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Custom made Western lift frame and plow mount

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dneiding, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. dneiding

    dneiding Member
    Messages: 36

    Here is my homemade lift frame and plow mount. I wanted something so that in the summer i could remove the pump and lift frame and you wouldn't really even be able to tell the truck had a plow on it. The lift frame slides up out of the square tube that is attached to the plates on the truck frame and the receiver tubes are hidden behind the bumper.

    It's a cable operated pump so i will have to disconnect the cables each year and coil them up and put them in the engine bay but that will only take a few minutes.

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  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Looks good. Definitely a nice idea, especially on a conventional Western plow.
     
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Looks well done but also looks weak.
     
  4. dneiding

    dneiding Member
    Messages: 36

    I plow for fun and not as a business. On a heavy snow storm I might plow for 4 hours. This is more than strong enough. I have made these in the past. My last one lasted me 4 years with no bends or breaks and it was 1/2 as beefy as this one.
     
  5. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Sounds like you know what you're doing. Be sure to post a follow up.
     
  6. Looks a little weak, weld a flat bar on the two that go down that are welded to the tube. Make it a T beam to give it some side ways strength. Looks good tho