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Crazy mod for a snow plow frame, is it possible? (Basher)

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Plowinpro03, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    So, its been a while since ive been around the plowsite forum. Yet, ive never seen or read about a mount that you can attach to a brush guard?

    Surely im not the first person to come up with this idea, but i would love to be able to put my brush guard with my winch back on my truck during the summer months.

    So, Basher, you sell snoway parts still right? How would i go about making an attachment to mount my brush guard on?

    Has anyone done this?

    ((BTW, good to see your still around, i must have missed the reason to the Snoway subforum divorce off this site, lots of good info posted there.)

    BTW, i need a bell crank.
     
  2. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    81 views no thoughts?
     
  3. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    If your talking about adding a mount to your brush guard to fit into your snow plow mounts on the truck, I don't think you will find a commercial product. Of course you could fab something. I could see it working with just the brush guard. Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable winching off my snow plow mounts. They are designed for pushing, not pulling.
     
  4. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    If you could find an old plow frame im sure you could cut/weld and fab it up.
     
  5. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Fisher makes a small grille guard that mounts to the plow mounts. I have an old MM1 frame that i have saved just for this reason. Now i am just waiting for a good deal on a brush guard. As far as winching off the mounts? I suspect you could, i have done some pulling using my fisher mounts but you want to pull straight on so you do not bend the mounts sideways.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I cannot see a brush guard having the strength to handle a plow mount, not enough thruster arm.

    Fisher and Meyer both make brush guards for certain plow modals and I'm sure you could modify one to work with any manufacturer's mount.

    Anything can be made. You could certainly combine a plow mount and winch mount. No one makes one but if your arms are long enough and pockets deep enough anything can be done.payup

    Call Kim or shoot me a email about the Bell crank, We have them in stock.
     
  7. lwharton

    lwharton Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Same Idea Here

    I think what your saying is what I have been thinking ever since I bought my snoway. At least my thought is to attach brush guard in summer to my existing plow mounts not so much to have brush guard support plow in the winter. I am currently looking into fabing up such a arrangement by making a adapter plate for the brush guard i have in mind.:mechanic: Keep us posted on what you come up with!
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    that is possible
     
  9. bradrob82

    bradrob82 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 8

    I have a Meyer classic mount on my 2000 dodge 2500, I took a Ranch hand grill guard and made and welded up a lower bracket to slide into the tubes.
     
  10. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i wanted to do the same thing your talking about but this ended up being the simplest solution and it looks nice. i think ive decided im going to have it linexd. i had the plow on the truck and we made the bumper around it. [​IMG]
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  11. eschildkraut

    eschildkraut Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    designing it

    My company is in the process of designing a guard that attaches to either the boss mount or western pro mount.

    Message me for details
     
  12. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    We built a weight bracket that slides into the western ultramount brackets, anything is possible! We were hanging 1600lbs off it with no problems!
     
  13. HALH VT

    HALH VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 128

    Is that bumper/brush guard completely galvanized, or is it just aluminum painted. If galvanized, where did you get it done?