Oldtimers sneaks up on me now and then I guess but I never took a pic of the optional cable hookup the other day, theres another eyelet on the underside of the winch mount plate that I can use aswell along with a pulley on the main blade arm, that reduces the speed at which the blade moves up and down by 50%, and that was nice when I first starting using this rig but now that Ive had plenty of practice I prefer connecting the cable directly to the arm. When the blade is not on the tractor I put a short chain between the two eyelets and can use the winch for whatever else I may need. So this next pic is from awhile back when the rig was still in prototype stage....
Winch Operated Blade Lift
Posted December 23, 2013 - 09:25 PM
Posted December 23, 2013 - 11:23 PM
Is there a spring-trip on the blade? That sucker would be mean with a solid mount. Good for dirt work, but I'd be afraid of taking off the curb here in suburbiaville.
BTW, nice build. I'm also a sucker for custom attachments.
Edited by cookiemonster, December 23, 2013 - 11:24 PM.
Posted December 24, 2013 - 10:44 AM
The blade itself is an oem attachment and does have two trip springs, I just cut down the main support channel and fabricated the new mounting system. I used last fall doing some landscaping and it worked quite well but that was mostly loose fill so it moved easily, but its main purpose is to move snow.
- gopher and Sawdust have said thanks
Posted February 21, 2014 - 02:05 PM
Bit of an update as this very ugly winter is finally nearing an end.... I believe this tractor and plow is the only piece of equipment that has not needed any service or repair to make it thru... its moved alot of snow and I was not gentle with it, 4th gear and full throttle 10-20 hrs a week for 3 months and slamming into banks nearly hard enough to throw me over the top.... proven to be a very tough and capable rig;)
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Posted February 21, 2014 - 04:32 PM
Glad you have one that carried your through this far!
Posted February 21, 2014 - 08:07 PM