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Custom Wing Build

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lodogg89, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Here are the wings we have been working on. Building these with another member on the board (PowerWagon). Going to be building two sets. One for each of our plows. Design is somewhat similar to the Boss Wings. Here is today's work. Will post updates and more pics as we go along.

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  2. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Could not wait to see when it gets done, will have the sheet cover on front and rubber added.. bit more work to go.prsport :drinkup:
     
  3. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Holy Shitaki Mushrooms!
    I drew up a design for a guy who's going to make me wings for my Bobcat plow. We have the same ideas. The Bobcat plow has 2 sets of pre-drilled holes on it's sides. I want to put hinges there so I can bend back the wings when loading on a trailer. Are you going to bend metal for the front? That's going to look great! Would love to see more pics of your progress. Good Luck!
     
  4. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk Member
    Messages: 68

    Retractable?
     
  5. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    wings are going to be removable, going to be pinned on.
     
  6. scuba875

    scuba875 Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    What thickness steel are you using? From the pics it looks like 3/16th. I know they are not done yet but I wonder if that frame is going to be strong enough under load. I would have used at least 1/4" and tubing for the cross members. Not criticizing you at all, I tend to over engineer everything I do.

    looks good can't wait to see them when they are done.
     
  7. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    they are 1/4 inch, 2 inch flat bar had it bent (rolled) to go on plow and the angle is 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 by 1/4 inch it will have very thin plate cover up, yes there will be a pipe on back to hold on and pull out to take off.
     
  8. scuba875

    scuba875 Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Must just be the angle the pic was taken. They look good
     
  9. Try to angle them to the front a little that way they do what they are intended to do!
     
  10. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    wings

    Powerwagon, i'm making the same for my western plow(8.5) on my old powerwagon 1 tonner. it will come in handy on my townhomes. your setup should hold up very well.
     
  11. Alaskanredneck

    Alaskanredneck Junior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 10

    I did this on my plow, I have 2 problems with mine
    first when I hook the wing into some snow it has more torque than the cilinders and it swings the plow to that side
    second I made mine solid and my cutting edge runs clear across, it gets enough torque that it keeps breaking the bolts that hold the cutting edge on
    also I lost a pin that holds the plow on my plowframe, when things started twisting it took the entire plow frame off my truck :eek:

    I am not sure how you plan to brace it to the plow but if you try to attach it by the bolt holes on the side of the plow I think it will start twinsting the metal and tare the bolts out
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  12. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    There will be a pipe in back of the plow that will be welded to the wings then part pipe cross the plow to hold on it will pull out and push back in, yet have to make those.
     
  13. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    here is so more pics from today

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  14. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I have been wanting to do the same thing on some of my old Western cable Pro Series plows. I can never seem to find the time to get the project started though. I was thinking of designing a hinge at the top so you can just flip it up and then flip it down and just pin it.

    Keep posting the pics of your progress, it looks great so far! :nod:
     
  15. smittyks

    smittyks Junior Member
    from canada
    Messages: 6

    removable wings

    Looks like a great idea. I have been considering this myself for my 7.5' Western. I would like to have wings that I could pop in place for clean up and for those light overnight snowfalls. Please post your pics of your removable setup.

    Very neat looking work by the way.
     
  16. matcham5

    matcham5 Junior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 1

    Hey lodogg89,
    Got any new pics that you could post for us??I am really interested in seeing the finished product!