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#1 AV430 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Sunday afternoon I threw my 48" ARPS rear blade on my JD 317 for some driveway and road maintenance. I have had larger Farmall, International, and Ford agricultural tractors with blades and I can tell you that none worked better for this application. The blade is the perfect weight, and the 317's maneuverability made short work of it. Adam

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Seat time :dancingbanana:

Looks like the JD & Blade did a great job. Sometimes it's better to do stuff like that 4' at a time instead of all in one pass.

Amen on the maneuverability, one of the best thing about our GT's is their ability to get us into small spots to do work.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:26 PM

that looks like you had fun too
you can do my drive anytime - might give you a beer or two for it

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:56 PM

MH81, Like I stated in my earlier post, I've had the bigger tractors before. They are awesome machines and a blast to operate but for most jobs on small acreage Garden Tractors are perfect. Those bigger tractors and blades would really dig, almost to much for my drive. This outfit works perfect!

Lyall, might be a bit of a drive but hey, I'm always ready for more seat time!

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 02:53 PM

How you do so nice?? Whenever I try to just blade, it digs in, even on float, goes up/down with tractor and makes worse. Just makes a pile of gravel out on edge of blade that allows the next pass to go even deeper and more crooked. I have knocked that down with backwards drag, but not real nice. What's the secret and what do I do wrong? Grader box works better flat, but when I got mine loaded, can't get back up drive on hill to spread. Box was kinda big for my PK too.

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 10:36 PM

glgrumpy, I experienced the same issues with digging on my bigger tractors. Not sure about your float issues with the PK but the angle of the blades edge, and the weight of the blade itself are the big factors. Try shortening your top link to change the attack angle of your blade and maybe slightly higher ground speed.




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