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Air deflector

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by nevrnf, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Check out the custom air deflector on this plow for his overheating GMC

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  2. is that an under hood air scoop? smart idea
     
  3. csx5197

    csx5197 Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    does that work? That actually isn't a half bad idea. Maybe paint it yellow, idk.
     
  4. Tractor Plower

    Tractor Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    What kinda plow is that? Seems like a municipal plow..
    -Mike
     
  5. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    If it stuck out past the plow a couple more inches it would work better.
     
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    IDK.....But it sure looks like it NEEDS a new Cutting Edge Tho!!!!
     
  7. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Does not look like the hydraulic unit is mounted in front of the radiator and it still overheats ? Strange old plow looks like it may even have down pressure.
     
  8. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    I know nothing about it. I saw it on E bay and thought i would save the pictures.
     
  9. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    It looks like a LEO plow. Power unit is mounted under the hood or in the bed. It uses a hydraulic APU type unit.

    No down pressure, uses the same type of ram set-up as boss and westerns with central hydraulics.

    The LEO plow is tough as nails and made in MN. They are like a municipal plow that fits your 1 ton truck. Very cool.
     
  10. AllOutLandscape

    AllOutLandscape Member
    Messages: 63

    my old man had one, heavy as ****
     
  11. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    That is a Leo. The only plow that is slower would be a manual plow. Great plow though, we have had 3 of them and never had an issue with any of them.

    If you look it is similar to a Hiniker. Story has it that the guy who started Hiniker use to work for Leo back in the day. Leo's are made right here in Maplewood (St.Paul), Minnesota.

    http://truckutilities.com/ I didnt see any of there plows on the site

    That is strange he needed an air foil on that truck. I still plow with a 00' Chev crew cab big block with a 8.5' Leo on it and it doesnt get hot at all.

    EDIT: didnt see oman1999 already had it here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2007
  12. Waterboss

    Waterboss Member
    Messages: 47

    I just saw a Blizzard on a GMC like mine (02 D max) that had made up an air scoop out of flat sheet stock almost identical to that except for it did stick out about 2-3 inches, was painted Blizzard white, and it really looked like it belonged there. I thought it was a good idea to beat the overheat issue. Would've taken a pic but the guy was sitting across the intersection from me & I couldn't get the camera out fast enough. My truck stays under 205 on a 1/2 hour - 45 min drive of mixed speeds up to my folks house when I plow them out, but I filed it away in the ole' memory bank in case warmer temps come around as a possible "cure".