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    It seems like the small plow(odd and even)cracks in the same spot. I installed a new one 2 months ago and it is now cracked.The new plow must have been in inventory for a while since it does not have the additional peice of metal the ones that we received 2 months ago from AMF and Vantage seem to have.The old plows used 3 bolts and I have been drilling a fouth hole for the new ones.What is causing the cracks? And has anyone repaired and reinforced this area?Is it worth repairing?Does this extra peice of metal stop the cracks? Or am I just buying the plows from the wrong company?
    Well we're safe for now. Thank God we're in a Bowling Center.

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    Re: Small Plow

    Jere, where are the plows coming from?
    Please.....follow the instructions!!

    John
    804-240-4982

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    • #3
      Re: Small Plow

      As in the edit above the new plow has been in inventory for a while. No extra peice of metal and no identification of origin. Recent plows are AMF and Vantage and have the metal reinforcement.May have answered the question in my edit? Thanks John
      Well we're safe for now. Thank God we're in a Bowling Center.

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      • #4
        Re: Small Plow

        weld a piece of metal on the back of the plough(you need to remove the tar first)where it is crcked,then weld the crack,had them running for a few years like that with no probs,dont know why they cracked it the first place,but i had 10+ crack in the same place.

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        • #5
          Re: Small Plow

          Thats what I was thinking. The new plows have a peice of metal welded perpendictular to the cracked area. Did you weld the metal flat or perpendicular?
          Well we're safe for now. Thank God we're in a Bowling Center.

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          • #6
            Re: Small Plow

            Perpendicular weld is fine. Plows often crack due to pins falling off the o pan.Thats the usual problem I find anyway. sometimes recoats will hang in the pinwheel longer and fall out after going by the pan smashing into the plow the reinforced plows take the blow.

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            • #7
              Re: Small Plow

              From my experience, metal only cracks if there is movement, make sure they stay tight and if you find the same one's coming loose, when doing maintenance, than fix them.

              Frank.
              always doing my best.

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              • #8
                Re: Small Plow

                Thanks for the help
                Well we're safe for now. Thank God we're in a Bowling Center.

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                • #9
                  Re: Small Plow

                  After the first weld it is usually good to go. AS long as you put it back on the same machine that cracked it. The plows mount to a framework correct? Is that frame the same from machine to machine?
                  In the long run you could re-adjust any kickback movement and/or loosen all parts related to the attatchment of the plow and squareness of the B.E. assy.. But its easier to just let the machine tell you how the plow needs to be shaped.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Small Plow

                    The perfect filler piece to weld in behind those cracks, busted bin straps!
                    I've been using this method for a while, reinforces it great! Make sure to trim the bend out of it though, as it will drag on the carpet when reinstalled.
                    It's been awhile but I have much more to share!!!

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