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    i have a 2004 tc55da New Holland tractor. I use it with 6ft woods brush mower and have broken both composit fenders. I priced replacements at dealership and spent next hour recovering from shock. Anyone got suggestion on repairing composit parts or sorce of aftermarket?

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    I don't know about New Holland fenders but the composite fenders on my Ford dually have been repaired. Check with your local body shop.
    David from jax
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    Got any photos you can post? I don't know how badly your fenders have been busted. I have a couple of pieces missing out of the rear edges of my fenders over the tires where limbs got pulled up between the tires and the fenders. I don't worry about them because they aren't that big and will never rust. Whatever your issues, I can't make any better suggestion than David above. A body shop that specializes in fiberglass repairs is your best bet.
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    Hope you have a enclosed cab-- if there is that much damage to the fender, imagine what it would do to the operator! Be safe. Seems like an excesive amount of damage; do you have all the guards in place for your hog?

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    You say composite, but arent those plastic fenders rather than fiberglass? If they are plastic, they can be welded back together if you have all the pieces, fiberglass is much easier to repair and can actually be built up to fill in large areas of missing material. l I dont know where you would find suitable plastic for doing that though.
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    No cab. damage done when backing into 3-4" saplings and they come over tires and get caught between fender and tire breaking the fenders. had Kobota with metal fenders for 16 years and had no problems doing same job. Did most of damage in willows because of their flexability.

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    post pics.. unless trashed.. I bet you could stabilize from underside and use some sort of filler / figerglass/epxy to fix, sand, skim, sand, then repaint and hardly know...

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    Save all the pieces. I'd even ask the dealer if they have a broken fender you could get cheap.

    I have had motorcycle plastic welded in the past. They use a special hot air gun. They can cut a used piece of plastic in to strips and use it as "welding rod". They should have some "rod" either way. The place that did this was a custom motorcycle shop. Lots of motorcycles have similar body panels to what my TC40D has.

    It still may need reinforcement behind and around the weld, so having extra material would be good...

    Worst case, as others have said, take it to a body shop.
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    harbor freight sells a plastic welding kit.. rod selection and all

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    I am not sure how similar tractor fenders are to canoes and kayaks, I have always wondered if the canoe repair kits would work.
    Royalex Repair Kit - Northwest Canoe e-Store

    At one time, I had an emergency canoe repair stick that had an innner and outer layer. You would cut off a piece, work it together and apply it a gash or puncture in a canoe. It really worked well. It was probably some type of epoxy. Dries hard as a rock, can be sanded and painted.
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