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What Am I Getting Into

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by jjcc246, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. jjcc246

    jjcc246 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    what am i getting myself into if i change the pivot bolt on my 24D? it feels pretty loose and woobley. i know it's not going to tighten, the plow is about 10 years old so i thought i would change it out. anybody done it ? am i going to run into problems ? or should i save it for a summer job ? i have torches and welders if needed but let's hope it doesn't get to that. thanks
  2. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    replace bolt?

    You probably have a worn bolt as well as an egg-shaped pivot hole. If you are/know of a good welder, you can get a carbon rod the same dia. as bolt and put it in the bolt hole and build it up with weld and the weld will not stick to the rod. Then pull out the rod , a little grinding and new bolt should be good to go. there are kits that have different size rods in them . Google for them. Jackster
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Check to be sure the center pivot in the swing frame isn't broken loose. If not take your time and get the stuff together to fix it. Check to see if the bolt will tighten or loosen. If not you need to have a new bolt and nut ready if you do it during the season. Waiting depends on how bad it is.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    It's not that hard of a job. I am guessing the hole is worn badly too.