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Other uses for the plow??

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by cocco78, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. cocco78

    cocco78 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    What else do you guys use your plow for? I don't have any pics yet but i'm in the process of building an attachment to make my plow into a mini forklift for moving stuff around, like axles! This is probably the biggest thing I'd consider moving, a Ford Dana 60 front axle. Most of the other stuff I need to move around is alot lighter than this. But I have a bad back and can't lift much at all. So I have to make due.


  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I spread mulch a few years ago with my old truck because I didnt have a loader at the time lol. I used it on my beach 2 years ago to level it off lol.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I have mine at the end of the driveway ,so when my wife is backing up and hits it she knows to stop then.
  4. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Saw a couple with the the blade de-skinned except for the bottom 6 inches by the cutting blade. They used them on constrution sites to clean the mud/dirt off of the road at the end of the day.
  5. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    thats actuallyt a good idea. but why cut it?
  6. MattyK

    MattyK Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 105

    haha thats great.

    we've pushed leaf piles before. not with my plow and truck but our work trucks
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I use mine to find man hole covers and similar items hidden by snow.
  8. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Cut for air flow to the rad. for summer time....
  9. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    cocco78 what's the dana 60 lying around for? For any project?
  10. cocco78

    cocco78 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Its an 88 srw, kingpins, 3.55 gears, complete hub to hub. No plans for it yet but it was to good of a deal to pass up. I am kinda in the market for a 94-97 F250 or F350 Powerstroke, seems like i've been finding F250's in better shape than the F350's. So I thought I'd pick this up to swap out the TTB when I find my perfect powerstroke! But, my comanche in the video is getting a D44/D60 combo this summer, might probably toss this 60 up front instead of the 44.

    We started working on the d44/d60 combo already for the swap.
  11. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    Off topic, but....

    Can a DRW front dana 60 be switched so it is the same as a SRW dana 60? I have a dana 60 that I'm going to swap on my 97' f250 after the ttb wears out. It is out of a 350 DRW though.
  12. cocco78

    cocco78 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Yep, just need the srw hubs. I'm pretty sure the spindles are the same, just need the single wheel hub without the spacer. I'm not sure, but might want to look into if your TTB 50 stuff could swap over (I doubt it but never know...) I'm actually building that ford D44 in the pic above with all chevy outters, it was a half ton axle and i'm using 3/4ton chevy steering knucles and swapping over to 8 lug, so its amazing what can be swapped around with some research.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  13. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    Hiniker factory tests there plows by back filling tile trenches lol
  14. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    The forklift idea will work, my friend used his jeep to lift wood creates almost full of wood for his outdoor burner, just have to know what it can lift before you fill the pallet to much lol.
  15. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    Cool- thanks for the info
  16. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    i have seen a guy put tires on one to move cars in a used car lot
  17. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    looks like something from the ozarks.....it's sure is nice to have forklifts
  18. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    What is that supposed to do?...

    If its still on the front of my truck and its still in one piece, its gotta be a Hiniker Plow.
    LOL :gunsfiring: if only that were not an oxymoronic statement!
  19. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    Its another use for a plow, isn't that what this topics about , read the first post:dizzy:
  20. frostyballz

    frostyballz Member
    Messages: 44