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skidder snow blade
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:48:55 PM »
The weather has been terrible here in northern ontario. We got about 2 feet of snow in the past 2 weeks. Then yesturday the big thaw started we got about 30mm of rain and now have a huge mess on are hands. I havent been in the bush now for a few days and Im kinda getting anxious to get back out. Since the weather has kept me from working in the bush i used my time off to give the skidder a good full service now that its serviced i would like to build a snow pusher for the front of the 440.  I would like any ideas on building one, pics would be great. I dont really have any road to plow,  just the landing and driveway. I dont need it to angle. I was thinking on the idea of a square box blade pusher more then the curled wing style. Like i said i dont have a long straight push its more just piling it. Pics would be great and ideas on fastening it to the blade.  Looking forward to seeing some plans thanks in advance

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 10:45:19 PM »
 I saw a guy who made a stone scoop and snow pusher off the back end of an old skidder. You could find an old 1 way plow and add to pin points to your fenders, up and down with the cable. Simple idea.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 03:01:43 AM »
I used a snow plow wing for mine. It angles a little. I have seen medium duty truck plows mounted on skidder blades. Most were 10 ft. wide. Something that would come off a 450 or 550 truck. If I am just plowing the landing i just use the blade on the skidder. That is 7 feet or more wide.

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 05:12:26 AM »
Don't have a dozer at the landing for making your haul roads?  We usually keep a 750 around (around a D6 in size? it weighs about 35,000lbs)

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 06:07:13 AM »
if you have a long road to keep open and it snows a lot find an old vee plow. not one from a pickup the real thing. weld a couple brackets to the blade to pin it to then a chain to lift it. or a dustpan plow or a wing. if you could find an old  frink 10' dustpan it would work real well

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 08:21:24 AM »
I'd build it like a brush rake. Have it slip fit over the existing blade and pin in place.

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 10:35:44 AM »
Take a look on youtube.  I have seen a few videos where they have made what you want.  I think it was a heavy equipment school in quebec.   

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 10:48:41 AM »
I found a video that may give you some ideas. 


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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 12:23:11 PM »
I saw a guy who made a stone scoop and snow pusher off the back end of an old skidder. You could find an old 1 way plow and add to pin points to your fenders, up and down with the cable. Simple idea.



I never evan thought of using the back end thats a good ides.

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 04:44:26 PM »
They don't work very well especially when there's no frozen base cause there's no float position in a skidder blade so there either digging in or off the ground iv saw a few guys try them just makes a meas
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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 05:11:52 PM »
why would any one want a snow plow on the back

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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2014, 05:14:15 PM »
They don't work very well especially when there's no frozen base cause there's no float position in a skidder blade so there either digging in or off the ground iv saw a few guys try them just makes a meas
if you use an old highway plow and pin it to the blade it will float

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2014, 05:26:52 PM »
They don't work very well especially when there's no frozen base cause there's no float position in a skidder blade so there either digging in or off the ground iv saw a few guys try them just makes a meas

My 440 has a float position on the front blade.

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 11:26:10 PM »
My Pettibone has a float position on the blade, too.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 02:18:47 AM »
why would any one want a snow plow on the back
I said that figuring dirty+easy. A small pusher or plow on a 440 maybe, we have a 10'6" large 1way that pins on our 544G i doubt my 440D would pick up or handle.
 What about finding a large loader tire, cut it in half and flatten a bit with some steel, just hanging off the blade ? Seen quite a few of those made for manure pushers, would work on a header for snow.  ;)
 

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 07:32:24 PM »
I'd build it like a brush rake. Have it slip fit over the existing blade and pin in place.

This would be my vote...I've seen it done before, flopped around a little, but was easy to detach at the landing

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2014, 07:45:09 PM »
Yeah quick connect. Some folks use chain on the top and this allows the blade to float. Listen to BargeMonkey. Careful u don't buy too heavy a blade for  a small skidder.  The blades don't have a ton of lift and that snow blade and framing is adding weight farther out. The cylinders have less leverage on the weight the farther out it is....
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2014, 08:11:41 PM »
I see 8-9' truck plows for sale all over, if you really wanted to get creative you could wire the electric over hyrdaulic pump to the skidder with the toggle and angle from the cab.
 Yrs ago i had to road my 440D about 8 miles down the road to plow a long private road with quite a bit of snow. Made a path big enough for a 4x4 ranger to get up, out they came with a 300lbs dead bowhunter in the back. Poor guy died after coming in for the night and was in the house a week.  :o

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2014, 09:20:51 PM »
Be careful with a pickup size/style plow on the front of a skidder, the blade/frame/springs aren't ment to have that kind of pushing power behind it.

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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2014, 09:35:46 PM »
I have a old truck V plow that you can drive into and chain on it works good to break open roads but that's about it
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