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Has this happened to you???

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by zippy1, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. zippy1

    zippy1 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I was comming across an intersection at about 30 mph and when I got to the other side of the intersection there was a major dip in the road and my plow slamed into the pavement :eek: . My whole front end bounced into the air. It does not apear that there is any damage to the plow. I thought it got riped off the front of the truck when I hit. Now I know to raise the blade all the way when going through that intersection.
  2. jbrow1

    jbrow1 Member
    Messages: 76

    Mine has done that. I try to remember where they are at around town and slow down for them now.
  3. Theo Epstein

    Theo Epstein Member
    Messages: 59

    And it feels like it's all happening in slow motion, but you can't do anything to stop it!
  4. PaulT

    PaulT Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Happened in my '85 Chebby 3/4 ton once, except the chain came off the hook & that's why the blade hit
  5. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I keep my blade all the way up all the time!
  6. Zippy

    Zippy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I had my 9' blade bounce up like that once and drop the chain off. Wow did that surprise me.

  7. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    My old 7.5' Fisher did that on the 85 GMC whenever the pavement was imperfect...but that truck was sprung like a dump truck so it was pretty bouncy.

    I was amazed that my MM1 didn't bounce at all when i brouhgt it home though...not sure if its the design of the plow or because the 2000 Chevy rides a billion times smoother than the 85.

    I was always waiting for the chain to snap on the 85...never happened though.
  8. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Don't you have a trip edge?
  9. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 529

    keeps you awake......:eek:
  10. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    That happened to me once on my old 1989 3500 and my old meyer.
    Scared the **** out of me.
    But that can't happen now, My Hiniker has no chain. LOL
  11. clipper

    clipper Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 12

    I has happened to me on my 94 f-350, the 8' fisher came up and chain came off.:realmad:
  12. capt caper

    capt caper Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Happened to me a lot plowing for the stat of Ma. doing Rt. 6 and other bad spots like bridge expanders.

    It broke the orignal headlamps (mm1) and bent the pins for the front of the angle pistons as well as cracking the mounts for the pins on back of the mole board.

    I changed the mole board to the newer style (big bucks) but much better built and doesn't wobble around when up.