Snowplow that mounts on loader bucket?

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MiserableOldFart

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Hi all. I wonder if there is such an animal as a snowplow that mounts on a loader bucket for a compact diesel tractor. It would seen to be a fairly easy thing to design and engineer, (of course with manual angle adjustment.). It just seems to me that the hassle of removing the loader and then putting on a front blade and then switching back when I need the loader would be a lot of unnecessary work. I have read that someone makes a plow that slips onto a loader bucket for heavy equipment, but nothing that I saw for small stuff.

I am fortunate that so far this year, we haven't had snow, but it's likely to change very quickly. I was thinking of a rear blade, but they really aren't designed for snow plowing, and as I said, the front blade swap-out seems like a lot of stuff to do in the cold. If there isn't such an animal as a blade that slips over the bucket, someone should make and market one. It would seem a pretty simple thing and would require less hardware than a blade that mounts on the tractor, IMHO. Also, it wouldn't need to have a machine specific mounting, just some stuff that adjusts to different loader sizes. I will be needing the bucket to move the piles that the snowplows make in front of our little road, so I can't just put the bucket away and put a front blade on. Any suggestions? (other than "get the front blade and don't be so #$%^&* lazy, I mean.) Even the "quick attach" kits for the front blade look like a bit much when it's 0 and the wind is howling..
 
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53gravely

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MiserableOldFart,
That has to be the best username on TBN!

I have a 7610 at my place in VT. Here is a post where I contemplated a snowplow on the 3 point hitch. I works great and has alot of merit (chiefly that you have your bucket fully useable to manage snowbanks.)

If you've got a 1/4 mile + driveway then you'd get an awfully sore neck operating in reverse but shy of that, she works "slicker 'n snot on a marble floor".

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/customization/68698-adapt-6ft-snowplow-3-pt.html
 
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dwmaster

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I have a freind that got a hold of a old meyer snow plow from a pickup. He simply welded two ears inside the bucket twards the bottom. To raise the plow simply raise the bucket. It is in float position by simply rotateing the bucket forward a little to allow space between the bucket lip and the aframe.
Run some hydrolic lines from the back of the tractor for power angle and its done.

Easy on..... Easy off..... great visibility. You should be able to find an old blade for around $500.00. Not much expense involved in installing.
 
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ccdck20hst

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Did you see The Snow Champ at Aikentrailerandtractor? It slides on to the bucket of small loaders. Looks adequate.
 
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I have been using one like that for years. Back in the 50's I used a Dearborn plow that replaced the bucket on a Ford 8N. When I got my Ford 1710, I had the plow made 2 feet wider and had the original loader mounting ears cut off. In it's place I had 4 pieces of about 6" wide channel iron welded to form 2 mounting tabs which stuck off the back of the plow frame. They were welded such that 2 channels were parallel to each other and slipped over the edge of the bucket into it. 2 flat plates was welded to the bottom of the bucket to strengthen it. Holes were drilled through the channel clamps and the bottom of the bucket for 1" bolts. It has worked great for years. I really like the fact that I am still using the same plow II had when I first plowed at 8. It might be a little better (shorter) without the bucket.

Andy
 
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Morning MOF.
What yer got for tools...welder,tape measure,drill,wrenches,saw,purchase some scrape piece of metal,good second hand plow...w/in no time your have one pin setup plow.
 
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WayneB

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Thomas said:
Morning MOF.
What yer got for tools...welder,tape measure,drill,wrenches,saw,purchase some scrape piece of metal,good second hand plow...w/in no time your have one pin setup plow.

Thomas is that on your tractor? I do have a blade (not sure where I got it from, but it is approximately 6' and has a old frame with it) and I was thinking of doing the same thing you did. Was worried about having the blade that far out infront of the bucket? Any other details?

Wayne
 
 
 
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