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home built plow

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by evil snowman, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. evil snowman

    evil snowman Member
    Messages: 65

    i am building another plow for my little sears tractor. my first one does not have a trip so if i hit something it hurts. i have a machine shop i can use so i was going to build a fisher style plow witha trip edge on it. any body have ideas on what kind of springs to use? :confused:
     
  2. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    Maybe garage door springs. Check Home Depot or Sears Hardware, they carry an assortment of springs
     
  3. evil snowman

    evil snowman Member
    Messages: 65

    i thought of that but i need compresion springs. thanks anyway.
     
  4. blades

    blades Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    If you need compression springs, you'd probably have to use something on the order of die springs to achieve the pressure you need. Problem is, they may lack the travel you need. They are available in really high-pressure, but are relatively short. I've seen much more selection available in pull-style springs at hardware stores. If you are so inclined, you may want to redesign the brackets to allow for this type of spring.
     
  5. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Evil, I like you ingenuity. Can you post pictures?
     
  6. evil snowman

    evil snowman Member
    Messages: 65

    thanks for the compliments. i will post pix as soon as i get a chance.

    evil snowman-:bluebounc
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2004
  7. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I have a '65 Deere 110 tractor with a about a 42" trip plow. Not the Fisher style trip, so they are extension springs, but if you went that route, you could just use Deere springs. J. Deere is good at stocking parts, even for the old 110s. If you look around, you could probably find used stuff for the 110s. They are also built well. Just a thought!
     
  8. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Heh, just had a better, easier idea. Why not skip the trip and just add a thin Uedge? My HD fisher trips a lot less with a u edge now. I bet you they make thinner ones that would work with your plow. You could ask one of the sponsors on the site that carries them, it could be a lot easier on the tractor in the long run.
     
  9. evil snowman

    evil snowman Member
    Messages: 65

    what is a uedge made of? where can i get one?:confused:
     
  10. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    maybe a coil over shock from a motorcycle or something like that. or a coil spring off a small car, from a junk yard.
     
  11. gcfisher75

    gcfisher75 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    maybe the spring out of a set of maxi brakes on a big rig??
     
  12. blades

    blades Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Kind of hard to offer suggestions on springs if we don't have a pic of it!:D
     
  13. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    tractor plow i scrapped together

    ..if it takes the pic
     
  14. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    .

    .the mount... and a-frame hook up
     
  15. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    simplified angling
     
  16. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    raises and lowers from deck handle
     
  17. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    The u-edge is a urethane edge. Do a search on the plowing threads and you'll find tons of info. You would install it with a bit of an overhang below the plow and it will give as needed. I catch curb edges with mine all time, they are stronger than you woul think. Also acts like squegee.

    I think the manufacturer is MPT and they call it arctic groomer. They have a website with dealer listings. There was distributor on this board that was very helpful with all applications and knew his stuff. I don't recall his name, but you should find it in the threads if you do a search.Good Luck!

    One other thing, if you're looking for parts, find your local John Deere dealer and look in their back lot. I got a lot of attachments for my 110 that way for a reasonable price.
     
  18. evil snowman

    evil snowman Member
    Messages: 65

    thanks for all the help. my digital camera is screwed up, i will post pics of it when i can. the plow i built, i think i will just modify it stead of building a whole plow again. the one i built is two half sections of a 35 gallon steel drum that are bolted together (hard to stick weld tin). the a-frame is made of 1-1/4" pipe. the cutting edge is four inches high by 3/8" thick (over kill-good thing). the blade angles left right and straight with a spring loaded dog that goes into a notch on my sector. :bluebounc
     
  19. evil snowman

    evil snowman Member
    Messages: 65

    i posted pics on webshots. copy and paste the address in my signiture in to your address tool bar to see my rig.
     
  20. NNJSnow

    NNJSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    link doesn't work, where in North Jersey are ya.