A little off topic here ....
I find it interesting the way some people tend to treat others.
What i find particularly interesting is that your set up and mine are not that different. I'd bet that yours is probably nicer, to be honest. the only difference being that i'm not trying to make money with mine. i got mine because i got tired of trying to run make my 50-something-year-old tractor and loader work when it is -10 outside.
My plow frame is not square. the mounts didn't clear my sway bar. the patch job my neighbor did on it before i bought it was pathetic at best.
So i did what you did .... i got out my welder, grabbed some scrap steel, bought what i needed to make it work ... and i did just that ... i made it work. and it works. You could look at what i have and what i did to piece it back together and you might call me a Hack and a Pi$$ poor fabricator, and even a $hitty welder .... but nothing broke last year, no welds are cracked, and nothing fell off or came loose.
The truck i put it on i bought for 300 bucks. then i put another 700 into it to get it ready for the plow. the body is almost gone, the frame is rusted beyond belief. but the engine-trans-4wd is all perfect, it it will start un-assisted in -20*F after not being touched for 2 months (was before i put the plow on, it never gets not used for 2 months anymore)....
sometimes you do what you have to and that's all you can do.
Bottom line .... i've got about $2000 in to a fully functional Plow truck (including the plow), that doubles as my pasture rig for spraying and fertalizing. It gets about 2mpg, but will run all day long no matter how hot or cold without giving a single lick of problems. and last year ... not ONCE did i get frostbite trying to move snow from our driveway.
i wouldn't worry too much about what a guy who has a $10,000 plow hanging off a $35,000 truck ... that's just not the world I live in.
Originally Posted by birddseedd
well. modified meyer undercarriage. western 8' western blade. the a frame someone thought was from a very old western blade. the lift from i bought from an old western blade. the kind from when they pump was inside the engine compartment.
cable pump. brand new pump, motor and controls. will be getting a brand new housing this fall.
iv put a crap ton of work into it. but it should work quite well this year. i need to detach the angle rams and reattach them with perfect spacing ts this year. they are off a bit so it angels a bit jerky.
needless to say, i get made fun of alot on this forum. but i haven't lost my house yet. well see if i make it to winter