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    Custom mounted 60" tapered loader snow plow

    For less than half the cost of a Frontier AF10F, and less than 1/4 the cost of an HLA1000, I give you the custom fandangled snow plow I identify as model WTF60M whipped up in a few hours for a whopping $450. The plow is a KFI 60" tapered blade. Manual angle with a pin. The mounting bracket was for a Kubota UTV, but was nothing more than angle iron with clevis tabs. How convenient! So I drilled some 1/2" holes in my pallet fork frame and bolted on the bracket. The geometry works out perfectly. Then I got a 4ft safety orange chain (so I don't lose it), looped it around the upper cross member of the fork frame, and shackled it to the plow frame's existing lift points. Normally a UTV would have a winch to lift it up, but I don't need that obviously. So the chain is there permanently in place of a lift winch. I plan to put one of Kenny's bolt on clevis tabs up top for the chain to go through rather than looping around the cross member. I also need to get some markings on the level indicator and other components to indicate height and angle.


    So I think this will actually work better than a traditional loader mounted plow. Since the plow frame is hinged on those clevis tabs, pivoting up and down within the limits of the chain, the plow can follow the contour of the ground. A plow hard mounted to the loader can't do that, and we've all learned that putting the loader in float just makes it worse. As DonR pointed out, this will also make hitting a curb or chunk of ice much less traumatic.


    I had given this concept some thought in the past, but moved on since I was assuming I'd need to buy a JDQA plate, and pay a welder to mount a plow frame to it. So by the time I found a used plow, bought the JDQA, and paid a welder, I might as well just buy an AF10F for about the same cost. @DonR reminded me I have a fork frame, and could use that rather than buying a JDQA plate. Then the next day I found this plow on craigslist with mounting that would not require any welding. It ended up taking me about 2hrs grand total.


    So, now that I've done this, it probably won't snow at all for the rest of the year. You're welcome Maryland.























    Last edited by Pedals2Paddles; 11-24-2018 at 08:33 PM.
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    That is awesome.
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    pretty nice. when it does snow down ur way then we will need some pics of it in action-ok
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    I have the GoPro mount on the ROPS to record in the unlikely event it ever snows again

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    Thinking outside the box, I like it! (Btw all the pictures didn't seem to load, or is that just my computer?)
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    The only downside here is the notch for removing the forks happens to be in the middle of the bottom crossbar. So I currently have to take the bracket off to put the forks back on. So at some point, I'm going to cut, or have someone cut the notches into each end. In the meantime, 4 bolts is not a big deal.
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    Your right about Float being worse it will cause my Snow Pusher to just dig into the ground. I still need a better skid then the 3" angle because my HD Poly strip is lower then it! I did this for rocks and other things sticking up damaging the blade. So I have to add another skid or adjust the level more closely pushing snow. Might just get another piece of the strip of HD Poly and make one for it. I can heat and bend it to the shape I need. I like your springs on your set up no give to mine!!Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	658502Gave mine more thought and will add 2-1/2" thick 6"x12" skids made of High Density Polyurethane spaced down off my 3" steel angle iron. Then I can just drop my blade on them and head out. When they wear down I will bolt on 2 more at $24.00 a set. This will keep my cutting edges flush with the ground and not dig in. I will bolt the HD Poly to the Angle Iron in this close up picture. Will save extra wear to my cutting edges too.Click image for larger version. 

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    My CTA came with float blocks they work great. On my old asphalt drive I left the float. Now on gravel I set so my rubber cutting edge is up a little and bolted them fast. I can flip them once when they wearband then order new ones. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeagerHair View Post
    My CTA came with float blocks they work great. On my old asphalt drive I left the float. Now on gravel I set so my rubber cutting edge is up a little and bolted them fast. I can flip them once when they wearband then order new ones. Click image for larger version. 

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    I like that pusher! The Skids are nice the way they put them on. Last night I ordered a 12" x 24" x 1/2" thick skid to cut into 2-6" x 24" strips. Then I can heat them and bend up the ends so they do not grab but slide like skies. That is a heavy duty blade you have! One day I will make a new one after a few winters of use on this one to figure what I want. Biggest problem is hitting hidden unknown things on other people property not mine! Frozen Cow Pies are a problem but then I use my rear blade to scrap with much safer. I like that idea of just wearing out the skids and leaving my cutting edges up a little to just deal with the snow.
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    Put the plow guides on this morning

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