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#1 Farmlife OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:15 AM

So last night I found a guy on CL that has a plow listed as an older garden tractor snowplow. Soon as I seen it I knew it wasn't a snowplow because of the many I'v had and how this one was built. Was deff a Dozer blade.......I called and made an offer and today i get to go get it.....pretty excited....will post pics......Thank you to the guy for taking a picture of the serial number and being that I knew it was a SEARS part soon as I seen the "917." just made it even easier to identify and search. Did I mention I was excited??? :dancingbanana:
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:22 AM

I have that plow on one of my bush hogs. It's a really well built model, pretty impressed with it.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:32 AM

like i said ive had a few snowblades but never a dozer blade. the guy was asking $75. I offered em $50 and he accepted. lil blasting then some paint and it'll look great. I dont think its a bad deal....

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:37 AM

When you go to look, just check the big plate where the frame piece welds on. Mine has the start of a break there and an ever so subtle tweak in that plate.

What tractor are you planning on installing it on? And if you need measurements for anything missing, let us know.

Edit: you posted as I was typing.

Good price, congrats! They are very nice plows.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:50 AM

thanks MH81.....it will be going on my 72 Sears ST12 most likely.......

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Cool blade you found. I'd like to have one for my Sears tractors.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:31 AM

Nice find! :thumbs:

Are you excited to get this? :dancingbanana:

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Congrat's on your find. I have a blade to put on mine but it hooks into the lift linkage on the deck and I don't want it too so I'm working on system to tie it into the winch I have on the back.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Congrat's on your find. I have a blade to put on mine but it hooks into the lift linkage on the deck and I don't want it too so I'm working on system to tie it into the winch I have on the back.


Isn't it amazing how they set that newer style up?? It seems that Craftsman hired 12 engineers with six right arms each and that's how they came up with that design.


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Posted October 27, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Isn't it amazing how they set that newer style up?? It seems that Craftsman hired 12 engineers with six right arms each and that's how they came up with that design.


You got that right! Sometimes I think these companies hire 1st year students to design some of these things. Of course most of the time all you need is that little piece of paper it really doesn't matter that your major was in needle point and you are designing a tractor.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 02:41 PM

Well I got it......It's rusty all over but mostly just the flaking paint that has turned to brown. Best part is ALL the mounting is there and everything is original SEARS!! I ended up getting it for $50 and the guy had no problem helping load it into the Jeep. Apparently he was told to just scrap it and he thought maybe someone would want it. He said if it hadn't been sold by Monday it was going to scrap.....saved just in time!!!!!
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Pictures once I got it home....the first few were the guys ad on CLplow1.jpg plow2.jpg plow3.jpg
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 03:33 PM

Looks like you got a good deal.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 03:53 PM

Alright, I have to ask. What is the difference between a snow blade and a dozer blade. You guys are making it sound like there is a difference. To me, the blade looks just like a normal snow blade. I know I'm not a Sear's guys, but I'm curious to find out what makes this blade so special?

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Troy, The difference between a true Dozer Blade and a Snow Blade is kinda like the difference between GT's and LT's. A snow blade is designed for one thing, moving snow... and tends to be lighter in design. Dozer Blades are designed for the stresses of Ground Engagement and are much stouter.

With the exception of Sears, most Dozer blades have a bar/beam/post that run to the rear axle or rear axle mount so the pressures of ground engagement won't damage the frame of the tractor or tear the rear end out from under.

Snow blades usually just hook to the front end. They're not worried about excessive stresses.
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