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homemade deflector

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by arcticzl, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. arcticzl

    arcticzl Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    anybode know what i can use to make a homemade deflector for the top of my blade of my western plow to keep snow off my windshield?:confused:

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    You should buy a deflector made for your plow. That way there is no hassles and it should work well due to it being made to serve that purpose!:)
  3. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241


    I made one from LEXAN. Works great. Length of plow and 8 inches wide.
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Go find a section of a conveyor or other type deal and cut a strip of that, then find a piece of 1" flat stock, drill some holes in it and voila! a cheap deflector. btw, try to use stainless bolts of this, just incase you ever want to take it off, the bolts wont rust in the salt.
  5. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    Yea i got a piece of conveyor belt from a quorey
  6. arcticzl

    arcticzl Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    thanks every body
  7. bwamx

    bwamx Member
    Messages: 30

    home made Deflector

    The Best deflector Western sells is a 1/2 thick by 6-8 inch
    piece of rubber. I don't know if they still sell a plastic one but don't buy it , It will just get bent up.
    As Snowybowtie says, just get some type of rubber and bolt it
    to the top of blade, it will be the same as the one from western.
    It makes a world of differance in light powder like the last storm.
    I will not plow with out one.