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replacing atv blade (makeing my own)

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Joesno, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Joesno

    Joesno Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    I don't feel like paying 70$ for a replacement blade for my glacier atv blade and my closest dealer ( tricounty Polaris) are all jackasses who rip you off (Broke my break line and said they didn't do it). The next closest dealer is far and i don't want to drive there if i don't have to. I Want to make my own out of steel. Has anyone done this before?BTW my blade was gone in a year so i want to make it Bigger ( wider from top to bottom (north to south when on plow) ) do you think it would bend if i hit a crack or how big is too big? Is this not worth it? Suggestions?
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
  2. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,067

    I know a guy in town who got a plow edge off of a truck plow that had went to crap and then just drilled the holes to match up to his ATV blade and away he went.

    the edge cost him $15 and was 2 time the size of his old edge.

    there is a thread down a little bit that talks about a poly edge that seems to be great also.

    just my thoughts.

    sublime out.
  3. Joesno

    Joesno Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    I went ahead and bought the steel for My plow and drilled the holes. They match up great and looks alot better. total cost was around 30$ for Steel bolts and red paint. ill post pics soon.
    Just want to see if the tip will bend if i hit a bump because i made it longer than the stock blades.
  4. dano87

    dano87 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Ya my friend is doing the same thing. He has a sportsman 400 that is a piece. He is trying to make a new wear bar and i dont think it will work but you can give it a try too. He also has a chevy 2500 that is a piece. I think you should brake down and buy the thing for 70$ and it probably will scratch the **** out of and black top or concrete. I cant wait to see the finished product. make sure to post a picture of it.
  5. Bozeman

    Bozeman Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I have made 3 of my own the last 3 seasons. It's easy and way cheaper than buying a factory one. I just bought 3" wide metal strap cut to lenght 54" for my plow. The strap material is actually rounded on both edges. It takes a couple of plows too wear that down so that it is cutting flush on the walks. I use a drill press to drill the holes. I've been able to just reuse my old bolts. I think it cost me about $15 a blade.
  6. littlenick

    littlenick Member
    from OH
    Messages: 43

    Go to wal-mart and buy some snow shovels and screw them to the front.....problem solved....
  7. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Seeing you are from Florida, someone should bolt you to the front and use your little azz for a scaper bar!!!ROTFFLMAO:p:p:p
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  8. littlenick

    littlenick Member
    from OH
    Messages: 43

    wow your nice.....
  9. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Does it snow in Florida, ever ?
  10. littlenick

    littlenick Member
    from OH
    Messages: 43

    about once every 10-15 years....
  11. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I used to make my own for a warn plow I had. 1/4 " X 4 inch flat steel lots cheaper. I bought enough to make two bars out of to save a trip back.
  12. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I bought a new cutting edge for my polaris glacier plow from my polaris dealer and it was
    $ 25.00 with the bolts. Are you sure the dealer and you are on the same page?
  13. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I have to make my own because I dont know where to get a wear bar for a farmall blade lol. I need to get a bar with the holes that line up so I am just going to prob make my own.
  14. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Thats understandable but if you could get one with bolts for 25. would you still make one?