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Custom 10 foot Plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by VanceTrendov, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. VanceTrendov

    VanceTrendov Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Hi,

    I just recently purchased a 1999 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Diesel, and was looking for something at least 9 feet. Everyone wanted $1500 or more around town. I wanted to save some money, so the I picked up two 8 foot Fisher blades.

    I have decided that looking to find a larger then an 8.5 blade was not worth the trouble. I have looked for a blade for the past couple of weeks and found a 9 foot fisher but that ended up going on my Ford diesel dump truck.

    In Minnesota Fisher is not a big brand name, but i have grown to like the Fishers. Them not being very well know means converts to lower resale for the blades. I was able to purchase one of the blades with angling rams, motor/pump, and cable controls for 200, and the other for 30.

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    I got a little ahead of myself and started painting one blue.

    The yellow plow is in much better shape. the blue has lest rust but if you look the the blades from the side the blue blade is bent forward, like someone hit something blacking up and bent the blade forward.

    SO THE CUSTOM 10 FOOT PLOW BEGINS!

    Since the fisher used a trip edge, insted of of a full trip design it was most important to build this edge will the strongest material and best processs.

    Here is a picture of what i am going to do with the trip edge.

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    Here are the pictures of me cutting and setting up the new trip edge.

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    I will add more pictures later.

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  2. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    Very interesting! I love re-engineering things to work better for my needs. Best of luck!