$100 Ideas: Snow Plow Skid Replacements

January 28, 2017 02:40 AM

$200 Double Your Money Winner: Snow Plow Skid Replacements

When our snow plow skids wore out, I made my own with jacks salvaged from a tillage tool. I added 8" disk blades to the bottom of the jacks and welded the units to the backside of the plow. With a few turns of the jack I can plow any surface. The disk blades are curved, but I marked each jack with 1" increments so I can crank it as needed.

Tim and his son Wes raise corn and soybeans, as well as specialty corn and seed beans.



Vent Cover for Seed Cart Auger

Birds kept building nests in my seed cart auger, so I purchased a magnetic air vent cover (like what you would use to block a home heater vent) and cut it to fit on the two ends of my auger when it’s in the transport position. When it’s time to auger seed, I just pull off the covers and stick them to the cart. When I’m done they’re handy to put back on to cover the augers again. No more pesky bird nests. 

Brett Weich
Hoskins, Neb.


Chains for a Skid Steer

I made a set of tire chains for my skid steer using a No. 80 roller chain and a fork lift mast chain. Cut the chains to fit across the tires, and weld a tab on each end of the chains with a hole drilled for a bolt to slip through. Bolt a standard chain to the tabs and secure with a connecting link.

Dave Anderson
Lansing, Iowa 

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