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power angle plow

Postby GreaseMnky85 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:53 pm

I'm looking to start putting together a power angle plow. I was wondering if the controls on the tractor would work instead of buying another valve. I have the diverter valve and was hoping to use it for the power angle plow. Any ideas would be great "in theory" this is a good idea but how many times do we have a great idea and they just don't work the way we hoped!

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Re: power angle plow

Postby Eugene » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:44 pm

The major problem adding a power angle plow is that entire 185's hydraulic system is that it's one way, except for the hydraulic pump. You will need to convert all or part of the hydraulic system to 2 way hydraulics to operate/change the angle of the plow blade.

There are several different components/configurations to the numbered cubs hydraulic system. Suggest obtaining the parts and service manual then removing sheet metal to determine exactly which configuration you have.

I would study the current hydraulic system on your Cub, make a list of needed parts and parts prices before spending any money.
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Re: power angle plow

Postby SONNY » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:15 pm

You could go with an ele.over hyd lift ,if you have one laying around.---I ended up with several of them over the years and never tossed them in the trash! thanks; sonny

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Re: power angle plow

Postby gitractorman » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:01 pm

I actually started putting together a parts diagram to make a lever actuated angling mechanism like is used on Wheel Horse garden tractor snow plows. The blade pivots easy when raised off the ground, so a handle (like pistol grip) lever to pull a pin, and then allow you to pull/push an arm lever, would easily turn the plow. The Wheel Horse plows work great, and it's a super simple design.

This photo shows the lever on a Wheel Horse plow that pivots the blade. The little silver hand lever is what pulls the locking pin, then the whole arm moves to angle the blade. The blade is raised/lowered by the whole frame lifting, which pivots on the back axle hanger bracket, so the whole thing is quite sturdy.


In this image you can see where the arm attaches to angle the plow.


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Re: power angle plow

Postby BigBill » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:51 pm

To add another control valve just take the return line and run it to the second valve. Mount the valve on the outside and make a mirror image to the up n down lever. Using the selector valve is a pain for turning the plow.
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