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#1 ACecil OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Did some more work with the blade this past weekend.  I need a lot of practice...lol.  I was trying to fill in a low spot in our driveway.   Instead of filling the spot, I was pushing the dirt over it.  The blade was digging in the ground too much.  I guess, I need to have the blade up a little.  I need some pointers on filling in ruts and low spots with my front blade.  This was the first time, I've ever tried to use the blade to fill in low spots, etc.  Thanks!  

 



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 03:04 PM

Are you using a manual lift or hydro lift tractor?



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Are you using a manual lift or hydro lift tractor?

He has it on a 782 which would be a hydro lift.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 03:14 PM

Do you have it in floating position,Cecil? There is a pin under the tunnel cover on the rockshaft to change from pressure to float position's.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 03:53 PM

You might find it easier to back drag the blade, vs pushing stuff forward for the final run,  with-out a lot of materiel its very hard to grade with a front mounted blade. Rear blade is better, and a mid mount is the best.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 04:57 PM

Like John said above a front blade is hard to manage for fine grading work. Float the blade and reverse over the spot and that will work much better. Also, if you have small skid shoes designed for use on frozen ground when plowing snow they will let the blade sink in too much when trying to grade. Making a set with a lot more surface area is helpful. 



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Thanks guys!  I also have a rear blade.  I'm going to try it next time.  Will it dig in the ground too much like the front blade did?  Here's some pics.

 

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 11:23 AM

That 100 looks really good with the duals and blade. I think you will more pleased with the results of the rear blade.Like John said, just drag the blade don't push it. Good luck!!!!



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Thanks again, guys!  


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 12:51 PM

My opinion is that for any sort of grading work your blade needs wheels in front and wheels behind.  Slung between two pair of wheels, if the front set goes over a bump, the blade lifts only half as high as the bump, which tends to make things smoother.  Carried in front of the front wheels, if the front wheels hit a bump or dib, the motion transmitted to the blade is increased, making another, bigger bump.  

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:31 PM

We got the Brinly adapter on the 100 this evening.  Hope to try my rear blade this weekend.  


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