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Plows are for pushing....

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by AKvsAR, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. AKvsAR

    AKvsAR Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Have a friend who works at a small airport do this to their tandem dump plow:




    He attempted to move (ram) some piles of snow that had hardened, but the piles were twice the size of the truck.

    Took forever to unhook that plow, damn ice in the connectors.
  2. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    That's gotta be expensive to fix. Did he damage the truck at all?
  3. AKvsAR

    AKvsAR Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Not that I know of.
  4. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    That sucks. Good thing nothing was screwed up too bad.
  5. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    wow...... musta been using one corner,by the way that mount is peeled off the front
  6. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    tymusicussmileyflagWell he might of been expecting too much of the truck plus if ya have a good look at the welds it looks a little light. Should of ran a few more passes over.
  7. cantoo

    cantoo PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 66

    I think it was welded correctly. Better to break off like that than to wreck the frame. Kind of like a shear pin on a blower. I build alot of equipment and sometimes it's better to leave that last weld line or angle brace off. It's easy to build something bullet proof but trust me there is an idiot out there that will still break it. Bullet proof just means it costs more to fix it when they do wreck it.
  8. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    more weld wouldn't have done jack. it pulled the top bolt out(or broke the head off). then it broke the parent metal through the bolt hole, on the drivers side, it cracked the parent metal again. not a weld