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Snowplow for a ride on lawn mower

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by fordsrule, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    Is there anyway that i could put a plow on a 8hp Toro lawnmower?
     
  2. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    yeah why not its a tractor right
     
  4. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    Its a rear engine ride on lawn mower. so yah it is a tractor.
     
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    dont know if that will work maybe a snowblower attachment
     
  6. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    I dont know, i'm going to see if i can rig something up for it. It hould be interesting to see if it will work
     
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    oh yeah a prefab something would look cool post picks when you do
     
  8. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    I will post pics when i get it built.
     
  9. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    heres a picture of the idea i have.

    I 5think i would make it out of pressure treated plywood with a poly skin and a rubber cuting edge.:D

    mvc-551s.jpg
     
  10. Murf67

    Murf67 Member
    Messages: 38

    I have a factory plow on my Murray 42" mower....workes great take a look on E-bay....there is a mower plow and blower on there right now:drinkup:
     
  11. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    have any ideas on how to make it pivot?
    a miniture aframe maybe?
     
  12. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    Got the okay from my dad saying he would help. He said i should make it out of aluminum. How would I bend it and connect it to the lawnmower?
     
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    maybe use one of those atv plows
     
  14. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    Wouldn't an atv plow be too big. The plow has to be light. I will probably have to add some weight to the plow if I make it myself because it will be to llight.

    Were can i get tire chains and weights for the rear wheels so i can have some traction
     
  15. PolarBear

    PolarBear Member
    Messages: 39

    what model tractor is it?

    Maybe a local lawn mower repair shop can help you locate a used on in the area.
     
  16. fordsrule

    fordsrule Member
    Messages: 68

    its a Toro rear engine rider w/ 8hp and 38'' mower deck