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Twisted Back Blade

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dgerke, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. dgerke

    dgerke Member
    Messages: 54

    The other night , was out covering for a friend who had a couple small store lots do to him being broke down . I was clearing the lot and caught a manhole cover and put a 4 inch twist on the back blade driver side any suggestions on how to get it straiten?
  2. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    take it off and put it in a press, or catch something the other way to bend it back haha
  3. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    We just got done straightening one of mine. I don't have a press so we used the hi-lo, chains and binders, heat and cut a relief notch in the lower angle iron. Mine was twisted pretty good, I think the previous owner said one of his guys backed into a curb with it. Here's a couple before pics. Don't have any after yet, its still in the blast room waiting to be blasted and painted.

  4. dgerke

    dgerke Member
    Messages: 54

    Damn mine is bent same way looks just like that . I don't have the resources to put that much pressure on it: wondering if i took it to a Metal fab shop if they could straiten it
  5. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    That would be the way to go. Good luck.
  6. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Ouch......Curtis? I had one. I would replace the cutting edges with Urethane after you straighten it out. That wouldn't happen.