My home made $30. Leaf Plow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KathysLGC, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am not complete but would like comments on it's progress. If any one wants to copy i can give measurements. I made this to work with the JRCO universal mount so it's removable. I was really going to pay $350 for a Leaf plow till I saw it in person....

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  2. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Trying to get the pics to load with out having to click on the link......

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  3. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I guess you can load one pic to view with out having to click the link...

    Notice in the above pic i had to cut the angle to allow clearance for the caster..

    Hear I used a few 2x4's to hold up the 1x6

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  4. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry bout the beer in the last pic.... :)

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  5. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looking in the back ground,...... can you tell i have kids?

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  6. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Last pic I used 2x4's again to hold up the 1x6. Gotta love working solo huh?

    2x4's are off and now ready to mount the 2'x4' plywood (plow)

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  7. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here she is all screwed in.

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  8. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Back view.....

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  9. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Side view..

    I am not finished yet. I will be making sides maybe in a V-shape simular to the JRCO leaf plow. I also want to put anti scalp casters on this and i need to figure out some type of rake or tine set-up for the bottom. I have a feeling the casters are going to be the mosy exspensive part of this project. Right now I left about 5" of clearance from the bottom for this plow to the ground. I can also add to the height if i want to, to make it higher.

    Hope you guys like and any suggestions please feel free to post them.
    Thanks for looking.

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  10. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    I tried that route last year and didn't have much luck, lasted about 2 days, yours looks a little tougher than mine though. Its cool that you mounted it on the JRCO mount. Are you going to build sides.
     

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