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weld or replace?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by dcwn.45, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. dcwn.45

    dcwn.45 Member
    Messages: 45

    I broke the A frame on my unimount just on the truck side of the pivot pin. It was broken by the previous owner and I welded it up with a gusset plate but I got a little too forceful with a drift and I think I tagged the frozen bank one too many times.
    I can press it back into place and weld it, but I will be halfway into the work required to just replace the A frame
    Anyone done this?
  2. toyotaplow

    toyotaplow Member
    Messages: 84

    i did on a fisher plow at work about 4 years ago and its still holding strong. just welded it and then plated over the weld.
  3. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    We weld them quite often, and they last much better than new if you add some extra material in the correct places. Once you find out the price of a new A frame, you'll be better off just dropping off the quad & A at a local welding shop & let them do their thing.
  4. dcwn.45

    dcwn.45 Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks for the quick replies!
    I am leaning to the weld option
  5. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    I'm welding my in the shop as we speak. A frames are pricey.
  6. cotter

    cotter Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 182

    Weld it then order a new one.
    The BEST way to ensure that your weld holds forever. :D