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Question on mower/plow conversion

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by mtchockey30, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    I need to come up with something to plow some sidewalks for a bunch of town homes. The questions are? I think I am wanting to put a plow on my walk behind mower. I have seen this done before but am having troubles finding any info on it. If you guys could help me out that would be great! Maybe you know of a better way, any info will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 Senior Member
    from wooster
    Messages: 125

    just get a tractor or an old gravely they will work out better than trying to rig up a plow to a walkbehind
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    A used snowblower is half the price and more effective. Use the right tool for the job and you will be fine.
     
  4. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    Im in Kansas City, MO and KS, we usually do not get a lot of snow. I do not see a snow blower being all that effective and I want to keep the price down I do not want to buy another mower
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Check these bro.

    Would be sick little unit with hydro and sulky. But It's got to be a hydro like the bottom pic..I can't tell if the top one is a belt or not.

    DSCN2090.jpg

    DSCN2092.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  6. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    Yeah I have a belt. Where did you see these at?
     
  7. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 Senior Member
    from wooster
    Messages: 125

    not really its all about the deals you find i got a plow simplicity ran and drove great with a plow, chains, and wheel weights for $50 and it pushed out my whole drive way last year when the truck was down did it fast and didnt throw rocks at cars or houses

    as you can tell i hate snow blowers if the wind blows where you need to throw it your done cause its just gonna get all over you then you need to turn it to go with the wind and cover there house with more snow

    id use a tractor, 4 wheeler, or the good old shovel

    i seen people around here uses 4 wheelers with V plows on them for side walks
     
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

  9. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    Im not wanting a snow blower just a blade for the walk behind
     
  10. hdelectraglide

    hdelectraglide Member
    Messages: 62

    a leaf blower comes in handy fo light snows
     
  11. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    why does it have to be hydro??

     
  12. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    If you use belt drive, they will get wet and slip. Just like when they get wet when cutting in the rain. They don't work very well when wet.
     
  13. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    I understand that but I think that it will work. My mower has done me good in some up hill rain storms
     
  14. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    One other issue could be ice build up on the pulleys and salt corrosion on the parts as well.