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    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    Not sure how far away this is from you 8'6" Myers plow blade

    But if it were near me, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    But then again, I am actually looking for a 8.5' plow to replace my 7.5 since I got a bigger truck.
    You could always cut it down, and could even make wings with what is left after you cut it down…..



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    That's exactly my idea as well about the wings so i do not mind cuttting it down. What I need to be careful with is that as these plows get wider, they get taller and as a result weight goes up. The one I saw for sale last week was 6' wide which would have been perfect. If I could just remember where I was. Wherever it was it was only 15 minutes away from home

    Tiverton is about an hour away. Thanks LD

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrow View Post

    Tiverton is about an hour away. Thanks LD

    I didnt think RI was that big

    Anyway...what is your lift capacity??

    I am guessing in the 800# range. Take the bucket off and now you have 1000#+ capacity.

    Most 8'6" plows are in the 700-750 range. Shouldnt be a problem if you remove the bucket and keep it in close.

    Even dropping down to a 6.5 or 7' plow, you only drop ~150lbs, but then you still have to add the wings. Whereas the 8'6" plow, you can make the wings out of what you cut off. All in all, I dont think the smaller plow is going to be THAT much lighter when all is said and done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    I didnt think RI was that big
    Its not but the traffic is murder

    Even if the plow was 6', Id still cut a foot off each side and make the wings with those. 6' wide anything in these woods is like wearing 3 extra shoe sizes.

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    Yah, driving in NE is comedy to us in the plains/midwest... When EVERYTHING is 4 hrs away and counties are bigger than NE states, a 1 hr drive is like a drive to a store... I've been in RI a few times, and it always made me chuckle "we're there ALREADY?!?!?" :-)

    Not sure what you really want to do, but the gist of life, in my years of experience, is "do it right, or do it over". You got by with the (rather ingenious) fork attachment for years, but anything beyond that means you really need a SSQA. I bet you can weld a plate onto the attachment brackets on that bucket to convert it. And probably not a huge deal for an experienced welder. You will not be able to believe how much flexibility a SSQA gives you.
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    I wrangled this sketch to show what I had in mind. This is the all around bucket I'd probably use the most as I hardly use a bucket for material. This bucket would only be 4' wide with the ability to attach 1' wide sides to make it into a snow pusher. This bucket could roll tree stems and curl them up for piling. I'd never take it off as it would even suffice for a makeshift materials bucket. Have seen buckets close to this but they are over $1000. I could probably build this for half that with 1/4" stock
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    that looks like a rock bucket but that should do what you wont it to.

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    Inventing a new attachment-dsc03425.jpg Ahh, Looks very familiar!
    Working to increase the scope of the small tractor experience, one quick attach at a time.

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    If you are starting from just the one attachment (bucket), do yourself a favor and convert to SS type quick tach. You will appreciate the wide variety of ready-made attachments that fir the SS type attachment. And if building your own, the SS basic building block is available. Also, you could rent or borrow (or loan out) attachments easier if you were set up with the more universal SS type system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicheater View Post
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ID:	298986 Ahh, Looks very familiar!
    It does but there are things that need to be changed on my design. For one the teeth need to be curved upward about 30*. This makes flipping a log into the bucket much easier. The second thing is if wanting to also use this as a snow pusher, provisions for extensions of about one foot per side are necessitated along with the extensions themselves.

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