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Novel plow use, you may like this...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by pstutcher, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. pstutcher

    pstutcher Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Had a lumber project going on at the house last year and found a pretty cool way to move the logs around. Check it out, whadya think?

    pete

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  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thats pretty redneck, but it works. Never thought of using a plow motor like that before.
     
  3. pstutcher

    pstutcher Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Redneck wasn't what I was going for, but I cannot argue with you.
     
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Epic. I think that covers it.
     
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Brilliant-now if you custom fabbed a set of forks....
     
  6. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    lol no offense but thats the 1st thing that came into my mind too :D very clever though
     
  7. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    lol that is ingenious. I can only imagine the stress on the pump though?
     
  8. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    It works, but that is a lot of weight to be picking up there....wesport
     
  9. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    seriously I would have never thought about doing that. good idea tho.
     
  10. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    thats awesome
     
  11. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Looks like a fine bundle of Ash you got there:salute:
     
  12. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I like it. Never done that, but I have used mine to pull fence posts before.
     
  13. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    That what I been thought use to pull small stump or fence post but thought it will break front axle.

    Will add small tires on snowplow's mount help so it won't stress suspension or axle when lift that?

    Can you get video of that? It sure cool see pump push ram to lift logs.
     
  14. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Next year...or maybe this winter i'm planning on making a set of attachments for my plow frame for the off plow season. I already have drawings made up for a set of pallet forks and a front mount trailer hitch to quickly and easily move trailers around using the up/down of the hydraulics. Ive been thinking about some other attachments too but haven't really decided what others i would like to make! Might as well use the plow in the off season if you can! :)
     
  15. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Nice! Back in the day I used the fully hydro fisher setup on my old blazer to bring home a few rears from the salvage yard, then brought an engine from the yard to the machine shop. Boy did I get some looks!!! And some laughs! Way to think outside the box!
     
  16. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    always wondered if anyone has used the plow pump for other things other then lifting the plow
     
  17. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    So what are you making with all that freshly milled wood? :)
     
  18. pstutcher

    pstutcher Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Used it to build stalls for my wife's horse barn. Trees were from my property. Yes, KCB, they're ash - killed by the emerald ash borer we have here in michigan. It'll wipe them all out eventually. I'll post some pics of them when I get a chance...
     
  19. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394


    Find an old A-frame that fits your set-up and put a ball on the pivot point... We have a Jeep at work with a Meyer frame and have a set-up like this to move trailers around. It's sweet and with a Jeep, you can put a trailer anywhere you want with ease...
     
  20. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    NICE TRUCK NICE MILL. Both still good for years I bet.