Custom Leaf Plow

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by chadslawncare, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. chadslawncare

    chadslawncare LawnSite Member
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    I just finished my custom leaf plow. I designed it myself, laser cut all the parts, brake formed the few parts that needed formed and had it all welded at my place of employment. The mower mount and lifting mechanism is all made from 304 SS. The plow is all made from aluminum. I weighed it afterwords without the mount and lifting mechanism, it weight was 78 lbs.
    I believe this will help me out quite a bit here in the next 5 weeks or so.

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  2. CHRIS92789

    CHRIS92789 LawnSite Senior Member
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    that looks awesome!
    great job!
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree. Looks a lot more sturdy than the JRCO units.
     
  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are those leaves photoshoped? Especially pic 2?
    Mike
     
  5. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You gots some mad fab skills bud! great job!:usflag:
     
  6. chadslawncare

    chadslawncare LawnSite Member
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    Yes in picture 2 they are. I covered up my neighbors garage.
     
  7. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    OK nice plow. is that SS or Aluminum? I already use my exmark w/ just the deck to plow leaves...that think would shove some serious leaves!
    mike
     
  8. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you tried mulching leaves with the ztr ? do you like bagging them better and why ? sorry its a little off topic. Nice plow !
     
  9. chadslawncare

    chadslawncare LawnSite Member
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    All of my customers have city pickup so I always bag and empty at curb. I do have some customers with a wooded area to push and dump to but most leaves go to cub. The plow will help me from having to empty so often.
    Chad
     
  10. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My employee used to do lawn care in NJ. He said some places further north actually collect the leaves at the curb like you are saying. We either have to bag or mulch all the leaves now. In town the city will pick up the bags like the normal trash. Last one we did was 65 bags :dizzy:
    mike
     

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