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Project for Next season 17-18: Budget Back Plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by TJS, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    It is obvious you have the skills to do this and most likely enjoy doing fab work. I'm sure it will work well. Good luck!
     
  2. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    I've seen them made from a steel water tank. They're not far off Michael.
     
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    backplow2.jpg No water tank or curves here. Found another pic I had on my phone. I have the other 2" x 4" piece as well.
     
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Subscribing...
    If you have down pressure you can actually angle the edge backwards so that it rides over obstacles. Eliminates the need for a trip, that's how the arctic plow partner is designed.
     
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    That is exactly what I was thinking of doing anyway. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Plow partner also has a float feature, down pressure is good for a good scraping but sucks if you are doing slopes and aprons.
     
  7. extremepusher

    extremepusher Senior Member
    from west mi
    Messages: 143

    Subscribed I agree with the float idea. All of our have down pressure. But had 3 of ours rip apart the hitches. All 3 are the receiver tubes welded to the reese hitch type by a local welder. The B&b style & short iron one not problem, but on the b&bs are snapping of part of there hooks for attachment. But reinforced them better and told guys not so much down pressure, don't need the rear tires in the air to scrape the pavement clean.. Are you planning to put a gusset plate on that seam you made? That is one the weakest areas when you catch something..
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Not sure what or who B&b is. Also I thought about the stress on one hitch receiver and have taken that into account with my design. Yes there will be multiple combinations of gussets going on in this build. Update on parts scrore. I did some mill work on my buddies Yami PWC carbs. He is giving me the monarch dyna pump. Score. This heps the budget.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Ebling's don't rip apart...........:):p:popcorn:
     
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  10. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
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    Funny what happens when you buy a good product to begin with, isn't it?
     
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  11. extremepusher

    extremepusher Senior Member
    from west mi
    Messages: 143

    I wish we had them. But we don't.. Miss mine, but been in the salt truck the last two seasons any way. The b&b use a fork type hookup similar to a Boss plow..
     
  12. Avalanche 2500

    Avalanche 2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    TJS, Nice quality builds!!! Among many others . Keep us posted on the back plow, be safe. Thumbs Up :drinkup:
     
  13. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,587

    So you will have power up, power down, and float?
     
  14. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    I am going to try.
     
  15. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,587

    If you can keep power on the down valve. Pump motor off, it should float.
     
  16. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Yes, you and I think alike. I was laying awake thinking about this. I think that power to both valves without motor action will allow it float though. Not just the one valve. Having a second button with an indicator light is no biggie next to the up/down toggle switch.
     
  17. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,587

    You will need a diode in that circuit I believe.
     
  18. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    I am not sure yet. I am not even close to wire. However this will be a seperate float swtich. I would think maybe no diode, but it cannot hurt.
     
  19. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    backplow3.jpg Ok. Update. Score. Got the Monarch pump for some barter time. I had to fix/fabricate/modify two velkies for a scaag and a bobcat mower. Took me about 2 hours and some scrap material. In turn my buddy gave me this pump I was going to buy from him. I took the pump all apart and flushed it, cleaned the screen and removed the valves and checked and cleaned them. Cleaned the tank out. This thing does not look that old to be honest. I have a swich and some wiring I am going to wire it up. I also have hoses for this with JIC 6 on each end. So some fittings are going to be needed. Surplus center is good for that. So far I have 225.00 into the whole project. More to come.
     
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