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    Any fix for bent/broken angle cylinder fittings on 54" plow?

    I've got a 1026r, 54QH plow and I've bent a fitting twice on the front of my angle cylinder due to packed snow..

    Anyone else have this happen? Any good fix?

    The ice packing seems much worse on the angle cylinder side, I think due to the hot exhaust blowing on it.. I've plowed two winters with it and have just started having the problem, the biggest difference is it's been wicked cold, plowing in -5f to +5f. I think it's exaggerating the icing..

    First fix attempt will be to move the exhaust direction to keep it off the plow, if that doesn't work I might fire up the plasma cutter and cut a window in the plow frame so snow doesn't pack in there.

    Seems like a pretty big design flaw to me? Am I missing something?

    Thanks all!
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    Different plow and tractor but it has happened on my 318.

    You may need to re-clock the fitting or the cylinder to keep it out of the way.

    Can you post a picture?


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    I'll get a picture tomorrow, it's -3 out now :-)

    It seems to be all clocked and setup per the setup manual, just seems like really tight clearances..

    If it happened on your 318 then the exhaust probably isn't my issue, since 318 exhaust is high on the opposite side. Hmm

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    Unfortunately its a common problem with that design, and has been for many years. The fittings are easy to replace luckily.
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    Any opinions on cutting out a ~2x2" opening behind where the fitting hits? It looks pretty over built as is, but I'd hate to twist it..

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    Pictures?
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    Here are some pictures of the issue and a chalk mark outline of what I'm thinking of trimming..

    You can see how much more snow is packed on the exhaust side, so I think putting a turn out on the exhaust will be step 1..
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    Quote Originally Posted by moshiersr View Post
    Here are some pictures of the issue and a chalk mark outline of what I'm thinking of trimming..
    My suggestion would be to re-clock the forward fitting so that the 90˚ return comes back over the top. Loosen the nut on the hose end at the 90˚ fitting. Loosen the jam nut where the fitting threads into the cylinder body. Rotate the fitting ~ 180˚ and you should gain more clearance at the hitch. Tighten everything and you should be in much better shape.
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    I agree with Superglidesport.
    Wish I could see it in person.
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    I'll give it a shot, but I'm not sure it will gain me much, the whole end of the cylinder ends up in the plow frame at full angle. It's just a bad design IMHO

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