Good Morning Everyone:
Yesterday I got started building my homemade snow plow for my White Town & Country 112. I was given the GT without any implements or even a mower deck, so I decided I needed to do something with it. Not to mention it"s been snowing a lot and plowing looks like fun.
So this is my basic salvaged materials, along with bit of junk I have tucked away in the corners of my shop.
This is the blade material. I plan to cut it in half and laminate the two halves together.
These are some scrap from work. They used to join together to support radiant heaters, which are used to defrost the ground. Originally they extended but the innner 1 1/4" tube is rusted in place. So I have 1.5 inch by 1/4 wall tubing for my push frame.
This my push frame mount ( x 2) made of 3" channel. The 3/4 hole in the GT frame was already there so I robbed a couple 3/4 bolts from from a couple of old trailer hitch balls.
A pic of the mount welded to part of the push frame.
Both sides of the push frame with a centre support.
The front starting to come together.
A hook I made out of some galvanized rod, to act as the lift point on the deck lift mechanism.
The lift chain is passed through the frame support and wrapped around the whole frame in an effort to lift the push frame evenly. I'll probably work on the lift to come up with something better a little later.
Does anybody have a picture of how their plows lift? Am I at least close to figuring out how they are supposed to lift? I only get about four inches between the lifted and lowered positions.
More to follow soon. Hoping to get the work done today and paint tomorrow.
Any input you can offer would be appreciated.