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Full Trip Plow Pusher

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bike5200, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I use a 8 foot full trip plow on my skid. This is a plow I use to use on my dump but since I plow with my 2500HD I converted this plow to use on my skid. Pushing with a straight plow is not efficient and I always wanted to some way box this plow. I added Pro Wings on truck plow and was going to fit them to the skid plow but I did this conversion to the plow. These wings can be removed if needed. I use material that I had in my shop and all I bought was the two 1/4 inch plates and misc. fasteners. I should have a little more than $ 100.00 in this.

    The first pic is part of the hinge welded to the plow

    The second pic is the other part of the hinge

    The third pic is the end plate or wing

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  2. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    The first pic is the wing on the plow

    The second pic is the plow tripped. When the plow trips the wing will float on the pavement and the plow will trip between the wings

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  3. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Dude , I tried that already , good luck .

    I squashed mine :dizzy:
     
  4. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    The bolt will keep the wing from moving in and out, the slot is so the plow can trip.
    There is a pin to the right of the pipe this is to lock the plow wing up off the pavement.

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  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Jus a suggestion but you need to round the front edge up like 8" or put at least a 45 on it with some flat bar to go over curbs or anything else your end plates might catch. JMO
     
  6. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    a couple of pics of the wing

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  7. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    Well do you think this will work, I only use the skid when we get 8 + inches of snow. Where I am at we average 12-14 inches of snow a winter.

    Steve
     
  8. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    I gussetted mine also . Thing hit an inlet and folded it like a newspaper.:dizzy:
     
  9. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428


    YES , but go slow ....REALLY SLOW being sure you know the area your clearing :cry:

    very nice work !
     
  10. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I am not done yet, I saw I need to that today. My skid is single speed so I will not be traveling that fast
     
  11. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    52 , be sure to post final project.ussmileyflag
     
  12. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    They sure look heavy. If they fold I have a feeling you will feel the hit when they do.
     
  13. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Wear a hard hat ..............:cry:
     
  14. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    That is true, but the plow is right in front of you with with skid. I will take a pic tomorrow of where I will use this, it's a wide open commercial lot. The wing rest on the plow and do not touch the pavement unless the plow trips. They are up about 3/8 of an inch from the pavement. I think it can't be any worse than using a bucket which most contractors use around here.
     
  15. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    I will be interested in seeing how they work for you as I have wanted to do the same thing for year's.

    Wings are just not rt for the kind of work I do and I need the 7' 6" width for drive-thru's and such where there is only so much space allowed. If I was not paid by the hour I would have invested in a V-plow by now or made up something like you have because there are some nights on my last lot where I am cussing myself red trying to move a pile down a lane.
     
  16. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I am interested too, but need snow and we have not had any yet.
     
  17. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    Finally got to use my skid to push some snow last week. The wings work great. It was nice to be able to carry snow across the lot. When the plow tripped the wings just rode on the pavement like I wanted them to.

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  18. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i like how the plow trips...last year my sub built a box that didn't trip and he knocked off a gas tank cap that cost me $1800 in repairs....
     
  19. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I'd have said a mouthpiece instead of a helmet but hey it looks like it does a nice job. Maybe you should use te skiddy on that site all the time and free up your truck for other things, or double team it and get home sooner.....
     
  20. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    you can buy a pro-tech pusher for 600.00, brand new...