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snow plow plans wanted - Dr Stan - 11-11-2015

Does anyone have or know of a web site where I can find a decent set of plans for a snow plow to go on a 24HP Cub Cadet garden tractor?  Since I do not have a roller I want to find something that utilizes a 55 gallon drum.


RE: snow plow plans wanted - Pete O - 11-12-2015

There's a site called TractorByNet, US based small tractor forum, that I look at from time to time, I think you'd be very likely to find something on there. Lots of interesting project builds in one of the sections.


RE: snow plow plans wanted - Dr Stan - 11-12-2015

Thank you for the tip.  Smiley-signs107 That particular forum did not have what I wanted, but it helped me revise my search and I found this:

http://www.mytractorforum.com/63-mtd/266632-990-snow-plow-build-my-81-mtd.html

Looks like an excellent set of plans that could be modified as necessary for a large number of garden tractors.


RE: snow plow plans wanted - Pete O - 11-12-2015

Almost makes me wish we got snow here in winter. Almost.
Hope you'll keep us updated with your project.


RE: snow plow plans wanted - Dr Stan - 11-13-2015

Will be picking up a 55 gallon steel drum next week.


RE: snow plow plans wanted - terrywerm - 11-15-2015

(11-13-2015, 09:35 AM)Dr Stan Wrote: Will be picking up a 55 gallon steel drum next week.

You might find that there are other options out there that may work better. I built a 60" blade for my Simplicity Pow'r Max years ago. I used a section of an old water pressure tank. After cutting it out, I opened up the arc with a little bit of hammer work. This way I got a blade that starts at the bottom with only a little curvature, but the curve gets tighter at the top. Really helps to make the snow roll off the blade better without coming over the top.

I have also used old water heater tanks for sources of curved steel. Thicker and stronger than the thin stuff used in 55 gallon drums, but smaller in diameter.


RE: snow plow plans wanted - Dr Stan - 11-19-2015

Picked up the 55 gallon drum yesterday so the plow is in the queue (very long queue BTW). Just have to get it finished prior to the first snow fall which fortunately probably will not be until Jan or Feb.


RE: snow plow plans wanted - Vinny - 11-19-2015

Jan or Feb? Mine will be Saturday!


RE: snow plow plans wanted - Dr Stan - 11-19-2015

(11-19-2015, 07:21 PM)Vinny Wrote: Jan or Feb?  Mine will be Saturday!

grew up just south of Cleveland and left when I was 18.  You can have the cold & monster snow storms.