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Excessive Beam (Clyinder) Mount Play

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by 2001FordF250, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. 2001FordF250

    2001FordF250 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 2


    My straight blade plow seems to have developed a good amount of play in the four mounts for the angle cylinders. (3/4" x 5" Clevis Pins). I would like to know if anyone has experienced this wear and/or if the wear is in the angle cylinder itself. They all seem to have the same amount of play.

    Thanks for your help!

  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,394

    Look at the pins, there usually bent.
  3. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 263

    Mine have all grade 8 bolts , if you can keep them tight you can limit the wear on the blade mount. The shafts on the rams are a lot harder steel than the mounts so they will wear less. That being said using grade 8 bolts can/will result in shearing the bolts right off, when I get a noticeable play I know ive sheared a bolt off, it seems only on the blade end, the answer, I don't know , I put some grade 5 bolts back in there hoping not to shear them off but im hoping I don't bend them so much that I cant get them out too.
  4. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    If you do some searching on this site you should be able to fine several threads and pictures of fixes for this issue. Welding a stop on the frame to hit just before the ram bottoms out will keep the pins from bending / braking. There is some discussion about the best place for this to be done as forces can be transferred to other locations. Thumbs Up
  5. 2001FordF250

    2001FordF250 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 2

    Thanks Guys, I will do more research. My apologies for a repeat post. Hopefully they are just bent.
  6. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    If this is the old style plow they are for sure bent. If you weld stops on the A frame top and bottom it will stop the pins from bending. On my 8611 full size plow we had the cylinders pull apart . After the stops were welded on we have not had any trouble.