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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 05:13 PM

Some know I bought a V-plow last month. Took it down apart today. The whole thing is REAL worn on the downside edge. The wear bars were worn down, loos most of way and even the main metal blade is worn too. Have some pictures of edges. Seems this thing does not have an angle back like a stright blade may have. It has 1 ft extensions for the ends. I'm thinking I can just flip over the center section to get flat surface again. Two curved angles have holes for the parts to attach, and I think with correct new hole placement, should bolt up again just fine. Then I can make new wear bars and bolt on to that flat bottom. The worn and bent old bottom will be on top, maybe can straighten some of it, but will be off the floor at least. Whole blade will adjust to set level then, not sure can do with the wear on old side. The two ends can just be flipped to opposite sides, seem to have all the same holes top and bottom. New wear strips can be made for those too. Today I unbolted what was there and cut off the welded on spots that PO used to keep wear strips on. Check out my pictures, no random order here and see what you think on the flip idea. Looks like way to go to me.

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Edited by glgrumpy, May 03, 2016 - 05:22 PM.

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 07:13 PM

Look at the 500 hour glass PK that I picked up today.

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 07:35 PM

   I would say you are on the rite track, if you have the capacity you could cut about 2" from the worn down edge then weld a new part on their that is the rite size.  re-drill the holes and you are good to go, allot of work but really the only way to repair it back to original.

   If it were mine I would plug the holes on top ( worn side ) and then square it up and go from there.

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 07:35 PM

As long as  the attachment plate can bolt back up. Sounds like good idea.



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Posted May 03, 2016 - 08:01 PM

My 2 cents here!

 

1st I would find out WHY its cutting out of square, if it is really bad, unless it was on a lopsided grade. Lol j/k

 

2nd, i used to straighten brand new buckets at a factory, and I will tell you from MY results,  they NEVER, EVER cut truley straight across the bottom even with a new cutting edge until its broken in. Why, cause even new they ain't perfectly straight. 

 

The reasons cutting edges are used is make up for an usquare edge , and once replaced, you have basically a new attachment.

 

Since the bottom is out of square, recutting a new strip to go in there will be more work as opposed to patching it up. 1, you will need to drill new holes anyway. 2, its already out of square, 3, a couple welds in some half holes will be quick to fix, and 4, it will be cheaper. Use copper on the backside to keep the welds from blowing through on the holes, and sticking to something else on the backside.

 

Anything CAN be fixed with a welder, time, grinder, and a little patience. If you make a mistake....ooops, start over by grinding it out, and re welding/ fabbing. Take your time, you'll get it right:) Good luck, Cheers!


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 03:29 AM

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