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converting from steel to poly

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by finnegan, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    anyone changed out the steel on the front of the moldboard with lexan or polycarbonate?
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    What kind of plow are you planning on doing this to ?

    Most plows would need more reinforcement,as the steel moldboard is a structural part of the plow.
     
  3. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    an old western pro plow- i can fab up anything full welding shop at home
     
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    You would need to add a few extra ribs,and some cross bracing to make it stiff enough.You would also need somehing to retain the poly at the top and hold it onto the plow.

    If you really want the slick benefits of poly,I'd just glue on one of those poly plow liners.
     
  5. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    If your just looking for the benifits of poly go with a glue on ploy shield. imo it would be alot easier than having to refab your plow to make it structuraly sound for just using a poly moldboard. not only that but i believe if probaly would be cheaper too.
     
  6. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    you can pickup those poly pow liners for $35 at angelos right now
     
  7. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    the liner would be the easy way out ,im looking to refurbish this plow
     
  8. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    if you want to refurbish the plow why not just buy a new steel skin and weld it on? prob be easier than trying to fab it a poly moldboard.
     
  9. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    all the fab shops around here can only roll 4ft sections ,id have to weld them together unless i can order from somewhere?
     
  10. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    If you want to weld a new steel sheet onto it,you can roll your own as you put it on.Bend it,tack it,bend it,tack it.If you take your time it will look as good as new.