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#1 a.graham52 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 07:51 PM

So I had purchased a 1960 IH b120 pickup to plow with. Ended up having to pull the engine to do the clutch. Was waiting on beer weather to procede. Has a pretty wimpy Western plow that looked way too small for a 3/4 ton truck.
I always disliked the pk plow. Way too narrow and takes way to long to plow the powder. So I got looking for things to build a rear plow or even extend the pk plow... then it hit me, I'll use the plow off the truck. ALMOST a complete bolt on too. I removed the pivot pin and separated the pk blade from the plow frame. Slid the western into place, installed a new pivot pin and practicality done. All I have left is drilling a hole in the frame to add the lock pin to stop the plow from rotating. Also removing the backstop from the western frame to add to the pk and then the impacts won't put pressure on the pivot... like the factory set up. Best part, pull pivot pin... reinstall pk blade if a choose. Very simple.

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 08:03 PM

Might be too much for your tractor.  You will need chains, weights, and tire fluid.  Still will probably push the front end around.  Also you could start cutting the ends of the blade off until it is narrow enough, but that will be trial and error.  And if you never get deep snow, then it may do just fine.  Looks like you might be on gravel.  How about running a pipe along the scraping blade to keep it from cutting in?

 

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 08:19 PM

Hi interesting set up how about some pics of the back side to see how that fit, but it sounds like it wnet very good, how big is that blade yea it may push the front some but it will work I have a couple of 5' blades for my PK's and they work good, like you say the 4' is abit small, on one of the blades I added a spill plated and that really helps.



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 08:28 PM

Great conversion!!!  :thumbs:

 

You should get ahold of "Farm Show" magazine.  I'm confident they would be interested in that.



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 08:59 PM

I will get better pics once I get it back from the welders on thursday. It was a slick swap and I'll be curious how it does in the neXT stom. Sofar it's always been light and fluffy stuff. No doubt wet and heavy will be more of a challenge. I est the blade being about 6ft. Maybe 6.5. I already have chains and factory rear weights.
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Posted January 13, 2017 - 10:32 AM

StI'll have to drill that hole for the lock pin

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 11:33 AM

You can always take a "cut quick" and reduce the size of the plow if it's too wide. Putting chains on the front tires will help with the front sliding. Had to do this with my blower tractor and it helped. 



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Posted January 13, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Time will tell. My driveway is a straight shot so it may not give much trouble.

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 01:13 PM

Hi graham, looks good thanks for posting the pictures it sure was an easy convert, if your front tires are get old you could replace them with tri-ribs have them on my PK's and they really make a difference for steering.



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Posted February 01, 2017 - 01:03 PM

Mngb, my tires are only a year old, take offs off a trailer I bought that I didn't like.

Finally got a chance to try out the plow. 3 inches of fluffy stuff so it is by no means a stress test. The attack angle does need to change. It would hang up on a pebble and it's already close to strait up and down.

Good news. 3 swiped and my driveway was done in 10 minutes as apposed to 40 minutes.
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