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plow dollies

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Rob Abner, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Rob Abner

    Rob Abner Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Just curious how many of you guys have bought plow dollies?
    I know there are alot of different ones available, but for the money I just bought a movers dolly at Lowes for 30.00 and it works great put the blade on one edge and lay a board across the other end to prop your A-frame at the proper height.

    Thought this might help save everyone a few bucks.
     
  2. Waterchikn

    Waterchikn Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I built my own. Used some nice casters that I had laying around. I imagine they would have cost me around $50-$70 if I went out and bought them. I can see how a dolly would be worth buying, but if you have the material laying around, they are easy to build.
    I made mine so that it is the perfect height so it rolls right to the truck perfectly.
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    i have a set of plow dollies, and i dont know how i did without them. I store the plow in a heated warehouse, so its great to be able to push the plow with one hand into a corner or tight space. I paid the $70 or so for the pushers especially made for plows. i did buy a few dollies like you are talking about to put my leaf box on, cause i store that there as well. easy to push around now. i guess if you have time or creativity, ive seen some pretty cool things. i especially like the dollies somebody posted made from plow shoes. Ive got six shoes sitting doing nothing. i wish i had thought of that idea.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2003
  4. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    i used my plow shoes.i got wheels from northern tool that hold 350 lbs drilled some holes and bolted them on the shoes. i also bought a 3 wheel dolly from home depot online for 15.00 each it holds up to 400lbs each.i have the ultra mounts so the 12 inch 3 wheel dolly from home depot works perfect so all together i spent 50.00.i seen plow dollies going from 90 to 450
     
  5. digger242j

    digger242j Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Driving down the road one day I saw the bottom of a grocery store shopping cart sitting in the gutter--not the basket part, just the frame with the wheels on it. I cut a piece of plywood to sit on top of it and with a hunk of 2X4 for under the A frame it's just the right height to roll up and attach the plow to the truck. The only complaint I have is that it's a bit too narrow to be really stable--a 7.5 foot blade tips to one side or the other too easily. The price was right though...
     
  6. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    I bought a set from Plow Dolly, who at least used to, have a link on this site. They work great. With my plow on them I can roll it anywhere I want in my garage and when I need to hook it up can push it right on. I wouldn't be without them now that I've used them.
     
  7. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    We have used a lot of old shopping carts too.Now we just cut em up for the wheels and fab our own cart for each plow.