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plow control pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by nisntruckin1365, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. nisntruckin1365

    nisntruckin1365 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Im loking for some ideas on where to mount the plow controls in my 250 5 speed
    i was thinking about fabbing up a mount for the shifter. ne one else have this kindof set up? can you post up pics of what works for you.
  2. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    I made one out of mdf and fiberglassed it. Took 2 days. One to build, one to bondo and paint. Works great. Im probably going to make one for my new F250, but will put a little more time and effort into it for a better finished product.

    You can see it here

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

  4. Scott R

    Scott R Member
    Messages: 60

    My 2 cents

    When you mount it, keep it on your left side, it's much faster for lifting your blade and shifting into reverse at the same time.payup payup payup

    JPMAKO Senior Member
    Messages: 660

  6. big blue 2500

    big blue 2500 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Plow Controls

    Here is my 2 cents worth. It works for me.

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2005

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Here's mine.....left hand is on the spinner on my steering wheel, right arm rests on the console and hand goes from gear shift to plow control without moving my arm.

    plow control.jpg
  8. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    ok i have no pics but in my truck i have the same one as big blue my brothers truck the 98 has the miawpuket one and the 91 has a western cable joystick
  9. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    here is the mount on our 85 chevy. as someone else said nice to shift and work the plow at the same time. havne't figured out how i'm gonna use the controler with the buttons(no joystick) for my new western on my jeep.

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    :D :D But if you got one hand on the joystick, and one hand on the gear shift, whats holding on to the steering wheel!?!?!?!?!:D :D
  11. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    when your shifting from forward to reverse and need to raise the plow your stopped anyway. then when you are angling or dropping the plow your either stopped and shifting from reverse to drive, or if your already moving you put your right hand back on the wheel. :drinkup:
  12. Scott R

    Scott R Member
    Messages: 60

    My controle set up

    I run a Vickers vane pump driven off a belt under the hood, pushes the juice in and out of this two spool valve and back to the tank :D
    The cool thing about a more traditional Hyd. set up is the power you get.
    I've been stuck with my front wheels over into the ditch, I hit my power angle, and push myself back out.

  13. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    now an't that bitchen. :drinkup:

    I like that set up. (kinda like mine, but mine are cable controls ran back to the control valves.) Full hydraulic my favorite. :nod: I hate electric pumps or electric controls.
  14. Scott R

    Scott R Member
    Messages: 60

    I feel the same way, I've had the same battery and Alt. in my truck for 12 years. No electric issues. Granteed, I've never had abattery last that long in anything I own, don't know why this one has been such a trooper. ?:D
  15. Scott R

    Scott R Member
    Messages: 60

    More controls ??

    Well, part of the controle system. This is my Vickers Vane pump that pushes juice to the valve body. 14 yrs. old. No maintenance cost so far. :D

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2005
  16. Scott R

    Scott R Member
    Messages: 60

    Another shot

  17. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    What is the gpm rating of that pump?
  18. Scott R

    Scott R Member
    Messages: 60

    6.0 GPM, has an internal flow control valve that brings it down to 4.5 GPM when it hits 1500 RPM @ 100 psi, which the pump is always above 100 psi.

    I modified the flow control (shimmed the spring) so it has most all of the flow (6.0 gpm) no matter what the rpm.
    At idle, the blade pops off the ground to the top of the ram right now.

    I put a gage on it a few years ago, I was running 1,500-1,600 PSI

    These pumps are easy to work on if needed, you can also reverse the rotation by just flipping over the ring inside. handy :salute:
  19. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    looks like your doing one heck of a nice job on restoring that truck. :nod: