Here a question having nothing to do with my plow build. How many of you guys had you lift cylinder tube crack in half on your new style plows? I didn't know this was a thing. Till watch a YouTube video.
And a guy has broken few out his fleet. I watched him weld it up. See that it blow a hole in it as he welded. So just from that I tell you. They should have put weep hole in the sides. To keep the rusting down on the inside. Plus they should spray something kind of rust protection in it. For your spending on these plows. When I made my light bar. It all weld up but I did drill four deep hole in it. Just to make sure it last as long it can. My plow will likely out live my truck.
You are rebuilding a plow that's old enough to vote, drink, and probably rent a car. Just how much longer do you feel it should have lasted before needing repairs? 3 decades? 4? Should it have survived from the Civil War era?Yeap, that's the video. They still in my opinion put holes in the ends. So inside the tube can air. So condensation has chance to dry. (Science, I know people don't like it and ignore it.) I've had to replace sections of trailer frame for someone. Why cause of that very reason no weep holes. (tube frame) I don't care for this throw away world we live in. It's very sad. People have no skills anymore.