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    Default Forklift Snow Plow

    I made this for work. Got it finished in my spare time and now there isn't anymore snow. Let me know what you think. Pics aren't greatest but you'll get the idea.
    Thanks, Goon
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    Thumbs up Snow Plow :

    Quote Originally Posted by Cargoon View Post
    I made this for work. Got it finished in my spare time and now there isn't anymore snow. Let me know what you think. Pics aren't greatest but you'll get the idea.
    Thanks, Goon
    Cargoon, Hi; Looks Good, First what is holding it on to the Forks ??
    Second how did you make the Blade ??
    Where are you Located? Just Curious??

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    nice plow but I dont think a forklift would get enough traction to plow snow

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    Most forklifts I've been around would have gotten stuck on an ice cream cone. YMMV. It may be awsum....time will tell.
    Run it over to Seattle and try 'er out
    On the other hand if it doesn't work as expected you can drop it off at my shop and leave it

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    if it were used on a skid loader it would probly work beter but in that case it would probly be better to just put a quick atach plate on to mount it directly.

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    Put about a ton behind the plow on the forks........Then I bet it will push snow.

    My forklifts get stuck on the least bit of snow without a load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cargoon View Post
    I made this for work. Got it finished in my spare time and now there isn't anymore snow. Let me know what you think. Pics aren't greatest but you'll get the idea.
    Thanks, Goon
    Nice job, but I have two comments..... one, it looks like your blade is tipped a bit too far forward... and two, there's no blade or edge trip.... somebody's gonna get hurt... seriously.
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    Default Thanks

    Thanks for all the comments. I have attatched some better pics withe some mods to it.
    In responce to:
    nfinch86 - 1. I have welded chain to the sleeves
    2. The blade was an old damaged reservoir from a locomotive
    3. Britich Columbia Canada (Best place on earth, especially if you like to pay taxes)

    Metalmltr - The plow is at the end of the forks so I can pick up a pallet with some brake shoe's or something on it for wieght.

    CWagner- The bolts do not go through the forks. The other two holes in the sleeve are to turn the blade, if you want to puch the snow to the left you put a pin in the hole on the right and the fork on that side can only go that far. Blade turns.

    Bretsk2500 - I put in bigger bolts so it doesn't lead forward to far anymore. I only had a 1 1/8" drill that was sharp enough to do all the holes. I will add a blade or edge strip, don't want any injuries.

    Thanks for all the comments guys.
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    I wish I had pictures of our first forklift. It came with a bucket, a blade, two sets of forks. She was a real cream puff! The blade had a steel box built behind it on the forks with 1000# of weight in it. It would push snow, gravel (if you took small bites) and do a good job. Of course it was new in the early 1960's and only lifted 4000#. Your blade looks to me to be a bit far away from the fork mast. This will make it very sensitive to tipping the mast. Can be a bit of a surprise hitting a frozen lump with the mast tipped back too much!
    Good looking blade all the same.

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    Looks one heck of a lot better than anything I've ever seen with a wooden handle on it!!! I'll bet it does what it's intended to do.

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