Broke my plow truck.

Discussion in 'Offroad Chat / Trail Ride Reports / Carnage' started by evilunclegrimace, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. evilunclegrimace

    evilunclegrimace I'm Awesome

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    Here are some pics of the breakage from last week. It looks like the rear cross was not allowing grease to reach two of the caps. IMG_1952.JPG IMG_1954.JPG
     
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    The caps in the u-joint looks fine, but the driveshaft has been cracked for a while. Simple summertime maintenance could have caught that before you got stranded. Just sayin.....
     
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    If you look at the cross you can see that the left and right journals have a bit of discoloration, so, no they are not fine. Like i posted they were not getting enough grease. The truck gets greased at every oil change, that's how I am able to keep a 28 year old truck on the road.There is no drive shaft in the pic. And as far as your comments on summer maintenance it is getting a little tiresome.
     
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    Some things don't announce their presence until they fail. Keeping a truck that old on the road and doing real work unlike most of us who are hobbyists is a job unto itself. Kudos to @evilunclegrimace for keeping another great old truck out of the crusher and doing something worthwhile.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    AND another thing I was not stranded i lost front diff operation.
     

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