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making a plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jacob land and, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    hey i am buying a bobcat in april so i cant afford a plow right now, but i am tired of using snow blowers. my plan is to fabricate my own using the snow sport personal plow concept but make more of a snow pusher style blade... if anyone knows of anything important i need to know, please feel free to know. i have a 2000 dodge ram 1500 sport 4x4 360 zach
     
  2. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    if you can weld, afford 1/4" thick steel and angle iron and have some way of bending steel you're in business...it shouldn't be too hard to fabricate your own push box, just time consuming.
     
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Plywood and 2x4s would work!;)
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Does your Bobcat have a Quick Attach? If it does, may be worth looking into getting a used plow and fab the moldboard to fit the QA. Assuming you'd want to use your Bobcat to plow.
     
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Re-reading your post left me kind of confused. Are you saying you don't have either the Bobcat or a plow right now, but want something you can put on your 2000 Dodge pickup right now to plow with? But you can't afford a plow? You have a snowblower, but don't want to use it? Apparently you don't even have a plow mount on that truck. Then I go along with First Time Out. Strap a piece of plywood to the front bumper. By the time you get the steel and channel iron together, put in the labor and material needed to fab it together with a winch to raise and lower it, you could have put that into a cheap used plow or a "personal use" plow.
     
  6. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    What Mick said! Around here there are a ton of old plow blades for sale on the cheap. The blades outlast the trucks and get orphaned. If I were making a pusher for the Bobcat I would buy an old blade and modify it from there. You will be time, money and frustration ahead. Just a thought.
     
  7. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    confused

    like others have said your post is a little vague, but if you are asking how to make a pusher out of a regular old plow it is fairly easy... i have one down the shop that one of the guys made up, it works pretty well, i'll take some pics when i can...
     
  8. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Damn, this is soooooo confusing! :dizzy:
     
  9. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    the fabrication is done and everything is in paint right now, will have pictures up shortly
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    2000 ram 1500 sport
    custom fabricated plow no hydraulics
     
  10. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Do we think he made it out of PLwood and 2x's-like first time out stated!
     
  11. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Where are the pics?
     
  12. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I sure hope not. Guess we'll have to wait and see!:confused:
     
  13. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    That would be funny as h3!!
     
  14. ICindrich

    ICindrich Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Were are these pictures at!?
     
  15. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    im still figuring out how to put them up here...
     
  16. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    well if youre having trouble with the pictures explain how you made the plow and what you used
     
  17. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    i used the snowsport mounting concept as a guide to make a system off the 2inch reciever hitch. and the blade is 7'5 feet out of 1/4 steel with boxed ends. runs on 1/4 inch skies so it wont take to much gravel with it, locks into place when in reverse and rolls back when going forward. havent had a real good snow to test it though, NO SNOW. still trying with the pics..
     
  18. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Sounds Sweet!--Guess you didn't use plywood and 2x's
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    You're using this commercially?
     
  20. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    yea, but not nearly enough to be considered commercial 5-6 driveways one medium sized parking lot, with the p lot i have a friend hop on on of their high lows with a blade on it to help out though.