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#1 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:02 PM

After waiting nearly a day for a Craigslist reply, I wasn't sure I was still interested in this 4ft grader blade for $200---Little high too, with patience I  could do better. He called this PM, so I reluctantly went to see. I really wanted one for the Yanmar and I have a "ton" of work for it.

 

I expect junk and when this Heavy Duty, 5 ft gem appeared behind the barn-it was just what I wanted. A little negotiating and I saved $$ for a top-link and hardware. This guy was a hoss and it took all he had plus what little I have left to load it in the pickup.

 

Tomorrow, I'll have more pics to show what a chore its going to be to hang it on my 3- point.

 

Hint-Both are CAT 1-Except with those Rice masher tires the tractor is a CAT .989. They just won't clear, but I have a FIX !!

 

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:19 PM

Looks like a well built piece of equipment! Are there any identifying marks on it?


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:25 PM

That blade looks a lot like one I got at the scrapyard a several years ago.  Mine was a Ford I believe.  And YES, they are heavy!  I cut mine down from 5' to 4' for the GT's I had at the time, but having larger GT's now, I wish I had left it 5'.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Thats a nice looking blade! The blade is most used implement I own. I think that is a good price for that. 5 foot is about the perfect size, smaller will not cover the tire tracks when angled.

Edited by JD DANNELS, March 29, 2013 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Over built is perfect, under built a disaster. 


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Where's the pic of the tractor it's going on?

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Nice blade, Lee! Have fun with it!


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 04:32 AM

Looks like a well built piece of equipment! Are there any identifying marks on it?

 Yes its heavy. There's a partial that reads the part # and I believe Indepenence MFG, Neodesha, KS

 You can just barely see IMCO on the sides.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 04:38 AM

Where's the pic of the tractor it's going on?

:wewantpics:

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 04:48 AM

I mounted it it last night and the lower swing arms are really close to spread 26" (Cat1). The outer shoulders on the blade pins,

plus those big paddle tires just won't clear. Lacks maybe an inch, and I figure I need much more. It lifts it fine.

 

I'll have to spread the rear wheels--4 inches or so--to get freedom of movement, and the rear hubs are adjustable on the axle. Don't know how much though, or I'll have to swap them left-to-right.. I'll have PICs as it goes.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:12 AM

This will be easier that I thought. I only have to swap rear tires/rims, NOT move the hubs.

 

                                Currently inside/outside rear track is 22"/41"

                                Difference in wheel offset is 3" each, so the swap

                                will give me a new track 6" wider making it  28"/47".

 

I've estimated that each swing-stop on the blade is 15 degrees. With 60" wide when square with the centerline, then certainly the blade

track will be greater than 47" (tire track) when turned up to 30 degrees to centerline,- at least, and close at 45 degrees.

 

Still dark here and I have batts charging-hate to wake the neighbors, so I'll wait a little longer before making noise.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:47 AM

Sounds good! Glad it will be that simple!


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:52 AM

Nice blade. You'l be out having fun with that in no time.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:58 AM

Love my Yanmar! That is a nice looking 1401!
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Posted March 30, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Sounds good! Glad it will be that simple!

Wasn't that simple after all Kenny. I should have moved the hubs first.







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