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I drilled holes in my plow today.

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by BPK63, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    Now I know that one has to get some kind of attention. I bought a used truck and plow recently for my driveway this winter. Reading these forums I've learned a lot. The plow does not have too much rust on it for it's age so I figured I would scrape any rust, treat it and paint it up before winter. While scraping the front I noticed when I scraped away some bubbled paint in certain areas there were actually small holes and water came out. After looking around I figured out that on the back side where the braces are welded, they are welded top, center and bottom, not the full length of the brace. Water gets in between, goes to the bottom and has nowhere else to go and just sits there. Turned the plow face down and on the very bottom of these braces I drilled a small hole on each brace bottom and tipped the plow back up and now the water can drain out. Just seems like a design flaw where water can never escape but now it can.
  2. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    holes are good

    Yes you found that it is a flaw and a way to corect

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  3. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    That's exactly what I did :D