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Homemade Plow Wings!

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by SportsmanJay, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. SportsmanJay

    SportsmanJay Member
    Messages: 35

    First off I'd like to say hello to everyone, I'm new here! I've been lurking for a couple weeks now and reading through a lot of threads and got some great ideas. This is my first year plowing with an atv, and so far I'd have to say I like it a lot better than with the old busted up truck. I only do my own driveway, which is about 5 cars wide and 3 1/2 cars deep. I've noticed this past week that my plow needed a top snow deflector, as well as wings to catch the over spill of snow. The wings are made from some 1/4" diamond plate steel I had laying around the garage and bolt on with two 1/2" bolts through the back of the plow. The bottom 3" of them are 1/4" rubber so if it trips I won't hurt anything. Here are a couple pics so you can all see, hope you enjoy and thank you all for some good ideas!






  2. SportsmanJay

    SportsmanJay Member
    Messages: 35

    Some more pics.


  3. Outty330

    Outty330 Member
    Messages: 51

    Welcome to the site Sportsman! wings look good. :nod:
  4. 90w250mm

    90w250mm Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 42

    if you want to make another set and send them my way I'd be more than happy to send you some $$
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,081


    Hey nice job, and have a set for my Griz in the works. I'm going with the same way ProWings mount so removing them is a snap when the width isn't needed.
    One thing you may want to consider is adding some taper to the wings much like what you see on the ones for a pick up plow. I say this because when my CC trips it folds over pretty good and with your approach the tips of the wings would take a pretty good hit.
    Just my $.02.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    nice fab work, i just extended mine also, should of done it years ago, but then i wouldn't of had as many hours playowing, its a new word haha

    i was gonna cope mine also but mines a vee and didn't think it would be feasible to do.

    mine is 69'' wide now and what a difference. i can get a big pile in front of her now.

    i want to put mesh on the top to make it taller. :mechanic:
  7. SportsmanJay

    SportsmanJay Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks guys, the wings work great! I've had the chance to test them out over the past week and wow what a difference! IPLOWSNO- what would the mesh do for you on the top? Wouldn't the snow just go right through it? I hear ya about wanting to make it taller, I wish it was about 2 foot tall instead of 16".... Anything over 6-8" tends to come over the top a little, even with the rubber flap.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    well i want it taller yet i dont want it heavier, plexi will break with me plowing , so i figure the snow will start packing as it gets high enough and should just roll off ,

    it all depends on the snow if its fluffy dry snow yea it will go thru however i get lake effect so it is usually more packy imo.
  9. 90w250mm

    90w250mm Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 42

    I am serious if you are up to it, let me know
  10. SportsmanJay

    SportsmanJay Member
    Messages: 35

    Nah, I can't. I would never get out of them what I got into them. I'm a finish carpenter, so making stuff comes easy to me, the problem is I don't really have the tools to be working with metal, so it takes me forever!! If I had the correct tools I could probably whip a set of them up in a few hours, but I can't. Sorry man, get creative!

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    yea a wood shop only goes so far with metal lol
  12. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    like the wings,looking at doing the same for my plow
  13. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Freakin' Badazz!!!
  14. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    What angle are the wings? I made a set, but think they are too steep. At full angle are your wings at least 90 degrees to the quad? I guess anything steeper would not allow snow to trail off.
  15. SportsmanJay

    SportsmanJay Member
    Messages: 35

    Not 100% sure of the angle but yes, at full angle they are 90* to the quad. I usually never plow at full angle though, I find that it works best for me to plow at 1/2 full angle and yes, the snow still rolls off the edge just fine even though the wing is more less acting like a cup. Hope that makes sense.
  16. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    That does help, Thanks for the pictures, I copied your design.
    Now if it would ever snow............