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Beat To Death Plow Wings

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by f150skidoo, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. f150skidoo

    f150skidoo Member
    Messages: 37

    So i use to have a 7'-12' Horst snow wing but i lost my contract for doing commercial lots so i sold it and got a old 8' western and mounted it to my 320 Deere skid steer. The skid steer pushes the 8' straight blade like it wasn't there, so I'm thinking of making a set of fixed wings up for it. But i don't want a rubber cutting edge on the wings. I thought about milling slots in a steel cutting edge so they would float up and down like my old Horst wings. Is this a bad idea for a old P/U blade wings.
     
  2. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Interesting idea. I would then be concerned about the wear from the blade movement: shearing a bolt or wearing the metal unevenly. Obviously, this idea is third best after hydraulic float or mechanical trip.
     
  3. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    Do it Thumbs Up Round the leading corners off read good so if you strike something it tends to roll up. Make the pivot point at the heel. Try it, shouldn't take long to fab up and then you will know. Might have others lining up for a set :D