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Old 12-17-2012, 05:06 PM   post #1 of 14
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Would like to put a snow plow on front of my 8N has any one got some plans? Have welder and handy at makeing things.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:53 PM   post #2 of 14
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You might try posting this in the "Ford N's 9N/2N/8N" section instead of the regular Ford/New Holland tractor section. There's a lot more 8N knowledgeable folks that keep an eye on that section.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:09 AM   post #3 of 14
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Why try to reinvent the horse! Here's a link with alot of owner's / installation of implement manuals for the Ford-Ns:

http://www.ntractorclub.com/forums/manuals/manuals.htm

Scroll down until you see "Implements > Blades/Scoops/Scrapers/Snow Plows (45)" Click on one of the snow plow links you want (normally there's more PDF down loads in light blue type toward bottom of page you've clicked on).

It will show you how they originally manufactured them. This will give you a good starting point, you may have to ask someone for dimensions who has a similar plow.

Another way is to break out the tape measure, get your dimensions. Building a mock up of the plow frame from wood or drawing it out full scale on the cement floor to insure it works before cutting metal. It helps me visualize what I'm doing and saves time when I do a mock up of the project I'm building, especially when it has to be precise.


Good luck on your build and keep us posted on your progress! Pics are always appreciated!!

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:21 AM   post #4 of 14
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A lot of folks put a rear blade on the N rather than a front blade because it is easier, ie, uses the three point hitch as is.
I bought a an old original Ford 6', used for $125.00. It works great to grade and spread gravel as well. One can manually set the angle horizontally by pulling a large pin and rotating until another set of holes lines up. One can set the attack angle with the adjustable top bar.
I can see the attraction though of a front blade - you can see your results without turning your head and taking your eyes off where you are going. I'll be following your post.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:56 AM   post #5 of 14
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I have made a few snowplow's for the N tractors out of angle iron for frames and old jeep/truck blades. Some cable and some hydraulics that run off test port. Search this forum under snowplow and they may still be there.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:20 AM   post #6 of 14
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I noticed that the rear blade and unloaded rear tires wouldn't plow snow well at all here in Ohio - front blade works better or did I require chains &or loaded tires?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:14 PM   post #7 of 14
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Check out this older thread on plowing/chains/weight
It's very informative.
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=142708
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:52 PM   post #8 of 14
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Found this link for front snow plow:

http://www.ntractorclub.com/howtos/p...-Built-His.pdf
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:30 AM   post #9 of 14
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Found this link for front snow plow:

http://www.ntractorclub.com/howtos/p...-Built-His.pdf
That's pretty cool! I didn't know anybody looked at that old document I made. Here is a picture of the same tractor taken about 5 years after I made that front mount setup. Still works great. Having the three point hitch free for other implements is a huge advantage. For example we used to plow snow with the front blade while a bale spear was attached to the three point. I would plow a path to the barn pick up a round bale and take it out to the pasture. Now I just use it for driveways and around the back door of the house.

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Farmer Dan,

Good to see you are still around!

Thanks for the "How To"!

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Farmer Dan,

Good to see you are still around!

Thanks for the "How To"!

Still around, been a rough go the last couple weeks. Had surgery on my left leg, they had to replace the femoral artery, tomorrow they will clean out the artery in the right leg. Wife went in the hospital Christmas eve with pneumonia, keeping my fingers crossed she will get out tomorrow with out the oxygen tank. I should be home from the hospital Tuesday so we will finally get to spend some time together. Been out of work for two weeks and only got to spend three days with her LOL.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:43 AM   post #12 of 14
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Farmer Dan,

Sending our best well wishes and prayers for a fast recovery to you and your wife!

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I found this thread while researching ways to install a snow plow blade on the front of my 8N which is equipped with a front end loader. I think it would be great to replace the bucket with a blade in order to push snow around versus hauling it with the bucket. I read somewhere where someone had used an old water heater tank and cut it in half. Can't remember where I saw it now......
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Hot water heater plow thread:

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=101475
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