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Push plates too narrow for plow.

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by 96DodgeRam, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. I'm installing 7170-2 push plates on my 07 Dodge Diesel.
    I have the plates jacked into place and bumper brackets put in place and bolted tight before drilling the 3 holes in the frame .
    The manual says the distance should be 29 1/8 , but I have only 28 5/8 .
    Sure enough I checked the my brand new Extreme V , and it wont be fitting in . If I had an extra !/4 inch it would squeeze in .
    My question is should I grind off the rear spacer on the outside hole , so the push plate will twist an !/8 of an inch ?
    I just may work , or should I just hit the plates with a FBH ?
  2. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,845

    I think i would need a disclaimer if i was to give you my opinion.
  3. Gotter done , a few smacks with the BFH an I now have 1/16 of an inch slack . Not much but it fits . What a beautiful looking plow . The hydraulics is lightening fast . I sprung for the stainless steel moldboard glad that I did . Will post a picture soon . :)
  4. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,845

    I would like to see the pictures. I love stainless and galvanized plows like goldfinger loves gold.

    Right now the count is at 4 galvanized plows 1 galvanized spreader and one stainless plow.