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Bad idea?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by madisonjam85, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. madisonjam85

    madisonjam85 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 1

    I've got an 8' Snoway on my 97 Ram. The blade is pretty shot...so...

    I've got an older Fisher Speedcast setup that is in much better shape. I was thinking about cutting off the Snoway blade/trip mechanism and welding on the Fisher blade. I'm a bit worried about the extra weight, that the pump won't be able to handle it. I tried adding some more weight to the current blade to test it, and with 150 lbs more it still raised fine.

    I have the tools to do the work properly, and am confident I can make the setup strong enough. I just don't want the rest of the setup to crap-out because it wasn't made for the heavier blade.

  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    whats the worst that could happen?
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    as long as the plow motor is in good shape...go for it
  4. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    do it! and then post pictures of how it works..