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  1. #1
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    Default Meyers Snow Plow Repair

    Attached are some pictures of my latest project to repair a Meyers snow plow. As you can see in the two “before” pictures the left hand bracket broke off due to corrosion and got lost somewhere in a snow pile. The right side wasn't much better. First I cut off the corroded channel that attached to the blade of the plow. Then I skip welded 1/16” plate to the back of the blade. This section was more corroded than the rest of the blade and consequently thinner due to the higher stress from the attachment point. I replaced the corroded channel with a fabricated channel made from a piece of 1/8” x 2” flat stock and a 1/8” x 2” angle welded together. I continuously welded the fabricated channel to the new 1/16" back up plate. I fabricated a new bracket for the left side by cutting the flat section off a piece of 3/16” x 4” x 4” square tubing and then welding the two pieces together. I used a Ύ” end mill and ball nosed end mill to mill the slot in the new bracket. I got it done after my friend Guy was done with one snow storm and before the next one. It was snowing as we installed it back on his truck.
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    Last edited by Don52; 03-05-2011 at 03:33 PM.

    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    Some more pictures.
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    Last edited by Don52; 03-05-2011 at 03:25 PM.

    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    A friend of mine broke his the same way. The small western blades just arent as good as the bigger ones.

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    I agree that blades for this market tend to be light weight and relatively inexpensive. The curved piece of the blade is only 1/16” thick and the channel is about .090” thick. Here in Michigan we use a lot of salt on the roads in winter. This gets into the inside of the channel and forms a poultice with road dirt, which holds moisture and accelerates rusting. When I cut off the channel on the right side it was full of this rusty poultice.

    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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