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kemmer
10-14-2004, 09:40 PM
Heres my new leaf plow. The blade is made of Aluminum and the h/u made of steel. im going to add caster wheels to the bottom and also bolt on wings to make it bigger.

kemmer
10-14-2004, 09:40 PM
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kemmer
10-14-2004, 09:42 PM
also have the craftsman ride on tractor dethacther be mounted to it also, lol
(works pretty good)

LCME
10-15-2004, 01:31 AM
Sweet thanks for sharing. Is that a pro-slide I see. If yes, are you satisfied by it's performance?.

gogetter
10-15-2004, 02:37 AM
Pretty cool. Did you make it yourself or have someone make it for you?

How much money do you have into it? I'm going to be ordering a JRCO in the next couple days.

If you get a chance, maybe take a few pics of it in action. And let us know how it works out for ya.

kemmer
10-15-2004, 08:00 AM
LCME, yea it is a proslide and i LOVE IT. very easy to use and lays down a nice stripe.

gogetter, my dad made it for me, im not sure how much it cost, cause i got it for free :blob3: I dont know how its but the one i made out of plywood work well. Im probly gonna have to start using it in a week or two.

crawdad
10-15-2004, 09:22 AM
I think you need diagonal bracing, so it doesn't bend the first time you hit a root or other obstacle.
What are you going to use for tines on the bottom?
Crawdad

KathysLGC
10-15-2004, 09:54 AM
Very nicely done!

Lux Lawn
10-15-2004, 11:21 AM
Looks good,should make the job a lot easier for you let us know how it works out.

Gravely_Man
10-15-2004, 11:37 AM
That looks nice but I think you will need some additional bracing on it. Crawdad posted pictures of a leaf plow he made for his Scag. Show us some pictures of it in action.


Gravely_Man

kemmer
10-16-2004, 09:10 PM
today i got to test it out, it worked pretty well, but i think im going to add somemore supports.i also add the casterwheels to it. ill try to post pics next time

ealbertson
10-16-2004, 10:13 PM
Snowy,

Just a note. I am in the process of building one as well. One thing to be careful of is not to put the casters too far back. Mine would catch on things and cause it to pivot driving the front of it into the ground and lifting the front of the mower off the ground. Another thing I found is you either need enough ground clearance or it will snag bumps etc.. I have about four inches from ground to steel which will be filled with 1/4 thick rubber.