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12' angle blade - frame bent - any ideas - w/ pics

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sk187, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    One of our guys hooked a catch basin today and bent our angle blades frame real bad.

    Its a former county truck and the plow frame looks almost fabricated.

    Does anyone have a idea where to get a frame or anything that might work.

    Pics are below, any ideas or help is appreciated.

  2. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Cut the broken, bent and cracked pieces out and fabricate new ones and weld them in along with some straighting and plating. That is what I would do with that.
  3. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Take it over to Ebling & Sons and they will fix you right up. I think they open @ 7am. Call Jim he'll take care of you.

    4500 Roger B Chaffee Mem Dr SE
    Kentwood, MI 49548
    (616) 532-8400

  4. BREAULT69

    BREAULT69 Member
    Messages: 97

    Torch out the bent stuff, fab new and weld in (bevel edges to get 100% penetration). Grind welds that show, prime and paint. It's like it never happened. It doesn't take as long as you would think, maybe a couple hours on that damage. I once re-did both arms on a farm tractor loader an employee curled under, did it in five hours and even sanded the welds. You could not tell there was ever any damage and the unit was back out operating before sun up.
  5. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Thanks for the replies I am having a guy come over tomorrow morning to look at it.

    If he cant do it I will run it to ebling sons........thanks everyone
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    Doesn't look like a fabricated hitch, pretty standard for muni types.

    Some piss poor welding done on it though, that one weld had 0 penetration.

    I'll second the Ebling, he'll let you know if it's cheaper or easier to fix or replace.
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    That's a pretty simple fix, like the guys have mentioned. Even if you could buy that peice new, a welder will be 1/4 the cost. How easy does your blade trip? We like to run our trip springs a little slacker then factory, that way it trips easier.
  8. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    I believe there are 3 spring positions and ours in on the loosest so it trips easy.

    I know when plowing it tends to trip pretty fast.

    Thanks for all the replies, I have our mechanic working on it now. If he doesn't think he can get it back together I will have it at ebling tomorrow morning.
  9. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Thanks everyone , we ended up cutting out the entire damaged side and had it pressed strait then ligned it all up and welded it back on - works great.

    Took about 8 hrs or so.
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Good, we ripped our 14 ft right of the tractor in December, stuff happens. That's why our shop has a big welder and alot of steel.