Custom Snow Pusher

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nailsbeats

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News says to expect 16 to 20 inches of snow over the next 3 days, good time to show you my snowpusher. It is 7' wide and has two cutting edges, one for regular position and on for back-dragging. The top and cutting edges are removeable with bolts, the flags are for show. I thought I was really on to something when I came up with the second cutting edge, but upon further review I found two places on the Internet that already have it and one claims to have patented it. Oh well, mine works great!
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skidsteer.ca

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You must have a welder with a high duty cycle, lol.
You don't seem to let it cool too much. Again another top rate job.
One question, Why did you put a top in it? Most pushers I've seen don't have one
I just sold my 9' blade that I had modified by adding 1 ft on each side and sweeping it forward, 30 degees. Made a snow pusher of sorts but still allowed angle blading too.
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I have a new 8' blade that is more heavy duty then the Meyers blade in this pic. So at some point I think I'll do the same thing.
Regards
Ken
 

sterlclan

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You must have a welder with a high duty cycle, lol.
You don't seem to let it cool too much. Again another top rate job.
One question, Why did you put a top in it? Most pushers I've seen don't have one
I just sold my 9' blade that I had modified by adding 1 ft on each side and sweeping it forward, 30 degees. Made a snow pusher of sorts but still allowed angle blading too.

I have a new 8' blade that is more heavy duty then the Meyers blade in this pic. So at some point I think I'll do the same thing.
Regards
Ken
Ken I think he rolls the bucket forward to back drag the top is actually the back when doing this anyhoo looks nice Jeff
 

skidsteer.ca

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Ken I think he rolls the bucket forward to back drag the top is actually the back when doing this anyhoo looks nice Jeff
Ok, I see the other cutting edge there now, just never hit me. You could seriously pull some snow back with that baby.
I'd need one with the main cutting edge that tripped to save my teeth for my yard. (tirechains on skidders are always 1/2 pulling up rock that freeze in. The first time or two I plow each fall is a bear) but it would'nt be to hard to engineer a trip edge into one of these either.
I guess if you had a normal driveway that would not be as big of a factor as it is here, but it does allow one to speed along with less fear of needing major dental work
Thanks
Ken
 

nailsbeats

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Ok, I see the other cutting edge there now, just never hit me. You could seriously pull some snow back with that baby.
I'd need one with the main cutting edge that tripped to save my teeth for my yard. (tirechains on skidders are always 1/2 pulling up rock that freeze in. The first time or two I plow each fall is a bear) but it would'nt be to hard to engineer a trip edge into one of these either.
I guess if you had a normal driveway that would not be as big of a factor as it is here, but it does allow one to speed along with less fear of needing major dental work
Thanks
Ken
Ken,
Duty cycle is 100%, thinking about going with a water cooled gun though, hehehe.
The top on the pusher works just like Sterclan said. If you look at the flags you will see that they are set to be used in the back-drag position. Don't really need them because you can see the cutting edge from that position, but I had them and they look good.
The reason for the full top is more snow capacity in back-drag mode. While back dragging, the pusher rides right on the cutting edge for a perfect cut as long as the ground is frozen or your on concrete or blacktop.
In normal mode the pusher glides on the spring steel runners on the outside, so I left the cutting edge up 1/8 inch for a little rock insurance. I have a long gravel driveway and never have any problems. I also do concrete yards and clean them up as good as I have ever seen.
The cutting edges are new 5/8 inch take-off's from a grader, so they will take all the abuse you can give them with a skid. I went with the steel cutting edge over the rubber thinking I may level some gravel or dirt with it, but that was before I built the dozer blade. I will show you that when I get some good action pics.
Excuse me, I have to go check my fillings.
 

nailsbeats

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You must have a welder with a high duty cycle, lol.
You don't seem to let it cool too much. Again another top rate job.
One question, Why did you put a top in it? Most pushers I've seen don't have one
I just sold my 9' blade that I had modified by adding 1 ft on each side and sweeping it forward, 30 degees. Made a snow pusher of sorts but still allowed angle blading too.

I have a new 8' blade that is more heavy duty then the Meyers blade in this pic. So at some point I think I'll do the same thing.
Regards
Ken
Ken,
That looks like a nice piece, I have seen some of those around town on snowdays. Does it work really well? How is efficiency? Any thoughts on that VS a true pusher?
Thanks,
Nels
 

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Ken,
That looks like a nice piece, I have seen some of those around town on snowdays. Does it work really well? How is efficiency? Any thoughts on that VS a true pusher?
Thanks,
Nels
I think it works well,
I can still angle blade, but with the wings, the snow does not spill around the front corner of the blade so easy when the blade is near full. This allows me to move the snow futher sideways each pass without spillage or trailoff
The wing that is closer to the loader helps push the snow another foot further away, keeping it from running back into the wheels of the loader when the blade is fully angled.
On a straight push the volume carried by the blade is greatly increased, likely 40%.
Our snowfalls are usually lighter 3 to 8 inches or dry snow, this allows me to gather it into a bank quicker then move the bank to the side and pile it.
By using rubber cutting edges on the wings, the trip function still work as the rubber on the wings can compress as the blade tilt forward to.
Although the ultimate would be a multi piece trip cutting edge. I seen a one way plow on a highway dept truck that the entire cutting edge was made up of @ 16” sections. Each part of the cutting edge could trip independantly
Ken
 
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