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Can it be banged out

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by hogisland, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. hogisland

    hogisland Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 11


    I have a fisher 8.5ft plow on a chevy 2500 - hit a rock the other day and the yellow part of the plow is dented and separated from the cutting edge just for about 3" or so in the middle.
    Seems to be straight enough or flush with ground more or less. BUT can I get it banged out at a bodyshop do you think? The electro-mechanics are fine


  2. t.i.b

    t.i.b Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    you could probally pound it out. is it the moldboard or tripedge?
  3. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    post a pic of it and somebody will help with the how
  4. hogisland

    hogisland Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 11

  5. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I think the rock won?
  6. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Anything can be fixed. The question is what is the cost. I don't think a body shop would be the place to take it. Take it to a fab shop or plow dealer who does repairs. They should be able to give you and estimate.
  7. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I would call that good advise, then bring it home and paint it back up and you are good to go............

    It looks like it was pretty hard hit.........I would check for other bent items.

    Good luck
  8. hogisland

    hogisland Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 11

    Thanks guys - I'll do that
    (yes the rock did win!)
  9. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Dont ahve it fix unless you plan on replacing the moleboard. Part out that plow and take a loss. Any money you put into that plow repairing it a body shop will be a complete loss any will devalue that plow.
    Insta act motor 700
    Plow lights 75
    pistons 60x3
    Aframe 150
    headgear 200

    I am sure my numbers are a bit off. but that plow is worth about 1200 parted out. And a Used MM2 off truck unit can be found for 2200 on average if not less this late in season. But if you put 500 or more into that plow its always going to be a damaged plow that wont sell. So for a few hundred more it will look like it should. Plus unless they never seem to cut right once you get them straightened. And If we get a storm on Wednsday will it be fixed on time? So if you miss a storm it really makes it not worth it
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009
  10. andyman0291

    andyman0291 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    why dont you just spend some cash, and buy a knew blade and trip edge?
  11. hogisland

    hogisland Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll keep using it for the rest of the season and see what can be done. Do I have to sell the parts separately (rather than sell as-is for parts). If so that would be a pain.,

    I hope we don't get any more snow. But we will, we know that

    Thanks again
  12. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Well you now have a V plow... It's fixable but it will never be like new.
    It looks like you have a lot of stressed welds there.
    I would just buy a blade or do you plan on doing this some more :(

    How fast were you going and did you check you frame, you lucky the air bags didn't come out.

    Good luck
  13. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    there has been a guy with a Yellow steel X blade for sale on Cl pretty cheap too. Its just the blade and i think he ruined the trip a bit. I am not sure if the A Frame will line up. BB could answer that I bet. its just the board no other parts. that may work for you.

    cant find Xblade but this will work. And a cheap easy fix. If you want it shiney and new looking get it done up over summer,

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009
  14. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Parting it would be simple. Its all pins. But yeah you could sell as whole. just not sure it sell as easy. Pump and piston would go fast
  15. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    where in MA are you from.... My buddy is a steel fabricator... works wonders
  16. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I gotta agree with BigDave on this one, you are looking for a ton of long running issues. I would call my insurance guy and see what he says also. Maybe by the time you get a repair check from them, and part it out you can get into a new(er) plow. I would definitely check the frame and all the weld on the truck and plow. That looks like a really hard hit.

    Either way good luck.

  17. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    With that much damage to the plow itself, expect to find damage elsewhere... like the push plates, frame of the truck, etc.
    You hit hard!
  18. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    im surprised u didnt get thrown through the windshield
  19. hogisland

    hogisland Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 11

    Hi, North shore - Essex, MA
    What does a fabricator do?

    Thanks for all the replies - I guess I should take to dealer to see if damage to frame as has been suggested. Seems to drive OK. I wasn't going very fast - maybe 15 mph I'd guess.
  20. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    my fabricator, well, umm, fabs steel... makes boo-bbos lie this better......he kinda far from you thouhg, hes in fitchburg... he made me a kick ass back drag,,