Tue May 05, 2015 7:34 pm
has anyone ever put two cylinders on to make the plow angle both ways? I was thinking about doing this during the winter but I had to angle my plow both ways and just seemed like I would have been not being as efficient if I only had the one angle diretion.
Tue May 05, 2015 8:06 pm
GreaseMnky85 wrote:has anyone ever put two cylinders on to make the plow angle both ways? I was thinking about doing this during the winter but I had to angle my plow both ways and just seemed like I would have been not being as efficient if I only had the one angle diretion.
The setup as it's shown installed moves the plow fully from one stop to the other; it angles in either direction and everywhere in between. When the plow is straight, the cylinder is 1/2 way between stops. There is no need for a second cylinder like you see on truck plows.
Tue May 05, 2015 8:14 pm
that makes sense. I'm sure that had crossed my mind since. Definately a project I would like to work on this summer along with adding 9 inches to each side of my plow. I have a loboy 185 and need to get the wheel spaces for my chains also.
Tue May 05, 2015 8:50 pm
I have filled R1 tires, and the only time I needed chains was when there was solid ice on the ground. I didn't even put the chains on this past winter!
Wed May 06, 2015 7:41 pm
I have loaded turf tires and could have used my chains a few times this winter transporting fire wood and many times plowing snow. so hopefully by next winter I will have the tire spacers and I also want to extend my plow 9 inches on each side to make it 72 inches because my tires are wider than the plow sitting straight.
Wed May 06, 2015 9:57 pm
GreaseMnky85 wrote:I have loaded turf tires and could have used my chains a few times this winter transporting fire wood and many times plowing snow. so hopefully by next winter I will have the tire spacers and I also want to extend my plow 9 inches on each side to make it 72 inches because my tires are wider than the plow sitting straight.
Good call - I've been thinking of adding extensions too, but at an angle away from the face so the leading edge is more forward to the direction of travel and less snow spills off the wrong edge of the blade. I hate that, because I have to take a smaller bite and more passes to get things completely cleared.
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:36 pm
I'm looking at putting the hydraulic cylinder on my plow. I was wondering if i could use the rear hydraulic port and use it for the power angle plow? Are those controls just one way considering those hydraulic cylinders use the gravity to lower the cylinder? I was hoping to save some money but the "in theory" and trying to save money doesn't always work out the way we hope it would.
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:46 am
The lift cylinder on the numbered Cubs is a single action type as you noted. What you want is a double action cylinder for the plow angle application and a three position spool (control valve) to actuate it. The oil needs to flow through the valve and return to the reservoir when in the neutral position (center), I don't think the rear port will allow that.
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:07 pm
That's what I had suspected the rear port wouldn't allow that. I'm going to check my local Tsc and see what their prices are and if they will have everything without having to order online.
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:52 pm
Your local TSC is about the most expensive place you can go for hydraulic supplies, and they won't have all the fittings you'll need. One place I use is called SURPLUSCENTER.
You can also turn that rear single-acting port into a double acting port by attaching a hose from it to the IN port on an open-center two-way hydraulic spool valve. Attach a hose from the OUT to the fill port for the hydraulic reservoir. The "work" ports on the valve can then be connected to a cylinder. Tie the rear port's control lever back, and then control the two-way cylinder through the spool valve.
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:41 pm
Thanks for the info Matt. I try to use local suppliers if the cost isn't too much more. I'm not going to go broke spending a few dollars more plus I wouldn't have to wait on shipping. I have looked up stuff on SURPLUSCENTER. I really like it just haven't ordered anything yet money always seems to be the issue!
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