ok so im finished.. took about 10 hours total,everthing is made from steel i had around the farm or lawn tractors that i stripped for parts long ago.
ill try and show how i made it with the pictures, wasnt all that difficult.
so heres how it mounts to the rear frame of the tractor, two 1" thick steel plates which i pulled from the steel pile and they already had holes in them :) . the two rods coming down are coming off the factory deck lift mechanism. works ok but its too far back so the blade is a little heavy to lift, so not for anyone with a sore shoulder. a craftsman/ayp body might work better as the lift for the deck is further ahead.
this is the basic frame, just 1" square channel, not sure if it will hold up. but its a prototype for others i will make
square channel at the rear of the plow bracket is where the 3/4" threaded rod runs through to the frame mounts.
pretty much the up and down pivot.
this is the underside of the front of plow bracket just some more added strength and the side to side pivot bolt i welded in.
these are the holes for the lock pins, just some 5/8" id pipe, thought this design would be strong.
theres the plow attached and its easy to angle just pull the 1/2" bolt and select the angle and drop the bolt back in.
here i was pushing the 1" of snow lol. thats all i have for now so i pushed an old cub cadet around with the brakes locked and even on ice it still didnt lose traction. its -16 here today.
all ready to go, the guy its going to is planning on making a cab for it and since its liquid cooled it can be heated with a small heater core from princess auto.
Edited by truckintyler, December 12, 2013 - 03:57 PM.