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Box ends w/ backblade tab

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by W8N4snow, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    I made these up for my Hiniker but they'd work on anything. While I was into it, I left a small tab on the backside to catch spill from backblading. It's flexible rubber so I don't see it damaging the plow. Check into recycled conveyor belting. This was 1 1/4" material and is very sturdy.

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  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i like it, how does it hold up to plowing??? does it wear fast from scraping the ground??
     
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Where did you get the rubber from? How much was it?

    Great idea.
     
  4. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks good
     
  5. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    you can buy the conveyor material off ebay its pretty cheap.
     
  6. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    It's got 1 plow under it's belt (no pun intended ;) ) It did great, a lot less spill when pushing long distances and I didn't have to clean up anything when pulling back. Windrowing worked and the ends folded out and up when they ran along the edge, like a mud flap. I didn't secure them all the way down the blade on purpose, just for this. They are stiff and seem to hold their shape unless the hit something, which is good. Every so often I could see some slight black scuff marks on the pavement, but it probably needed to wear down even with the blade first.

    I initially did a Google search for recycled rubber and came up with conveyor material from quite a few different places. I worked with Joe at a place called Belt Maintenance Systems in Buffalo NY. Shipping was more than the material due to weight.

    Cutting to shape and putting holes through it was kinda tough, this stuff's thick.
     
  7. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    So now the big question, how much did this mod run you?
     
  9. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i bet you could do this whole thing for 40 bucks including hardware.
     
  10. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    This looks like it's all 3/8" flap. I see he's got thicker stuff as well. The stuff I ordered was 1.25" thick and 2 - 30" X 16" odd ball size pieces seemed to weigh about 40lbs total which upped the shipping cost as well. The stuff I found was $8 a sq ft plus the shipping. All together it put it around $100. Your results may vary.....;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  11. 1sthippy

    1sthippy Member
    Messages: 85

    I'd like to know how you cut it!
     
  12. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45


    Box cutter. Just make lots of slices. It gives eventually. There's polyester cord down the middle from the belting which adds strength. The holes were the bugger. I used a rasp drill bit to grind/file out a hole large enough for the bolts to be screwed into.
     
  13. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    awsome..............
     
  14. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    Next time out I'll get pics with a full load and also pics of what it looks like when angled for windrowing.
     
  15. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    Actual cost for both pieces was $48 total. Goodyear Grade #2 conveyor with polyester belting 1 /14" thick. I didn't get a durometer spec for this. Shipping was DHL and I'm getting the actual cost from Buffalo to Detroit.
     
  16. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    Supplier said it cost $23 to ship, $48 for the material. So it cost $71 for the belting. Bolts/washers were around $5. Plus elbow grease.;)
     
  17. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    hole saw bits work a heck of a lot better for this....
     
  18. adrebs57

    adrebs57 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    How have the wings held up for you? I like the idea