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#1 kellerman88 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 09, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Good day all!

 

Found a snowplow for my AMF1014. :rocker2:  Pretty excited about that. My question for you is this:

 

The previous owner bolted on a big old texas honkin piece of angle steel to the top of the blade. Only thing I can figure is that they felt the need for more down pressure on the plow. Have those of you with snow plowing experience felt the need for more weight ON the blade? Or should I take it off and make my hydraulics happier?



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Posted September 09, 2015 - 11:49 AM

I've never needed more weight for plowing snow. I have gravel now and it would actually be negative for me.

now when I use it to move dirt, gravel, and grade the drive, yeah, I could use more weight sometimes.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 12:51 PM

I picked up a front blade for my G16XT but it had no lift link.  I made my own link out of 1/2" black pipe but with no slot so the blade could float.  I can control the down pressure with the lift handle, but it does require to have one hand on the handle unless on flat ground.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 02:21 PM

I am going to agree with Tahoe on this one.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 02:32 PM

I never used weight on my plow for snow or dirt. It always dug in and stayed down. Noel.
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Posted September 09, 2015 - 05:56 PM

:iagree:



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Posted September 09, 2015 - 07:17 PM

Down pressure is nice for back dragging.  if you need to plow out tight places in reverse


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 07:38 AM

Thanks for the responses.  :D

 

I'll just take it off then (I'm not gonna do any back dragging) since it's not really needed. Let the snow fly!



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Posted September 10, 2015 - 07:41 AM

I've never needed more weight on a front blade. Mostly it's a battle to try to keep it from digging in. Was it mounted in such a way that it made the blade taller? That might be the reason. Extra height rather than weight?



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Posted September 10, 2015 - 07:48 AM

That's a bad word, snow !! I wish and hope I don't have to use my plow. But that's not gunna happen around here. Noel
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Posted September 10, 2015 - 08:18 AM

I've never needed more weight on a front blade. Mostly it's a battle to try to keep it from digging in. Was it mounted in such a way that it made the blade taller? That might be the reason. Extra height rather than weight?

 

I didn't even think of that! I don't THINK so since it was only attached with the remaining thread from the springs. But it was positioned on the top of the plow with the flat in line with the blade. So it's quite possible. Good thinking. (Wish I had snapped a picture haha)


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 05:10 PM

Was it drilled like a rubber flap was mounted into the angle iron? I have seen that done of trucks to keep snow from going over the plow.
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Posted September 11, 2015 - 06:59 AM

Was it drilled like a rubber flap was mounted into the angle iron? I have seen that done of trucks to keep snow from going over the plow.

Negative. Just two mounting holes to attach it onto the plow.






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