How many of you go to the extent of dismantling a plow and related framework to inspect welds and such as part of your pre-season routine? I have one of our plows apart right now, origianlly so i could sandblast and paint the moldboard and mount a urethane edge. While I was at it I checked all the spots that I have found to be potential problems in the past. Good thing I did, this particular plow has four years on it and is just beginning to develop small cracks at some of the welds. I wasn't so lucky on the last one that had problems, we found those cracks when the pivot came apart during a storm.