1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

new wings

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by tcfirerescue13, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    my buddy and i created some new plow wings for my 48" polaris plow. they add about 3" off each side. they are made of 1/2" plastic that was from the boards of a ice hockey arena. let me know what you guys think

    plow1.jpg

    plow2.jpg
     
  2. Dave T

    Dave T Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 165

    Pretty cool! Let us know how they work out.
     
  3. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Those are awesome. The sidewalk killer.wesport
     
  4. diamondwash

    diamondwash Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    OMG! that is cool I do sidewalks with my 52" polaris plow and I always wanted to put wings on it, any more pics? I would like to build the same thing please.
     
  5. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I havent got it back yet. These are the ones my buddy sent me. But i will definatley take some when i get it and re-post
     
  6. SQuad

    SQuad Member
    Messages: 58

    You'll find that by not having the wing tapered on the front that it's going to get hung up on the cracks while you pushing and try to rip itself from your mount. I tapered mine from about an inch and a half at the front to zero at the cutting edge of the blade. Don't worry it'll hold the snow . Now I can't see the front but you'll need to triangulate the front of the wing back to the blade face. Just like the big boys, these take alot of abuse. There really nice for cleaning along the bottom of a step or along a curb as long as there not pointed towards the curb. Man can a caught wing ever break things.
     
  7. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Finally have some picks of the plow mounted! added 4" to each side, making it 56"wide. I pushed some stones yesterday and learned i have to taper and curve the bottom of the wings but she is deff ready for some snow!:redbounce

    plow4.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  8. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Looks good, but i reall hope those things are flexible. Imagine, having the blade angled, the one wing will point right at an obsticle, meaning it will stop, now what. I would bevell them. They also have to be flexible, because, imagine you blade is not angled and you hit something, your plow will trip, but the wings are now causing it not to trip. Scary. let us know how they work.
     
  9. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    just a quick update. i tapered the wings down 1 1/2" from front to the bend. hopefully that will help a little bit. i also added the warn adjustable plow feet. the last ones i had couldnt adjust so i was always leaving a bit left in the driveway. snow in the forcast for the weekend but not enough to push around. happy plowing all!
     
  10. SQuad

    SQuad Member
    Messages: 58

    You'll find with the tapered edge and a radius front that the plow won't catch as much. the wings will lift the plow over some of the obstructions.
     
  11. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    what happens when ya trip the blade??????????????????????
     
  12. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    i only tripped the blade once last year. so im not worried.
     
  13. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    yea but now you have more weight ah forget it
     
  14. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    i guess i will jsut have to hold on tight!
     
  15. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    UPDATE: wings have been working great all winter. until i hit a frozen snow bank and basically ripped them off. im going to add another bracket towards the bottom. i think that was the problem. BTW havent tripped the plow once.
     
  16. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    its too dam heavy to trip hahahaa
     
  17. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    Can't be much different than a vee plow tripping while in the scoop position.
     
  18. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I saw this thread and when I saw the pics, my first thought was, those won't last long. He'll rip them right off the blade. Talk about a bulls eye! :D
     
  19. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    2 things: 1- how can the plow be too heavy? each wing weighs less than 4lbs. and 2 - they part that failed was the bracket. the wing part itself is still completely intact.