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Project Vee Plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dbcustoms, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    started this project a little while ago, we started out with a meyer c8 we picked the whole setup for $200 so we figure we dont really have anything in the blade since we got a good e60 pump, a touchpad controller, and a lift frame that we needed.
  2. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    here are couple of the tear down

    we got the sector frame out of the way since that wont be used anymore, we also cut a small slot bown the molboard to be able to start figuring out where the hinge will sit, we then cut the pivot point off the a-frame
  3. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    once we got everything we didnt need anymore out of the way we started working on the trip hinge, we are building it like a boss plow so it will be a full trip molboard
  4. Dodgetruckman731

    Dodgetruckman731 Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Cool looking forward to seeing finished pics
  5. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    once we got the trip hinge dont we moved onto the hinge tower for the vee

    we then opened up the molboard to start fitting the hinge into the molboard

    we think we got the hole through the molboard pretty close but it sure is hard to figure out the curve that needs cut so the plate on the hinge will fit nice, we also figured to let the molboard in one piece untill we have the hinge tacked in, then we will make the 2 final cuts to seperate the 2 halves.
  6. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    i decided to tack the plates to the hinge so now we can insert the hinge into the molboard and then get the plates tacked in place

    hopefully tomorrow night we will get the plates in place and can seperate the molboard, it apears the trip hinge will have to be modified so everything will clear at full angle
  7. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    silver lake sand dunes Thumbs UpThumbs Up

    keep up the good work!!

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Lookin good so far. I am anxious to see the finished product.
  9. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Looking good!
  10. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I like this so far!

    How are you planning to control the hydraulics? Are you using single-acting cylinders and springs like the Boss as well?
  11. greywynd

    greywynd PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,370

    Interesting fab job, going to enjoy watching this one!
  12. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    how about you take this one step further and make it an expanding V plow!!
  13. cwby_ram

    cwby_ram Senior Member
    Messages: 907

    Subscribing! Can't wait to see more progress!
  14. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thnk your onto something...then take it a step further and make it an expanding v-plow with wings like a Blizzard!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Looks like a fun project, what size Hiniker do you have? Is it a V that you are using for ideas
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  16. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    we are using the meyer single acting cylinders with return springs like a boss, we havent tried it yet but we think if we agle full right then put power to the c valve coil without the pump running that will allow the right wing to retract, but like i said we have not tried this yet, if that doesnt work we may have it manually vee
  17. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    That is what he meant by expanding v plow.:mechanic:
  18. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    it may have wings on it yet, the ones off the meyer plow in front of it lol

    the hiniker is a 9.5' V it is one of my friends, he dropped the blade in the shop so we could reference it as needed, although with it being a trip edge it is definetly a lot different design then what we are using, but it really has helped though with looking at the main vee hinge though.

    we have been using an exploded veiw of a boss and fisher vee also to help with ideas and design
  19. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Subscribed! Going to be an interesting build!
  20. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Man that is an awesome project! I wish I had the tools to do something like that...only so much I can do with a sawzall and a 110 welder :)help:).

    Be sure to keep us all updated.

    Let me know if you need any close up shots of a full trip Hiniker V.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011