50% of the repairs I do locally involve all sizes of trucks with snow plows on them. I end up redecking alot of dump truck boxes, thanks to them runninig Salt Spreaders on them. I looked at one a couple of weeks ago where the guy says, "The pivot shaft on the bed broke on one side. can you weld it?" I told him to take the salter off and move the lights and wiring, then I would look at it. He got the salter off, I went and looked at it only to find the the box to frame pivot shaft had siezed due to lack of grease and salt and was twisted off on both ends. I showed him and gave him a Time and Material price. Yesterday, I jacked the back of the box up, then blocked it. Started cutting rusty remnants out, pounded out the remainder only to find the hinges were tore off from the frame due to the twisting of the siezed shaft! I cut the rear lip off the ends of the box to better access the hinges, ground and refit the hinges and pins. Rewelded those and fit in a new pivot shaft along with grease fittings. I told him I would be back tomorrow(today) to weld the back of the dump box back on where I cut it off.
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