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snowplow casters

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BWhite, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    I found rolling snowplow casters in the Northern catalog, the brand name was "buyers" anybody know about them ? They also have the Alaskan hats just like Fred Pickering has !
     
  2. myo

    myo Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I saw those last year but instead of spending the money, I went to home depot and bought 4 caster wheels, 2x4's, and 3/4" plywood and built my own snowplow caster. Works well and cheaper... Its definitely nice to have them though.
     
  3. Pickering snow removal

    Pickering snow removal Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    BWhite the company buyers is the same company that builds the salters and snow equipment they also own SAM i too would suggest buying heavy duty casters local they work just has well .a couple of years ago i found some real heavy dutys they have regular tires on them and it makes pushing the plows around real easy. The hats are aval at just about any local outfitters shop i would think they are warm and i also feel the hat brings me good luck gosh iam sick!!
     
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Find a couple of old shopping carts,and cut the wheels off the back.The tubing they use for most of the shopping carts is the same size (or very close,you may have to grind it a bit) as the holes where the plow shoes mount.Add a cotter pin hole so they stay on,and you've got a free set of plow dollies.You probably won't even need one for the truck side of the plow as you can usually pick it up by hand and wheel it around.
     
  5. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    hmmm

    where would I find a couple of old shopping carts ? ;)
     
  6. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    GUARANTEED WAY

    Park your shiny new car or truck in ANY dept,
    grocery, etc. store.

    Come out of store in 10 minutes and guaranteed
    some A******E will have several carts crunched
    up on your new pain job ! :angry:
     
  7. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    found this

    looks sturdy

    trailer.jpg
     
  8. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    Sonjaab's way will work for sure in finding a shopping cart. But first you must have your vehicle really cleaned up nicely, and also have that shiny stuff on the tires so it looks really good and gets alot of attention, you know, the unwanted kind. Next, what you do is park far away from the shopping mall, away from everyone, so that lets people know you dont want your vehicle messed with, thats a for sure way to get it messed with or possibly rammed with a shopping cart! Mike :D
     
  9. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    MIKE............LOL

    Parking WAAAY out in the lot is the way to
    get LOTS of free cart wheels !............geo
     
  10. digger242j

    digger242j Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    One of my professors in college came out of the grocery store one day and found somebody had attached a shopping cart to his door handle with a Master #5 padlock. :eek:

    I got two carts a couple of weeks ago. A friend of mine was demo-ing a former Walmart store. They left all kinds of shelving and whatnot, some of it brand new in boxes, plus about a hundred carts. I was literally going out the back door with them while a 220 Komatsu was coming in the front door... :waving: