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New Horst Welding Blade and the hoes

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by bowtie_guy, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Last week the guy I sub for received a new Horst 4000 series blade. 12' version.

    Been modded already by adding the side plates. 2005 Cat

    Horst 5000 series blade, 12'

    Finally the newest hoe, 2008. The 5000 series blade is run on this unit.
  2. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    My buddies 06, he has a 14' blade for it.

    Finally a bad shot of the 06 in action from last year when I plowed with him. I now do industrial lots in an industrial park and work with the 08 Cat.

  3. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    nice hoes.. gotta like them horst blades too
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Nice blade and hoe. How come he didn't get the manual end plates?
  5. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Looks strong. How does the trip edge work?
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    When the cutting edge trips back it forces the trip bar up which in turn forces the springs up, really a quite simple design.
  7. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Cool blade, what are the ring holes on top for?
    guess over time those springs will need to be replaced, seeing as they are not compression, with that style.
  8. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    The rings are for mounting end plates. You can get manual or hydraulic. I like the compression springs better myself. The horst plows are the best for a backhoe IMO.
  9. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I'm really not sure why he didn't get the manual wings. My buddy has a set somewhere for the 14' but never uses them. That is the only plow that has the end peices on it.
    Springs last a while but do eventually break, setup is pretty simple actually. the one thing I don't like about the 4000 is the angle cylinders, they have a long steel slug that goes from the barrell end to the center hinge. On the older plow they had broken at one point but the operator didn't help things. The 5000 series has full cylinders so less change of that slug peice letting go.

    I'll try to get a shot of the loader next time too. It pushes like mad, craig blade. Had a big storm for christmas day and once we had some big piles my truck wasn't too effective so I went and picked it up. Pushes like mad. IT24G
  10. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Looks like a nice blade. How heavy is that approx?
  11. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    But it took a Genius to think of that! :)