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Ultramount to Unimount kit gap/play

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by tkahike, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. tkahike

    tkahike Member
    Messages: 51

    Hey everyone, want to pick the brains of anyone who has an adapter.

    I just installed the conversion kit to my ultramount frame side, there is a gap of maybe 1 inch on the clevis pin between the truck frame and the conversion mount. Is that normal? Looking at the pictures online, it seems to.

  2. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I have the same setup, and mine has the same thing. You can slide the conversion kit from side to side. Has not made a difference, this is the second truck I had my conversion on. I guess you could make some spacers to stop it from moving. I thought about it due to I work at a machine shop but it does not really harm anything.
  3. tkahike

    tkahike Member
    Messages: 51

    Thanks! I was just going to fill it in with washers if need be, it isn't that big, just didn't seem right.

    Thanks again!
  4. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

    I have the same play... so i think it is normal. makes the mounting of the plow a little easier...

    Hijacking your thread... what is the height of your mount. Please see the attached. it looks like i have about 8" from ground to the pin that holds the plow to mount... is this too low?

  5. slongfellowii

    slongfellowii Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    You have the wrong plates on. You need the A plates. The pin hole should be 9 1/2-10 1/2 inches off the ground according the the owner manual.
  6. Laner

    Laner Member
    from IA
    Messages: 78

    I had a Western dealer install my plow with the ultra to uni mount brackets and they had it 1 hole down from top on the B plates. I couldn't unhook the plow using the stand. I moved the kti to the top hole and still is a bit tight getting it off the truck using the stand. I attributed it to the springs sagging on the truck (12 yrs old at the time) and had a plow before I bought it. Didn't know the kit came with different brackets. I may have to see about finding the A plates to replace the B plates and see if this helps. I bottom out on the mount on small bumps/dips at intersections.
  7. tkahike

    tkahike Member
    Messages: 51

    I do know you need that 9 1/2 min inch height or the float will not work properly. Try to find the A plates, it will make a difference for you.
  8. Bill Shy

    Bill Shy Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    what else does not work when a unimount is below 9.5 inches? i know if it is too high the ends of your wear bars wear faster than the middle