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Homemade plow wings

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by starc, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I picked up a Western 71/2 foot plow. It wasn't wide enough for me so I made some heavy duty wings that extended th plow to 81/2 feet (actually 103 inches, 1 inch wider than the 102 inch limit here in Ontario...Wooops)

    Here are some pictures I thought I would share.Sorry for any quality issues, I took them with my cell phone. May take me a couple minutes to post the pictures because of the 5 picture per post limitation.


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  2. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    more pics...

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  3. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    some more pics......

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  4. Cutting Edge Kid

    Cutting Edge Kid Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Looks good... Can't wait to see the finished product!:drinkup:
     
  5. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    morre pics yet...

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  6. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    a few more....

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  7. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    more pics yet....

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  8. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    almost done....

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  9. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    last couple pics...

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  10. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Just took a while to upload all the pictures :)
     
  11. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    How do they affect the tripping action?
     
  12. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Looks great but Its my understanding that the pro wings use rubber to protect you wings when the plow trips. How is that steel edge going to affect a tripped plow for you? Otherwise looks super. I like it.
     
  13. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    The tripping works fine for me if I hit something, which I try not to do. I used to run a plow that looked more like a pusher, it had 2 straight plates the height of the plow and extended out about a 11/2 feet and it still seemed to trip if necessary. I like steel edges compared to the rubber ones. I know some people that have removed the rubber edges on bought wings and replaced them with steel due to them eventually breaking off or letting snow pass under them.
     
  14. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Looks great, how much did they cost you to make?
     
  15. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    What angle is that? 30*?
     
  16. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Steel cost was roughly $120 plus the cost of oxygen and acetylene and about 6 to 7 lbs of arc welding rod.
     
  17. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I would guess between 30 to 35 deg.
     
  18. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Nice job! I can see the marketable product now.....

    Z-WINGS

    :waving: :drinkup: :drinkup: payup
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  19. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice job I wish I had the time to make a set.
     
  20. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Thanks...yes there is a fews hours invested but....I know they won't break and there what I was after rather than settling for something off the shelf. I also saved enough money to drink for another month :)