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Help! Deflectors

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wak, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. wak

    wak Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hey. I have a Meyer Plow and am looking to make my own snow deflector. Does anyone know what material the snow deflectors are made from? I think it might be a 2-ply rubber- maybe polyetheylene. I looked into used conveyor belts, but am confused about what type to use. Is Green PVC a good idea?

    Any input would be welcomed!
    Thanks,
    Wak
     
  2. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I make mine out of Goodyear Conveyor belting
     
  3. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    We use baler belting from the farm supply store. Bought first deflector from dealer. Made of same material...Chuck
     
  4. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    bailer belting @ tsc is JUNK, it is only ¼" thick, I dont use anything thinner then 3/8" and recomend ½" for 95% of all applications
     
  5. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Thats interesting...Both Tractor Supplies in my area carry 3/8 and 1/2 only.I use the 3/8 for replacing the squeegees on my blowers and the 1/2 for the deflectors. Same size as I bought from Central Parts as a kit...
    The belting I use for my blowers last longer than the OEM at a third the price...Chuck
     
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    My deflectors made of old steam tractor drive belt. It's 1/2 inch LEATHER belting.I didn't figure that out till it got wet the first time.
    When it gets wet it sticks straight up. It does not roll snow at that point, but it does shoot it straight up, it keeps snow out of the grill at least.
    But, hey it was free! and my buddy didn't know it was leather either.