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#16 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 06:08 PM

I think (but I'm not sure) that they came out okay. Just seems to be a lot of yeller in them! LOL
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 06:10 PM

So now we have something to work with. with the blade just sitting on the brace it has a tendency to rock from side to side, so I placed a heavy washer under the back bolt. Also with it just sitting on the brace the L. side is just about touch the floor while the R. side is about 3' from the floor. It might be noted that neither of the runners are touching the floor.when the blade is lowered. but it appears to be sitting square on the floor

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Edited by JRJ, December 17, 2012 - 12:11 PM.


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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:34 AM

Great job on the pictures, Dick!

Your blade will droop to the side it's turned, as stated earlier. Mine looks like that on my Craftsman.

As for the side-to-side play...... the picture posted by Cat385B shows a black bracket that I don't see on yours. If that was there, I could see how that would help with the back-and-forth movement might be reduced. It gives another place for the blade to stop against that bracket, along with the pin that is in the angle holes. What do you think?
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:36 AM

It might be noted that neither of the runners are touching the floor.when the blade is lowered. but it appears to be sitting square on the floor

Dick


I would adjust the runners to touch the ground when the blade is lowered and take the weight off of the rubber edge, at least a little bit.
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Thanks Paul for the replies.
I think the black bracket you mentioned is the part that is attached to the front of the tractor which is sandwiched between the bracket on the back of the blade.
I agree with you on the runners, that will be taken care of.

Edited by JRJ, December 17, 2012 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted December 17, 2012 - 03:31 PM

I see nothing wrong from these pictures, even brand new it will have movement.

P.S. I hope I don't get a chance to use mine this winter :D
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 04:57 PM

O.K. thanks John@R,and thanks for the how to post pictures. I guess after some find tuning we shall see what happens.

Dick

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 09:08 AM

The blade needs to be able to tilt side to side. It's pretty rare to plow a perfectly flat surface, I know my asphalt driveway has a lot of contours in it. If the blade can't tilt then one side would come up off the surface and only rest on one of the runners or skids. The tilt or slop allows the blade to remain down on both skids when plowing an uneven surface.
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Posted December 24, 2012 - 06:25 PM

As far as I can tell I have te plow fine tuned and ready to push some snow, like the others have said "let it fly".

A big thank you for the help of numerous member and Paul While (a member) for helping with the chains.

So I will see how it goes-maybe tomorrow.

 

Dick






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