2002 - Volume #26, Issue #2, Page #20
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Front-Mount Snow Plow For Ford 8N

"I recently designed and built a front-mount snow plow for my friend's 1951 Ford 8N tractor. It raises or lowers off the tractor's hydraulic lift system through a cable and pulley arrangement," says Ken Java, Frederic, Wis.
  He started with a 7-ft. blade that he cut down to 5 ft. The blade is supported by a steel subframe that attaches under the tractor and extends all the way to the hydraulic lift on back.
  Java attached a pair of cables to the upper part of the lift arms. The cables run around a pair of pulleys at the back of the tractor and up and around another pair of pulleys that are bolted to the bottom part of the front axle. Raising the hydraulic lift arms shortens the cable, lifting the blade.
  "It does a good job of plowing. I built it for my friend Doug Panek who uses it around his neighborhood to plow snow off driveways and also to plow a skating rink on an area lake," says Java. "He can easily change the angle of the blade by pulling a pin and swinging the blade one way or the other. The cables are hooked up to a pair of turnbuckles on back, which allows the operator to easily adjust height of the plow. A pair of metal brackets that bolt onto the front axle are used to keep the plow centered when turning."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken Java, 3186 Benson Rd., Frederic, Wis. 54837 (ph 715 327-8445).

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #2