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Brand new Pro Plus broken

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Runner, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    A guy I know had a brand new Western Pro Plus plow installed on his truck (GMC 4500). He's had it since the begining of this season, and brought it in to the shop the other day. The round pipe mount tube that runs across was broke right off the board. All that was holding it to begin with was a triangular flat piece of steel that is welded all the way across on the board side. No support for the lateral movement in any way. The installer/rep came out and looked at it, and said that he would replace the whole mount piece with a new one. We suggested that they need a piece of steel that is cut to go AROUND that pipe as well (cut concave). He said they (Western) never had any problems with it before. Well, they delivered the new piece a few days ago, and guess what? It was welded with a closed in piece of steel EXACTLY like how we thought of and mentioned it should be done with. Now, if Western never had any troubles with this before, it sure seems funny that they would just "change it". Has anyone else had any experience with this?
  2. Sawdust Bob

    Sawdust Bob Junior Member
    from Il
    Messages: 24

    I have a 8.5 Pro Plus that I bought in 03 and have not had any problems with it. I inspect it pretty good after rvery event. Did Western say they have been having alot of this?:confused:
  3. dj&sonplowing

    dj&sonplowing Member
    Messages: 47

    i have a 8 ft pro plus, i havent had any problems yet, he mustof really hit somthing hard to to that? i did tweak one o fmy western wings , i got a few accounts pretty bad , rocks , stumps on edge at night burried in snow , narrow,, the kind of account id like to get rid of,, clipped it m y own fault they are not designed to be a bulldozer, ha im too lazy to take them off,, i sure love the whole package , with the wings, and all , fast too