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Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by SmithPaving, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. SmithPaving

    SmithPaving Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a Western MVP 9.5 ft plow, 2 years old, about to go out of warranty. We plow 30 times per year, at 6 hours per night. I am not sure how that compares to snow removal contractors in other areas of the country.

    Have been very dissatisfied with the plow.

    In the first year, dealer replaced the controller 6 times. The connecting wire was too small, and continued to fail until a larger diameter wire was used.

    After one year, one of the drive rams broke off of the plow wing, which was replaced by the dealer. The center pin also wore completely out, and the dealer replaced the entire T frame. The light tower also sheared right off above the bolts at the base, and was replaced. All have occurred separately.

    After 2 years now, all of bushings are worn out, including center pin again. We have also reinforced the tubing on the light tower to prevent another failure. Center pin is about ½ of the diameter of a Boss, and all of the bushings seem undersized.

    Does anyone else experience these kind of mechanical failures with their westerns, or have any suggestions on other areas to beef up.

    As a side note, same operator plowed with a Boss for 4 years prior to this on same route, with no problems. We have only had minor problems with our 2 Boss plows, one is 6 years old, and one is 10 years.