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Snowbear blade rocks back and fourth

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by diz, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. diz

    diz Junior Member
    from canada
    Messages: 3

    Has anybody with a snowbear fixed the blade so that it does't rock ,it makes it hard to lift the blade up even and not cut into the grass.
  2. J-Quad

    J-Quad Member
    Messages: 95

    I know the 'rocking' your talking about.
    You may want to inspect the bolt and attaching holes which secure the upper A-frame into the curved lower A-frame. In time, the holes in the A-frames WILL become wobbled out larger and the bolt WILL become worn to a smaller diameter - which will cause it to be more loose and tip more than it would normally.
    I discovered that my old & tired SnowBear SB75 A-frame turn holes were becoming wobbled out so I installed a larger diameter bolt (3/4", hardened grade 8, from Tractor Supply Co.) with flat washers and a lock washer. Now it doesn't 'wobble' as much.......

    Good Luck!
    J-Quad :drinkup:
  3. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    You could do what he said, or if the holes have become wider or ovaled, weld them closed and redrill them.
  4. J-Quad

    J-Quad Member
    Messages: 95

    By the way, if you go to: http://www.snowbear.com/siteassets/Link/manuals/2008-Plow-Eng.pdf

    Then scroll down to page 14, you'll see what they say about the, "Plow tipping from side to side" in their TROUBLESHOOTING section......

    (if you don't have one, you might want to just print off the entire Owner's Manual from there... )

    J-Quad :drinkup: