I had the same problem at the ribs, Im guessing that it is rusting from the inside out.MURPH said:Thanks Pete
I didn't feel that there was anything that would ever happen even if i did contact curtis. the dealer i worked with is no longer in the blade business.
and i didn't contact them right away. after seeing 2 others do the same, i just assumed it was a problem with all. glad you have'nt
the problem is actually the paint peeling off in large flakes all on the back side of the blade whrere the ribs are welded.
It's still a great set-up
I take it all back, Murph. I was impressed by my Curtis as long as everything was working well, but the moment I needed tech support all those warm fuzzies evaporated. They have generally been unresponsive, and when they do respond my impression is they are guessing.Boondox said:Murph -- Sorry you had that experience, but it's the first time I've ever heard of that problem with a Curtis. My bet is if you contact them you'll find they'll bend over backwards to make things right.
I'm currently on my second Curtis plow. I absolutely love them: the construction, the controls, the use of them, and especially the ease of mounting and dismounting.
I agree, I've owned a new 8' curtis 3000 and after 2 yrs I noticed paint peeling off very edges of the body of the blade. QC slipped up on this one Big time. Overall it's a real nice plow.i have a 8ft curtis 3000 series and 2 friends with 7 1/2 footers all started rusting within 2 yrs. i power wash it after each use and keep it covered or inside. its clear there was poor prep before paint. i've pushed snow for 20 yrs and have owned 2 westerns 2 meyer and a hiniker none of which had this defect. its the best plow for many reasons that i've owned. i wish curtis would have put the same quality in they're prep for paint as they did in the rest of the plow. BUYERS BEWARE