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Here are some pics and short clip of my tube frame plow that I added an 8" Linear Actuator for power angling. It took a bit of trial and error to get the brackets placed properly but I am happy with the outcome. It is not completely finished. I still need to finish weld everything and paint it but you get the idea. Any questions feel free...





 

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It sure looks like it will angle that plow OK but I am not sure if it will roll the snow properly. I cannot see the end of the plow from the right angle. Anyhow looks like a good job.
 

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I changed the attack angle of the plow last winter. What a difference in the scrapping ability. Most of the big plow manufacturers (Fisher, Meyer, Boss, etc.) advertise an attack angle of around 70 degrees is ideal for scrapping and rolling of snow. Rolling snow at such low speeds of a tractor is difficult but I can say the scrapping is much better. Mine is around 65 degrees.
 

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Can you post something that you've built that looks like crap... so that i'm not jealous about all your projects lol.

seriously though.. looks great. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nick
 

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That is really nice. You do good work.
 

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Can you post something that you've built that looks like crap... so that i'm not jealous about all your projects lol.

seriously though.. looks great. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nick
Yes, budding fabricators would like to see something you've done that looks like crap. So that they may see others that aren't perfect and know that they too are human! Looks good!
 

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Thanks for all the compliments. In reality this is not a perfect fabrication. I know one thing that has helped me tremendously with my learning of fabrication is using AutoCAD to do most of the guess work before ever cutting a piece of metal. Having that ability has saved me countless time, effort, and frustration and without it I would be still welding as I type this...
 

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Slick job, Cakes.
I bet there are not a lot of power-angle tube frame plow blades out there!
 

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You keep using electrical stuff your bolens will look like an electrak ;) I'd love to see an electric bolens conversion.
 

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Absolutely fantabulus! I to am working in AutoCad designing the mount for a 43" two stage snow blower on my 5017H. But, I just picked up a 5019H yesterday so a change in plans, the blower will go on the 5019H instead, leaving me more time to spend restoring the 5017H over the winter. I am planning on posting the prints for both tractors once they're done for anyone to copy. I just hope my welds come out as good as yours, It's been a long time since I fired up the MIG.
 

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I'd like to adapt a 2-stage to my tube frame. Ariens made a 36" attachment for one of their tractors.....maybe I could find one....hmmm.....
 

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looks good. I just added 12" to a 42" Wheel Horse plow to fit my Large frame.Plus 2 1/2' in length.
 

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Real nice smooth action on that actuator. Should work really well for moving snow!
 

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