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rubber snowdeflector

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by pkenn, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    anybody know where to get these in ma? or online?.....how do you guys fasten them?
  2. phammer1

    phammer1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I just put some on my 8.5' Boss V - I used some old horse trailer floor mat material - cut with an OLD circular saw blade (leave the garage door open, and for god's sake, make sure there ain't no smoke detector in the room!). Drilled through the plow, used 1/2" bolts and fender washers. Cost: Bolts - $10, rubber material - had on hand, but can be bought at any Tractor Supply etc. Time: 45 mins

    Purchase price online: ~ $200 plus shipping.

    You be the judge!:drinkup:
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I use old conveyor belt material, and make my own. I even have spares cut, and drilled waiting at the shop just in case one gets mutilated.
  4. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    do you just drill it and bolt it on, or do you need to put a metal strip accross the top and bolt through that?
  5. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    search ebay. theres a guy on there selling old conveyor belts precut to your length!!! 26 bux
  6. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    We've always used a length of flat stock over the rubber to help clamp it down

    You may be able to find the conveyor belting at a local sand & gravel pit also.
  7. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

  8. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    On one of my plows I have 1/8 inch flat stock as a hold down. On another I just used some fender washers, so I could see how they would hold up, and the fender washers are still going strong after 2 seasons. So I would say as long as you have something to back the bolt through the rubber it should work.
  9. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Just bolt with BIG washers, lasts for years
  10. phammer1

    phammer1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Yep, that's what I did - 1/2" bolts, huge fender washers on top, lockers on the bottom with the nut. Give it a couple of years of rust, and I'll need a cutting torch to pull em off! wesport
  11. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    We went up to the farm store, picked up some bailer belting and some flat stock works pretty good. on the new BOSS i got the one that boss sells just for convenance, when it wares out it will be replaced with the belting.
  12. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Conveyor belt and flat steel on top. Works great and is cheap to do.
  13. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    actually a 4.5 inch grinder is a little more precise and doesn't stink as bad as overheated rubber:dizzy:
  14. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    i used conveyor belts and used steel stock for the length to secure, with just washers if on the highway alot, may rip thru