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Mount fabrication - Material???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by k5blazer, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. k5blazer

    k5blazer Junior Member
    Messages: 12


    I am modifying an older Meyer's mount to fit an 86 4WD Blazer (full size) and I wanted to know how thick the stock needs to be. I am making brackets to mount on the frame just forward of the bump-stop bracket and a thrust arm or strut to where the A-frame hooks up. I have a good supply of 3/8 in. steel, good enough or do I need thicker?

  2. Synergyracing

    Synergyracing Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 54

    3/8" should be fine...just make sure your welds are good.....I had a friend of mine do the same but his welds were poor and as he backed away from a a big pile......his plow stayed......
  3. k5blazer

    k5blazer Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Sounds like it got a little ugly for your friend.
  4. Synergyracing

    Synergyracing Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 54

    you should have seen us trying to pick up the blade (2 people) and set it into the bed of his truck. The business he was plowing was not impressed......oh well, live and learn I suppose.
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    As he was reciting the company policy to the property owner.

  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I didn't go out and measure mine, but I would bet 3/8's more then enough. If you can't weld it, bribe with beer after jobs done, it always works for me and my friends.