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  • Attaching snowplow to skid steer QA plate

    I have an old snowplow off a Willys truck that I want to mount to a quick attach (QA) skid steer plate to use on my tractor. I purchased the QA on e-bay (it should arrive by the weekend) and it says it is made of 1/4" plate. The guy says it is used for mounting commerical snow plows weighing 1500 pounds. Mine is more like 200-300 at most.
    All I need to do is fabricate two sets of "ears" to pin the frame and weld those to the bottom of the QA plate. Should I weld the "ears" directly to plate or weld some 2x2x1/4 tubing or some other reinforcement across the bottom?
    I've include a picture of the QA, the plow frame and a picture from a guy who had a similar setup. His QA wasn't a solid piece, so he build the frame of 2x2x1/4. You can see the "ears" I'm trying to describe.
    The plow attaches with a chain to the top of the QA and I'll weld a hook on for that purpose. I have a Stickmate and still consider myself a novice welder, but I think I should be able to make this work.
    Thanks,
    Barry

  • #2
    Looking good, I would reinforce the bottom where your plow attaches in case you hit something and make some kind of lift point for lifting the plow
    Great project
    Jim
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    • #3
      I used a 5 x 8 x 1/4 reinforment plate on my mount. Then welded the ears to the plate. But that might be overkill in your application.
      Looked along time for a mount that I felt was sturdy enough for my app. Found KFI on ebay and bought it direct from their website. Didn't hurt that their price was better than most .

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      • #4
        here is a post to pics of my recent tractor purchase. there are close ups on page 2 that show a QA setup connected to a snowplow, and maybe these pics may be of some help or provide ideas. regards...

        http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...w-tractor.html
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        • #5
          What kind of tractor/loader do you have? I want to put a bobtach type of attachment on my John Deere 246 Loader so that I can use my Bobcat buckets and forks.
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          • #6
            the tractor and loader are all described in the link. thanks for asking.
            5 rules for happiness:

            1. free your heart from hatred
            2. free your mind from worries
            3. live simply
            4. give more
            5. expect less


            milwaukee 12 amp 4.5" angle grinder
            Rigid chop saw
            Rigid 3" drill press
            4 X 6 horizontal band saw
            porter cable 1410 dry cut saw
            milwaukee 8" metal cutting circular saw
            Van Sant 1 HP multi-tool/grinder
            O/A setup
            TA 185
            MM 212
            Cutmaster 52

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