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Hiniker fork question

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by clap, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. clap

    clap Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have a Hiniker 7' snow plow I put on my Durango that was only used about three times, it is about 4 years old. Is there anything I can do to beef up the forks so they do not snap off like I have read about. If I was to weld , say 1/8 to 1/4 inch plates on either side of the forks ( cut the same shape as forks) would there be enough room in the reciever for it to fit. Has anybody here done anything to add strength to there's if so what did you do and do you have any pic's Thanks much Clap Would like to get it ready for the up and comming winter
  2. CamS

    CamS Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    They were only breaking with the really heavy plows and yours is just a little one so you dont need to worry about them breaking.
  3. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    Where did you read that? I'm not aware of anyone using 7' Hiniker plows & having their forks snap off.
  4. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    yes, I'd like to know where you heard this, please post any links or pics.
  5. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Last edited: Oct 2, 2014
  6. wenzelosllc

    wenzelosllc Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    I think it was only the quick hitch 1s but I could be wrong. Do you have rounded notches or square? Lighter plow shouldn't be a problem.
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

  8. clap

    clap Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Not sure but I think they are the round ones