Steelslinger Posted September 16, 2021 Share Posted September 16, 2021 After seeing a few posts other places about ways to repair the factory power angling system, I got thinking about building my own setup. While I would love to have one of the full featured V-Plows from Boss or Western, I have neither the money nor the need for such setup to justify it to myself to buy. However, I am all about DIY projects that make life easier and maybe save money doing it. This will involve some metal fabrication and welding (building brackets and controller mount/box depending on how you want to operate the setup), mechanical and electrical work. The plan: Using a 12v 8" Linear Actuator to angle the plow blade, controlled by a 4-way Joystick switch (which will also operate the winch for raise/lowering). To Do: Create brackets to hold the actuator on blade and push tubes, fabricate a removeable arm rest to house joystick controller, add second winch solenoid to act as relay/contactor for the actuator, wire up harness that can be left in machine but disconnect at front bumper for plow removal and disconnect under seats for removal of controller arm rest when plow season is over. Cost: Base price of $450, does not include steel for brackets or aluminum I plan to use for controller arm rest. I'm figuring about $50 or less in steel and aluminum. I should have all of the necessary stuff by this weekend to get started. I'll post as I go. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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