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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 05:10 PM

I had the 75 in the woods again today and the plow clipped a tree and the pressure broke the rod the lift arm pivots on. I dont have the best luck with these as i broke one a little over a year ago. this time, and last you could see the rust marks were it was previously broken. The one i have one now isn't even really the correct part, after i broke the other one my dad brought home some kind of ground spike... it was too long for it anyway and it bent a few times and just got moved. You can see it sticking out in the pic below from a few days ago before it broke.

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after I broke I had to chain up the plow and the 3pt. the only good thing is that I had the 71 with the trailer in the woods as well and I was able to use that to bring up the weights that were on the back. After lifting the plow a dozen times or more I wasn't really in the mood to take pics, ill get some tomorrow.

If somebody has one of these that they could spare, please pm me.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 07:43 PM

They have solid rod stock in lowe's or most hardware stores. Up to 3/4 inch usually.

We all appreciate your trying to remove snow from all the trees, but you really don't have to.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Haha, but its just so fun! If I can't get an OEM bar cheap ill probably make one like you said. I just can't fathom drilling a perfect straight hole without a drill press, which I don't have. Ill probably have to make one, and I bet it would be better then using one that has been weakened already.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 08:34 PM

It's always annoying to break a part through self-stupidity, and no this isn't directed at just you, but all of us. I myself especially, I am always breaking things myself. For instance, I keep breaking things I like lol.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 08:55 PM

It's always annoying to break a part through self-stupidity, and no this isn't directed at just you, but all of us. I myself especially, I am always breaking things myself. For instance, I keep breaking things I like lol.


I know what you mean, and i didnt hit the trunk of a tree, i actually hit the bottom where the roots go outward.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:00 PM

Got to love those roots, so why were you plowing out the woods?? lol

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:05 PM

I dont love them... Power king blades are designed to be snow plows and dozer blades as well. I was making/improving some of the logging paths. I wasn't plowing when it happened but there are ruts on all the trails from traveling over them so many times and even with the plow all the way up it still scraps some here and there and it just happened to catch that root.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:11 PM

It sounds like you need to put down a nice layer of gravel on your most favorite routes in the woods this spring, when it dries out.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:18 PM

It sounds like you need to put down a nice layer of gravel on your most favorite routes in the woods this spring, when it dries out.


so your going to buy me a fel then? ill take it...

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:21 PM

so your going to buy me a fel then? ill take it...

Who said anything about an FEL, you have to earn that right of passage with wheelbarrows and shovels. :bigrofl:

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Who said anything about an FEL, you have to earn that right of passage with wheelbarrows and shovels. :bigrofl:


Well before I broke the bar I pitchforked the trailer in my avatar trailer full of leaves, sticks and other brush. Does that count? Man, I really hope so...

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Does your wallet allow the purchase of an FEL for your Power King?? lol

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Does your wallet allow the purchase of an FEL for your Power King?? lol


Not at the moment. If I had a choice of any fel I wanted, I would get a 1979-1984 power king 1616 with a factory fel setup.

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 08:36 AM

Sorry to hear of your broken part. What size is the piece that broke. The bar stock at Lowes is only mild steel, could bend/break again. But it would be new at least. I try to find bar stock that is used on implements, seems to be a bit stiffer.

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 10:56 AM

What about an axle from one of those little 10 cubit feet tin trailers? I think those are the same sixe and I have a few of those trailers that are bent and not usable.




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