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    Has anyone out there tried this?

    http://www.schmidtproducts.com/7501/7801.html

    I am thinking it would be useful to take my rear blade over to my Dad's and snowplow his driveway, instead of loading up and taking the whole tractor.

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    That's interesting but I can't see how it works exactly the picture does not show the working parts of the adapter...I would imagine the tongue to the hitch is hinged and the winch is to lift the blade but I am left to guess since it is not clear but it looks intrigueing ..could be a great thing and great idea..sure would like more info though.
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    Default Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    Click on the underlined SUV PLOWING SNOW and HITCH N PLOW and the end of the paragraph on that web page and it brings up youtube videos. All the underlines in that paragraph link you to more info.

    The winch pulls on the top link pin and the blade pivots up on the 2 side pins. The adapter stays fixed.

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    Default Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    Looks like a neat concept. It also looks like a great way to overload a vehicles hitch.

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    Default Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    Let us know how it works for you. What vehicle are you going to use for the trial runs?

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    Default Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    Dont hit anything with the 3pt blade when you are plowing. I bet that a 4000+ pound vehicle traveling at 5mph has enough force to twist the "Hitch 'N Plow" and your trailer hitch into a interlinked pretzel if you hit something that doesn't move. It might be interesting to use with a landscape rake though. It would make maintaining a gravel road with a rake easier if you didn't have a tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    Dont hit anything with the 3pt blade when you are plowing. I bet that a 4000+ pound vehicle traveling at 5mph has enough force to twist the "Hitch 'N Plow" and your trailer hitch into a interlinked pretzel if you hit something that doesn't move. It might be interesting to use with a landscape rake though. It would make maintaining a gravel road with a rake easier if you didn't have a tractor.

    Aaron Z

    It's a great concept, maybe brought to market to soon, looks like it could use some improvements, but still a great idea. it never ceases to amaze me all the different things you can do with a 2" receiver, and I think there's still plenty more that hasn't been thought up yet.

    Pros,
    It's simple, light weight (prob to light) cheap, handy for transporting 3 pt implements even if you weren't using them with the truck.

    Cons.
    To light duty, not adjustable height wise, needs better lifting system to be road worthy, will pack down snow before scraping and with no down pressure could leave undesirable results. Of course with a tractor you drive over and have no down pressure also, but I think it would be worse with truck ?

    We should have a contest who can come up with the most useful, new, simple receiver accessory. The toilet seat has already been invented

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    Default Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    I am only looking to plow about 80' of cement driveway in the suburbs at my Dad's during the snow. Nothing else. No unknown objects to hit. Not even going to get to 5mph.

    Just looking at it as an alternative since I already own this blade to a more expensive product like these.
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    Default Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff H View Post
    I am only looking to plow about 80' of cement driveway in the suburbs at my Dad's during the snow. Nothing else. No unknown objects to hit. Not even going to get to 5mph.
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    Try it, just go easy over the road and have a back up plan to lift that blade off the road should that HF winch give out.
    Also do you have a place you can pull the snow to and leave it there, I think it could work.

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    Default Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff H View Post
    I am only looking to plow about 80' of cement driveway in the suburbs at my Dad's during the snow. Nothing else. No unknown objects to hit. Not even going to get to 5mph.

    Just looking at it as an alternative since I already own this blade to a more expensive product like these.
    In that case go for it, just be careful. I second what JB4310 said about a backup way to hold things up. Perhaps a short piece of chain with locking hooks (or carabiners) at each end that you put up before you hit the road. You will also want to put some kind of lighting on the back of the plow so that you dont have someone rearend you or get a ticket.
    Perhaps something like this ($30 from HF, LED lights) or this ($20 from HF, incandescent lights) on the back of the plow would do the trick.

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