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Back blade build.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ABC Plow, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    New project for my 2010 gmc.

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  2. Sprag-O

    Sprag-O Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    3/16"? 1/4"?

    Looks stout!
     
  3. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    Pic 2 Inside of blade.

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  4. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    It is all 1/4". I'm going to do the side boards in 3/16 and all the mounting brackets will be out of 3/8. I'll post a picture of the other blade I built tomorrow.
     
  5. diezelfreak

    diezelfreak Member
    Messages: 36

    You think that one looks stout you should see his other one he built for his first plow truck.
     
  6. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    pretty sweet Nice work
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    What's up with the cutting edge or mount for the cutting edge being angled backwards?

    How do you mount it to the truck without cracking frames?
     
  8. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Same thing on my Arctic drag blade for the cutting angle it works well, nice fab job.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014
  9. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    When I built my first blade I got the idea from another company that builds their own blades. A backwords cutting edge works great I've never gotten hung up on anything and it scrapes down to black top.
     
  10. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    This is my other plow.
     
  11. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    Got them this time.

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  12. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    Go easy on me, I'm still figuring out posting pictures...

    Mark Oomkes I've never had a problem with cracking the frame. I build a beefy frame that bolts to the rail of the truck.
     
  13. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    I've never had a vertical cutting edge get caught up either. Whatever works for you though, looking forward to seeing it done.
     
  14. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,161

    I thought it was weird that my arctic cutting edge angled backwards. Thought it would float, but it's such a simple design that it doesn't need a trip, it rides up over obstacles and the down pressure keeps it down in the snow.
     
  15. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    looks cool, what does it weigh?
     
  16. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    I didn't know you could buy one that had a backwards edge but it does work great. I have a heavy enough cylinder on mine that I can pick up the back of my truck with the blade. But I also have it set up to pull trailers.
     
  17. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    I'm not totally sure on the weight. But I would guess it'll be around 500 pounds when it's all finished with the mounting brackets.
     
  18. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,161

    Made in Canada.... Wow it looks a lot like yours...lol.[​IMG]
     
  19. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674

    I think I see some Patent infringements going on here..........:laughing:
     
  20. ABC Plow

    ABC Plow Member
    Messages: 43

    They're pretty close I like how yours is all galvanized. Onli a 100 mile drive to Canada.