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Snow plow work

Postby Brly » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:18 pm

I've only plowed snow two times and it was about 4" each time. I plow a 1/4 mile gravel driveway with one pretty steep spot, so I end up pushing a long way some times. The plow worked fine, but I could see the need for something more when there's 8" or more on the ground. I didn't like the dreaded dribble off the leading edge of the plow either, and with the plow angled all the way, I was driving on unplowed snow with my rear tires, so I wanted wings too. I actually planned on getting carbon steel and painting everything when it was done, but I couldn't find any scrap carbon steel the right thickness I wanted, so I used 304 scrap I found at work and had the parts cut out on the laser. 51 pounds of added weight. Welded everything Sunday and just waiting for for more snow! Need to tackle the rear tire chains next. They're just standard ladder type now and fall between the treads. Want to do something along the lines of duo grips. We'll see.
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Re: Snow plow work

Postby Urbish » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:21 pm

Looking good! In case you didn't see my thread, I'm very happy with the 9.5-24 duo chains I bought from http://www.tirechainsrus.com. http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=95076

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Re: Snow plow work

Postby cub.bub » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:10 pm

I like the concept, how did you mount your wings?
If rear tires are a problem it looks like you could adjust/move them in, I tightened my rears in to the next setting for just that reason and cut some horse stall matt to sandwich between the blade and cutting edge, I cut it 4" longer than the blade thinking it might help with the trail over edge and marking the drive.
I'm not sure that problem will ever be solved. :lol:
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Re: Snow plow work

Postby Stanton » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:00 pm

Brly wrote:...and just waiting for for more snow!...


Where you live, you shouldn't have to wait too long! Let us know how your rig fairs on deeper snow.
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Re: Snow plow work

Postby ricky racer » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:36 pm

The wings I made for my Cub work really well. It allows me to push more snow with fewer passes and reduces but doesn't eliminate that darn trail off. Additional chain cross links and double wheel weights make a big difference.

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Re: Snow plow work

Postby Brly » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:12 pm

Thanks Guys. I do like the duo chains and I've seen on this forum where guys have put together their own sets, so I'll try that first.

I clamped a piece of 1/8" thick x 3" wide steel to the blade so it fit the curve and drilled 3 holes through it and the blade. Bolted it on and then welded the nuts to the plate. Welded an end cap to the 1/8" piece and then welded the wing directly to the end cap. Took the whole wing assembly off and welded a small web between the wing and the 1/8" piece. Nothing is permanent except for the couple holes I drilled. That probably doesn't make any sense. This is the only other picture I have. Sorry, it's a terrible picture.
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The rear tires were all the way in when I bought the tractor last year. I moved them out this spring for a little added stability and don't really want to move them back in. With the wings, it won't be a problem now.

I can push everything on level ground or downhill. The only problem I've had with traction is just coming up the driveway with the plow up. I think if I get the chains out on top of the tread I'll be a lot better off. If I need more weight, I'll add some. I have wheel weights on all 4 wheels now.

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