Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Snow plow skid shoes


JDSnyder

Recommended Posts

I realize this is an odd time of the year to be discussing snowplows. It wouldn't be difficult to make snowplow skid shoes. All one would need is a welder, bolts and the concave steel disk that is the foot. Some guy in Dayton, Ohio makes them for sale on Ebay and gets about $15.00 apiece for them plus shipping. Does anybody know where a source for the concave disks might be? Thanks, Jeff Snyder [url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20544&item=2317721815&rd=1[/url]
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Stoneheartfarm
I don't know for sure, but those look like salvage. They look like the piece that is left over after a machine punches a hole through steel. My guess would be that they are coming from a factory somewhere as scrap. Steve
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jeff, As said they sure look like punch outs. A manufacturing plant near you would most likely give you a couple handfulls, a lifetime supply. I got creative, cutting mine out of plate, making a simple fixture, and bending them with a small hyd. bottle jack. [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/JoeJ/joej_sig2.gif[/img]
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Joe, Interesting suggestion. How thick of plate did you use, and what did you press agianst with the bottle jack? Thanks,Jeff
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jeff, I think the first ones were 3/16" thick. I did those on the garage floor. I used about a 1" long piece of about 3" pipe. putting the pipe on the floor, my cut pieces on the pipe, a spacer, then jacking against my truck frame. It worked well, but later made a press from from heavy chanel. Be very carefull lining it all up, as steel against steel is like greesed lightning. And you want this all plumb before jacking. Then just weld your bolt or rod in the center, as vertical as you can get it. [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/JoeJ/joej_sig2.gif[/img]
Link to comment
Share on other sites

thedaddycat
Balcksmithing tip, heat it cherry red, put it on your pipe "die", and either just whack it with a large ball pein hammer(if you have good aim) or lay the ball of the hammer(or a very large ball bearing) on top and hit that instead of the plate directly. The center should then be concave, if it isn't dished enough hit it again. Reheat if you have to, but you can form some pretty thick plate when it's up to those heats........
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yup, That's works too. I'm just never sure that other folks all have the same tools and such. But for what that fella was selling them for on e-bay, I'd sure find a way. I always wanted to make a forge, Smitty work always interested me. [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/JoeJ/joej_sig2.gif[/img]
Link to comment
Share on other sites

thedaddycat
I built a forge once in one minute..... Granted it wasn't much of a forge, but it worked. I laid a scrap section of 3"pipe that had a 90 elbow on the ground. It looked like an "L" about 2'X 8". I piled a few rocks around it to hold the short end upright, then set an old brake drum on top and threw a grate over the hole. Done. I use an old blower for air, piled some wood charcoal in it and lit her off. Not pretty but it worked........
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great idea!! I like the K.I.S.S. theory!! And it usually works the best. [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/JoeJ/joej_sig2.gif[/img]
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...