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Plow for Exmark

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by diggerman, Nov 13, 2000.

  1. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Has anyone seen a plow on a Exmark zero turn before?
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    The old Exmark catalog used to hove plows and snowblowers on the last page or so, its not in the new one, these were aftermarket manufacturers, listed with the vacum system, made by Bluebird, I don't know who made the plows.
     
  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    I know Toro and Walker have plows and Walker came out with a bucket for front. I would see how different the Toro's are from the Exmark's to see if one of those will work.
     
  4. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Hey Dig, I thought you were going to sell me that thing!
     
  5. DaveO

    DaveO PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Ma.
    Messages: 299

    Hey Digger,

    Got that info from the test stand yet? You know, how many joules to angle the blade.

    WTX is an Exmark??

    Thanx
    Dave
     
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    How do you guys use lawn equipment for snow work without the carb and intake getting all iced up with snow, among other problems?
     
  7. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Our Walkers dont need any mods for winter they start right up and snowblow and plow awsome! I put them in deeeeep snow and they want more.
     
  8. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    My main problem is that this is a 72" machine and is physically wider than most side walks. Got thinking today about putting a back drag blade on the front,oh well got plenty of time to goof around.

    Storm you wouldn't want this old thing after it's been used as a plow,by the way got the thrower on my walk behind yesterday,what an awsome machine.

    Dave we blew the first stand,just wasn't set up for the power of the Boss plow pumps.Were ready now though,we have a diesel powered generator set up as a comparison unit,hard to have good results with out a comparable unit to use as a control.
     
  9. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    The company that makes the plows for the exmarks is called RAD.
     
  10. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Thanks for the info, looking for a pattern more than anything.
     
  11. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    We are currently making a small plow for a walk behind mower, maybe a v or a straight havent decided yet. But look into a used plow for a lawn tractor and just design mounting hardware for it, if you have the time. I have found that product exclusive accesories are very$$$$$.
    Ever price a broom for a grasshopper? Its like 4 grand, way to much money IMO
    Dino
     
  12. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Anybody got any ideas for a great dane surfer?
     
  13. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Dino yes I have, and thats why I modified a wheel horse thrower to fit my 21hp toro hydro walk behind,when you hit the engage swith it sounds like an f16 taking of and it will throw snow as fast as you can go.I think the thrower was a hundred bucks.

    As for the great dane how easily removable are the deck and front wheels?
     
  14. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    6 bolts and a belt on the great dane amd the deck is off.
     
  15. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    The surfer is a tough design,but I got wondering if you could mount a blower with some castors on the back side of the housing,make them adjusttable for cutting edge ware.Also you can always just mount a V plow on the front and go to work.
     
  16. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Here's a view of the back of my stainless V plow. Seems like a lot of framework, but I know it's strong. The bottom has much more reinforcement than the top does.

    <img src="http://www.snowplowing-contractors.com/images/vplowc-up.JPG">


    ~Chuck
     
  17. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Green guy the easiest way I've found the construct a V plow is go to the local Scrap yard and get a charge tank for a building heating system or any kind of heavier steel tank and cut out the side then notch the top and bottom heat fold and fill in the gap and wala.Weld some bracing along the back get a heavy wall tube 4x6 and weld on for the pusher assembly,then you have to figure out the best attachment points.If you like stainless find a old stainless milk tank or like. Apply one modified cutting edge,one coat primmer two coats paint and bake for one hour.
     
  18. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Thanks for the ideas guys, but I don't think the great dane is going to work. It would be nice though because of the desisgn of the surfer, it's real menuverable, fast and you can see right in front of you. We need it for sidewalks at some schools and a straight blade would be better than a v.