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860SW Wing Cables

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Tucker, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Tucker

    Tucker Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Has anyone else been having problems with the Cables busting off at the threads? I have had the plow for about 4 Years and have replaced them about 6 times now and at about 180$ each cable it's really starting to suck. Does anyone have a fix for this??
  2. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Yep it's a common problem on them. There is a fix but it requires some cutting and welding on the wings. Jerre
  3. Tucker

    Tucker Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm going to have the plow in parts tomorrow to get some welding on It and to fix one of the wings. Do you know where I could find the fix before I replace the cable?
  4. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    This is a rusty picture but it shows the cut out to provide cable clearance. You need to cut out both sides and weld in side plates and a bottom plate to the wing after cutting the clearance in the wings. SOME of the new speed wings have this and some do not. As of the time of AURORA ( DD ) purchasing Blizzard this change was being put in place however we've seen a lot of Post DD plows that still lack the factory change in the wings and replacement wings usually come without this change.

    It completely solves the snapping problem.


    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  5. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    You speedwing guys, do the math. It'd be cheaper for ya to have Jerre fix it and be done, vs keep buying cable!
  6. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,059

    Knock on wood but I have 3 busy seasons on my 860 sw. and no real troubles. I can't say the same for the 810 I had but I know I had a bad one. My sw is one of the last calumet made ones I don't know if that makes a difference. I have been warned and I am going to take a good look at the cables though :nod:

    , shaun