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western wheel blade

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Bobby Blaze, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

    anybody still have one of those wheel blades from back in 96 ?
  2. fishcapn

    fishcapn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    i just bought a used western wheel balde system last weekend. and i am planning on putting it on my 2000 dodge dakota
  3. nicks_xj

    nicks_xj Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    i dont think ive ever seen one before got any pics
  4. fishcapn

    fishcapn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Western Wheel Blade plow

    here is a picture of the one a bought.

  5. bossman34

    bossman34 Member
    Messages: 67

    Good luck with that, they pulled those off the market along time ago because they are not safe. I heard lots of horror stories from people almost killing themselves and loosing control with those plows attached. I helped my then boss straighten his wheel pivot pin several times-everytime he hit a pot hole or a drive to fast it would bend it, after it is bent they would hang up and steer the truck since the weight of the plow is on that little wheel it had alot of control over the truck. It was just a bad idea all around- I would modify it and remove the wheel altogether.
  6. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    I have never seen that before....
  7. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    I remember seeing them at the dealer, never saw one in action though.
    Horrible idea from the beginning IMO.
  8. fishcapn

    fishcapn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    only planning on doing my driveway and maybe my neigbors so not going to be going a hundred miles an hour through a parking lot trying to do more than i need to
  9. 07F-250V10

    07F-250V10 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    What is a wheel blade? ive never heard of it.
  10. bossman34

    bossman34 Member
    Messages: 67

    There is a wheel in the middle of The A frame that carries the weight of the plow when the plow is raised. It is strange to watch because instead of the truck dropping when you pick up the plow the truck actually raises up as the wheel takes the weight. And ya it would be ok to do a couple little jobs close just make sure the wheel pivot is not bent, its on an offset like a caster on a small shop cart.
  11. 07F-250V10

    07F-250V10 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    So whats the point of it? why did western bother making it?
  12. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    I believe they made them for the '97 F150 that was too light duty to carry the weight of a plow. No surprise they didn't last... :dizzy:
  13. bossman34

    bossman34 Member
    Messages: 67

    Yup that was the idea, albeit a bad one