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#1 n3pht OFFLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:37 PM

After searching and searching for a front mount plow (blade), I have thought about using an old stand up air compressor tank. Cutting it at an angle for some type of cross breed plow /scoop? Maybe make a mount so the bucket will pivot so I could dump and lock on the ends ?

Any thoughts ?

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 09:34 PM

I believe that if you have the fabrication skills, the compressor tank would be a good candidate for material. It should have a decent curve to it, more than most standard blades, but should be OK. It should also be made of a high quality steel that should prove to wear well. There are also a lot of handy DIY fabricators on the site who will be able to provide assistance if you should need any advice. Post some pics of the build along the way if you decide to go with it!

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 10:31 PM

No question it can be done. I have seen pictures where guys have used air compressor tanks and water heater tanks.
lay out your ideas out and this bunch will kick it around, offering a lot of good ideas (no one person can think of everything) and you can sure make it work.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 10:33 PM

If you know anyone that works for the county the wore out blade off the road grader would make good cutting edge.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 06:27 AM

If you know anyone that works for the county the wore out blade off the road grader would make good cutting edge.

I'd love to have 4' of one of those. Adds some good weight to it too.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 07:17 PM

When I was a teenager me and Dad built a front blade out of a tank. We flattened out the bottom half for a flatter push area. It seemed to work ok. Shorty

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:51 AM

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something like this

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Posted November 25, 2011 - 10:17 PM

use can use part of the tank that you did not use to make a center blade

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 09:27 AM

Dont see why you cant make it work, good idea. My first ever plow was made out of a 100pound LP tank, had I thought about that scoop idea of yours at the time I would have tried it.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 08:31 AM

ive heard of some people taking 55 gallon drums, cutting them in half lengthwise and using about 4 of the pieces bolts together for a plow.




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