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Mouldboard radius

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Tacr2man, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Tacr2man

    Tacr2man Member
    from England
    Messages: 57

    Hi , any advice re the radius of curve for a steel mouldboard for a plough with a height of approx 28" width will be 7'6" its one I am building myself as price of plows in UK is mental (eg very flimsy build with either strap lift or small 12v winch lift and manual angling $3000)
    A meyer (6'6") is close to $5900 without the mount kit :(
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,055

    The pic below is of a Meyer Lot Pro, it will show you the blade isn't a true radius from top to bottom, seems like every manufacturer has their own mold board configuration (approach angle/radius). Most are around a 70-75* approach angle which plays into how well the blade scrapes, the radius determines the "rolling" of the snow in the mold board. The tighter the radius the more the snow with curl and the less it will travel when it exits the mold board.
    Have you thought about just making a template with the approach angle and radius to build the mold board? If you're going the have the sheet rolled for the mold board in most cases a true radius is no needed.

    lot pro.png