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My plow restoration and modification project

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by kcplowman, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. kcplowman

    kcplowman Member
    Messages: 63

    So with the lack of snow this year I have been bored so I started a new project today to keep me busy. I am going to post pics through the whole project. I picked up this old meyer 7.5 plow blade and aframe only. I am going to be completly tearing it down modifying it by adding aditional bracing and either an additional foot and a halt to 2 feet to it and adapting it to be used on a skid steer. Here is a few pics that I took today.


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    The 2 photos above are what I have to start with. Luckily there are no holes in the moldboard. But the hinge pins were frozen and even with out springs I could not get the a frame and blade to trip. Ended up cutting the pins to get the a frame removed and was able to drive one of the pins out but the other looks like its not the proper pin and someone just drove it in and in the process the sleeve in the a frame that it goes into split. There are a couple broken welds on the moldboard as well.

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    Above pic is cutting the angle for the additional bracing

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    And this one is after i got the extra braces cut and just set in place to make sure the fit. and they did fit perfect. I am adding these because I feel that the current bracing is not going to be enough after I and another foot on each side. Im going to post pics every day until its done. Not sure when it will be done yet. Thats all gonna depend how much time I have each day to put into it. Probably wouldnt take all that long if i spent all day on it but for now it is just something to keep me occupied when I have some spare time.

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  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Looking good. Keep us updated on the project.
     
  3. kcplowman

    kcplowman Member
    Messages: 63

    Someone managed to wear the cutting edge down all the way and up to the bolts at one point in time so I cut the bottom piece of angle off and am going to replace it.

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    after i got it cleaned up a little

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    Rolling the extensions for the moldboard

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    Now gettin them welded on still have some work to do on this side

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    Got some of the additional bracing welded in. Ill probably pick up a piece of angle for the bottom tomorrow and finish up the blade on thurs then on to the a frame and the skid mount then paint

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  4. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Real nice start, keep it up
     
  5. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,535

    Looks like a good project, keep us updated. You do very nice work.
     
  6. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    nice work nice shop nice tools...i am jealous
     
  7. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    I would love to have all that equipment , good luck, I was wondering with that additional bracing will the trip springs have enough clearance? I was thinking of adding that to mine when I fab up some wings
     
  8. warrior88

    warrior88 Member
    Messages: 31

    Subbed for updates. Looks great man keep us postedQ
     
  9. kcplowman

    kcplowman Member
    Messages: 63

    I will let you know if there is clearence when I am done. Im adding a couple more springs so if those 2 dont clear it isnt too big of a deal I can just make a new bracket for them.
     
  10. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 381

    Are you also in the fab business? Nice tools you got there!
     
  11. kcplowman

    kcplowman Member
    Messages: 63

    Im not in the fab business I am a landscaper. I am doing all this at my buddies shop. He is in the fab business for a living. I help him out in my slow season and that is where I learned to weld and fabricate. Yeah alot of the tools do make things nice. especially the roll for the moldboard stuff. Once I finish this project im thinking about building a plow from scratch with my own design. Probably do a 9 or 10 foor trip edge. Or I have been thinking about doing a v plow or a plow with hydraulic wings.
     
  12. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I wana see more :)
     
  13. TheLawnRanger2

    TheLawnRanger2 Member
    Messages: 47

    How about a C plow / V plow with hydraulic wings. :D If you could pull that off I would seriously consider buying one. I have a Hiniker C plow now and I love it, but I'd love to have the other stuff too.