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Skidsteer plows

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by wewille, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Has anybody here took a truck snowplow and welded it to a quicktach plate for a skidsteer? Im in the process of making one now and im just wondering what you guys have done, or any tips, or tricks, or whatewver. So pictures would be great!!!!!!!! Thanks!
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I've done it and the best advice I can give you is that you NEED to purchase a hydraulic fluid flow reducer (not sure what the technical term is for it) that will slow down your angle speed.

    Before I was told to buy one the plow would go side to side at a speed of around Mach 5 :dizzy:
     
  3. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,998

    one other possibility I have seen is running about 3 adapters that reduse in size and reduce flow.
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    What Camden meant was a Crossover Relief Valve & a Inline flow Restrictor:drinkup:
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    IMO that wont work we drilled our Restrictors at an 1/8" and that was a bit to big

    I dont see how you could reduce down that small, besides a Restrictor is about $3;)
     
  6. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Great ill look into that! Thanks, were would i get one, any implement dealers?
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That's what you should use I agree but there not $3.
     
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    They probably are as long as you don't purchase it from a John Deere dealer :D I over-paid for my parts because I bought from JD instead of a place like Tractor Supply Co.
     
  9. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Thanks again everybody, ill run over to farm and fleet and see what they have. Ill post the price later in the week when i get it.
     
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    depending on your application you may want to do away with the chain lift and hard mount the lift so that you can take advantage of downpressure
     
  11. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,998

    I'd agree with that. We had some with chains and you can't a good scrape. Then we bought some snowwolfes. No chain much better scrape.
     
  12. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Yes that is what i was thinking, if i want or need the blade to float i can use the float controls on my skid steer.
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    The restrictors I got were $2 and change there isnt much to them they look like a pipe plug with a tiny hole in them;)
     
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Here is how I made mine, I have the best of both worlds chain lift and downpressure

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=68256


    JMO but the bad part of using the float on the boom is you take the weight of the boom off your tires and have that weight on the cutting edge when you are trying to float
     
  15. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,998

    That's a nice setup. We did something similar years ago before we went to the snowwolf. We bought an attachment plate, made our own hook up brackets for an older fisher plow and then welded them on to the plate. Then welded a 2" tube to the plate and then added a hook for the chain to lift the plow. Good design for just plowing not good for scraping. I'll see if I can find some pics from years past to show.
     
  16. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    We have made three of them. They work really well. Heres a picture of one of them.
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  17. Brant'sLawnCare

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

    That looks nice.
     
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Farm and Fleet propably wont have the cross over

    Try the imp dealer or your plow dealer

    Your best bet would be Force America online
     
  19. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Wow thanks for all the pictures and info everybody, cretebaby i really like your setup, im gonna start working on mine this weekend hopefully, pics will be up soon!
     
  20. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Ok well its been awhile, but with the cool weather and flurries in the forecast i decided to get back to work on this thing. It is all welded up and primed. It is not nearly as elegant or versatile as cretebaby's but i think this should work. I will post some pictures this week. Cretebaby has great pics and a great design for his skidsteer so if you guys want ideas chjeck out the link earlier in this thread. Also check out mdb landscapings setup they also have a great idea! So once again thanks for the help and ideas ill post pics this week!