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I want my plow extensions dag nabbit...

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by birddseedd, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    I bought them, but without a flat place to weld the brackets on i caint really install them....:realmad:
     
  2. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    If you're looking for some helpful ideas or advice, give us a little info/background on your setup and what the issue is. Happy to help if I can.
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    well. I have the parts, all I have to do is weld them on. problem is I want them good and straight an I don't have a flat driveway and it seems noone has a 220 outlet. what ill do is pull into the neighbors driveway and clamp the bracket into place then drive across the street softly then weld.

    when I get a place in the country I'm gonna have me a nice big barn with a wood burner and nice clean cement.
     
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    well it was a pain clamping them into place then driving to my driveway, but i did it. the right side is not perfect, but works just the same. if you see that piece of snow in the corner, all of that would have been trail off. i did my driveway (along the road anyway) in 1 push instead of 2. im satisfied :D. tho ill cut that one off next year and redo it to make it perfect. uneven things bug me.

    (moving thread here http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?p=1422715#post1422715)
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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  5. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I see, you meant a flat spot of ground on which to put the plow. I had inferred that you were lacking a flat spot on the plow to weld the brackets. Disregard :) Glad you found a solution. As for the lack of 220 outlet, I had the same problem, I just use a generator for my welder, works perfectly and its portable.
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I see you have pro extensions. how much of a difference do they make?
     
  7. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    They make a huge difference overall. I like them. I have found that the rubber edge tends to give a lot with heavier wet snows and though they still push the bulk of the snow off to the side, they will leave a little but of a trail off with an interesting slant to it if the snow is really deep and heavy. In the lighter, more powdery snows, they work awesome. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I want to try adding hay tooth springs from a hay rake to add some rigidity to the rubber. White Gardens did it in this link, but I don't know how well its worked for him. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=128276&page=2 The differnce of going from 7'6" wide to 9'2" was huge and makes short work of larger lots.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    mine actually only goes out 4 inches and the bulk of that doesnt have rubber on it. so i dont really notice the rubber. these are more of a scoop kind of extension rather than wings. you should check out the link above and see what experiences iv had with them.
     
  9. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    The Pro Wings are angled forward just a bit. If I position the blade straight, they do a pretty good job of containing the pile. Not as good as a true box blade, but still quite effective.
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    If you angle the blade and work across a lot does snow start to pile up real thick part way through the lot?

    do you notice snow hitting the snow pile before you actually get to the pile?
     
  11. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Depending on the depth and consistency of the snow, it can get piled up quickly. That will happen regardless of blade type though. Obviously, the more snow you move to the side, the more there will be piled there, likewise, the more you try to push in a straight line, the bigger the pile will be in front of you. It all depends on how much and how far you're trying to move it.

    If I'm pushing straight on, there will usually be a leading edge of the pile fairly far in front of the blade that is being pushed into the pile before I get really close. It all depends on how much I've scooped up in front of me.