I have had my 425 for 6 years and its pushed a lot of snow dirt etc. I noticed when pushing snow last week the blade jumped around a lot, seemed loose. I checked it out and realized there was wear around the pivot point holes.
So after some thought I came up with a plan. I would add plate to top and bottom of pivot drill out hole and add longer bolt.
Ignore the bubble gum welds.
The lift pivot was worn out also. I decided to weld some nuts to the frame. I drilled hole for cotter pins and drill out threads of the nuts.
Added bit of spray paint to hide the welds and it seems to work. Not rattles and way tighter now.
Anyone spot the mistake???
Edited by Alberta Bolens, November 24, 2013 - 02:26 PM.