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Bolens Tube Frame Mid Mount Grader Blade


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Hi Guys, picked up what a guy told me was a mid mount grader blade for the tube frames,its missing the hareware to mount it,anyone have any pics of what it looks like, Thanks, Rick


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:38 AM

AH HA...one of the 'Holy Grail' attachments.  :D :D :D

 

Was that made by Brinly?  I can't find anything in the attachment interchange list referencing a mid-mount blade.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 05:37 AM

I'll keep looking, cause I know I found a picture on this site from a ways back when I was looking for stuff on the ones I have. Do you have the one that can mount in all 3 positions? Front/mid/rear?
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Posted February 16, 2013 - 08:19 AM

Does it look like this one of mine on pg 2? http://gardentractor...828-got-a-1250/
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Posted February 16, 2013 - 08:30 AM

I believe there were a couple variations depending on year and model# of the unit.

Someone was making an aftermarket as well so we will need pics to ID it.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Not sure if it was set up to mount in all 3 positions,will snap a couple pics and post them,



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 10:45 AM

MichBolens,looks like the same blade,just missing the mounting parts,Thanks, Rick



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 11:04 AM

AH HA...one of the 'Holy Grail' attachments.  :D :D :D

 

Was that made by Brinly?  I can't find anything in the attachment interchange list referencing a mid-mount blade.

I don't know much about the Bolens but Johnson built one for John Deere's


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Got some pics of it,it does have manual angle on it,locks in place with a pin

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Looks Genuine to me.

Its going to be tough to find parts though.....


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 01:14 PM

Ya,if I can find some good pics of the mounting hareware I think I could have it made



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 04:23 PM

Was that made by Brinly?  I can't find anything in the attachment interchange list referencing a mid-mount blade.

 

I believe that is a Johnson Center-Mount "Terra-Blade." 

 

Model # 1901-42 was the 42" Blade for tube-frame tractors.  (list price of $90 in 1970)

 

Model # 1901-50 was the 50" Blade for tube-frame tractors.   (list price of $95 in 1970)

 

Model # 1902-42 was the 42" Blade for Large-Frame tractors.   (list price of $90 in 1970)

 

Model # 1902-50 was the 50" Blade for Large-Frame tractors.   (list price of $95 in 1970)

 

The company was known as the Johnson Hydraulic Equipment Company.

 

Scarifers were considered part of the attachment and were included with the blades.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 04:31 PM

Wow!! Thanks for the great info, I'm going to google the Co and see if anything comes up,you don't by any chance have any manuals for it do you, Thanks, Rick



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 04:44 PM

Thanks as well Bruce! I'm missing some mounting pieces as wee I believe. If I could find masurements the parts shouldn't be hard to bend up
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Posted February 16, 2013 - 05:02 PM

you don't by any chance have any manuals for it do you,

 

No, sorry, I don't have any manuals for the Johnson blades. 

 

The info I posted was from a price list of Bolens Allied Equipment.  (Allied equipment was made by a separate companies such as Arps, Brinly, Johnson, Parker, Haban, Jackson, Jenkins, Amerind-MacKissac, Danuser, Cozy Cab, Generac, E-Z Rake, etc.)

 

The allied equipment was endorsed by Bolens for use on their tractors. ....If special hitches were required, they were supplied by the attachment manufacturer.  ....With very few exceptions, Bolens did not apply a model number to the attachment, but used the manufacturer's model numbers.

 

There is a small picture of the blade mounted on a tube-frame in some of the Bolens brochures, but it is too small to see any detail.  ....I'll look to see if I can find something useful. 

 

The part going to the mounts on the rear axle should be simple.  ....The lift linkage may be more involved.


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