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#1 Oo-v-oO OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Here's the mid-mount blade on my '69 Suburban in action. Pardon my grubby clothes, I was in work mode!
Since using it more, I have gotten better at using it. I've found that some extra weight on the back helps, too. Being able to use your feet to modulate the digging force is a huge help.


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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Looks like it did a good job.I may have to fab one up for one of my old sears or the 145 ford.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:01 PM

Lee, I saw a manual for one of those and have been pining for one ever since. Got a few things rounded up to make one, but don't have everything I want yet.

Little bit at a time, little bit at a time.

The bar that comes back, is there any "yaw" adjustment in that, or is that done with your feet?

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:41 PM

There are adjustments for angle left/right via the link I pointed out under the tractor at the beginning. You can have it straight across, left, or right.
There is also a threaded adjustment to tilt the blade to the left or right so you can make a crown on the road.
Finally, there is a threaded stop to give a fine adjustment for limiting the down travel. Additionally, the lift handle has stops similar to a mower deck height adjustment, so you can lift the blade up slightly and allow the dirt to roll off the bottom, to spread it out over a distance.

Very versatile attachment, for sure! I had to drive to NY State to pick it up, but I am glad I did. They came in two varieties, distinguished by the lift handle. Mine is the more rare and (I think) more functionally desirable one - it has a button coming out of the top of the lift handle you operate with your thumb to unlatch the lift. The other ones have a bent handle similar to the one used on the front dozer blades, where you would use your fingers to release the latch.

There are only 6 bolts that attach two brackets to the tractor frame. The brackets can stay and there is a quick-disconnect to drop the blade off if you want to use the mower deck.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 01:15 AM

I do believe that you have woody in your engine. I think you might want to let him out lol

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 04:54 AM

I think Woody will let himself out eventually! :smile1:

Yeah, she's tired. Keeps the mosquitoes down while it's running, at least.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 05:46 AM

I really like those belly blades...time to get/make one. Thanks for the video.

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Ive been wanting to build one for my MF, to do my 200 ft. driveway. I'm thinking it would make crowning my driveway a lot eraser. Thanks for the underneath video shots, That will help me with the design of it.



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:35 PM

Ive been wanting to build one for my MF, to do my 200 ft. driveway. I'm thinking it would make crowning my driveway a lot eraser. Thanks for the underneath video shots, That will help me with the design of it.

Good luck and take us along as you build it. I'm going to build one some day!


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:54 AM

Ive been wanting to build one for my MF, to do my 200 ft. driveway. I'm thinking it would make crowning my driveway a lot eraser. Thanks for the underneath video shots, That will help me with the design of it.

 

If you need more detailed shots, let me know. It won't be until the snow melts, though. 


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 04:58 PM

Great video, that mid mount grader is a cool attachment and looks like it dies a good job.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:54 AM

Oh boy, that is a great set up. I would be interested in some up close shots. I too have a long dirt drive that I maintain and am stock piling parts to make a grader. Thanks for the video and future pics. -Matthew






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