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Plowing snow!

Postby mahnemann » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:20 pm

Thanks to Bob McCarty, I've got a snow plow on the Cub! We had barely enough snow to do a test run last night. I've got wheel weights I need to install, and I think I'll get a plastic/rubber blade in place of the steel one since my driveway has quite a few cracks. But it's going to work nicely!

https://youtu.be/UbEjIsTUztY

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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Urbish » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:33 pm

If you don't ever plan on moving dirt with it (or plan to do so infrequently), you might consider modifying the plow so that it'll trip when it hits an obstruction. There have been several recent posts about this topic.

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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:04 pm

Mike, Looks like you were having fun. I haven't mounted my blade yet. I usually wait until there is about a foot of snow and it's 10*. :D
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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Willy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:25 pm

Urbish wrote:If you don't ever plan on moving dirt with it (or plan to do so infrequently), you might consider modifying the plow so that it'll trip when it hits an obstruction. There have been several recent posts about this topic.


I've been thinking about that with the cobbled together set up I'm working on. Thinking I might could do something with the cultivator lift/pressure rods for this. And how to put some kind of plastic protector on the edge of the blade so I don't tear up the pavement.
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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Urbish » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:41 pm

I've been using a 3/8" thick piece of tank armor (MIL-A-12560) as a cutting edge for several years with good results. Others sandwich a piece of polyethylene or even rubber stall mat between the plow and a piece of sheetmetal with good results too.

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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby mahnemann » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:55 pm

Yep - Bob, it all went together quite nicely! The plow arm where it attaches to the hydraulic arm wanted to be mounted on the outside instead of the preferred mounting point, so I bought a couple of nylon washers to act as bushings. But otherwise it all looks pretty good.

Urbish: I do have some feet that Bob gave me, which I'll experiment with, and my plan is to try the stall mat sandwiched between the steel. Fun stuff to play around with!

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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:41 pm

You could also add one of these links to give the blade some wiggle room on uneven surfaces.

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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby BigBill » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:20 pm

Pushing heavy wet deep snow isn’t the Cubs forte sort of speak. Unless you have dual wheel weights front and rear plus a good set of ice bar link chains on the rear. I prefer duo cross chains but don’t recommend them on asphalt driveways there very aggressive. I found out the hard way that cubs don’t push snow unless there set up right.

Now trust me at the old house I had blizzard deep snow in just my driveway all my neighbors had way less than I had. Of course Mother Nature hates me I get more snow at the new place too go figure. If my snow moving equipment isn’t on top of its game get the snowblower.

At the new neighborhood everyone helps everyone. I have a kid that plows my driveway but I help him in return too plus give him some cash too. My point is I move farther north the people change. I’m in with the northern rednecks the old country people life is different.

My old 55 Willy’s is chained up like a gladiator. She’s running four sets of chains with lockers f&r you can jack up three tires and she will still move. I love my little jeep tractor but it’s fun to plow with the IH tractor too.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Willy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:51 pm

Not that much snow here in NW Tenn. But we get a heck of a lot more here than where I grew up near Texarkana. I never had to shovel snow before I moved up here.
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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:56 pm

radioguy41 wrote:You could also add one of these links to give the blade some wiggle room on uneven surfaces.

1948 Farmall Cub-149s2.jpg

What is it they call that? Flexible clevis?
I always wondered what it’s purpose was.

One thing you might want to add is the snow extension for the blade if you can find one.
You’d be surprised at how a little snow can roll and build in front of the blade. You’ll want that extra height on the blade.
I bought mine from TM years back when they had them. Maybe if they have enough people asking they’ll stock them again. :wink:
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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby WaMoo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:25 pm

mahnemann wrote:Thanks to Bob McCarty, I've got a snow plow on the Cub! We had barely enough snow to do a test run last night. I've got wheel weights I need to install, and I think I'll get a plastic/rubber blade in place of the steel one since my driveway has quite a few cracks. But it's going to work nicely!

https://youtu.be/UbEjIsTUztY


Looks great! Great video. Very festive too with the Christmas lights!
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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Jvanvuren » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:55 am

Boy, I sure do like those little 7x24 rear tires!

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Re: Plowing snow!

Postby Mike H » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:29 am

Somthing we do up here in snow country is cut a piece of gas pipe to length and slice it the long way to fit over the cutting edge of the plow
this keeps the edge from catching cracks in the drive way and saves the lawn from getting scalped
also works great on snow blowers to keep from picking rocks up.

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