Short but sweet post. I've been wanting a mid mount grader blade but not willing to give the $350 for a 50in. So I built one, the one I really wanted a 5ft er. Started life a 40in blade. It was cut in half and 10 in welded on each side. Braced up and still doesn't look bad. Cost of this project without welding rod and electricity was $0. Thought you all would enjoy this one.
Mid Mount Grader Blade 5ft
Posted February 12, 2013 - 09:47 PM
Looks like that should work just fine. Nice tractor by the way
- Dieselcowboy said thank you
Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:04 PM
Hard to believe 4 months ago that tractor had 4 flat tires and the engine had a broken piston. But it did still have one thing hyd lift ! So it was saved.
- MH81 and Moosetales have said thanks
Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:42 PM
Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:48 PM
Cowboy, That is a great looking mid mount blade. I like the way you re purposed a 40" front blade to fab this one. Very Nice !!
I would like to see a video when you work it, and very nice 160 sitting on top of it..
Posted February 13, 2013 - 04:19 AM
Nice blade. I hope to build one before long.
Posted February 13, 2013 - 05:18 AM
Nice fab job on the blade.
I recently added a little width to a push blade for my GT-14.....Went from a 42" to a 54".
Posted February 13, 2013 - 05:59 AM
Very nice work!
Been lookin' at mid mount grader blades myself. Would be more than handy keeping the 3/4" modified driveways in order.
Nice job! And, nice Horse too!
Posted February 13, 2013 - 06:17 AM
Great project. I second seeing some pics/video of it in use. I'd also be interested to see how you turn the blade once it's fixed to the tractor as well as how you have it mounted to the tractor. Thanks for posting.
Posted February 13, 2013 - 06:29 AM
That looks good. I know what one of my next projects is gonna be.
Posted February 13, 2013 - 07:21 AM
Posted February 13, 2013 - 07:50 AM
Looks good and solid.
Posted February 13, 2013 - 08:08 AM
Posted February 13, 2013 - 11:23 AM
Like many here with gravel driveways I've been thinking of trying to make one of those. I have been trying to figure an easy way to cut down a 54 or 60" blade so that it is the right height. I never thought of starting with a narrower/lower blade and adding on. Great idea! Thanks for posting. The blade looks great.
Posted February 13, 2013 - 01:28 PM
This only took me around 8 hrs to build. I am lucky to have a plasma cutter available to use which cuts down on grinding time. Also makes for a perfect striaght cut. This blade has been cut right down the middle long ways to make it that short and to use for adding wings on. I plan on makeing a get up like the factory blades with a handle to unlock the blade from the top side. Just got excited this far along to share my project with someone else.
- KennyP said thank you