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Pics of homemade snowplows...?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Lada_LaRzOn, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13


    Anyone here who has built his own snowplow?

    If so....I would like to see pics of it.

    I´m most interested of the "tilt mechanism" on the backside of the plow.

    /Larsson :waving:
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Tilt are you referring to where the A frame angles the blade.
  3. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    heres a few from 2 years ago. picked up 2 junk plows and cleaned them up and modified them a little. custom made front mounts out of scrap steel.




  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

  5. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanx for the pics............nice to see how your plows are built.

    My plow will be a bit "Lighter" since im going to use it on my Lada Niva.

  6. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Here are some pics....





  7. Little Truck

    Little Truck Junior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 19

    Nice work Landa...

    What did you do to curve the blade face? I havent seen to many slip rolls around here that wide.
  8. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    My wifes father fixed it at his work. He also got me the "angle irons".

  9. mrmagnum

    mrmagnum Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Very Nice work. What gauge (thickness) is the steel?
  10. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    Find a big peice of pipe 5'+ (at a scrapyard)if possible but not likely, i think maybe as long as it is a pull plow that don't angle you might have better luck finding a corigated culvert, but the one in the pic's looks almost profesional i would say it was done by a prof. fab shop because the angle is curved also?
  11. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    nice fab job!

    Whats the truck look like that you are mounting it up too? (Noticing you are from Sweden)
  12. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    The steel "Blade" is 3mm thick......a bit heavy i think, 2mm should work fine too, and would be 10kg lighter.

    Angle irons are 30x3mm

    I will use the plow on my Russian Lada Niva (see link below) :)

  13. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Thats awesome! looks like youve put a lot of work into the truck! nice job and cant wait to see the plow finished
  14. 03SuperCrew330

    03SuperCrew330 Member
    Messages: 72

    I hope you are putting a replaceable cutting edge on that nice plow!!!
  15. 99zr2

    99zr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Great job so far Larzaon. I was wondering the samething as super crew about a replaceable cutting edge. What about a lift mechinisem? Nice looking rig too.

    Are those Honda XR's on the trailer?
  16. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Yes, i will put a replaceble cutting edge on the plow.

    About the lifting mechanism it is not clear how it will look yet......it will not be hydraulic from the beginning, but you newer know if i make it so later on.

    And yes.....those are XR´s on the trailer...at least two of them. :nod:
    The third one is my neighbors Yamaha TT600

    Right now i am rebuilding a 5 speed gearbox for my Niva, only have 4 gears now.

    And yesterday i started to rebuild ny new (bigger) engine.......
  17. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hello Boyz!

    Not much has happened with my snowplow for about a year...... :-/

    The first bracket for the car that i made did not turn out good...so i have made a new one recently and i think it´s much better.On this new one the plow is fastened directly below the front bumper.

    Some pics from when im building.....





    I have "spot welded" everything toghether just so i can put the plow infront of the car to see if anything has to be altered...and i think maybe the plow could be more close to the car.

    Does anybody know how much the plow needs to be able to "tilt" (sideways) to be effective ?

    If it dont have to "tilt" so much i can shorten the space between the plow and the car........and everything will be stronger (i think?)


    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    have you thought about building a better bumper and make it work for plow mount, use a winch to pick it up imo,
  19. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Those look really nice, great job!
  20. Lada_LaRzOn

    Lada_LaRzOn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I think (hope) the mount that i have already done will be strong enought..........and the plan is to use a small ATV winch to lift the plow. I have already bought it....

    Later maybe i will convert to a hydraulics system............

    Does anybody know how much "angle" (in degrees) the plow need to have to be effective?