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Restored a few plows

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by x.system, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I've been busy restoring a few plows over the last few weeks for customers. I didn't get before pics of the western but you know how they normally look after 10 years of use.
    This one got 100% all new hardware and the owner had a new cutting edge waiting when he got it home. Also did a fluid change and had to do alot of welding to repair broken welds and the a frame was split and very loose.

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  2. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Looks awesome! Great work
     
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Nice! That's a fun thing to do if you have time!
     
  4. snowman6

    snowman6 Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Great job.
     
  5. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Boss 8.2 was in decent shape overall, just needed a face lift. This one went quick and painless, just a couple welds needed after blasting. This one got a fluid change as well due to the kid pulling the wrong bolt when the motor was taken out.

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  6. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    This was another easy back blade for the same customer with the 8 2 boss. Welded up a new handle to lock the foot in place.

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  7. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Here's a 9 2 that got the works. All new hardware, New foil, new lower rubber piece between the new cutting edges.This one belongs to a new plowsite member. This one was by far the cleanest and straigest plows I've done so far.

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  8. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Looks like your staying busy! Cheaper to repair them than to buy a new one!
     
  9. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    They all look good. Is that your dirt bike track in the background?
     
  10. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Exactly, alot cheaper than new and if they wanted they could sell them for a better profit now and buy newer. My last one isn't done yet but it is by far the worst I have ever seen. 8" hole in the front skin, countless repairs before I got ahold of it. HOMEMADE center pin that took me 3 hours to get out (never do this people, buy oem). This is an older rt2 that should have been put down a few seasons ago. Customer wanted to get a couple more seasons out of it so its getting the bare minimum.

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  11. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Yea but it hasn't been used in years.
     
  12. 97f250Heavyduty

    97f250Heavyduty Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Nice Job on the plows, They look great!
     
  13. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    they all look brand new .keep up the good work Jim .you can do mine when the time comes
     
  14. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    to bad you are not closer mine needs it bad. they all look great
     
  15. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Lookin awesome!!!! I've been slackin this year on rehabs :(
     
  16. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Assuming you are using an air paint gun? what brand/make? are you using the plow manufactor's paint?
     
  17. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    You do good work. keep em working and making some money.
     
  18. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Looks like new. I would love to do that. In the spring, we're looking for a couple acres to buy and put up a pole building with extra room for maybe starting to rehab plows and salt spreaders. Nice job!
     
  19. Polarisrider

    Polarisrider Member
    Messages: 93

    they all look great, too bad you are not closer, I would bring my plow to you and maybe get a couple laps on that track
     
  20. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I use a binks pressure pot with a devilbiss gun. For what I'm charging I can't do them with the manufactor's paint unless I charge another $100 and nobody wants to spend the extra amount.I use an industrial acrylic waterborne enamel for most equipment application. I paint alot of road commision v and cleanup plows with the same paint and some are still holding strong after 4 years of use. The front skin will wear off like any other paint or powder but thats easy enuff to touch up in the spring before you put them away.

    I also do a little custom paint work on vehicles, did this one 2 winters ago. 150 hours, nights and weekends, over a 6 week period.

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