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Ferret tie down repair procedure


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Over the years I have seen Ferrets with the tie down points broken. Usually the loop and been forced  and broken from the plate that is welded to the hull.

I had looked at the EMERS a while ago but can not recall seeing a repair procedure. Myself I have thoughts as to how I would effect the repair.

Any comments anyone?

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Hi Robin,

Fortunately I have never encountered this problem.  As the originals were welded, wouldn't grinding down the old weld flush and welding on a piece of appropriately sized rod bent to shape work?

Robin

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Howdy other Robin,

Modern chain tensioners enable way too much force to be applied. I did myself break one. I have seen many with them broken. I have not seen one that I could detect having been repaired.

I have always felt that there would have been an approved repair and that is what I was hoping someone might post, as we have some REME folks on here.

For my money, as someone who does a lot of repairs on the farm, I would want to cut off the whole plate onto which the loops are attached and make sure the new loop goes right through that plate and gets flush welded behind as well as on the front side around the bar stock.

However that is a lot more work and I think that your way would be what would be used but with a two pass weld enabling a root pass with 100% penetration to be used.

 

 

 

 

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