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Tractor plow(s) project

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 06HD BOSS, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Hey guys about 2 weeks ago my girlfriends father and i started 2 projects for his JohnDeere tractor. He wanted to buy a 6ft snowbox to rig up to the rear of his tractor to make it easier doing infront of garage doors and what-not but after shopping around...why pay $2500+ for the box then another $X to hook it up to a 3point hitch. We picked up 2 old fisher plows for $70 and went from there. The rear plow was cut down from a 7'6" to a 6' and built into a "pull-box" and we welded on some sides and a 3point hitch. The front is still under construction but will be finished within the next few days. For the front, we took the loader frame off and fabbed up a sub frame with supports and a frame for the plow ears to lock into (not on the tractor yet, its the primer colored thing in the pics, which will bolt onto the underneath center of the frame work we built on the frontend) All thats left is to get everything bolted up and throw on the piston/hoses. These pics hardly make sense im sure, but when we get it finished up youll definitely see the finished product. Wish you saw these rust bucket plows before we started LOL
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  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Front set-up
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  3. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

  4. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Whats going on with the hydraulic on the 3 pt hitch is that factory? I have never seen a hydraulic like that before. It looks really good though should move lots of snow
    Evan
     
  5. ICindrich

    ICindrich Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Very nice, I'm looking to do something similar for my father's new holland. Were are you getting the hydrolic power for the front plow? Mines a four way, boom up and down, and then dump the bucket (or tilt the forks).
    We've got a grader blade for the back that I'm thinking of making some kinda removable sides for.

    Any way, looking good

    Ivan
     
  6. ICindrich

    ICindrich Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I think I may have answered my own question, did you take your front boom off and use those hydrolics?
     
  7. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    killed300ex- Besides the main hydraulic from the factory, there is a couple add-ons (put on for the harley rake) That thing can do anything you want...up & down, angle left & right, it can pull in the top or push it away depended on angle you want and up to 45degree angling bringing the left side up and right side down or vise-versa. Like i said thats all for the harley rake, not intended for the plow.
     
  8. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Yes. Simply plug and play...soooooo easy!:nod:
     
  9. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Yes give a guy idea +metal +welder= Kick a$$ rig
    Looks great nice work:salute:
     
  10. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639


    It is called Top and Tilt, or various other names.

    It' basically 3 rams that replace the 3pt hitch arms. They can run off power behond, or any other form of hydraulics. It allows you to adjust your top links, etc... with the push of a button.
     
  11. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639


    We have had good luck by taking an old plow, removing the headgear and mounting a quicktach plate to the a frame. Remove the pump and put quick disconnects on the hoses and use your remotes

    Then you just hook it up the loader. You can also use the curl on the loader depending on how it's setup.
     
  12. ICindrich

    ICindrich Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Crazy Mike,
    How do you get the tilt of the plow right if you put the hoses to the angle pistons? Wouldn't the backer plate board just flop around with no juice to it? This is the question that has been driving me nuts!

    Ivan
     
  13. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:d