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welds cracking on new plow 8611

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by scoops, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. scoops

    scoops Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have some welds cracking on new plow, its looks like jib for welding wasnt lined up right and 90% of weld was only on one side when welding the two together, its going to look like crap by the end of season because I can already see rust forming behind weld
  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    Old or new style?
  3. scoops

    scoops Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Its the new style, noticed rust forming after the first time I used it this year.
    Plow gets washed and inspected after each use, Its kept in a heated shop, I made a stand that it sits on that I can roll it around and tuck it out of the way, this also lets me get a good look at, its going to be more of a cosmetic isue than anything, I have told dealer about it.
  4. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    I have heard nothing but good about the welds on the older style, but I have seen the new style and they don't look as beefy. Make a big deal out of it and have them reinforce parts that may not even need it.
  5. scoops

    scoops Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    If you grind weld out and reweld you will never get the same finish, I have looked at some of the other welds on this plow and there are a lot of them that stoped and restarted in the middle of the weld. doesnt look the best.
  6. whillysfreak

    whillysfreak Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Had that on mine talk to your dealer I got a new plow Found out that they had a bunch of plows at one point go out with bad weld uneven.
  7. h8to wrk

    h8to wrk Member
    Messages: 37

    in welding that is a often used practice. When the material is thin they do what is called a stitch weld to reduce warpage in the heat zone. Still no excuse for cracking welds but that technique sounds right.
  8. K. Meyer

    K. Meyer Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I've got an 8611lp and just today fixed 2 cracks in the a frame where they were welded to the square tube that houses the lift ram. They cracked along the original weld. Also had a wing -ram leaking because of a pinhole in the weld connecting the tube to the end of the cylinder. Shouldn't happen but still love these plows.
  9. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Sounds like a DD product to me:rolleyes:
  10. MBB

    MBB Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Typical DD robotic welding issues, been going on for years. Welds look good but no penetration.
  11. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    My Ultra mount had the same problems, but at least it had a chain :drinkup:
    The pre dd blizzards I now own do not seem to have these sort of quality issues.
    But then again I am totally ******, because the plow lights stay on the trucks...
  12. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    does any body have pics of this problem
  13. MBB

    MBB Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Do not know if there are pics but do a search on the western / fisher about weld issues a bunch info should come up.