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Old 01-14-2013, 06:26 PM
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I unfortunately have no pictures,and sold that skid a few years ago .The atv plow will most likely fold like a cheap tent ,they are not made for hard plowing ,the structural metal is not heavy enough for use in front of a real powerfull machine like a skid .I suggest you find just about any old truck plow ,cut the mount apart so you just have the angle iron crossmember the blade pins to ,weld that inside your bucket [I put mine on upside down ] .You can either add a valve to your machines hydraulics and operate the plow that way ,pin the plow in one spot and manually turn it when you need to ,or run the whole truck electric over hydraulic unit .You raise and lower the blade with the bucket hydraulics so you dont need a lift cylinder .The plow will stick out pretty far from your skid ,I ran mine like that just in case I needed the blade for a truck [I had a jeep that could run the narrow blade ] ,or you can cut the plow A frame down if you dont think it will ever see a truck again .I also cut the length of the blade down to better suit the mall sidewalks ,I probably didnt need to do this as I had wide open spaces and the benefit of being able to angle it from inside my cab .I was able to quickly deal with the sidewalks ,then unpin the blade and use the skid to pile snow when needed,although it takes a lot of time to get anywhere that way .Eventually,I bought another bucket,so I never bothered removing the bracket from inside the bucket ,but it wouldnt be hard to do with an angle grinder in the spring .I never tried ,but you could possibly weld the plow mount on the top edge outside of your bucket ,and tilt the bucket foreward when hooked to your blade which would leave your bucket clean inside .Through the years ,I have done three of these ,and they all worked fine .
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Didnt think about it breaking like that. What about a kubota plow? like this




I dont even need it to angle. Thats why I want to make a box.

I do have a old 8' fisher speedcast sitting in the yard but that thing is heavy. Even if I cut it down to 4-5 it might still push the limits. The skid is more like a small tractor then a real skid. Its only 18hp and goes maybe 6mph.

I kinda want to attach the plow/pusher to the front of the box. So I can just pull some pins and use the bucket. It would be easier though to just drill holes through the aframe and use the existing bucket pins.
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your kubota blade would probably be fine .If your thinking about just pinning your blade solid to the bucket ,is there going to be a way for it to trip ?If so ,go for it !
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I just noticed the machines near lake Ontario ,my son has moved to Toronto this winter to further his hockey career ,I can rid you of the problems of picking up this machine and get him to pick it up and bring it this way if thats easier for you
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I just noticed the machines near lake Ontario ,my son has moved to Toronto this winter to further his hockey career ,I can rid you of the problems of picking up this machine and get him to pick it up and bring it this way if thats easier for you
I already did pick it up. 11 hours driving. $220 diesel, $35 in tolls, $40 in food, I shouldve just paid the uship guys $408. After driving it back in the rain it didnt want to start. The next morning fired right up. Gonna have to cover the cage with plexiglass.

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dont forget the heater ,is it liquid cooled ?
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dont forget the heater ,is it liquid cooled ?
air cooled. Is there some kinda 12v heater I could put in it? I just rewired the lights and put flashers on the back.

uh oh, someones going to be hot or on fire.


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someones going to be hot or on fire.
my vote is ON FIRE

I would not make a Pusher Box because of pushing snow a long way may not work and what about walkways that end at a door?

I would make it so you can angle the plow and use use removable wings
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my vote is ON FIRE

I would not make a Pusher Box because of pushing snow a long way may not work and what about walkways that end at a door?

I would make it so you can angle the plow and use use removable wings
Its either on fire or that pos heater in the telephone wires.

I have a little over a inch. Its not looking like Ill get to use the skid today. Its still snowing but sunrise is coming. Ill probably get in a salt run. Or get a phone call since its been light this year demanding I plow 1.5"s.

How the snow in MASS?
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