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plow truck used for summer road maintenace?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dichdoc, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. dichdoc

    dichdoc Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I have a thousand feet of gravel driveway and was brainstorming on possible ways to use 1978 bronco plow truck in off season. Building a box scraper for the back end? Anyone done something similar or have thoughts on the subject? TB
  2. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Once upon a time there were companies around that made a york (type) rake to go on in place of your plow blade. I think they are still around but I don't know the name of the company.
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  4. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    According to York, they do still make a York Rake to go on most common snow plow mounts.
  5. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    if you have a 2 inch trailer reciever you can get most road maintenance impliments- try northerntool.com
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The company that makes the "DR Trimer" makes a thing that you tow. The commercials make it look like it does have down pressure. When I was a kid my Dad did it with a Farmal Cub with a 6' belly blade. After he leveled it I loaded B-19 stone ( fist sized rocks) into his truck and filled all the pot holes.
    Our drive was 1/4 long,it was a flat level surface with no center hump. After the freeze you hardly ever tripped a plow on it.
  7. Adair350

    Adair350 Member
    Messages: 34

    The name of the "york" rake that goes on the plow frame is Front Runner. And here is the web site www.ruralhometech.com Hope this helps!:waving:
  8. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Man that thing is sweeeeet!
  9. yooper.mi

    yooper.mi Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    Does anyone have a price range on the rake,grader for a skid steer?