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poly mold board

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Chris S, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. Chris S

    Chris S Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Is it possible to cut out the metal skin on a plow and attach one of those poly mold boards from Northern?

    Obviously it will need to be braced but could I just use some ss button head screws to attach the poly to all the bracing. I would just weld some tabs on the bracing so I have something to attach to.

  2. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Not sure how thick....

    The only issue I would have is that those poly skins are designed to go over the steel face of your plow(thin).
    I think a poly moldboard is allot thicker on a standard poly plow.
    Just my thoughts.
  3. Chris S

    Chris S Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    what thickness poly should I be looking for. If this is possible I could just get some from a distibutor.

  4. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    I not familair with the small stuff

    The only Poly blade I had was an 11' and it was at least 3/8"thick.
    There is a snowplow warehouse online and I bet they have replacement poly moldboards.
    If not there is a company "Tek Supply" that has allot of industrial stuff like sheet poly etc...They are online also.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2005
  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    poly plows are designed different than a steel plow. there is more bracing required for poly.
  6. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    www.westernplows.com look at the pro poly it is the same splow but poly skin we have one for the skid loader still no prob. after 4 years
  7. Chris S

    Chris S Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    in my original post I stated that I would definatly add more bracing as needed.

  8. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    The bracing should be good....I just measured mine out side and dont see a difference in them.....DO NOT bolt the poly to your supports it needs to float and flew or you will tear it....weld two side stope on each end and a couple on top to keep it in place. The bottom just tucks behind the cutting when you bolt it on
  9. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    How thick is your Poly moldboard?

    Now all he needs to know is how thick the ploy is on the factory setup.
  10. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Like you said Oshkosh looks to be 3/8 thick
  11. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655


    Wow,even on the smaller ones! I wonder if the roll poly(Quicksilver and others) like they use to line dumptrucks would work???
    Again, "Tek Supply" Carry's all that stuff buy the foot.Would be worth checking into.
    I loved the poly blade on the big truck,no issues!!!

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    it goes over the metal i have one it awesome.
  13. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    the skin is 3/8" thick on our poly. i know the ploy comes molded to the curve of the plow. I have used the aftermarket poly skins on older steel plows. They work good to cover repairs(turned a 6.5 into a 8' plow), and keep snow from sticking to steel skin...