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Fisher EZ V Bent

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by PPP, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. PPP

    PPP Member
    Messages: 95

    Anyone have a problem with the reinforced area on the back of the plow buckeling? I've only used the plow lightly and it's only 15 months old. I noticed it the other day when I was washing it.
  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    ive had that problem on 2 or mine and cut that area out and welded in angle iron
  3. chaseatg

    chaseatg Member
    Messages: 94

    That rear panel on the ezv plows are engineered to buckle, that feature was put in the design as a stress relief when you hit something to hard and flexed the blade. there is no need to cut anything out and weld angle in, there is nothing wrong other than to tell your operator to not hit snow banks that are frozen solid that hard.
  4. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    the ez v are made cheaply thats why they bend!
  5. chaseatg

    chaseatg Member
    Messages: 94

    I'm sorry you feel that way, I have used Ezv's for 9 years without bending one.
    The engineer at Fisher who did the major design of the EZV explained the buckleing of the reinforment was built in for that purpose. Let's face it a lot of drivers slam snow banks and abuse equipment.
  6. premier homes

    premier homes Member
    Messages: 68

    the New EZ-V Has several flaws that need to be addressed. they are definately made much cheaper that the old onesHere is a 4 MONTH OLD PLOW!!!!! luckully its under warranty. can you imagine how much:cry: it would cost to have this job done
    this was torn off under normal conditions.
    they have to replace angle cylinder, mould board and centerpin. this is so much B-llsh-t!!
    Ithink they should replace thjis peice of .... It has been back to the dealers FIVE times:realmad: Thinking of selling it and buying something else? i cant deal with this much downtime!

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  7. chaseatg

    chaseatg Member
    Messages: 94

    Wow what did you HIT?

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    If you are going to buy something better buy a boss. I love mine. Just my $0.02.
  9. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    You tore the front of the cylinder away. No way you can say that was normal use. A cylinder like that is to take most of its force down the shaft. Even though it is double acting it should not be used to pull much more then the wing back. From those pictures I would say something caught on the end and twisted that side off, or something caught while backdragging.

    I could be wrong. I think you are lucky to get it replaced fully. If no single thing made it break then you should have noticed something wrong before it totally failed. That whole wing would have been flopping around or something.
  10. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    My guess would be the cylinder went when the center pin gave way. There is no way that cylinder could take all that after the pin went out, not while pushing or dragging wet heavy snow.
  11. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Thats nasty, I have no idea how that could happen in normal working, To do that damage, has to be a little more then average work. Even if the center pin had bad metal and failed, or just broke from an impact, I would think you would notice, before it broke the cylinder. Maybe as said before caught something back dragging? to me that would rip the cylinder then the center pin.

    What size is the plow and truck? I see the stops on it, standard for 9.5 foot, unless you put them on the 7.5 or 8.5.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2007
  12. chaseatg

    chaseatg Member
    Messages: 94

    Hey guys take a close look at the photo of the blade half in the truck, especially the cutting edge. It look to me as if this guy likes to ride curbs, most likely the tall granite types that like to reach out and grab you when you are going faster than you should, after all he does have a HEMI.
  13. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Side of edge has warn alot against something
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    How about you flip the wing over and take a pic and post it. Would that be possible?

    Edge of plows wear all the time when riding curbs, that's why the mfg's are making curb guards. About time, since we started making our own about 15 years ago because of wearing the edges to nothing in a year or less.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2007
  15. chaseatg

    chaseatg Member
    Messages: 94

    Take a real good look at the photo of the wing in the back of his truck, the X braceing looks to be bent. BUT THIS DRIVER DID NOT HIT ANYTHING.
  16. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    i'm not really seeing it, where is it bent?
  17. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Look at the top edge of the moldboard in front of the marker. It is bent in and looks a bit rusted as well.
  18. chaseatg

    chaseatg Member
    Messages: 94

    If you look real close at the first X brace you can see it is bent, also the top edge of the moldboard looks to be bent. It still appears to me that this plow has been abused. The center pin on the Extreme V is one beefy pin. Can you imagine how much force it took to break that pin?
  19. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Unless it was faulty which could have been BUT then use should have stopped. All that failure COULD not have happened at once.

    I saw one and I am trying to find the picture go halfway through a midsize car in an accident and it was still useable.
  20. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    A good reason why we all should do a quick visual as we hook up our plows or once a week whatever you prefer to find any issues and fix them as soon as possible before they become worse costing you money.