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Rubber snow deflector for fisher

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Evil PSD, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    looking to get a rubber snow deflector from plowrubber.com, now is anyone running the angle iron thats in the kit or making any piece of metal to hold a angle on the rubber so it doesnt flap up, i dont like the limit chains so thats out of the question, any thoughts or pics would be great thanks guys! its for a 8ft hd btw
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    here is mine with chains cause i ran such a long stick out of rubber. http://www.plowsite.com/showpost.php?p=1324899&postcount=6

    and if shorter and wana keep it down a bit and no chains .. then take a section of metal for the top edge like mine and have them bend it like this ( """""\ ) so the top is flat and then around 30-45* bend at the edge to point the rubber down .
     
  3. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    will the plowrubber guys bend the metal or go to a metal shop to do it
     
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    delete post.
     
  5. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    delete what?
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    What I had posted, but then deleted. :nod:
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    what are ya [​IMG] to post :laughing:
     
  8. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    haha, what size steel you guys using for the top piece to hold down the rubber?
     
  9. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    Call around to quarrys to see if they have any old conveyor belt.They will charge you a few $ a foot and just use a piece of standard angle iron.
     
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    ah, no, when have you ever known me to be....conservative.?.? :D

    I had asked if it was for a straight blade, then I had re read the post after the fact, and saw that he had already stated that it was.
     
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I got a 4inch wide 8 foot long 1/8th piece of steel to hold mine down- it is sized to stick out over the front of the blade by about 1 inch to help with that, but never got the flap installed.
     
  12. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    where are you guys getting your steel from iv been to home depot all they have is 1/8" thick by 2" wide id like to get 3" wide
     
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Steel yard, welder shop, welding supply store, machine shop, masonary yard, commercial building contractors, cutom fabricators.....

    It's funny how dependent we've become on Lowes & Home Depot. I use Grainger quite often, but nothing beats the one stop shop that is open at convenient times.
     
  14. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    What Repo said. I got a piece of pipe at a local fab shop for half of what it would have cost at Lowes. Check around.
     
  15. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    haha very true, ill ask around got a few welding guys around here in marlborough so ill ask them, also found tractor supply to have some flat stock as well so well see thanks guys Thumbs Up
     
  16. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Post up some pics when your done, others that see this thread down the road might find it useful.
     
  17. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    ya if you wana pay 4x the price of steel shop. :eek:
     
  18. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    oh really haha didnt think they were that much there but then again i havent got prices from any where else so i dont have anyone to compare to, but once i get it finish ill def take pics and post them for other ppl
     
  19. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    find local steel fab shop famialy owned not corperate and ask them for a peice and bend it up to around 30* or so angle and you prob get out of there for under 50 bucks or so.

    in my link to the other thread links ( since we cant repost pics here ) i got the 8ft 3" long section for top plate only from a friend for a favor owed to me.

    reason i went over is 1.5" each side for markers to move out on edges and not trim fit to clear markers.