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#1 B10Dave OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:50 PM

Had the angle iron over the window in the wife's garage replaced to correct a sagging problem. Left me with a 6ft. length of 4X4 angle and an idea. Spent the afternoon in the shop turning it into something useful. Still need to pick up mounting pins and angle control pins and then paint...Dave

 

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Nice! Id ditch the chain and run a straight rod from the rear lift to the grader for a bit of down pressure. I had a Brinly box blade and that was the only way it would do anything. It didnt have enough weight on its own to move material. When grading its nearly impossible to strike something that would damage the lift linkage.

I like the angle feature!
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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Good job! I made something similar that I can use as a center mount blade or a rear blade and it works well. Thanks for all the pictures.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:55 AM

That's pretty cool. I think you will see the chain letting the blade ride up and over things. May even need so weight on it. Angle is a nice feature for these!


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:31 AM

Dave, right on! Good idea, repurposing.

You might want to consider the straight bar over chain. Tainted is right that they need gravity enhancement to work. I put 2 cement blocks on my box blade to get it to dig.

Also, the angle of attack for the cutting edge looks good. I think mine is 15-20 degrees, looks like what yours is too.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:50 AM

Let no useful material go to waste!!!

Nice idea and great fabrication, looks good :thumbs: .


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:22 PM

I like the chain, it would allow it to float independently of the tractor. I hate it when you hit a bump with the tractor and the blade digs in, or you hit a dip and the blade lifts off the ground. It will need some weight though.



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 03:43 PM

Nice job on the blade. I've used angle iron as a cross bar for mounting scarifiers. Heres what I did with the bar when I got a larger tractor. I originally had it on a GT mounted in a similar way to your setup but without the pivot. I've since bent it with the larger tractor but it was only 2" angle. Not as large as what you have. The threaded rod was grade 5 and I cut it into small lengths at a 45 degree angle which made a sort of a point. In your case if you mounted them facing up then you could turn the angle over and use it to scarify. Something like this does a great job of loosening up a compacted gravel driveway 

 

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Did the rest of the job today. Drilled the angle control holes and added two brackets and another lift link. Thinking about how to add weight and maybe scarifier teeth...Dave

 

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Edited by B10Dave, December 08, 2013 - 07:29 PM.

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