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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Power Kings are great for plowing snow, they are strong, heavy, and have steer brakes. The only downside is that the snow plows are 48 inches wide. For a normal GT this is fine, but a PK with the wheels turned out is around 48 to 50 inches wide. Then angle the blade, or turn and you will be running over more snow then your are pushing! The PKs handle a 48 inch plow like nothing, and they can handle a wider plow without a problem. I am using two 4 foot blades to make one that is 5 1/2 feet wide.

 

In the spring I bought a plow at a show in CT for $30. Once I had taken everything off of it, I used the plasma cutter to snip 9 inches off of each side. There is still plenty left in the middle piece that i could widen another plow too.

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A little bit of grinding to get the fit-up I wanted and I had the sides welded to another blade for a total of 66 inches. On the bottom edge it looks like it does not line up, that is because the edge on the blade I cut the ends off was not replaced when it needed to be. Because the edge was not replaced, some of the plow has also been worn down.

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I am pretty much done with it, I have to get shielding gas tomorrow and do some small finishing touches. Then, make a new wear edge and slap some paint on it.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Ryan, that is really going to work nicely for you. What will you use for the cutting edge?
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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Ryan, that is really going to work nicely for you. What will you use for the cutting edge?

 

I am just going to use a piece of 1/4" flat stock, either 1 1/2 or 2 inches wide.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Sweeeeeet!! Very nicely done!! :thumbs:  We need to see pictures of it pushing snow now. You know we like pictures.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:35 PM

Nice Ryan. That otta keep your tires out of the snow.

How about putting some wings on it too, so snow doesn't spill

out so easily.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:42 PM

What did you do for support on the back side.    66" Now thats a plow!


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:48 PM

What did you do for support on the back side.    66" Now thats a plow!

 

From the factory, along the top edge is a piece of 3/8" flat stock that supports it. Other then that there is not much there. I did put a V-groove on the front of the blade so that after I ground the weld flush it would still have strength from that weld. Plus, I put two passes along the backside of the seam. The weld penetrates all the way through the blade and I don't see why that will not be enough to hold it.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 08:12 PM

 Nice work Ryan, that should push some serious snow! :thumbs:

 

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 08:19 PM

Nice work!  That will make for a much more efficient worker.

 

 

I had picked up a PO modified Simplicity blade, with this same mod.  When I first saw it, I wondered if it would hold against a snag.  The fabricator added straps behind the welds, to support the joint, and I cannot imagine it ever breaking.  The cutting edge was 3/8"

 

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 08:21 PM

I added an extension to the top of the blade on my Cubs blade, that and a power angle. The extension really help keep the snow from tumbling over the top of the blade. The Cubs blade is 54" long.

 

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Nice job Ryan !  Will you be adding any type of shoes ,runners  skids, (  you know what I mean lol ) ?


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Nice job Ryan ! Will you be adding any type of shoes ,runners skids, ( you know what I mean lol ) ?


Thanks! I will be using the original type shoes for this plow.
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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:40 PM

That looks great! Nice work! You will clear the snow a lot faster now!

 

 

 

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 06:24 AM

Looks good id like to add a foot to our 445 but the hydraulic quick attach front blades are pretty pricey 54 inch plow works pretty good.

 


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 07:13 AM

That should do fine, Ryan!  Didn't take you long either!


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