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Home Made Tractor plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Moose's Mowing, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 198

    I have a New Holland TC33 sitting around, I also have an older Meyers 7' blade and A frame that has no use. I just built a quick attach coupler for my loader and was thinking of mounting that old plow to a plate to use in a pinch.


    My question is regarding the hydraulics. I'm planning to attach the plow on the loader arms, and run the angle of the plow with the tilt/dump feature of the loader valve while leaving the raise/lower/float feature alone. If I get the correct fittings, would this work to angle the plow? The old Meyers have a single inlet/outlet so the cylinders oppose each other when angling back and forth. I'm thinking that's not much different on the tractor side for curl cylinders. If one hose is supplying fluid to one side, the opposite side ought to act as the return and vice versa no? the tractor side of the loader only has 4 ports, two are for the curl and 2 are for the arms to raise/lower. So If I plug in the angle cylinders on the plow to the curl ports, that outta work. I"m just not real sure how the hydraulics are set up on the tractor side, but in my mind this is a wonderful idea. It feels like I'm missing something here that's really obvious......??


    Any body have anything to say about it?
     
  2. micklock

    micklock Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I just put an old western blade on a jd 4520 and it works, even the float works. I used 3 of the four ports.
     
  3. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,294

    Post some pics please
     
  4. micklock

    micklock Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I only have one (not very good) pic but it's on anther computer and I don't know post it from my profile page, you can see it there. You should only need two ports using the loader arms for lift.
     
  5. micklock

    micklock Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Here's the pic
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  6. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,294

    Looks good hopefully it gets used a lot this year
     
  7. micklock

    micklock Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Only got to use it once almost a month ago when I took the pic, no snow since then. The only thing I'm missing is a cushion valve for the angle rams, should have it this week. I put a flow valve on the lift to slow it down, still drops like a rock.
     
  8. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    If you are mounting that to the loader arms, I'd think you should put a crossover protection valve in there.

    If you were to hit something hard enough, it would help, not stop but help in preventing bending the loader arms
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    One thing you want make sure off Drain the rams before plugging up to the tractor You don't want that plow fluid in the tractor
     
  10. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 198

    Good ideas, I didn't think of that. Thanks!!