snow plow on an M274

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snow plow on an M274

Post by hughscpa » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:39 am

I am always looking for a new project and was wondering if anyone has mounted a snow plow on a mule? If so, could you share ant details and photos are always appreciated. Thanks.


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Re: snow plow on an M274

Post by Chuck W. » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:52 pm

It's been done. Eons ago, may have even been on the old format board, I remember somebody posting a photo of his mule with a garden tractor-type snow blade on it. That's all I can remember!
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Re: snow plow on an M274

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:44 pm

While I don't own a Mule, I can say that I have seen snow plows mounted on WW2 and CJ jeeps; it is the best way to trash and destroy a valuable historic vehicle that I have ever seen. They are not made for such abuse, and salt.
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Re: snow plow on an M274

Post by Chuck W. » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:37 pm

I think it would be more of a show piece rather than an actual tool. The mule just does not do very well on snow and ice without a lot of added weight, and after some of the portal axle and pinion gear failures that I have seen in the 15-20 years I have been building and repairing these things, I would be very afraid of doing a lot of wheel spinning. But it's your money!
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Re: snow plow on an M274

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:31 am

Wow, those pinions look, bad.
Just made this up; "Putting a plow on a Historic MV puts you on a one way dirt road to the scrap yard. "
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