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Wtb rubber snow deflector

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by E-MAN NY, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. E-MAN NY

    E-MAN NY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Hi Guys, im looking for a rubber snow deflector for an 8ft Fisher....im looking for one of the cheaper kits not the $300 Fisher or Western ones....any ideas?
     
  2. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Yep,

    go to a rock quarry or gravel pit or any major manufacturer (like a brick co) ask them for some of the rubber belting they throw away............

    Take a bunch..........put the crappy side toward the plow and paint the good looking side black.

    get a strip of steel and some bolts (stainless is to soft), mark out the bolt hole, drill through the strap and the plow.

    When you done drilling, keep the strip the same so the holes will line up later and lay it on the rubber and drill boltholes in the rubber.......put it together and your done.

    should be under $20
     
  3. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  5. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I have an Arctic Avenger from j-thomas.com The rubber itself is heavy enough that it doesn't really need the strips (although I think they look cool)
     
  6. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I just use fender washers between the bolt and the rubber. Have had it this way for 3 seasons, now and none of my bolts have even stretched the rubber yet. Maybe it's because I don't run into piles at 20 mph, but it seems to work great and saves alot of money on buying the steel stock.
     
  7. Pretty much what I do, except I use heavy rubber barn mats from TSC. they have a nice diamond plate pattern on the top. I use stainless bolts and have never had a problem.
     
  8. E-MAN NY

    E-MAN NY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    thanks guys

    Awesome feedback!!!! Thanks, looks like i found some rubber and i should have it done by the weekend!!!!!
     
  9. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I made one for my truck just like that. Conveyor belt rubber/metal strip. That one flexed too much and folded back. The first one I did was too thin . Then I was able to get some of the rubber that was thicker and that worked very well. I have made 3 more for friends and now need to make one for a v plow now. Maybe 20-30 bucks each.
     
  10. gearhead

    gearhead Member
    from ind.
    Messages: 57

    you going to sell them?
     
  11. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    No, limited parts availability from work. Used parts (ie, rubber). Just doing a few for friends in need.
     
  12. gearhead

    gearhead Member
    from ind.
    Messages: 57

    I could be a friend in need!!!