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Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/20/2008 11:36 AM

I have a Meyer snow plow. I bought a mounting plate. I have been lookieg at some on ebay to gt some Ideas on bracing. The one I like the most is the ones that a guy that goes by[ markssupply88]Its basically like a trailer tounge coming off the bottom of the tach plateTo the pivot point on the blade. That part I already have.,then two braces coming from the top of the tach plate down to about 6 inches behind the pivot pin on the blade.I dont have concerns about that being bullett proof.My concern is that the pivot point on the blade is strong enough to take the down pressure that a skid steer can apply . I know you wouldnt apply any more pressure than nessesary in plowing.But it seems it would have to be strong enough to take the weight of the front of the skid  steer wether its applied intentionally or not. I have seen chains as a top link. then you only have gravity as down presure. I know the blade will flex forward with to much pressure when traveling.

How are they making them strong enough? Or an I under estimating the leverage that is applied there?I thought I saw a thread on this subject. cant remember any solution.  I thought about some kind of heavy duty spring loaded top link. If this subject has been covered send me there  Thanks Mike

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/20/2008 03:11 PM

Mike

 I had a 7' meyers that I widened into a 9' I cut the factory push arms off just behine the steel loops on top that the hoses run through. Welded this to a retangular frame made from 2 by 3 box iron.  Then I run a brace down and forward from the top center of the rectangle to just behind the side to side pivot . It was rigid and could not float. I ended up putting a 3rd trip spring in the center and flow controls (a must have) on the cylinders. The only trouble I had was that I broke the pivot (pipe the pin goes in) for the “moldboard trip” out of the back of the curved angle iron they run top to bottom. I was back blading at the time, so it could not trip,  but it was  1/2 broke out of the angle to. I welded it back in and fixed the other side to. Used it for 3 years, takes about 2 hours to plow my yard before I sold it. The factory skidsteer blades we sell are definitely more heavy duty, but these work fine for personal use.

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/20/2008 04:53 PM
Ken : Thats a good looking blade you have there. [Maybe someday] I  can see that is where the weakness will be on my blade. those pipes for the  pivot pins are light and not welded very well.I think iI will re-work all three attaching points before they create problem . I like your bracing design . The two springs look preiiy weakI think ll replace them and add one. On the flow restrictor I have one. Thanks for the info. A guy that sells snow plows and gives advise on how to build one is alright.I live on the end of a private road about a mile long. I do most of the maintenance. deadbeats dont pay road dues.One stopped and told me I was doing a good gob. I should have held out my hand and said SHOW ME THE MONEY
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/20/2008 10:31 PM
since your just doing a road this may not be of interest to you but alot of the skid steer plow mfgrs install cushion valves so that any hard impact of one side of the blade doesn't blowout the cyls or hoses....can't remember if erskines do or not, ken would know and maybe have a part # steve
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 01:20 AM
Thanks Steve. that may  a good investment. Tte road is more like a tractor path with tree on the side. I seen in one of your post you were near the home of bigfoot. Yoy must live in S. louis county. I live between winfield and Troy. Mike
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 07:49 AM

Our factory blades don't have a cushion valve either. Not sure if the loaders relief valve can provide any protection if the aux hyd circuits is off and there is a pressure spike in tht coupler end of the circuit.??

 Surplus center would have one. but it is likely more of a truck plow concern where speeds are greater. Not all a bad idea though, epecially if you have several pontential hazards.

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 10:21 AM
hi mike, i am right in the heart of south county, bigfoot is about 20 minutes from me...i have a few friends from the troy area steve
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 11:50 AM
I think I can avoid the obticals. i dont get crazy with my equipment. It cots to much to fix.Ill look in surplus hydraulics on the web.  Steve Bob Chandler started in a little shop across from McDonnald Douglas on Lindburg. Blv. In About 1974 . I was about 19 and use to stop in and talk and admire his trucks. His first trucks werent much bigger than a lot of what you see with the mud runners.My dad worked for Mac.My dad called me one day and said he seen me outside his shop. He asked me what is that idiot doing with those trucks   Thats one rich Idiot. I was soon an idiot driving a jacked up trucks but I never got rich. Mike
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 12:12 PM
i remember that corregated metal half moon looking building also...he's come a long way.
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 12:19 PM
Ken : I think your sating being at the end of the curcit With the valve off  a blow to the blade impact couldnt send pressure back tnto the skid steer system. The only damage that could occure would be the blade cylinder or the hose connected to the Quick coupler.Ill take my chances. I do appreciate Steves point and suggestion Thanks Mike
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 02:01 PM
With the way the spools are you could easily create a pressure spike but it would only cause a problem for the hoses and cylinder. When the ram in not being operated its more or less isolated from the rest of the circuit. Thats why your lift section of the control block has its own relief valve, to prevent damage if something was droped on the bucket, it will simply lower down and not cause damage.

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 04:59 PM

So theyre protecting the system on the two main functions lift and curl. The aux. curcit theyre expecting you to do soo as necessary.They may be doing so because with certain attachments it would  inhibit the attachnents function. I could risk a hose or having to put a seal in a seal in a cylinder . Thank Tazza

Hey Extreme 3D  I think Ken sent one of his canadian clipper cold fronts down here to freeze us out. Mike

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/21/2008 05:09 PM

a seal in a cyl. not a seal in a seal. I need to proofread and put some 10w30 on my sticky s key.

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/22/2008 05:26 AM

“Hey Extreme 3D  I think Ken sent one of his canadian clipper cold fronts down here to freeze us out. Mike“

We sent ours to you to make room for a delivery from the Artic. Were shivering too, just at a lower temp. You can send our weather back anytime now, I'm ready for it :D

Mike there is a edit button at the bottom of the posts where you can fix any bloopers

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/22/2008 12:10 PM

mllud, I originally had my mount set up similar to Ken's.  Welded solid with 2 braces from the top corners of the Quicktach to the horizontal arms on the plow.

I had some issues I didn't like with that setup.  With the short wheelbase on the loader, if you are on uneven ground the plow would gouge when the front tires dropped, or the plow would lift if the front tires went over a ridge.  I tried floating the arms and didn't like the amount of weight on the cutting edge.  These plows are designed to float their own weight when installed on a truck.  This is a common complaint when I asked others about their use of plows on skid steers.  I have seen a couple of commercially made plows that did incorporate various methods to allow the plow to float and allow the operator to put some down pressure when they wanted it.

I decided to change my setup.  I wanted it to float but still wanted to be able to apply down pressure when needed.  I also wanted to allow the plow to twist side to side when approaching a cross slope to stay on the grade and minimize the wear on the outside corners of the cutting edge.

I designed this and am running it as my current setup.

The plow mount is adjustable by moving the pins to the three different positions which limits the amount of float at the cutting edge.  When I roll the Quicktach forward the pins force the plow arms down allowing me to put down pressure on the cutting edge.

Note the slotted holes where the plow mount bolts to the plow arms.  This slotting allows the plow to twist side to side when approaching a cross slope.

To shorten the total length of the loader + plow I can pull both pins and roll the Quicktach all the way forward until the plow pivot arm is against the edge of the angle iron.  Then I put the pin in the top hole (which is now underneath the plow support arm) locking the plow in the up position.  When I roll the mount all the way back the plow is now pointed at the sky and takes up less space in garage or trailer.

I fab'd this up late last fall and didn't get a chance to get any paint on it.  I can easily lift the front tires of the loader off the ground and there is minimal flexing at the pivot and appears to be rigid enough for my use.  Time will tell if I didn't build it strong enough.

I thought I would give you something to think about if you haven't welded yours solid yet.


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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/22/2008 12:15 PM
Thanks Ken Get Your timber out of the lowlands The thaw is coming soon. Thanks for the tip.    Mike
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/22/2008 01:01 PM
Trihonu. That looks strong but has some flexability. On a gravel road such as mine, with highs and lows that could work well. Thats a well thought out design. That would also take some stress off the boom.With all the great things a s/s can do. the short wheel base doesnt shave off highs and fill lows like a longer machine.I could see where I might use the design of that joint  in other applications.Flexability keeps things from breaking. I think thats why they dont make these vertical lift booms too rigid side to side. Thanks Mike
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/22/2008 01:51 PM

TriHonu

That is a good design. I never though about setting the down pressure up like that. I knew I did not want it to only float, because back draging performance suffers

The Erskine blades float some at the center pivot, and the Meyers I had was worn enough to give that effect too.

If the push arms on the plow are not level and the center pivot is to tight, when you angle the blade the corners tend to dig in also.

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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/22/2008 03:46 PM

A buddy of mine gave me a plow off one of his old trucks after he sold his plowing business.

I looked at plows at the Bobcat Dealer, in parking lots and a number of truck plow conversions.  Everything I looked at 5 years ago was a fixed mount.  I ASSuMEd that was the way to go since everyone was building them that way.

So out to the shop, I did a quick figure on the angles I wanted and burned it together.  The first winter I tried different approaches to using it and it didn't work as well as I thought it could.  I starting talking to the plow operators asking what they liked and disliked about the equipment they were using.  The float issue came up over and over. 

I happened across a plow at a local rental place that had float built in with pivots, a pair of arms coming down from the Quicktach that would press on the plow frame when you tilted the Quicktach forward and a chain to limit the plow drop.  This really got me thinking.

I like things to work properly. I sketched a couple of designs that would do what I wanted but were over “designed”.  I just wanted the bare essentials.  A new sketch, some cardboard templates to determine proper hole locations and it looked like a plan.  It took me almost as long to cut the old setup apart as it took to build the new setup.  (The first time I welded it like I never wanted it to come apart!)  I've got to get a gouging tip for the torch.  Grinding out welds is a pain!

This sharing of ideas is what this forum is all about.  I'm sure someone will come up with a better solution than mine.  I just hope they take the time to share their ideas.   I have learned much from reading this forum.  Sometime just reading the discussions will get me thinking from a different point of view.  I have always believed the best designs were created from people who have to USE the product.

A friend of my brothers gave him a near new Wolf Plow for the Bobcat .  His friend bought it new and got disgusted with the performance and put it in the shed and quit using it.  Went back to using the plow truck.  A couple years later the plow migrated out to my brothers place.  He is now thinking about cutting it up and building some float into it.


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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/22/2008 05:51 PM
 Trihonu: I agree with you on all the benefits of the forum.Its a brainstorming session with a very diverse group.Ive worked with engineers that didnt know how to hold a screwdriver, Hands on experience with with equipment thats lacking in [whatever] is where ideas to make it better are born. Its a shame manufacturers dont work closer with the people that operate it. They could profit from doing so. Mike
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Re: Snow Plow Bracing
Posted: 01/23/2008 07:36 AM

No one know your needs better then you. That why cutom built equipment often works the best.

 Manufacturers have to convince themselves that

1 it is feasable

2 the idea is marketable

3 their customers are all going to be willing to pay the additional expense.

If any one of these points is questionable the feature  get scrapped

Where as the end user/manufacturer only has to worry #1, the rest they already know

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Off Topic Rant...
Posted: 01/23/2008 09:45 AM

Ken, you forgot about the lawyers...

The Lawyers must insure that the product is designed so no one will sue the manufacturer.  They put themselves in the position of our parent and feel the need to protect us from harming ourselves.  To them the perfect product has no moving parts, is totally inert, does nothing and can be sold for enough money to pay their salaries...

I have been around enough equipment to appreciate well designed equipment and safety systems.  On a couple of occasions I have tested those safety features and were d*mn glad they were there.  However, I understand the operation of machinery is dangerous. I fully understand the risks and am prepared to take the risk to get the benefits of their use.

Somehow society has adopted the belief that nothing is our fault.  Combined with the fact that a significant portion of the population feels the only way to get ahead is to win the lottery or their pending lawsuit...

It was a low day in judicial history when that elderly lady sued McDonald's because she spilled HOT coffee in her lap, and won.  We have broken Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection; in the USA the stupid are making a comeback...


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Re: Off Topic Rant...
Posted: 01/23/2008 02:08 PM

They do have to look at making things that work well for a most people. rather than making things that are great for  a few.And on all the law suits. all those costs get passed back to us. The Insuurance companys arent going to loose money. Mike

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back to the plow
Posted: 01/23/2008 04:51 PM
I run a fisher 7.5 the a frame is welded solid to the bobtach its braced to the top of the plow all the float comes from the center pivot and slotted top brace I have a gravel drive with hills and slopes haven't had a speck of trouble .......yet........Jeff

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Re: back to the plow
Posted: 01/23/2008 06:42 PM

Jeff,

did you weld the Quicktach to the Fisher's original hoop that held the pump assembly?  I'm having a hard time picturing your setup.

How about a pic?


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Re: back to the plow
Posted: 01/25/2008 02:49 PM
I uploaded some pics........not easy on 26k I should mention that the plow was well used before adapting to the bobcat thus making the center pivot well worn I first tried without the top brace and proceeded to break the welds where the a frame meets the plate Ive been using it in its current state for the last couple of years with no obvious damage.....Jeff  http://www.skidsteerforum.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=52&gallerypage=0&path=fisher%20snowplow%20to%20bobcat

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Re: back to the plow
Posted: 01/25/2008 04:37 PM

Thanks.

Got it, your top bracket is slotted left to right allowing the corner of the blade to raise to adjust to the cross slope.

I see you like painting about as much as I do  (I don't mind the painting, I just hate the rust removal and prep to do a good job.)  My grader attachment is still in the shop.  I needed to do a couple of repairs and my buddy shamed me in painting it with the comment “You already have it taken apart, you might as well paint it.”   After the degreasing, pressure washing, grinding and needle scaling done a little at a time over the summer, it got too cold to paint it.  So I warmed up the shop enough to spray a light coat of quick dry primer on it.  It is still resting on dollies in the shop...


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Re: back to the plow
Posted: 01/26/2008 06:56 AM
yup the top is actually slotted in an arc works fine as for the paint I did it for a living for 15 years..............sometimes I just don't feel like it .when I think of it its like 10 below, 3.60 for kerosene Ill just wait...Jeff

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Re: back to the plow
Posted: 01/26/2008 09:13 PM

Jeff: That looks good. Thanks for all the great Ideas.I need to get my plan down and get started. Mike

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Re: back to the plow
Posted: 01/30/2008 04:44 PM

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If you don't have a backboard but you have most of an old plow you can mount it on an existing set of forks,I built this for my Mustang ten years ago and then retro fit to my Gehl.I use it commercially and have for ten years. Left picture was taken before I redid the wings.fourth pic is today with new wings and cutting edge.with the modified wings I can rotate the cutting edge with the arms and tilt so that it cuts better.makes a big difference.

before I rounded off the front corner of the wings, I caught a street drain and broke a cylinder. you can see it on the floor in second pic. I use 1/4 hyd right off the aux fitting. this is the second cyl in ten years and you have to be  traveling fast with a lot of down pressure to break.You can drop the arm and let the plow float on its own weight and it will bounce over most things.the worst thing to do with a snowplow is to built it like you are going cut a grade.It works better to float on the cutting edge with plow actually rotating with whatever off camber drive you are plowing.It also allows for the plows cutting edge to stay on the ground when you have the blade at an angle. I upgraded the pivot pin from 3/4” to 1” grade 8 bolt as well as all the cyl pins to grade 8 with lock nuts.

This thing is beat to death and the upper edge of plow bent from pulling people out of drifts. there is also a big advantage to extending the  distance that the plow is from the machine. not only can you stack snow higher but I feel you can push snow easier. I can discuss details if you have questions.

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