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Im going to make 2 1-foor extensions for my plow...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by TroyG, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. TroyG

    TroyG Junior Member
    from Lorton
    Messages: 19

    turn my 8 into a 10. 2 ribs on each side that bolt directly to the end of stock plow. i see the ings you can buy but they are angled so you dont get a true 2 foot width no? anyhow, how much are wings? do you think there may be some demand for extensions that bolt on??? just wondering?
     
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    The wings serve more than just an extension of the plow. They are angled so they contain the roll off snow from the end of the blade. Just extending the blade will make productivity increase, the the angle on the bolt on wings even though not as wide, increase productivity even more than straight extensions would.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    They are cheaper to buy ready made then have someone fab them up and makethem pin on the plow. Not much of a market for them as most people buy them from a manufacturer.
    Check the differetn plow brands as far as cost.
     
  4. TroyG

    TroyG Junior Member
    from Lorton
    Messages: 19

    well i get free steel and a plama cutter and mig would make short work of these. anyhow its just for me, just askin.
     
  5. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Heres a set my dad made. After he made these the guy had him make 4 more sets up. I guess he liked them. I think he charged him $350 a set

    wing1.jpg

    wing2.jpg
     
  6. mnconst

    mnconst Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 44

    does the cutting edge trip cant tell???
    if not how does it trip
     
  7. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    10 ft is illegal on public streets.
     
  8. duramax8611

    duramax8611 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    no 10ft is not and i would think it would become a problem when your backing up, i bet it would drag on the ground and mark up the lots
     
  9. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    yes it is a trip edge.. note the trip springs at bottom of blade.. i thought the same thing at first
     
  10. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    yes it is. you need a special permit if you're going to travel with a plow over 10 ft in width. technically pushers shouldn't be moving on the road either but a lot depends on how much of a stickler your DOT and local police stations are
     
  11. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    In NY the limit is 8'-6" (we got the ticket, for a Vplow with wings, was 9'-2"), $ 250.00, with the permit you can go to 25', requires flags, lights, etc. The permit is $ 250 also I believe. You have to catch the wrong cop, on wrong day. In our case it was we had a 2500 HD, with a 8' salter, with the plow, that he pulled over. To bad for him the salter was EMPTY, he was looking I'm sure for over weight ($ 1/ lb), had to give us a ticket for somthing at that point.
     
  12. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Good. When ya make 'em post up pics so we can all see.