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My new little project is complete!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Drottlawn, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I just finished my new wings for my 8' Western!:redbounce With them on, my plow is a full 10' wide scoop. They are not perfect, but will get the job done. I only need them for one job, which is large Home Depot Lot. All of my other accounts are smaller and would not require them. So I made them so they are easily removed by two pins each. There is so many cars usually there that I can only do the isles. These isles have to be pushed all the way to the end of the lot by terms of contract. Now I just need some measurable snow to try them out.:cry: What do you think?

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  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Looks good, but what if your blade trips? Did you use a rubber edge on them?
     
  3. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    WOW looks like it is ready to move some snow! how do they work with the trip >>??

    good job on the fab work
     
  4. TLC Snow Div.

    TLC Snow Div. Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    You may want to put some blade guides on the edge since you will be around cars. I know guys who have the Pro Wings which are similar and they have guide sticks also on the top edges. Nice job making those, hope they work well for you.
     
  5. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I forgot to add that there is no tripping while they are on.:nono: Like I said, they are only used on one lot and they is nothing in the lot for the blade to trip on. I also plan on going slow just in case. As of right now, I have never tripped in that lot and I am going to use them in the isles, lot the whole lot. Thanks for the kind words!
    Time to sit back and have a cold one. :drinkup:
     
  6. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Looks good, great fabricating
     
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks good
     
  8. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    How much do you have in materials and how many hours to fabricate,
     
  9. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    i can tell you those will not stand up, first thing you bump they are gonna break. i made wings last year and used a lot beefier mounting then that and they still broke. I used rubber on my bottoms as well and the blade was able to trip.
     
  10. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I am a mechanical engineer and designed the wings with shear bolts at the edge of the plow. The wings are made of equal size steel or larger that the plow is. So the strength is equal or stronger than the plow. That is why I put the shear points on them. I would rather rip a wing off than bend my blade. Also there is no curbs in the lot to hit.

    I had my buddy with his fab shop make them, I just designed and help with building. I do not have much at all in them, just the labor for him to weld, cut, assemble. I haven't gotten the bill yet.:confused:
     
  11. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    yea, just dont clip any edges, i think i broke mine from stacking piles, puts pressure on the wings more than normal.
     
  12. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Thanks for the warning! I appreciate your insight.
     
  13. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,760

    Looks like you can move some snow now. Looks good
     
  14. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I think they look great. I would paint them to match the plow though.
     
  15. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Pretty sweet setup. nice work.
     
  16. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    i built my own but made them similar to westerns version and they hold hitting a corner curb perfectly with out damaging them. yours looks great, just worried about the top brace bending.

    I have a set of prowings on my 8 1/2' blade and the 3rd night the rubber flaps ripped off from being bent and cold all the time. I now run 1/2=3/4 epdm plastic and they work alot better and scrape great too. You might try them on the bottom.
     
  17. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    looks like they should work..... just ordered a new set of pro wings today and they cost $179 so you probably saved some $$$$$$. it's good that you beefed them up because all of our Pro wings get the S**T bent out of them. O forgot to mention one time i built a set of pusher sides for my Meyer HM 10',had brace on, rubber bottoms and the works and they only lasted about 2 hours before they were destroyed...
     
  18. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Well, earlier this week I got to finally use my wings. It was only about an inch or so, but these cut my plowing time down drastically! payup Luckily, at the very end I hit a curb with my left one.:realmad: My shear bolt design worked great! No damage, just 4 little grade 2 bolts to replace. Here is two pics of them at work.ussmileyflag

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  19. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Nice work!
     
  20. Great work, I bet in certain lots you can plow close to twice as fast - definitely a smart move. Hope they hold up! payup