/ Snow Plow Build #21
- Feb 28, 2005
- Central Square, NY
- LS XR3037HC
No float, no rotating/articulating blade, and no hinged brake-away blade. I don't mean this as critical, but be careful. Even with those three features if not careful mine adds a lot of stress to my FEL arms and frame. Maybe I like to drive too fast.
I like the bright yellow. Mine is black, and when clearing the drive entrance at the road (it's a hidden drive), it makes me nervous to have the blade out there too far.
As Kenny mentioned, the cutting edge itself trips. There are 4 adjustable springs that allow it to trip.
When straight across the plow is no further out than my standard QA bucket.
I will be able to use float once I install the 4 shoes. 2 on the blade and 2 on the back of the A frame.
A crossover valve wont work with a DA cylinder. Differing amounts of fluid.
When trying to collapse the cylinder, it will try to bypass MORE fluid to the rod side than it can hold. Since hydraulic oil wont compress, its as good as not having a crossover valve at all.
When trying to force it to extend, you have to create ALOT of vacuum around the rod seal, will likely suck in contaminates and dirt/water and have limited effect on acting as a cushion.
Not sure what you paid for the DA cylinder, but you can get a PAIR of 1.5x10 SA cylinders for ~$70 delivered. Then you KNOW the crossover protection will work perfectly.
Quick Attach and HLA sell plows with a single DA cylinder that uses a crossover relief. Seems to me the relief would only allow fluid from the extend side of the ram to bypass to the retract side. Am I not correct?
Also, where can you get 2 single rams for $70.? When I was pricing rams they were $70. each.