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Northman plow frame rebuild

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by larboc, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. larboc

    larboc Member
    Messages: 98

    Thought I'd put some pics up of the rebuild after the blade fell off the A frame plowing a couple days ago in case anyone needs some inspiration to bring one of these rare birds back to life. Work in progress.
    First, the problem. quadrant ripped out of main beam, swear swear swear.

    A shot from atop a snow bank in my yard. About 300" of snow so far. Not a good time to break equipment.



    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014
  2. larboc

    larboc Member
    Messages: 98

    Teardown, and new material for main beam. Going from rusted out 1/4" wall 2.5" box to 3" 3/8" wall new stuff. About 52lbs but this will not happen again.

    p.s.-huge fan of my new cartridge style resparator works. NO BLACK BOOGERS!




  3. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    I havent seen one of those Northmans for awhile... Bring 'er back to life and keep it in service:drinkup:
  4. larboc

    larboc Member
    Messages: 98

    Getting a little more done, had to have the neighbor come plow once. My garage is a wreck, two "emergency projects" at once.

    Pictures of the A-frame for reference before I chopped it up, no after pics.

    Tacked together main beam and have since welded it fully at work. It may have been sacrilege, but I used one of the welders in the building where Blizzard plows were originally made to burn in the final welds.




  5. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    Nice work! 300" of snow!! And I thought we got a lot this year. :dizzy:

    You must be way up in the U.P. of Michigan.?
  6. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    It's pretty hard to get much further up in the U.P. :) .

    Nice work. I had to fix the a frame on a Hiniker this year. Super fun stuff :dizzy:
  7. 86turbodsl

    86turbodsl Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Yep, looks like Hancock. Only occasionally miss all that snow. For about 5 minutes.
  8. larboc

    larboc Member
    Messages: 98

    I never got any "after" pics but I got it all put back together, with meyer cylinders so I could have power angle again. Planning on sandblasting and painting over the summer.

    FYI there are still snow banks up here, and ice in the lake (superior).