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plow swap

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by willie dexter, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. willie dexter

    willie dexter Member
    Messages: 46

    how hard would it be to swap a western plow from one truck to another? is it something i can do myself or should it be done by a installer? i am talking about the mounting hardware.
  2. rayf268

    rayf268 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    I had a buddy help with mine . It took a few Beer drinking hours. I would get a install print from the western site and take a look and see if it something you want to tackle.
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    It depends on how handy you are and what tools you have to use. If you have air tools and a torch to use, you can do it yourself.Most old bolts will be rusted bad,so you need to have air tools to get them loose. If real bad go to the torch / flame wrench. Then you need the knowledge to wire it. You need to use grade 8 bolts to install the plow frame on the new truck. Buy them at a fastener place, the plow manufacturer will rape you for the bolts.
    feel free to ask questions,we will help you out.
  4. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Plow install

    I have found to do a good job an install typically takes about six hours with help. This does not include any repairs or trouble shooting on a used plow.
    Just did a Curtis on a Super Duty yesterday, ran closer to seven hours, trying to find a key powered source without cutting wasn't easy, lol

    To remove a plow I'd probably say about 3-4 hours, being very careful especially if your using a flame wrench! Always have a buddy work with you , keep an extinguisher within a arm's reach away.