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Backblade Build

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by x.system, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    So I started this last year or early spring, can't remember but I had some down time and wanted to get this thing finished.

    This was the easy part, layed out and welded up in a day.

  2. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Some more easy work, hang it and paint with some other plow stuff.


    Decaled and added a hitch for a mini salt spreader.
  3. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Heres where it gets time consuming. Built the lower bracket and bought the upper adjustable bars.


    I didn't take many pics of the hitch build but I built it so it would mount to the hitch plus two additional outside hitches that bolt on for stability. I also did it so the blade travels level from the ground to its max height, no arch while raising.

    Its just about done here, just had to add the two outside hitch pieces after install.

  4. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    that came out great good luck with it
  5. AMS77

    AMS77 Senior Member
    from 43964
    Messages: 131

    What type of a pump system is that? And where did you get it.
    Thanks Aaron
  6. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Lets see some pics of it mounted up and even a video of it in articulation !!!

    Good Job !
  7. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    wow that looks like its store bought Nice job
  8. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Great job!
  9. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Very cool build, but you just gave me an idea for a build of my own.
  10. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I got a couple of these pumps at an auction, they were new and were setup for dump trailers. I had planned on buying a monarch but I got a good deal on these. I would get a vid but I sold the backblade today to another contractor south of GR.
  11. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    Looks great as always Jim.:salute:
  12. NSDOT

    NSDOT Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Nice job! Any idea of price to build vs buying?
  13. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    very nice! Great work as usual!
  14. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Thanks guys. As far as building verses buying, I've got around $1450 into all materials and 3 to 4 days of labor. If I pushed I could knock one out in 3 days buying all my material cut to length. All my metal is 1/4" or bigger, Ebling is the only one using metal that thick that I know of and I think their blades run around $5000 give or take. I will be building a couple more as soon as I figure out a way to build an inexpensive quick hitch setup.
  15. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Great work!