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What make, model?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by pmhowe, May 23, 2013.

  1. pmhowe

    pmhowe Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I just bought a used 7 1/2' snow plow, that I plan to fit to my tractor. (The plow has has had some use, but still has life.)

    I think it is a Western, but there are no markings. Can you confirm make, and maybe tell me the model and roughly when it was built? Also, it is clear I need to replace the cutting edge. Can you identify what I need, and suggest where to buy? What would it have cost, new?

    Many thanks for the help.


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  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Definitely a Western, I'm thinking a Conventional Pro, 8'?
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Replace what cutting edge? They used the base angle to scrape
  4. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Last edited: May 24, 2013
  5. pmhowe

    pmhowe Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I downloaded the manual, and was able to identify part numbers, including one for the cutting edge. Did search on web for cutting edges and found prices varying from $98 to $185. The $98 one looked great until I found out shipping was $105. Called local dealer, they will sell me one for $125, plus tax and I pick it up.

    I straightened the bent upper edges, cleaned the rust off it, and applied a coat of bonding primer. The primer is white! I decided a white snow plow might not be the best thing to have in a blizzard. Will apply color coat in the next week or so.

    Thanks again for the help.

  6. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Thumbs Up :drinkup:
  7. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 750

    it's not a pro, but it won't make a difference for the cutting edge. the bolt pattern would be the same.
    the cheaper ones you found are probably 3/8 thick (part # for 7-1/2' is 49088), or if you want 1/2" lick that would be a 49346.

    the plow is what I call the '70's' style. it was made before there was standard and pro.

    the way you can tell them apart: the pro has 7 ribs instead of 5, it would have 3/4" cylinder pins instead of 1", and it would have a shock in addition to the springs.
    also this particular one has the really long (41" I think) a-frame that was just used on some 'mid mount' Fords, because the hitch points were back under the truck further than most vehicles.
  8. pmhowe

    pmhowe Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Update on plow

    I thought you might be interested in seeing my plow as it currently exists. Now all I need is some deep snow to see how it works.



  9. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Looks professional...well done.

    I just don't envy you in a blizzard, or when it's below single digits. No cab + no heat = Brrrrrrrrrr.

    Get the goggles and snowsuit ready!
  10. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 750

    hey that looks pretty cool!
  11. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Nice work!
  12. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 752

    Sweet! Old school.