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Homemade Plow Cart

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 2004chevy2500hd, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Have a RT3 7'6" straight blade - I was shopping around and checking out a plowcart and saw that these range from pricey to really pricey...

    Contacted my buddy who has a metal shop - He made me this for about $90 - it still need to be painted - but not too bad...

    It works really well for me.

    In the shape of "T" - three 4" 300lb rubber wheels

    (just greased the wheels)

    3" u channel - 42" wide for the blade and a 34" square tube for the plow stand


    The piece of cut 2"x6" is there so I don't have to adjust the height of the plow stand - just disconnect and it sits perfectly on there. (will replace it with metal after the season)


    We have contact


    TSC for the wheels.

    Just have to prime and paint it - I'm thinking Boss red.
  2. iowasnow

    iowasnow Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    90 bucks for 2 peices of steel and 3 casters? holy crap, talk about pricey
  3. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    Looks nice :)
  4. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Looks good. Thats not a bad price. Around here those wheels cost 15 each.
  5. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    northerntool.com has casters pretty cheap, IIRC
  6. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    can you back your truck out of the plow? i know if the plow isnt low enough the bottom pins wont clear the hooks in the mount so when you back up it pulls the plow with it.
  7. buy the appliance carts at Home D and remove the casters
    made mine from wood and works fine
    I use a little $20 jack to raise the plow off the truck if needed
    bent the stand years ago and it is in a field somewhere
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,326

    I thought home-made means you made it at home, not somebody else. You have about 20 bucks or less in steel in that piece.
  9. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    My buddy did the welding (wish I could say that that was one of my skills) - he just charged me for the metal, by the pound. That cart is pretty heavy - I really like it. Just need to paint it -

    ProTouchGrounds - No, I don't believe I can back the truck out - I have a Boss (w/o the smartswitch) - I just flip the release handles and then push on the lightbar and that's it.

    I'm sure that there is cheaper and better out there - but hey - it works for me and I'm happy.

    I just store the plow in my garage - so I don't have to move the plow to far.

  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    i meant, does your cart raise the plow high enough that the stationary pins dont clear the hooks at the bottom of the mount?