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Snow Deflectors

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by Grampa Plow, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    I have 3 plows that I would like to put snow deflectors on this year. I'm not really interested in forking out all kinds of money for the commerical ones when I could make them myself with the proper materials. I thought maybe an old converyor belt or something along that line with a piece of flat steel across the top of the plow. Has anyone ever done this...does it work OK? If so, where did you get your belt material? Thanks
  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    this has been covered in numerous threads. you may want to do a search.
  3. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Hey GP, thats exactly how most people do that. I too would search around cause youll find ots of pics to guide you along!
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    I just did mine with converyor belt and a piece on angle iron, i did a step by step process for every1. The converyor belt is the best for it. The only thing i would change is the amount it hangs over my blade which is 4in. I would say 7-8 inches is the best. Im going to see how mine does in the first storm. If it works like crap....i will make it longer!


    Good luck!
  5. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Just add water!
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Get your plow out first!
  7. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

  8. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

  9. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Did u just cut a converyor belt in 1/2? Where did you get it or the material?
  10. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    I bought mine from MasterHitch in Waukegan, IL. They have the bulk conveyor belt material available.
  11. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    I flatten the converyor belt out, then i cut 7 inch long by 7.5! Make sure its a straight cut, if not its going to look like hell! I got the belt from my cousins farm, you can try any type of machinery factory's!
  12. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    tractor supply sells conveyor belt material
  13. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Things flowing too harmoniously on PS today? I could see the response if he asked for a sample contract, which plow to use, Ford or Chevy. Whatever, dude...
  14. TTBoy77

    TTBoy77 Member
    Messages: 87

    A piece of old conveyor belt is how I built mine. I got a piece that was 12 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Cut it to length and then in half (now I have two). I would recommend a new blade in you utility knife and a straight edge. As for the means of mounting it....I drilled (a conveyor bit in your drill helps ALOT!) holes every 9 inches or so and used 3/8 inch bolts with washers and 1/2 inch washers. Start in the middle and work out, take your time, and it'll turn out fine. Mine doesn't have any bubbling at all.

    As for where to get the parts... I work at a company that owns 50 or so quarries so that wasn't hard. Same for the drill bit, I just borrowed one. It makes really nice clean cuts.
  15. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Thanks for all of the help and good ideas. I need to make three so I'm hoping each one gets better!

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
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