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pics of my plows results(big storm)

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by randym99, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Hey,Just thought ya might like to see some pics of my yard and the piles left over from the last big storm.(25-30cm over two days)





  2. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Nice job.

    Are you carrying like a ton of ballast or does your plow have a downpressure feature? Usually the front end is much lower than the rear.
  3. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I should have took a couple pics with the plow layed back(backing up)I use a ratchet strap to keep pressure down on the rubber blade while going forward(plowing).I needed it for this storm as the snow had drifted up into banks that were pretty hard.While backing the truck levels out like normal.I don't always use the strap but it works well in those times when you need a bit more bite.When not used I toss it on the floor mat in the back.Even with the strap it doesn't tear up the grass.(as long as it is frozen)
  4. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Believe it or not this was all done in two wheel drive(the t-case shift motor needs replacement)The limited slip rear helps alot and the fact that I have all that body weight built into the suv over the rear wheels.Still amazes me where the thing will go.Can't wait ta get the 4 by working again though.(gives a person more room for error when pushing over edges and such)Thanks for the comment.Keep them coming.
  5. willyswagon

    willyswagon Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    When I saw those pictures the other day I thought Hey I've been there before?? Sure enough I had. Set up looks cool Randy. Your work as always is great.
  6. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Thanks.My gear might be a bit newer but I bet ya it's not as tough and rugged as your iron.I really like the look of those trucks like yours.
  7. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    is that one of those snowsport plows?
  8. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    No, It's one I built from some steel tube and 1/4" alum plate I had around my shop.It works the same way as a snowsport (no electrics or hydrulics)The edge is a semi truck tire that I cut and bolted between the frame and alum skin.I have learned alot about what DOESN't work and alittle about what DOES for moving snow since I made it .Been fun playing with it in differant snow conditions tweeking it.