Now here’s a REAL blade!


While figuring out the hydraulic system, I needed to do some fabrication work, so now it was time to get rid of that wussy little red blade, and replace it with a REAL blade.  I did some research, and it seemed like many of the pickup truck blades were using a polyethylene plastic backed with a steel frame, as the snow slides off of that better.  The other advantage is that plastic is flexible, and can be formed to a shape. I don’t have a sheet roller, so making a curved blade out of steel was going to be a bit more difficult, so this was a better solution.  After doing a bit of design layout for the shape of the pieces and the angle of attack, it was time to start cutting steel.

Custom made blade for snow dozer Custom made blade for snow dozer Custom made blade for snow dozer Custom made blade for snow dozer

I also bought a hydraulic tank from Tractor Supply Company:

Hydraulic Tank

More on this in the next part.

Next>> Part 13: Hydraulic System

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