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swing wing/ ebling backblades

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawnkale, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. lawnkale

    lawnkale Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 155

    looking for the person making the swing wing back blade. Like the one sold on the tool cat this fall. (I believe maybe some jon geer guy) I've also seen the ebling back blade and curious if it could be mounted on kubota rtv 1100. Anyone out there done this or know if it can be done
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    Jon Geer is who you are asking about.

    As for the Kubota, not that I know of, but an excellent idea. Wish I would have thought of it.

    Kawasaki USA or whatever they're called has a Mule here at the HQ with a front and back blade. I was seriously looking at one until I did more checking into the RTV.

    Should be fairly easy, they have a good frame, probably need a little reinforcing. Hydraulics could be an issue, would probably want to run them off the RTV Aux hydros because the RTV alternator won't put out enough juice to run front, back and wings.

    Very interesting concept.

    Check with Jim at Ebling. 616-532-8400
  3. lawnkale

    lawnkale Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 155

    The 1100 rtv has the bigger alternator cause it has ac. It also has rear hydros. Arent the eblings self contained. Like a snow plow. Just install a hot wire???

    How big ebling do you think the rtv could handle??
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Ask JD Dave, he uses one I think.
  5. bossplwr09

    bossplwr09 Member
    Messages: 37

    I would suggest calling Ebling and having Jim fab one up for you.. He'll be able to give you a better idea on what it can handle, and what's involved in installing it and what not.
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    How much bigger of an alternator?

    Yes, they can be self-contained, but if you could run one off the RTV's hydros, I would. That's a lot of juice to run a front and back plow, lights and heater.

    12' maybe?
  7. Nick Estes

    Nick Estes Member
    Messages: 73

    who do i contact about purchasing a swing wing for my 08 sierra 2500hd. some help would be appreciated
  8. msu1510

    msu1510 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 128

    nick, call jim at ebling like mark said above or try bob at b&b 616-878-1120. they both make a good back blade. but i think i like eblings set up a bit better. (of course when i purchased the two i have now i liked the b & b better so thats what i have) they are on chevy 2500 hd's
  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    agreed with running it off the hydros, you'd burn through that alternator pretty quickly.

    my school, University of Akron, uses a fleet of RTV with blizzard straightblades for snow removal on the tighter areas of campus and they work really well. the diesel and all wheel drive make them pretty powerful.
  10. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i dont think it would pull a very large blade would it? seems like a pretty light weight vehical to me? no really too sure having a swing wing would be all that use full if it cant pull it , or keep it from slding sideways? might want to consider just a plain jain rear plow
  11. biggs7199

    biggs7199 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    swing wing

    call bob at b&b truck on 100th st. they build them all the way up to 16'