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Debuting in 1932, the 3.6 liter Ford V8 flatty was an engineering marvel of the times. Need more proof? Everyone's favorite gangster, John Dillinger actually wrote a letter to Henry Ford saying “I want to thank you for building the Ford V-8 as fast and as sturdy a car as you did.” Not bad.
you pry yourself away from your latest project for a sec? Ok? Good? Alright.
while we purposely made the BigBolts online ordering system super easy to use,
questions sometimes still crop up. And since we understand what it does to the
psyche to be monkeying with some crap online system instead of outside
monkeying with a sweet machine, here’s a quick guide for ordering industrial
fasteners online, from BigBolts.com, in two shakes.
off, let’s just get it out of the way right now - You can return stuff for
free, 365 days a year. No weird return process or
off, ordering is pretty foolproof. If my little cousin can do it (she’s fixing
up a ’69 Mustang with her dad) then you can too. The site’s divided into three
main categories. You got your bolts/screws, nuts, and washers up there in that
nifty blue tab to the left of the shopping cart. Hold your cursor down on any
of those and you’re gonna see quite the selection ripe for the taking. Use the
drop-downs for things like grade, finish and thread, click submit, and you’re
one we get asked? Humans. As in, is there a person behind this online
powerhouse? Glad you asked, dude. BigBolts.com
is dedicated to providing the best support possible. That's why we have
super-smart people who can help with any technical or application question you
can throw their way. You can use our contact form or for additional information call 1-855-424-4265 Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.
Do you have a special section in your truck’s routine maintenance plan
on inspecting the fasteners? Just like checking your truck’s oil levels,
checking for loose and missing bolts is going to keep your plow truck in good
working condition. Tape this plow bolt cheat sheet to your dashboard and drive
happy this winter season.
What is a plow
This is pretty basic knowledge, but a good reminder nonetheless. A plow bolt is
used to hold the cutting edge blade to the bottom of the mold board on a plow. The
term "plow bolt" applies to different head styles that have been used
over the years to attach the blade to the mold board in plow applications.
What is a #3 Head Plow Bolt?
#3 Head Plow
Bolts in sizes 3/8
to 5/8 diameters are manufactured to the dimensions specified by ASME B18.9.
The flat head design is the most common style for diameters up to 1/2". A
domed head is the most common style for diameters 5/8" and larger. The term “domed head plow bolt” refers to a heavy duty head design
that provides greater wear resistance, added ease of assembly and can be used
in all applications that call for a # 3 head plow bolt.
What sizes are most popular among snow removal trucks?
Between 5/8 and 3/4 diameter x 2, 2 1/4, 2 1/2", 2 3/4" and 3".
What strength levels are available?
For snow plow applications, we recommend using grade 8. The grade 8 heavy duty
domed head design made of alloy steel has an excellent strength to toughness
What are the four most common nut styles used in snow plow applications?
Hex Nuts (GR8), Heavy Hex Nuts (GR2H), All Metal Lock
Nuts (GRC) and Nylon Insert
Lock Nuts (GRC).
What is the most common problem that can occur in snow plow applications?
By far, it's that the assembly has come loose resulting in broken bolts and/or
damage to the blade. This problem is easily fixed with a lock nut, which is
going to improve the assembly's resistance to coming loose.
the width across the flats is on your particular industrial fastener is going
to tell you a lot of things, like:
· What style and what fastener it is
· What wrench size is needed to
So how do
you figure it out? The easiest way is to use is a bolt gauge, where you’ll take
the fastener and measure the distance between one flat to the other. If you’re
looking to get a little more sophisticated, use a caliper. Take note, because these measurements from
either your bolt gauge or caliper will tell you the size of wrench to use. The size of a bolt is always dependent on
what the thread diameter is, whether you’re talking about hex head bolts, 12
point sockets, square head bolts or flange screws. They’re all going to have
different widths across the flats for any given thread diameter.
All of this is really going to come in handy on the job site. Say
you’re pulling a fastener out of a piece of equipment and you’re not really
sure what style of industrial fastener it is. This is where the Big Bolts team
can help you. Provide us the width across the flats (which you’ll know how to
measure!) and we’ll get to work identifying the fastener so you can replace it
on the fly with an exact duplicate. You can use our contact form or for additional information call
1-855-424-4265 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.
If you’re the type of person who spends a great deal of time working on construction projects for work or around your home, you probably know the basics about screws/bolts, nuts, washers. You may know that screw sizes are indicated by numbers, with the width and thickness of the screw corresponding to a higher number. You also might know that certain screw threads are designed to mate with a complementary thread, called an internal thread. And, that the pitch of a screw, or the degree of its thread, is also specified by numbers. More...