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  • Snow Plow Building

    I'll probably search Google, though;

    Have anyone of you built your own snow plow? I want to make one as a hobby.

    I wanna make one for my tractor and maybe truck, nothing fancy - personal use in the future. lol


    If you've made one, how did you go about it?

  • #2
    Scott,

    How involved do you want to get with this? I have seen some home made ones made out of wood and others out of metal?

    Heck, you could even make it out of some car doors!

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    • #3
      I built a copy of the "snowsport" utility plow a few years ago ,you need to know how to weld and have the equipment to do it ,but it took me an afternoon .I made the blade frame out of some 2" round tubing on my tubing bender ,then skinned it with some plastic rink board , and I used a cheap costco winch to lift it up and down ,it worked really well and some dude bought it from me for $750.00 after watching me do my neighbours driveway with it .

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      • #4
        Hey steve is that one of your snow removal cars? lol that is so funny where do you always get these funny pics? You guys on this forum crack me up! Where your from do you guys get a lot of snow? that you need a lot of snow removal equipment? Here the snow removal in salt lake city utah has been really weak and only snows a few times a year..



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        • #5
          I used a cheap costco winch to lift it up and down
          Did you have any ability to turn it left or right or was it simply in a fixed position?
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          • #6
            I built one 25+ years ago for a 1946 International Super H that I own, It was a major pain although I had Oxy to cut and stick to weld. Personally I would suggest buying the plow part as that is the hardest to make to get a uniform curl, granted I didn't have a lot for tools, next to nothing actually. The frame and arms however are easy, I had mine fixed at an angle of about 15 degrees.
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            • #7
              Did you have any ability to turn it left or right or was it simply in a fixed position?
              mine was fixed ,but the truck bracket could be modified to hold the blade on an angle .

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              • #8
                the hardest to make to get a uniform curl
                I can only imagine! Barring having some huge industrial steel roller, I would figure you would need a torch and a lot of hammering!
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                • #9
                  I can only imagine! Barring having some huge industrial steel roller, I would figure you would need a torch and a lot of hammering!
                  Didn't have much to work with other than a hammer. The hardest part was getting all the back supporting ribs to support the plow the same, while hot so they would still bend.......wished at the time I had access to a forge. Anyhow it was an interesting project however for the cost I would probably pick up a cheap Walmart one if in a bind as it wasn't worth the time when I look back.

                  I have used one of these Boss snow plows once, one of the guys we sub our plowing to has one, OMG what a dream plow when you get into really deep snow.
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                  • #10
                    It seems the boss snow plows are very versatile! They seem to be able to be configured into many different options.
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                    • #11
                      It seems the boss snow plows are very versatile! They seem to be able to be configured into many different options.
                      Boss and Fisher have the market locked down here, you do see a few others but not many and you are right about the positions, you control with a joystick in the cab and can have so many setup's it's amazing then there are default settings where you just set a button.

                      For large parking lots however you really need a forward wing.
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                      Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                      • #12
                        The wings keep the snow contained ahead of you so you can pile it up? I see them a lot at airports behind the big earth movers.
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