Has anyone ever

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  1. Mac

    Mac LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 6

    I recently removed the plow off my truck. A 97 GMC 2500Hd. However, when I was looking over the truck I noticed the box frame on the front of the truck had riped in two piece on the bottom. Has anyone ever had this happen? and what can be done to fix it?
  2. boba

    boba LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I had a 1991 GMC 3500HD. Diamond Vplow destroyed the frame.
    Cracked right behind the front axle on both frame rails.
    Thankfully insurance company called it damage from plowing and put a new frame under the truck.
  3. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,651

    I knew a Diamond V-plow was heavy, didn't know it was that heavy.

  4. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    Our 97 K2500 did the same thing, but it was because the plow frame bolts had gotten loose and let it get to pounding. Not a big deal to fix it, just get a decent welder to plate the bottom of the frame back in and drill bolt holes in the right places. Maybe a 3 hour job to do it right.
  5. Michael Fronczak

    Michael Fronczak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    I saw the same thing on a GM truck we were looking at, the plow had been removed so I don't know what kind they had on it.
  6. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 691


    Stick with that insurance company!!!

  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    In order to mess up the frame-someone is abusing that truck big time,or the plow bolts were loose and that broke the frame-time to evaluate the driver of that truck,unless it was you,then its OK,since your paying for the damage,one way or another.Good luck with fixing it,Ive never seen a frmae bent on those-besided accident damage.
  8. torque20

    torque20 Banned
    Messages: 18

    if you didnt snap a cvjoint / crack a clevis / pinch a hose / or some kinda NORMAL WEAR N TEAR ..........YOU AINT DOIN IT RIGHT!gotta go into them piles like a kid in a candystore.YOU MUST BREAK some eggs to make an OMMLETTE!

    DYNA PLOW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    thats those damn light duty chevy trucks trying to do a
    mans work ( ford,dodge).
    didn't you learn when you were a kid that tinker toys do break.
  10. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 691

    Oh man... here we go again.


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