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pro wing repair

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by JTS Landscaping & Lawn Service, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. what would be the best way to bend back a pro wing just heat it up and bend it or what.
  2. Use heat, otherwise the metal may crack. Try to clamp it to a bench, or in a vice and heat an area a couple inches wide then apply pressure.
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    What he said. Just don't get the steel too hot (cherry red) or you will weaken the steel. A dull red is hot enought. And heat the whole thing evenly.
  4. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Nothing special needs to be used to straighten them out, an anvil and a hammer do work very well and I wouldn't worry too much about cracking.
    I do get to straighten a few a season.
    If it's bent in the upper or lower mounting brackets then remember to keep fitting them back on while your straightening so you don't get them so far a part that you have to start over.
    "Happy hammering"....
    :rolleyes: John...
  5. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    If you do NOT use heat you will stress harden the metal- it may hammer back cold fine this time, but next time odds are it will crack when bent. No problem if you're a welder, but not all of us are or have access to one.

    Heat it. You should always heat steel when it's over 1/8th inch.
  6. dj&sonplowing

    dj&sonplowing Member
    Messages: 47

    yeah you gottta heat them up, atlleast the western wings,, thick steel,, this is the 90's we dont just sit and hammer on somthing , id recommend after you get it straight , to add couple of braces to it,, :cool:
  7. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    are you the lowballer charging the 90's prices??? ha ha just kidding.
  8. dj&sonplowing

    dj&sonplowing Member
    Messages: 47

    heck yeah jay 15 bucks for a drive way, buy me some beer and few doz crappie minnows, ha that a 1600 ih you have? not ihc? i used to drive one single ax dump, good truck if ya could keep up the slack in the steering wheel ha;)
  9. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Take 2 lanes!
  10. dj&sonplowing

    dj&sonplowing Member
    Messages: 47

    plowman,, i like that , watchin you counting your money, damn looks like you had a good winter? ha them twentys flying by:cool:
  11. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Actually, this Winter is probably the worst I have had in the last 10 years! Looking for snow tomorrow, it will be my first plowing of the season. I salted twice but haven't plowed yet. Well...pray for snow! :drinkup: