Did you know you can turn your car, truck, lawnmower or SUV into a snow plow? If you wanted to buy a snow plow, you would have to pay around $2000, and if you want to spend a little less money you can buy an attachment snowplow costing around $300. That option is not a bad one, but be sure to study up on the 4 wheeler plow reviews to see which one is the best for your particular needs.
It is possible to forgo this purchase and build your own snow plow from scratch. All you need is a little elbow grease and this how to make a snow plow guide to help you venture out onto snow covered streets. Once you are done, your creation will rival the best snow plow for lawn tractors, and have you moving serious snowfall.
What will you need to start the project?
You will need the following materials to make a strong & solid snow plow.
- Rolling Press
- 1/4 inch sheet metal
- Iron strip or iron snow plow blade
- Rivet Press
- Drills with bits
How to Make A Snow Plow in 6 Simple & Easy Steps
1. You will need to draw and cut four 2 inch wide arced strips. Next, use your sheet metal to outline the shape of the plow’s blade. The strips and the sheet metal will be welded to the back of the plow. The ends should be cut at an angle that will let the snowplow rest on the ground. Set these aside for later.
2. Cut the main snow plow shape from the remainder of the sheet metal. You can cut a simple rectangle that equal 3 to 4 inches longer than the total height of the blade you want to build. The extra inches allow for you to place a curve in the blade.
3. Attach the metal sheet to a roller press. Use a blowtorch to slowly heat the middle of the sheet. Bend the sheet around the roller press. At the same time, you should be heating the entire length of the sheet metal at once. This step will create the curve.
4. Take the bracing strips that you made from step one and weld them to the back of the snow plow blade. The strips should be spaced evenly along the blade and positioned vertically.
5. Attach the iron snow plow blade. This is a 3-inch wide iron strip that can be ground to a dull point on one of its ends. Use a 7/16-inch steel bit to drill holes in the bottom of the sheet metal blade. Using a carbide-tipped drill bit and a high-speed drill to drill matching holes in the iron strip.
6. Use the steel rivets to attach the iron blade to the snow plow. Use the rivet press to heat and rivet the iron blade to the snow plow.