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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 05:31 PM

I made this snow plow years ago and works great.  Made from wood and a steel frame around it. It was was the wood that was pushing the snow so one day i wondered if there was something I could put on the wood to make the snow slide off better.  Came up with the idea of a kids krazy karpet that they use on the snow. Nothing sticks to it, so I nailed it to the plow. Works great, snow of any kind does not stick. Had to add the Boss sticker, just for the fun of it.  What do you guys use or do for your plow to keep snow from sticking?   Noel

 

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Mine was pretty well pitted when I rescued it from the dump. W/ a lot of cup brush and flap disc I got it as smooth as possible w/o making the moldboard 1/2 it's original thickness. In warm weather I laid it flat and sprayed a heavy coat of Flood Penetrol on it, let it dry for a day and then sprayed it gloss black. You can still see the pits but snow doesn't stick to it no matter how wet.
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Posted January 26, 2015 - 07:09 PM

I'm not very creative, I just use snow plow wax.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 07:23 PM

A lot of time this pitted items can be smoothed up by a real good cleaning and then put on a coat of fiberglass resin.  The resin will fill in the voids caused by the pits.  A heavy duty sanding or flap wheel will remove the material above the pits.  Another coat or two of the resin and you have a nice smooth surface.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 07:37 PM

Decent gloss paint and either silicone spray or Pam cooking spray
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Posted January 26, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Guess I'm too much of an old fart! What's the 'kids krazy karpet'?


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 08:16 PM

Thin sheet of plastic that kids use to slide down snow banks for fun, which I did with my kids. I may not have the right name for it. Noel
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Posted January 26, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Very clever idea!  I remember the plow my dad made for the old Pond.  He made it entirely out of oak with just a metal cutting edge.  It didn't angle so we didn't have to worry about snow rolling off.  It did a great job though.  Wish I had a picture of that old plow.  Not even sure whatever happened to it.  I'll bet we used that plow for 30 years.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:57 AM

Boat wax, and if it starts to stick on the blade or in the blower

chute, I spray with windshield washer fluid.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:37 AM

I've used silicone spray and pam over the years. We get a lot of wet heavy snow here so you can end up with a huge layer of the stuff stuck to the blade at times. I usually don't notice it until I park the tractor and am leaving the garage. I then have to clean it off so it doesn't melt and the freeze again under the garage door. That happened once before and stuck the gasket to the floor. When I opened the door it tore about 5 feet of the gasket off the bottom of the door. Now I try to keep the gasket lubed with silicone to prevent that from happening. 


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 08:04 AM

Boat wax much different than car wax. I spray tremclad clear paint on my blower chutes. That works good. Noel

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 08:35 AM

Clark: "This is a new non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant my company has been working on. It creats a surface 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil. Ahhh! We're really going to fly down the hill with this stuff."
Russ: "Has anyone ever used it on a home made snow plow?"
Clark: "Not that I know of, Russ."


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