bunch of Fisher vee plows for over a decade and never once bent a hinge pin. I'm curious as to what you guys are doing to bend a 1" or greater diameter pin. Not taking shots at anyone I'm honestly just wondering.
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,529

    All V's have some type of pin problems. DD bend, BoSS plow has been known to break wings off and some forth
     
  13. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I also just purchased a new xv2 but those holes are not there to install grease fittings..... the fisher manual states to use a rubber tipped tip on any conventional grease gun and pump grease in that way... I wouldn't think it would be good having those metal fittings protruding into the front of the blade... I can see them easily getting sheared off etc if you start pushing ice or frozen snow. I grabbed a rubber tip and it worked perfectly... the new pin size is 1.25" and is hardened.
     
  14. everestscape

    everestscape Member
    Messages: 33

    Thanks for all the responses guys. My dealer said he will give me free pin replacement for life because he has never seen this issue. Also I want to know what you guys think of this deal...2011 xtreme v 8.5' yellow steel with curb guards and backdrag edge. Mint condition installed for $4500. Thoughts??
     
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Sounds like a deal I would jump on it if it was a 9.6 model
     
  16. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    That is only about $1000 less than I paid for a new one installed.
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    https://www.google.com/search?q=nee...LUsATa7oG4BA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=918

    Like the other guy said, no need for fittings.

    Boss has used the same method since at least 1990. It helps but doesn't prevent hinge problems.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It's an 8.5
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Lol........