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Question on plow chain

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Dodgesnofiter, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    The other 3 threads didn't answer this?
  2. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,404

    Just use a grade 8 bolt, and a lock nut, run chain the bolt. Your are going to need to remove the top hose, and put a breather on the cylinder for it to work. Just my opinion.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,905

    use a bolt use a clevis,

    I don't see a need to remove the "top" hose or any hose.
    float or power down all have the same effect with a slack chain.
  4. Thank you for comment. I see the above comment and don't mean to be an idiot, just bored with no snow. Appreciate your advise.
  5. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,404

    Not 100% sure on the hose. Been thinking on it as that setup is a little different. You are getting snow today?
  6. So far just sleet. May not need the truck this year. Thanks for comment.
  7. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    You should NOT be changing it to a chain. You can't downpressure through a chain. You should figure out how the hydraulics work on that thing and fix them.
  8. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    I just noticed that the three point hitch link isn't attached to the top of the plow like I first thought. It's just resting there, right?
    You say the previous owner said it has float. Ask him how to make it float. I agree, it shouldn't need a chain to make it float. Tractor loaders can be set to float and they don't have chains. It's a matter of how the hydraulics are set up.
    My advice is put the plow on the truck and see what lever controls what. It shouldn't be hard to figure out.
    A word of caution, we plow Town roads with loaded ten wheelers and pushing hard drifts with the wing will occasionally push th truck sideways. I would thing that truck would be more vulnerable to bouncing off hard banks.
  9. Yes in that picture I just had the hitch resting as the plow was off the truck. I have since put a chain on but keep the three point hitch rod in the cab of the truck in case I need to scrap ice or down pressure. Luckily the plow weighs a lot so it can back drag well even with chain. I was able to get familiar with the hydraulics it is just like driving a bulldozer.