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    skidsteer plow

    Been a long time since I have posted, just got my account back
    Converted an 8ft Diamond plow to a skid steer mount Welded it to a prefabbed skid loader plate
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    made some diagonal braces
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    Works much better than the short 6 1/2 ft one I built and sold long ago
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    Why did my pictures come in sideways? LoL
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    I have an 8.5' Meyer plow I adapted to my skid steer and it will move snow quite readily. Far too big of bite and will shove the tractor sideways if slick under the snow easily with the blade cocked to one side.....
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    If you're really going to use a skid steer for serious plowing you have to get rid of those R4 tires and put on some winter truck tires, night/day difference.
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    just dropped a set of new tires on it after these pictures, and if you want to go to town with a skidloader, I pop the chains on, Wo Bingo will it bite, will leave scratches if you get carried away.
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    I built this 9' last year. I wanted it to float and have d/p with some lateral tilt to follow the ground. Those Diamond's are a pretty tough plow.
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Looks like basically the same plow, see you welded some material on there for traction when climbing in and out, good idea, might do that on mine before I take a digger. My machine has float on the boom hydraulics, does yours?
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Yes, but the boom is a pretty big hunk of steel to move, esp with an early or late snow plowing MUD
    That diagonal top link kinda thing has about 6" of travel in it. I just roll (dump) the attach plate to have down pressure, roll it back to pick up, and operate it in the middle of it's stroke for floating.

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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Rusty - slick idea on the top link. Have any close-ups? I might steal that for my next plow... Also curious where you get the degree of freedom for the side tilt. I know it is not a powered tilt, just wondering where that flexibility comes from.

    I also learned the hard way on a plow for my old tractor loader that you want float for the blade itself, and not to float the whole loader for this application. Same thing you said - too much weight to float well on a blade.
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    The top link is a hacked up cheap HF t/l with the swivel ball ends welded to a tube in a tube with a 5-6" slot through the inner tube for travel. (way too much travel)

    Dark shop, dark paint, throw away brush & cheap paint = poor pics. You should get the idea from these, again, I gave it more travel than it needs. It does just push against the mount, pivoting on a big bolt in some DOM. The vertical angles are the limiting bump stops.
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Both of you guys did a nice job. Where I live you very rarely see Diamond plows. I always thought they were nicely built and i like the cutting edge set up. I to like the treads made out of Angle Iron. I built a snow bucket last year for my skid steer and like it alot although I have a 750' drive and if we have a heavy snow its a hard push. Again you guys did a very nice build.

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    Re: skidsteer plow

    I have an old 8 foot diamond plow circa 1979 with horizontal trip edge springs. I converted the A frame to work on a late model fisher minute mount. Best thing I ever did
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Quote Originally Posted by kolot View Post
    Been a long time since I have posted, just got my account back
    Converted an 8ft Diamond plow to a skid steer mount Welded it to a prefabbed skid loader plate
    Name:  skid plow 2.jpg
Views: 1052
Size:  44.4 KB
    made some diagonal braces
    Name:  skid plow 3.jpg
Views: 1054
Size:  73.3 KB
    Works much better than the short 6 1/2 ft one I built and sold long ago
    Name:  skid plow 4.jpg
Views: 1046
Size:  68.5 KB

    Why did my pictures come in sideways? LoL
    Thought that looked familiar. I was just on criagslist looking at plows and this came up. Nice conversion by the way.
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Thanks Rusty! Nice work!
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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Quote Originally Posted by rustyiron View Post
    The top link is a hacked up cheap HF t/l with the swivel ball ends welded to a tube in a tube with a 5-6" slot through the inner tube for travel. (way too much travel)
    add holes and double your bolt

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    Re: skidsteer plow

    Quote Originally Posted by kolot View Post
    Been a long time since I have posted, just got my account back
    Converted an 8ft Diamond plow to a skid steer mount Welded it to a prefabbed skid loader plate
    Name:  skid plow 2.jpg
Views: 1052
Size:  44.4 KB
    made some diagonal braces
    Name:  skid plow 3.jpg
Views: 1054
Size:  73.3 KB
    Works much better than the short 6 1/2 ft one I built and sold long ago
    Name:  skid plow 4.jpg
Views: 1046
Size:  68.5 KB

    Why did my pictures come in sideways? LoL
    Glad to have you back!

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