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My Bobcat set-up

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by tat2d_diver, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. tat2d_diver

    tat2d_diver Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and thought I'd share a couple pics of the plow I built for my Bobcat.

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  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    sweet!!....are you plowing for income with it, or just your own property?
     
  3. tat2d_diver

    tat2d_diver Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Just my driveway, and a couple neighbors.
     
  4. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice job looks like an oem plow.
     
  5. cubplower

    cubplower Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    looks good. Did you fab it to fit or was it completly home made?
     
  6. tat2d_diver

    tat2d_diver Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I built it from scratch, however I fabricate for a living so i guess you can't really call it "homemade".
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Nice

    Your cylinder setup looks interesting.

    Do you have any more pictures of that part?
     
  8. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Nice work you should fab up some pusher sides
     
  9. tat2d_diver

    tat2d_diver Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Here ya go.

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  10. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    nice job man looks like what a snowdogg done right should be ! hey btw do you have access to the laser or waterjet ? bracing looks very professional and clean !:nod:
     
  11. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    nice work :nod: looks like a professional did it :drinkup:
     
  12. tat2d_diver

    tat2d_diver Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    87,000psi Flow waterjet. Pretty handy thing to have around.
     
  13. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Looks great tat!

    I fabbed just the moldboard for a skid plow last year, & just modded the existing a-frame & quadrant. I can appreciate the amount of work that goes into it.

    Couple of questions:
    How big is the pivot pin at the moldboard/a-frame?
    Do you find the plow turns too fast w/o restrictors, or are the cylinders big enough that they're not too fast?

    A few notes: I think the top link that allows float or down pressure is ingenius. I wish I would have thought of that. I would just warn that down pressure can detroy a plow in very little time. You may find that you'll have to re-inforce the front of the a-frame/pin area & the upper link at some point, although I hope I'm wrong. The finish & thought you put into the whole thing is impressive.:salute:

    BTW, where is Merimac?
     
  14. tat2d_diver

    tat2d_diver Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Pivot pin is 1"
    It turned way too fast without restrictors. I currently have 5/32" restrictors and it's about right.
    Merrimac is between Madison and Wisconsin Dells.
     
  15. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Duh, I was looking for adjustable restrictors for some reason. I have the same simple restrictors in one of my skid plows, I should have looked closer at the machine couplers. With stock Western cylinders, I've found 1/16" is perfect, so I would imagine your's are right on the money with those cylinders.

    Best of luck with it this winter & welcome to the site.:waving:
     
  16. cubplower

    cubplower Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    Woww!! I would never be able to do that
     
  17. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    Looks really nice. Make sure and post some action shots when it snows here.
     
  18. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Suweet!!!!!! Very nice work. Is that a factory power bobtach or something you did? I want to set something like that up on my deere 6675, but am not sure about the hydraulics. ie how to get the fluid there. I'm assuming a guy would have to run a diverter off the aux line???
     
  19. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    2nd My 2 handles are a mofo. I usually have to use a pipe :dizzy: I might take them out and sand them with 120 or 80. But still, if I can do a jewish power tach....Having High Flow wouldn't be a problem though would it?
     
  20. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Looks like the factory option from Bobcat to me.