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Bobcat plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 02powerstroke, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Here's some pics of My bobcat plow I put together tonight sorry about the quality it was taken on a cell phone.
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    Bracket I cut up
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    Bracket welded to blank quick-tach plate
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    7.5 Meyer attached
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  2. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
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    pinned in
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    Add some chains
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    Ready to rock
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  3. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    nice, have any pics of the plow in the up position??
     
  4. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Not yet but I can some better pics today, I will post them later on.
     
  5. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Here it is in the up position what do you guys think????

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  6. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    That is pretty cool, can you angle the plow at all?
     
  7. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Yep I just have to get two new lines, its going to hook up to the Aux hydralics so it will be power angle.
     
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  8. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    thats pretty sweet man, i like it alot, cheap yet effective.
     
  9. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Thanks Yeah I'am starting out this is my side job/hobby so I couldent put to much into it I paid $75 for the plow and brackets and $100 for the quick plate I plan to sand and paint the plow at some point to.
     
  10. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    You'll need a regulator on the hoses, or else you'll find the plow just flys back and forth on the angling.

    got to be a little cold in the cab with no winter kit.
     
  11. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    What kind of regulator just the kind thats bilt into the quick disconects?? I tryed to get a cab kit they dident make one for it. I might make one of out plexy but I dont know yet.
     
  12. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Here's one that I set up last year for my LS180. Very similar. As stated, you will need a regulator, or the plow will move back and forth way too fast. I think I got mine at a local hydro hose dealer. I also have some type of "actuator" that I got from the New Holland dealer. I'm not sure why I needed that, too, but they said I should have it. The regulators (one for each line) have knobs on them so you can adjust the flow which helps you fine tune the speed of the plow from left to right.

    I just took a couple of pics with my camera phone of the actuator (sorry for the qaulity) and fittings. The "actuator" is the aluminum "box" in the middle. The lines go from the machine into the actuator first, then out to the plow. I think this prevents the fluid from "ramming" back and forth in the line when changing direction. I could be wrong, but the dealer said I needed it. Then, I have 90 degree swivels coming out of that and then the adjustable "regulators" are next.

    I got to use it a couple of times last year and absolutely love it. It's very quick, you can stack snow very high and you can get in tight places, unlike a truck.

    The only thing I would like to do is to put something solid to replace the chain so that I can get some "down pressure". I thought about just cutting a piece of pipe and putting it over the chain. I'd rather not weld it firm. Right now it just floats, but does a great job just the same. I think you be happy with your setup, if it ever snows!!

    LS180 with Meyer Plow.jpg

    Meyer Plow Regulators.jpg

    Meyer Plow Regulators 2.jpg
     
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  13. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    When I worked construction we had an old meyer(I think) blade on our 763 bobcat, I put angle cylinders on it and the flow control valves. It worked good except for the a frame was welded to the quick-tach mount instead of a chain and it hanging. Whenever you went over the concrete where it was angled it would lift the bobcat up and loose traction and it wore the plow shoes out really quick leaving rust stains on the concrete. If I had that design to do over I would not have it welded soild. It was really slick for tight spaces. Just my experience.
     
  14. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    thanks for the posts yeah I did it with the chain so it would float I just hope that the old thing can get the traction to push the blade in the snow but some day maybe next winter I can get some snow to test it in.
     
  15. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Heres one of my rigs getting ready for our first real snow storm.

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  16. Doug Montanari

    Doug Montanari Member
    Messages: 44

    they all look great I was going to by one already made from Snoway but after looking at these pictures I think Im just going to make one what size hydraulic line hose did everyone use? also can I get the valve at my skid loader dealer?
     
  17. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
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    That track loaders awsome I want a track loader so bad like a bobcat T-190. I dont think you need the valve unless you have a high flow however i see what every ones saying about the pressure regulaters.
     
  18. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    No cab kit

    isn't that a 742 or 743. I'm going off the apperance since the model number is painted over or came off.

    I know for a fact there is a cab encloser for a 742 or 743, since we have our 742 enclosed with heater in it.

    Maybe can't get them after the fact and have to be factory installed. or only come as a full cab.

    Tip, if that is the right model machine,
    under the foot pedals, stuff it with something to keep the cold air out, and snow, we used old sofa kind of insulation, and hard insulation cut to size in the front of the machine underneath. helped keep the feet warm.
     
  19. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    You do need the regulators for sure.,
    Buddy put plow on a 753 which didn't have turbo or high flow. just variable flow. and the plow just whipped back and forth.
     
  20. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    The plow on the Case is a FFC factory 10' plow and it doesnt have any regulator and the flow is reduced by the size of the hose and fitting . I have had factory and homemade plows without any regulator . Yes they turn quickly , but I try to go easy when angling them and have never had a problem.