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New home built rear plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by WRIGHTWAY, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I Just built it this fall and I have used it in 4 event so far the down presser sure is nice to have
    I spent $500.00 on it pump and all the blade was an old western 7-6 I had with rust holes in the top

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  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice back blade
     
  3. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    So what does the red and blue on the stake mean for you? Red at this height.......
     
  4. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Nice Work....looks like you bought it at a dealer. Hope it works great for you!
     
  5. Vinnie

    Vinnie Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Thats cool !! Looks like a side buisness if ever I saw one . Put together a kit because I,m sure most of us have or can pick up an unwanted blade . I,m guessing that center flag is color coded so you know how high it is?
     
  6. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    No I’m having a hard time seeing how close I am when backing up to garage doors
    Its just a red and blue driveway marker that lays back with the plow up and I can just touch the door and be within 6” of it
     
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  7. Rangerman

    Rangerman Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    love the pump mount that is an awesome idea so u can take it out im assuming
     
  8. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    That is genius!
     
  9. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Awesome job there....I like it, simple, looks plenty effective....and it doesn't take up a lot of room with the hydrualics...nice job.
     
  10. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    The final result looks great. I figured it'd be good from the pics in your other thread, but now that it's finished it looks like a awesome unit. Nice job on the fab work.
     
  11. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Yes for removal I have a 2nd battery right in front of the pump box
    With a winch style battery disconnect so I can remove plow pump and battery in about 5min:nod:
     
  12. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    looks nice. One small thing is it doesn't appear to have a trip? I know we all "know" our routes inside and out, but watch out for manhole covers or whatever. I think if you hit something you're going to rip something off the truck.
     
  13. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Hey thanks for all the kind words guys
    It’s far from genius but I’m happy with the way it turned out :D



    My current sites are pretty clear of snag hazards but still got to be careful
    My plan is to convert to a spring loaded hinged cutting edge in the off season
     
  14. HALH VT

    HALH VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 128

    HEY!!! Were you looking over my shoulder when I built mine??

    Mine was an old seven foot Meyer moldboard, or maybe "moldy board", and I tapped into the belt drive pump of my front blade of the hydraulics. I didn't paint it , makes yours look much nicer. This is the third year I have used it, and I am pretty happy with it. It could lift higher, and the front plow should be wider to clear a path for it when plowing straight ahead, The corner of it rides in the bank a little and cuffs some snow back into the road. I don't feel any need for a trip on it because I only use it for cleaning around buildings and such, so I am not moving very fast when it is down.

    Watch out for the garage doors. My insurance company bought three new panels of a door for one of my customers last year. Those new high tech insulated doors crumple up just like a beer can. I just barely touched it and it wrinkled. It happened because I was backing up at an angle to the door. The right hand corner of the plow hit while I still had a foot of clearance on the easily seen left side.

    The truck doesn't look nearly as ratty now. I replaced the bed with one from a 1970 something Dodge. Now we don't know if it is a "Fodge" or a "Dord", or maybe a "Fordge".

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  15. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Great minds think alike I guess
    If you move the top of you ram toured the truck you will get more up/down movement
    That’s what I had to do to mine it needed more down
     
  16. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Screw plowing .. you can stay in a nice warm fab shop and built and sell your design !
     
  17. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Good job on the rear plow. Any pictures of the pump? How are you going to make it trip? You have any ideas?
     
  18. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    Good heads up on this. New to a rear plow and thats something I will def. keep in mind!

    EDIT: Forgot to say how nice your plow came out. Very nice job. I would have bought one of yours.
     
  19. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Tell me about that bed light set up. Did you make that or is it something to buy? I am about to buy some white nights but this is cool too.
     
  20. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    just guessing, they look like OEM fog lights, maybe Grand Am or Cavalier mounted to angle iron?

    Nice back blades guy's!