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lift frame dimensions

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by ama190, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hi recently bought a plow advertised as a unimount but I believe it to be a standard mount 3 spring prowplow from the 90's. Came with an isarmstic pump and t handle cable control which appears to be in working order. We have a millwright in the family and he modified the standard to fit my unimount truckside mount. I am missing the lift frame. Is there anyone out there who knows dimension or has a drawing made for the lift frame? i have material and millwright to fabricate but no dimensions
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    What part are you looking for exactly?
    Fyi that's a really early conventional plow set-up
     
  3. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    ill see if i can find a part number. Its the frame that holds the pump and lights I think the original design it came straight vertical off the truck mount. now they have a sweep/ bend to them.
     
  4. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    it is an ancient pump I was surprised it still worked. the blade is in great shape though
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    The ones "bolted" to the trucks were conventional mounts. The unimounts were part of the plow assm that came off and didn't stay with the truck at all
     
  6. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    ah. that makes sense. I bought the plow portion from the conventional setup then. It is now a modified plow that fits a unimount truck mount. Im trying to adapt a unimount lift frame to fit my set up. I know there will be some changes but I think the general concept is the same. Just need dimensions to build something close
     
  7. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    how do I attach a pic? i dont see a button for it in mobile view
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    If your trying to adapt your setup to come off the truck, that's not gunna happen with what you have now. Those "cable" pumps are permanent so to speak.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    Need to switch to desktop version, in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Chrome works and so does Firefox
     
  10. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    thanks for pointing that out. with that being the case it may make the most sense to just copy the conventional pump mount. i think that could be a challenge too as the front of the truck sets out further from the mount than the trucks it was designed for. starting to think there is no such thing as a good cheap plow. thanks for the replys
     
  11. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    You can usually find cheap 7 1/2 foot unimounts on craigslist. get one and adapt that one to fit.
     
  12. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    thanks to all for the replys. I am stuck with the plow I got for now. Could someone provide me with the width of their lift frame from edge to edge. I think I could scale the rest from images online. I am going to have to have one fabricated.
     
  13. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    forgot to say this would be for a unimount lift frame
     
  14. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

  15. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    im in iowa
     
  16. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    looks like a good deal though. wish I was closer
     
  17. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    yeah, shipping would probably kill the deal. making your own is doable, but getting a factory piece would be a lot better. trouble is finding someone willing to sell just that part who is local to you.
     
  18. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    yeah it has been impossible so far.Would you be able to measure yours? Just need the distance across from outside edge to outside edge
     
  19. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    I'm not at the location where the plows are stored, but if no one else chimes in with the dimensions I'll measure that next time I'm there.
     
  20. ama190

    ama190 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    thank you!