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Hey folks, got a bend in a WARN 54" plow. It's in the center and on top so it should bend pretty easily. Since it's opposite the wear bar and right in the middle, it's the most flexible part of the plow. I'm just not great with these things and am sure after I hear a suggestion or two, I'll say "Wow, that makes so much sense, I'm glad I didn't just beat it with a hammer. Please take a look at the pics and let me know your thoughts. I can get better pics if needed but just drenched it in paint so I cant change the angle at the moment. I did hit it pretty hard a bunch of times with a 1LB rubber mallet but it didn't really do anything. Thanks!!!
 

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My thought is to leave it alone, but if you want to straighten it use a torch to heat and a hammer, then repaint.
 

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Is the bend causing any functional problems? If not, like ridgway says, leave it.

If it's causing snow to fly up instead of rolling forward while plowing... Put a rubber flap on it. Just what I'd do, my $0.02
 

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Have straightened out a few plows bent exactly like that.
Best thing I used was a large C-Clamp and some 2x4's. Sandwich it together with the clamp. You will probably need to give the final straightening with a hammer. Again, use a block of wood to hit it gives best results.
 

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Interesting, I have the massive adjustable wrench so I could use a couple of pieces of strapping or 1? boards across the outside and inside of the plow blade and then pull down with the wrench over the boards. A few would rather one just leave this alone though? How come? I?m probably going to be selling the machine and just don?t feel like having to explain the bend to every perspective buyer.. thanks!
 

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If you plan on putting up for sale, one might consider bending back with some of the suggestions above but it really does not effect it's function.


Over the years of heavy snow plowing with my 20 year old blade, they will show impacts like that, I have done all kind of things with mine including, bolting and welding heavy bar stock to straighten out but a plow is a utility not something pretty. But again I sometimes do a good amount of clearing the road after the grader goes through.
 

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If you have access to a bearing press, widen the opening and use something between the blade and ram while slowly apply pressure.
 

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Interesting, I have the massive adjustable wrench so I could use a couple of pieces of strapping or 1? boards across the outside and inside of the plow blade and then pull down with the wrench over the boards. A few would rather one just leave this alone though? How come? I?m probably going to be selling the machine and just don?t feel like having to explain the bend to every perspective buyer.. thanks!
For purpose of selling.... Well I agree, that changes things. Great ideas the others posted.
 
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