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Western unimount

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by snowman123, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Western unimount I was wondering if it would matter if I changed the bolt that holds the A frame to the plow to a clevis pin would it be ok or would their be a problem. The reason why I want to do this is because if their ever was a problem it would be much easier to take apart.

  2. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    As long as the pin is the same toughness as the bolt I dont see why not, the problem is bolts are graded, in most cases grade 5 for this application. Made to bend as opposed to break under stress, thus keeping the blade from falling all the way off.
  3. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I don't think it would be a good idea. When you tighten the bolt it squeezes everything together. On some of the old unimounts there was a nut welded inside of the quadrant so you would tighten the bolt into the welded nut first, then put the nut on the bottom and tighten the nut on.

    Just my to cents, it may work fine.
  4. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Thanks guys all the help I can get will help me out a lot thanks again.