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Mid Mount Grader Blade Ideas


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#1 thadscub OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Hi guys,

I would like to make a mid mount grader blade for my Cub Cadet 122. I have a large piece of channel that would make the blade. I need help on the mount. I would like the blade to angle and tilt. Any one have any ideas on how t make one ?

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Posted October 17, 2013 - 08:24 PM

I've been batting around one of those for a while! I am thinking to make one similar to the Sears. In fact, I already have the two pieces of pipe cut for tilt. Just to many other things going on to build right now. Here's a manual for the Sears unit:

Attached File  Mid Mount Grader.pdf   294.2KB   129 downloads


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 09:29 PM

I made mine from a newer JD front mount blade, using the angle set-up on the original blade:

 

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 08:14 AM

I know you are planning a MID-MOUNT....are you going to "pull or push" the blade?

Front or rear attach?

I have seen both mounting methods and was just wondering what works best.



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 08:58 AM

I made mine from a newer JD front mount blade, using the angle set-up on the original blade:

 

attachicon.gifGARDEN TRACTORS 622 - Copy.jpg

 

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Nice looking tractor -- clean setup for blade.

 

Smitty


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 09:02 AM

I don't remember which forum I read it on, but a fellow made a mid-mount blade for his GT using a section of a water heater tank for the blade.  He made it to angle right to left, but also up and down. He built an A-shaped mount that laid flat, with the point of the A at the front of the tractor. He use a trailer ball and hitch to handle the oscillation... pretty slick set up...

 

Oh, no!!!! Now you've got me thinking of another project.... I gotta finish the 50 or so I have right now before I can start another!!!

 

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 10:51 AM

The best design that I've seen is the one for Simplicities from the 60s. It mounts from the front plow mount but is under the tractor. You can put your feet on it to help it dig in. They are simple but flexible. Good Luck, Rick

 

 

http://www.simpletra...attachments.htm  Look at #16.

 

 

Here is what I was looking for: http://www.simpletra..._blade_line.htm


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Nice looking tractor -- clean setup for blade.

 

Smitty

Thanks!

 

I've since remodeled it to fit the 314 that I replaced the 112 with.

 

I also use my feet to add down pressure to my blade.  The blade works better than I expected it to!  ~~  Lowell



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Also built mine from an old front blade...I use the feet for down pressure too. Simple is best

 

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 07:14 PM

You fellows that made your mid-mount graders......

Can you angle them from the seat, or do you have to crawl under it to change the angle?



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 09:24 PM

My top picture, the rod sticking out to the left is the angle release lever.  Pull it back & angle the blade with my foot & release the lever.  

 

Next to my heel in this pic:

 

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~~  Lowell



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 12:35 AM

guys i have decided how to build the mid mount grader blade i need to know what size plate for the angle and what size angle for the blade frame


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Posted December 28, 2013 - 09:54 AM

here is a thread on my belly/mid blade build. http://www.mytractor...ad.php?t=122664